Program Associate, CCEHI

Join an organization at the forefront of health advocacy across the nation

Community Catalyst, a national advocacy organization, has been giving consumers a voice in health care reform for more than a decade. We provide leadership and support to state and local consumer organizations, policymakers and foundations that are working to guarantee access to high-quality, affordable health care for everyone. Our contributions, which range from policy analysis and strategic assistance to managing national campaigns, enable consumer groups to provide leadership in the hard work of transforming the U.S. health care system. Since 1997, in states and communities across the country, we have been a catalyst for collaboration, innovation, and action in health care reform. 


The Program Associate will provide programmatic and administrative support to Community Catalyst’s Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation (CCEHI), which promotes the engagement of consumers in health care payment and delivery system transformation.


The Program Associate is supervised by the Business Development Manager, Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation.


  • Assisting with client proposal development including contracting processes, contract/grant management, development of tracking systems, monitoring, reporting, invoicing and evaluation.

  • Conducting research, particularly on issues related to health system transformation, community engagement and hospital community benefit

  • Contributing to the development of a wide range of publications (I.e. issue briefs, fact sheets, blogs, funding proposals and presentations) by writing, fact checking, and developing graphics and charts as needed

  • Assisting with build and maintenance of relationships with external partners

  • Generating initial drafts of surveys, correspondence, presentations, and program materials

  • Scheduling appointments with internal and external participants and providing logistical support during calls and meetings, including technology set-up and troubleshooting, notetaking, and meeting follow-up

  • Copy-editing and formatting written materials and website content

  • Supporting program staff, including scheduling meetings, coordinating conference call logistics, making travel arrangements, assisting with internal and external reporting, assisting with social media, and preparing and handling electronic mailings

  • Maintaining contact databases and electronic files; Managing databases, electronic and paper files

  • Other duties as required to achieve the goals of CCEHI


  • A Bachelor’s degree and 0-2 years of relevant experience, or 2 equivalent professional work experience.

  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to manage many tasks simultaneously

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Pro-active work style with excellent follow-up and follow-through skills

  • Ability and interest to quickly learn about organizational operations and relevant policy issues

  • Commitment to social justice

  • Skilled in conducting internet research on policy topics, knowledge of social media platforms to leverage research

  • Flexibility, creativity and ability to solve problems

  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people

  • Ability to travel a few times a year


  • Bilingual/bicultural background

  • Experience in social change activism such as: legislative advocacy or political/policy issue campaigns; community

    organizing; working with coalitions and stakeholders; and/or implementing communications strategies

  • Health policy knowledge on health system transformation and Medicaid

  • Experience with Salesforce or similar CRM


  • Salary Range: $38,192--$49,440 Generous paid time off policy
  • Robust benefits package
  • Convenient downtown Boston location


Applicants should submit a resume with a one page cover letter briefly summarizing their interest in and qualifications for the position to: Please put “Program Associate, CCEHI” in the subject line.

Community Catalyst is strongly committed to building a work environment that recognizes, respects, and encourages the unique contributions of a broad spectrum of qualified employees. We strive to make employment decisions that support inclusion to maintain a work atmosphere that is diverse, equitable and promotes family-friendly practices and work-life benefits so that people of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles may grow personally and professionally.We do not discriminate in hiring based on age, color, ethnicity, race, national origin, primary language, religion, socio-economic status, family status, mental and physical disabilities, veteran status, gender identity characteristics and/or expression, sex, medical condition, sexual orientation or any other classification that is protected by federal, state, or local law.Through all of our programs, Community Catalyst works to build a better future for all individuals by advancing health equity, focusing on people of color, immigrants, as well as disability, gender, sexual identity and socio-economic status. It is important for our staff to reflect the diverse communities with which we work. People of color, LGBTQ identified people, gender-nonconforming people, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people who speak a language in addition to English are encouraged to apply.

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