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Program Assistant

Work daily on investment programs that strive to decrease the cost of health care, improve the quality of care, and increase access for Massachusetts residents.

The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) seeks an exceptional Program Assistant to support the administration of the HPC’s investment programs. This is a terrific opportunity for an administrative professional to support the operations of nationally recognized investment programs. The successful applicant will gain extensive knowledge in grant-making, program management, contracting, and agency administration while working with the HPC’s Strategic Investment Team (SI Team).

The SI Team administers the HPC’s investment programs, which work to make high quality care more accessible and affordable for Massachusetts residents. The Program Assistant will be a key contributor to the $60 million Phase 2 of the Community Hospital Acceleration, Revitalization, and Transformation (CHART) Investment Program and $11 million Health Care Innovation Investment (HCII) Program. The Program Assistant will also support the full lifecycle of additional investment programs.

In a fast-paced, collaborative, team-based environment and with an externally-facing role, duties include:

  • Coordinating meetings with HPC investment recipients;
  • Providing direct support to SI staff, including scheduling, compiling, and distributing materials;
  • Coordinating learning collaborative meetings and providing event support for large learning sessions;
  • Supporting overall team coordination and administration;
  • Responding to stakeholder inquiries; and
  • Assisting in other program administration-related duties. 

Depending on the applicant’s skills and interest, there may be opportunities for project management responsibilities.

The HPC is an independent state agency that develops policy to reduce health care cost growth and improve the quality of patient care. The HPC has five core responsibilities: (1) monitoring the performance of the health care system, (2) analyzing the impact of health care market transactions on cost, quality, and access, (3) setting the health care cost growth benchmark, (4) investing in community health care delivery system transformation, and (5) certifying patient-medical homes (PCMHs) and accountable care organizations (ACOs). The HPC's 11-member Board provides oversight to the activities of the agency. 

Education: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Excellent speaking and writing skills, including an ability to organize information and concepts clearly, concisely, and logically and to tailor communication for various audiences.
  • Candidate who is self-motivated and a responsible team player.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills and an ability to be flexible in reprioritizing assigned tasks.
  • The ability to explain complicated concepts to individuals with a wide range of educational backgrounds.
  • Strong attention to detail, judgment, critical thinking, and problem solving skills.

Experience working in a public department or agency will be strongly considered. Salary is commensurate with experience. The HPC may adjust title and responsibilities depending on the experience, education, and expertise of the individual selected. 

Benefits Include:

Generous health and welfare benefit package through the Group Insurance Commission
10 paid holidays, 12 vacation days, and 3 personal days annually
Membership in state pension system
Paid professional development opportunities

 Our Commitment:

The HPC is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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