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March 2010 St@teside

SCI Hiring for Program Assistant Position

The State Coverage Initiatives is seeking applicants for a program assistant. 


The program assistant will provide staff support for the State Health Policy Group (SHPG).  This group oversees the work of the State Coverage Initiatives (SCI) program. The SCI program is a foundation-sponsored technical assistance program designed to provide information and technical assistance to state leaders in order to help them move coverage expansion efforts as well as broader health care reform efforts forward. The program assistant will be an integral player in facilitating communication between the SHPG team and state policymakers and will assist with a variety of tasks in support of the SHPG’s technical assistance to states, as well as meeting and publication production.


  • Coordinate administrative tasks for the State Health Policy Group including SCI meeting support and database maintenance; 
  • Maintain and update program Web site and its Web-based products;
  • Conduct Internet and library research;
  • Maintain large state database to target specific groups for product dissemination and meeting invitations;
  • Draft articles for program publications and Web site;
  • Assist in maintaining contacts and relationships with state officials and other policymakers;
  • Create and format tables, graphs, charts, presentations, and other graphics;
  • Provide logistical and substantive support for meetings, workshops, and consultations: coordinate logistics, supervise registration, correspond with state officials, and prepare meeting materials and notebooks;
  • Monitor subcontractor invoices and deliverables; and
  • Support other administrative and research activities in support of AcademyHealth projects.  

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from accredited college or university required;
  • Some internship or other relevant work experience.  Experience in a health policy setting a plus;
  • Professional interest in state health policy or health care issues;
  • Mature, detailed-oriented individual able to work both independently and with a team;
  • Self-starter with excellent attention to detail;
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to handle several priorities;
  • Strong written and oral communications skills;
  • Experience using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Experience managing Web site content is a plus; and
  • Must be flexible and have a sense of humor.

This is a Level 1 position.  The salary range is $30,000- $35,000.


Qualified applicants should send cover letter, résumé, writing sample, and three references (with phone numbers) to Human Resources Director, AcademyHealth, 1150 17th Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036.  Fax: 202-292-6800.  Email: Please be sure to reference the position for which you are applying. For more information, please go to

AcademyHealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer: AcademyHealth will provide all applicants for employment and all employees with an equal opportunity regardless of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, disability, matriculation, political affiliation, source of income, or place of business or residence.