The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) is seeking a dynamic and highly organized Senior Program Officer who will be responsible for leading and supporting the day-to-day operation of an array of CHCS’ Leadership and Capacity Building initiatives. This position works within a team-based structure and is responsible for supporting the design and implementation of initiatives focused on state-based policy and leadership training for staff from Medicaid, other partners across health and human services agencies, and providers. The goal of these programs is to ensure that Medicaid leaders can better serve those who receive health coverage through Medicaid, which represents 25 percent of individuals in the U.S. — including children, families, and older adults with low incomes, people with disabilities, and adults with complex health and social needs. This position offers a unique opportunity to support health leaders across the country in promoting improvements in health and health equity.

This full-time, senior-level position will report to the Associate Director of Leadership and Capacity Building and is based in the CHCS office, near Princeton, NJ. Occasional local and national travel will be required. Local candidates are desired; remote candidates 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

Position responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Work within a team-based environment to develop and/or execute initiatives in the areas of Medicaid leadership and capacity building;
  • Manage assigned projects, including developing project work plans, holding accountability for successful completion of project/contract deliverables, and developing and managing project budgets;
  • Provide and oversee leadership and policy training and/or organizational development programs for states, health plans, providers, and/or other key stakeholders;
  • Author policy briefs, blogs, and tools 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;
  • Produce funder reports and other dissemination vehicles highlighting project activities and their impact;
  • Manage project teams and support junior team members; and
  • Collaborate with other senior program officers through peer group strategy and planning discussions.

Requirements/Core Competencies

  • Passionate about the mission and work of CHCS in promoting health equity for underserved populations.
  • Master’s degree in public policy, public administration, public health, or a related field or equivalent professional experience.
  • 7 – 10 years of relevant work experience in a provider organization, health plan, community-based organization, or local, state, or federal health/human service agencies or systems.
  • Strong project management skills; able to manage a complex array of projects and activities simultaneously through organization and attention to detail.
  • Able to work both independently and in teams.
  • Client/customer service orientation in service to multiple internal and external partners; ability and desire to work collaboratively with project team, partners, and external stakeholders.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills; able to write clear and effective materials for a wide range of audiences.
  • Able to travel nationally as required, typically 5-10 times per year.
  • Dedicated to advancing CHCS organizational commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity.

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 Senior 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.