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Program Associates - Center for Health Care Strategies - Princeton, New Jersey


Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) is seeking several Program Associates to support its national initiatives for improving publicly financed health care for low-income individuals in the areas of complex populations, delivery system and payment reform, and Medicaid leadership and capacity building. Program Associates serve as policy analysts who work directly with senior program staff to: (1) provide technical assistance (TA) to state, health plan, and delivery system stakeholders implementing approaches to care for low-income populations; (2) research relevant policy issues; and (3) support program management activities. The ideal candidates will have interest and experience working on programs serving low-income populations. Knowledge of Medicaid and/or Medicare policy, managed care, long-term care, health care financing, behavioral health and/or social services would be valued, and project management experience would also be a plus.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conduct policy analysis and support direct TA for project participants.
  • Support meetings, conference calls, and webinars by developing agendas, coordinating participant outreach, etc.
  • Contribute to written products, such as issue briefs, blog posts, PowerPoint presentations, etc.
  • Lead research, including tracking trends and outcomes for programs serving low-income populations across the country.

Core Competencies

  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, communications, and writing skills.
  • Ability to problem-solve, prioritize, and manage multiple tasks, including organizing events, in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to analyze and synthesize qualitative information.
  • Ability to work well independently as well as part of a team.


  • Master’s degree in related field (public health, public policy, health management, etc.).
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel).
  • One to three years of relevant experience with programs serving low-income populations.

Physical Requirements/Working Conditions

  • Occasional lifting up to 10 – 25 lbs.
  • Must be able to work in a climate controlled, office environment.
  • Vision must be good or corrected to normal to perform normal job duties.
  • Hearing must be good or corrected to normal to have the ability to understand information to perform job duties.
  • Ability to read and write in English in order to process paperwork and follow up on any actions necessary.
  • Sitting for extended periods of time.
  • Manual dexterity needed for keyboarding and other repetitive tasks.

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 with the subject line “Program Associate” to No telephone inquiries.