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 dynamic and highly organized individual to serve as a Program Officer supporting its national initiatives to improve care for older adults and people with disabilities, with a particular focus on those who are “dually eligible” for both Medicare and Medicaid and those who need long-term services and supports (LTSS). This position will work directly with senior program staff to: (1) provide technical assistance (TA) to state Medicaid programs and other agencies serving older adults and people with disabilities; (2) work with state and federal programs to improve integrated care for individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid; and (3) contribute to projects focused on innovations in LTSS financing and delivery, including family caregiving supports and the direct care workforce. The ideal candidate will have interest in or experience working closely with states, health plans, or providers on programs serving older adults and/or people with disabilities.

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

  • Work within a team to conduct research and support states and health plans serving older adults and people with disabilities, including those who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, those who need LTSS, the direct care workforce, and family caregivers.
  • Support large and small-scale meetings, conference calls, and webinars by developing agendas and slide decks, conducting participant outreach, and managing meeting planning,
  • Facilitate conference calls with state partners, funders, and other stakeholders.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • Master’s degree in related field (public health, public policy, gerontology, disability studies.).
  • Familiarity with Medicaid and/or Medicare policy/financing and social policy for traditionally marginalized populations.
  • 1 to 3 years of relevant experience with Medicaid/Medicare policy and/or operations is preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, communication, and writing skills.
  • Ability to problem-solve and analyze and synthesize qualitative information.
  • Ability to work well independently as well as part of a team.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects, track deliverables, work efficiently, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • 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. CHCS also offers a highly competitive benefit package.

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and a 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
  • 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.