Medicare Program Associate

The Program Associate provides policy and research support on projects related to
Medicare and Medicaid Managed Long-Term Services and Supports (MLTSS) for notfor-profit, community-based health plans. This position offers an excellent opportunity
to be a part of a leading organization committed to increasing access to quality health
coverage and services for people with low incomes. It requires excellent verbal,
organizational, written, quantitative and interpersonal skills, and the ability to perform
independently in a fast-paced environment under general supervision. The successful
candidate must be able to customarily and regularly exercise judgment and discretion.

The start date for this position is ideally August 2023. This position is based in
Washington, DC.

The responsibilities of the Program Associate will include:
• Undertaking research that will be used to develop reports to advance policy
priorities and operational support for member plans
• Conducting quantitative analysis of Medicare and MLTSS data sources, including
preparation of findings in a variety of formats
• Overseeing intern projects (includes supporting intern search process)
• Leading planning efforts of ACAP-sponsored conferences and provide on-site
conference management
• Writing meeting minutes for various committee calls, roundtables, and other
• Supporting other staff with updating and managing the web site
• Supporting the CEO and Vice Presidents in research and policy development,
presentations, filing, meeting minutes, etc.
• Researching issues of interest to safety net health plans
• Responding to member inquiries and addressing member concerns
• Providing roundtable and webinar support
• Maintaining a procedure manual for all position-related duties
• Communicating effectively and on a frequent basis with colleagues and members
• Other duties as assigned

Competitive candidates must possess either a college degree in a health-related subject
and 1-2 years of relevant work experience, or must possess a Master’s degree in a healthrelated subject. The ideal candidate will also have some background in statistics or
experience with quantitative analysis, and a strong familiarity with Microsoft Excel and
Word. Knowledge of Medicaid, Medicare or the Affordable Care Act and prior work or
internships in associations or health policy organizations is a plus. Strong writing,
interpersonal, and communications skills a must.

Supports the organization’s mission, vision, and values by exhibiting the following
behaviors: excellence and competence, collaboration, innovation, professional demeanor,
accountability, and ownership.
Successful candidates will be required to furnish proof of COVID-19 vaccination.
Employees who cannot receive the vaccine because of a disability/medical
contraindication or sincerely-held religious belief may request a reasonable
accommodation to this requirement.

ACAP is a national organization of 74 Medicaid focused, not-for-profit managed care
plans serving over 20 million people. Our mission is to strengthen not-for-profit Safety
Net Health Plans in their work to improve the health and well-being of lower-income
people and/or people with significant health needs.

SALARY AND COMPENSATION — The salary range is commensurate with work
experience and educational level. A competitive benefit package is offered.

Reports To: Vice President for Medicare and MLTSS
FLSA Status: Exempt
Revision Date: May 2023
Location: The position is located in Washington, DC. Occasional travel (less
than 10%) required. The position may involve a mixture of inoffice and remote work.

No phone calls, please. Please send resume and cover letter by June 2nd to:
Christine Aguiar Lynch
Vice President for Medicare and MLTSS
1155 15th Street N.W., Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005

The Association is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified
applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex,
religion, or national origin.