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. Across sectors and disciplines, we support our partners to make more effective, efficient, and equitable care possible. The passion, expertise and creativity of CHCS’ staff make our work possible. We are committed to a diverse workforce that brings distinct perspectives, cultures, races, ethnicities, gender and sexual identities, experiences, and abilities to the table.

Position Overview

CHCS seeks a Program Officer to support its national initiatives to advance delivery system and payment reform and advance health equity. This position will work directly with senior program staff to: (1) provide day-to-day project management; (2) contribute to and lead portions of meetings, webinars, and learning collaborative planning and facilitation; (3) contribute to and lead development of written products supporting providers, health plans, and policymakers in designing programs and services that transform how care is paid for and delivered; and (4) interface with stakeholders including policymakers, payors, providers, and patients to support various project activities.

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; candidates who reside 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

The position responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Work within a team to conduct research and support state Medicaid agencies, health care organizations, community-based organizations, and health plans in innovating how care is delivered and paid for, with a goal of promoting person centered, equitable care.
  • Be responsible for day-to-day project management, including tracking budgets, developing work plans, and writing progress reports on smaller projects or components of project management on larger projects.
  • Support large and small-scale meetings, conference calls, and webinars by developing agendas and slide decks, conducting participant outreach, and managing meeting planning, etc.
  • Facilitate conference calls with project partners, funders, and other stakeholders.
  • Contribute to written products, such as issue briefs, case studies, TA tools, and policy analyses.

Requirements/Core Competencies

  • Passionate about the mission and work of CHCS in promoting health equity for underserved populations.
  • Master’s degree in related field (public policy, public health, health management, nursing, social work).
  • 1 to 3 years of relevant experience with Medicaid, managed care organizations, health care provider organizations, delivery system and payment reform, and/or social services in a health policy or clinical setting is strongly preferred.
  • Excellent project management skills, attention to detail, and ability to work both independently and in teams.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple projects, track deliverables, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact effectively with individuals from varying backgrounds and areas of expertise.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and writing skills with the ability to write clear and effective materials for a wide range of audiences.
  • Ability and desire to work collaboratively with project team, partners, and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to problem solve and analyze/synthesize trends in health policy and care delivery including qualitative and quantitative information.
  • Dedicated to advancing CHCS organizational commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.
  • Occasional local and national travel required.

Salary and Compensation

Salary is commensurate with experience and education level. CHCS also offers a highly competitive benefit package.

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume and writing sample (2-3 pages) via CHCS’ Career Center. The cover letter should include the following elements:

  • Why you are interested in the Program Officer position.
  • 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.

This description is not intended to limit the responsibilities of a prospective employee to the duties listed above. Responsibilities may vary based on company and individual capabilities.
The Center for Health Care Strategies provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, and any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.