CHCS is seeking a dynamic and highly-organized individual to serve as a Senior Program Officer on child health focused policy and programs including a strong focus on early childhood. The position will work in a team-based structure to design and carry out initiatives that improve outcomes for children from early childhood through transition age. The senior program officer will have responsibility for the day-to-day operation of projects that focus on children receiving publicly-financed health, early childhood services and other human services. The ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge of and experience with childhood policy and practice, some understanding of the related Medicaid financing and knowledge of the systems related to early childhood. This is not a clinical position; individuals with policy experience are sought. This full-time position is based in the CHCS office, near Princeton, NJ, with occasional local and national travel required.


  • Work within a team to develop and/or execute initiatives in the area of children’s health and wellbeing, inclusive of early childhood and child health services;
  • Provide technical assistance to state and local agencies, health plans, health systems, and other key stakeholders in these programmatic areas;
  • Manage assigned projects including developing project work plans and tracking project/contract deliverables, and budget development and management;
  • Author policy briefs and develop presentations on topics relevant to these programmatic areas;
  • Plan, facilitate, and present at face-to-face meetings, teleconferences, and webinars for project participants; and
  • Produce funder reports and other dissemination vehicles highlighting project activities and their impact.


  • Master’s degree in public administration, public health, child development, or child health and/or social service-related field;
  • 5-7 years of relevant work experience in local, state, or federal health/human service agencies or delivery systems related to the provision and/or integration of services to children and youth;
  • Strong interest in children’s health and development, and social policy and practice issues;
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to work both independently and
    in teams;
  • Ability to manage numerous project activities and interface with multiple partners, including states, federal agencies, consultants, funders, and technical assistance providers; and
  • Ability to write clear and effective materials for a wide range of audiences.

Salary and Compensation

Salary is commensurate with experience; the benefit package is highly competitive.

To Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with salary requirements, resume, and at least two writing samples to demonstrate content knowledge and project-management skills via CHCS’ Career Center. No telephone inquiries please.

This description is not intended to limit the responsibilities on an employee assigned to this position to those duties listed above. The employee is expected to follow any other instructions and perform any other duties requested by the immediate manager or senior management. The level of involvement may vary based on company and individual capabilities.
The Center for Health Care Strategies, Inc. is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, religion, or national origin.