The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) is a policy design and implementation partner devoted to improving outcomes for people enrolled in Medicaid. We connect people and ideas to spark insights, build expertise, strengthen leadership, and spread innovations to provide more effective, efficient, and equitable care for millions of people across the nation. The passion, expertise, and creativity of CHCS’ staff make our work possible.

We are dedicated to building a diverse and inclusive workforce that values the perspectives of all individuals regardless of their race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, or disabilities.

Position Overview

The Learning & Development Officer is part of a team-based structure that works on initiatives to provide state-based policy and leadership training for staff from Medicaid and other partners across health and human services agencies across the country. This position will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day operation of an array of CHCS leadership and capacity building initiatives for public sector health and human services staff. It is a unique opportunity to help ensure public sector leaders and safety-net providers have the expertise required to effectively manage Medicaid programs and services and to support a robust pipeline of prepared and diverse individuals to succeed in these roles in the future. In doing so, this position will impact the health outcomes of millions of Americans who access health coverage through Medicaid and its partners.

This full-time, mid-level position will report to a senior-level manager and is based in the CHCS office, near Princeton, NJ. Local candidates are desired; remote candidates located outside of the NJ/NY/PA area will be considered but will be required to travel to the home office from time to time, in addition to the position’s regular travel responsibilities.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work within a team to design and implement CHCS’ state-based training programs for state health and human services leaders, with a particular focus on Medicaid. This includes working with senior team members to develop curriculum plans, training agendas, and supporting materials such as slides, case studies, resources, and workbooks.
  • Support senior team members with delivering trainings to program participants. This will include helping to foster an inclusive and effective learning environment.
  • Conduct research and synthesize emerging policy and/or leadership development trends.
  • Responsible for day-to-day project management, including developing work plans and timelines, tracking contracts, and writing progress reports.
  • Contribute to the development funder reports and other dissemination vehicles highlighting project activities and their impact.
  • Co-author policy briefs, blogs, and tools and develop presentations on topics relevant to these programmatic areas.
  • Collaborate with other program officers through peer group strategy and planning discussions.

Core Competencies/Requirements

  • Passionate about the mission and work of CHCS in promoting health and equity for people served by Medicaid, and dedicated to advancing CHCS’ organizational commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact effectively with internal and external team members from varying backgrounds and areas of expertise, including ability to work with a diverse group of public sector leaders, payers, providers, and other stakeholders across the nation.
  • Interest in and/or experience with Medicaid, coverage and access needs of an expanding Medicaid population, payment reform models, and working with state/local public agencies and providers is a plus but not required.
  • Strong interest in leadership and organizational development for public sector health care leaders.
  • Excellent project management skills, attention to detail with the ability to manage multiple tasks, track deliverables, and ability to work both independently and in teams.
  • Strong communication and writing skills with the ability to write clear and effective materials for a wide range of audiences.
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field (public policy, public health, social work, organizational management, education, psychology) or equivalent professional experience.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • Able to travel nationally as required, typically 5 – 10 times per year.

Salary and Compensation

The salary range for this position is $73,840 – $114,452. The exact salary for this position will depend on the candidate’s years of relevant experience and responsibilities. CHCS’ benefit package is comprehensive and highly competitive.

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume via CHCS’ Career Center. The cover letter should include the following elements:

  • Why you are interested in the Learning & Development Officer
  • Any additional professional and/or personal experience that informs your qualifications for the position that otherwise is not obvious from your resume.
  • Your salary requirements for the position.