The Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) seeks a dynamic and highly-organized individual to serve as a senior program officer on the organization’s Medicare-Medicaid/Long Term Care team to help support its national initiatives to improve programs for people who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid, as well as individuals who use Medicaid long-term services and supports (LTSS). This position will work within a team-based structure and will be responsible for: (1) leading technical assistance activities for states developing new integrated care options for individuals who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid; (2) contributing Medicare subject matter expertise to advance alignment between the Medicare and Medicaid programs; and (3) leading project management efforts across different initiatives.

The ideal candidate will have knowledge of both Medicaid and Medicare policy and experience working on policies for individuals who are dually eligible. CHCS is particularly interested in candidates with a demonstrated commitment to advancing health equity and/or addressing social determinants of health, especially pertaining to older adults, people with disabilities, and people with low incomes or dual eligible status. Experience with Medicare Advantage, Medicaid managed care/integrated health plans, or state Medicaid agencies is a plus.

This is a full-time, senior-level position based in the CHCS office, near Princeton, NJ. Occasional local and national travel will be required. Remote candidates will be considered but will be required to travel to the home office from time to time.

Position Responsibilities

  • Manage projects that provide technical assistance and training to states designing or operating integrated programs for Medicare-Medicaid enrollees, including managing day-to-day activities, writing project reports, and developing budgets and work plans.
  • Develop content for, facilitate and present at large and small-scale meetings, conference calls, and webinars through the development of agendas, meeting planning, participant outreach, etc.
  • Lead qualitative research (interviews) with states, plans, providers or other stakeholders to support knowledge development and written materials.
  • Conduct policy analysis including reviewing managed care contracts, waiver language, state and federal legislation, regulations, and other guidance.
  • Produce written products for states and other stakeholders, such as issue briefs, blog posts and policy analyses.
  • Plan and facilitate meetings with states, federal partners, and stakeholders.


  • Master’s degree in related field (public health, public policy, health management, gerontology, social work, disability studies, etc.).
  • 7-10 years of related work experience in a state/federal government agency, health plan, policy organization, provider organization, or consulting firm.
  • Experience with health and/or social policy for older adults, disabled, and/or low-income populations.

Core Competencies

  • Passionate about the mission and work of CHCS in promoting health equity for underserved populations.
  • Strong knowledge of Medicare and Medicaid policy and programs.
  • Experience in curriculum development or adult instruction preferred.
  • Ability to analyze, problem-solve, and synthesize qualitative and health policy information.
  • Strong communication, writing, and oral presentation skills.
  • 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, including the ability to work effectively with CHCS stakeholders such as funders, federal and state policymakers, and other experts in the field, as well as on internal project teams.

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.
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