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Associate, Health Care Transformation and Innovation

Posted on June 9, 2021

The Massachusetts Health Policy Commission (HPC) is seeking exceptional Associates to support the work of the Health Care Transformation and Innovation (HCTI) department. At the HPC, the HCTI team oversees several grant programs designed to catalyze care delivery transformation in the Commonwealth and advances the Commonwealth’s goals of accelerating adoption of new integrated care models through state certification programs for patient-centered medical homes (PCMHs) and accountable care organizations (ACOs). This is a terrific opportunity for emerging health care professionals to work on a variety of projects aimed at promoting innovative practices and care models across the Commonwealth to advance a more transparent, accountable, and equitable health care system.

The successful applicant will work to support a range of content areas, from maternal health and equity to innovative ACO models. This position is ideal for individuals who are comfortable with managing shifting priorities and are enthusiastic about contributing to a variety of HCTI workstreams and initiatives. Specific focus areas include, but are not limited to, providing support for strategic investment programs; developing a range of materials to communicate programmatic learning to a variety of audiences (i.e. learning and dissemination products); and liaising with stakeholders.

Candidates for this position should be comfortable contributing to complex projects, organizing processes, analyzing qualitative and quantitative data, synthesizing information, and working both independently and as part of a team.  Excellent communication skills, including writing for a range of audiences, are essential.  Strong candidates will have knowledge of and experience with health policy and programs.  Candidates should be comfortable working with stakeholders, including contractors and HPC investment program awardees.

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

  • Participate in project planning and organization for complex projects
  • Assist HCTI investment program staff in project and awardee management
  • Conduct research and landscape analyses to support policy and program work
  • Engage with stakeholders to inform design of projects or programs
  • Draft presentations, memos, and white papers to support internal decision-making
  • Craft presentation materials appropriate to public meetings
  • Participate in procurement processes to identify contractors for external evaluations and related projects
  • Assist with learning and dissemination efforts in coordination with program leads and the HCTI evaluation team
  • Draft content for the monthly Transforming Care Newsletter and/or other externally facing materials

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree and at least three (3) 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
  • The ability to balance multiple, competing priorities and deadlines
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • The ability to effectively communicate within and across teams A strong interest in public service and working to advance affordable, high-quality 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. 

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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