The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) is a nonprofit health policy resource center near Princeton, New Jersey. It works with state and federal agencies, health plans, providers, and consumer groups to develop innovative programs that better serve low-income Americans, especially those with complex and high-cost health care needs.

Overview of Position

CHCS seeks a senior program officer to help support its national initiatives to improve Medicaid long-term services and supports (LTSS), as well as programs for Medicare-Medicaid enrollees. This position will: (1) manage projects focused on financing and delivery of long-term service and supports (LTSS), including family caregiver supports; (2) provide technical assistance (TA) to states implementing integrated care for Medicare-Medicaid enrollees; and (3) contribute to initiatives related to complex care management for high-need Medicaid beneficiaries. This position reports to the Director of Integrated Care.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage a learning collaborative of state leaders tasked with developing new policy options for improving family caregiver supports.
  • Support direct TA to states managing integrated care programs for Medicare-Medicaid enrollees and LTSS delivery innovations.
  • Produce written products, such as issue briefs, case studies and policy analyses.
  • Develop and lead meetings with states and other CHCS stakeholders via phone calls, webinars, video conferences and in-person events.
  • Manage project(s) including submitting project reports to funders, and tracking budgets and work plans.

Core Competencies

  • Working knowledge of approaches to LTSS financing/delivery; the Medicaid and Medicare programs; and managed care delivery systems.
  • Strong communication skills, including the ability to write clearly and independently, and make effective oral presentations.
  • Project management expertise, including the ability to oversee complex projects with several staff members, manage multiple assignments efficiently, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with CHCS stakeholders, including its funders, policymakers, and experts in the field.


  • Master’s degree in public policy, health management, public health or related area.
  • At least five (5) years of work experience working in a state/federal government, a health plan, or provider organization.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel).

Salary and Compensation

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

To Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Rosa Novatkowski at with “Senior Program Officer LTSS/Medicaid-Medicare” in the subject line.

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.