Senior Associate, Health Care Transformation and Innovation (evaluation)

Boston, MA
Full Time
Entry Level

Posted on July 21, 2022

The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) seeks an exceptional Senior Associate to support health care delivery transformation and innovation through evaluation, learning, and knowledge dissemination.  This is a terrific opportunity for a motivated individual with a dedication to public service to capture and communicate valuable insights from the HPC’s investment programs that support the HPC’s mission to advance a more transparent, accountable, and equitable health care system in the Commonwealth.  

Reporting to the Associate Director of Health Care Transformation and Innovation (HCTI), the Senior Associate will support evaluation of the HPC’s investment programs through data management, qualitative and quantitative analysis, reporting, and program operations integration. The Senior Associate will also support HCTI’s learning and dissemination work which aims to share important findings and lessons learned from the HPC’s investment and certification programs with providers, policymakers, and other external stakeholders. Across all their assignments, the Senior Associate will collaborate with HCTI colleagues to implement department-level and agency-wide practices to ensure a consistent focus on health equity in the HPC’s work. 

Candidates should be skilled at organizing quantitative and qualitative data, conducting analyses, contributing to evaluation design, and writing evaluation findings. A strong candidate will have experience with research and/or program evaluation as well as excellent writing skills.  Candidates should be comfortable working with external stakeholders, including outside evaluators and sub-contractors. 

Duties of this position may include, but are not limited to:  

  •  Support the evaluation of HPC investment programs 

  • Support evaluation design for new investment programs 

  • Develop qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis tools 

  • Conduct qualitative interviews with investment program staff and analyze the data 

  • Conduct quantitative analyses of program data, including key performance indicators 

  • Complete quality control checks to ensure the reliability of program data 

  • Contribute to the design, writing, preparation, and presentation of deliverables based on evaluation findings 

  • Participate in procurements of contractors for external evaluations and manage those relationships 

  • Assist ongoing process improvement and standardization of evaluation practices 

  • Assist with the creation of learning and dissemination products by identifying insights and patterns from within and across investment programs 

  • Work with program teams to validate concepts for outputs by providing insights on data quality and sources 

  • Draft content for outputs intended for a wide range of audiences, including policymakers, health care providers, payers, and other local and national audiences 

Desired Qualifications:  

  • Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree and five (5) years of relevant full-time or equivalent part-time, professional experience 

  • Excellent analytic and writing skills, including the ability to interpret and distill complex information into succinct, meaningful reports, and to tailor communication for various audiences. 

  • Experience creating data visualizations to support analysis and decision-making 

  • Experience with cross-functional collaboration with a variety of stakeholders 

  • Self-motivation, the ability to balance multiple and competing priorities and deadlines 

  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and strong critical thinking and strategic problem-solving skills 

  •  A strong interest in public service and working to advance affordable, high-quality, equitable health care for all Massachusetts residents 

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.  

The HPC requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, as detailed in the HPC’s COVD-19 Vaccination Policy. Individuals may request an exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. 

The primary location for this position is in Boston, Massachusetts. The HPC currently operates in a hybrid format with flexible scheduling options and employees working both remotely and in-person.  While this interview process will be conducted virtually, some in-person time may be expected for onboarding and ongoing employment. 

Total Compensation: 

As employees of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Health Policy Commission staff are offered a great career opportunity working toward the goal of better health and better care at a lower cost across the Commonwealth – but it's more than just a paycheck. The state's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits which should be considered toward overall compensation, including: 

  • 12 paid holidays per year and generous sick, vacation, and personal time 

  • 75% state paid medical insurance premium 

  • Reasonable health, dental, and vision plans offered through the Group Insurance Commission 

  • Flexible Spending Account and Dependent Care Assistance programs 

  • Low-cost basic and optional life insurance 

  • Retirement Savings: State Employees' Pension and a Deferred Compensation 457(b) plan 

  • Tuition benefit for employee and spouse at state colleges and universities 

  • Extended sick leave program participation 

  • Professional development and continuing education opportunities 

  • Qualified employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program 

Our Commitment: 

The HPC is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal employment opportunity. We recognize that diversity in the workplace is a source of strength, vital to its ability to effectively advance its mission.  The HPC is committed to: 

  • Actively promoting diversity in our workforce, including greater racial and ethnic diversity, at all levels of the organization; 

  • Fostering a work environment in which all employees are inspired to do their best, strengthened by their different perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences; 

  • Ensuring that no employee’s growth, achievement, or advancement is hindered because of race, ethnicity, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, genetic information, gender identity, pregnancy, veteran status, or disability; 

  • Holding ourselves to a high standard of inclusion and opportunity that will serve as a model for other public and private employers throughout the Commonwealth; 

  • Promoting our core values of equal opportunity, equal justice, and inclusion in HPC actions and initiatives. 

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