Careers

Health Resources in Action offers exciting, engaging, and challenging employment opportunities for researchers, facilitators, analysts, trainers, policy specialists, and more.

People come to HRiA because of our commitment to social justice and health equity, our wonderful clients and partners, and our dedicated and dynamic staff. People stay at HRIA because of our collaborative approach to problem solving, our friendly work environment, and our commitment to providing employees with challenging and exciting professional opportunities.

HRiA offers exceptional employee benefits that include a 35-hour work week; employer funded health, dental and life insurance; a retirement plan that includes an employer-funded tax-deferred annuity; generous vacation and sick time; and flexible work schedules.

Equity & Inclusion are core values of our organization. Our hiring and business practices appreciate the strengths offered through varied backgrounds. As public health practitioners with a social justice focus, we are committed to better understanding and learning from the institutional structures that create disparities among us and our work. We are actively seeking to build a diverse and experienced staff.

HRiA is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information.

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Positions

  • Administrative Coordinator, Opioid Overdose Prevention Training Project

    We are seeking a full time Administrative Coordinator (AC) to join HRiA’s OOPTP to develop and maintain systems to support the overall success of OOPTP’s training initiatives and projects.  This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in training, overdose prevention and harm reduction work, and become a part of a vibrant and growing public health organization.

  • Program Associate, Opioid Overdose Prevention Training Project

    We are seeking a full time Program Associate (PA) to join HRiA’s OOPTP to develop and implement trainings and provide project management to support the overall success of OOPTP’s training initiatives and projects.  This is an exciting opportunity to get involved in training, overdose prevention and harm reduction work, and become a part of a vibrant and growing public health organization.

  • Scientific Director – The Medical Foundation

    We are seeking a Scientific Director for our organization. This is a senior-level, technical position.The Scientific Director will collaborate with the organization’s grantmaking team to create and maintain the organization’s biomedical research award program services and work to enhance program impact and further diversify and expand the organization’s funding base. They will also cultivate and maintain positive working relationships with current clients, grant applicants/awardees, and scientific reviewers.

  • Office Coordinator

    We are seeking an Office Coordinator for a growing and dynamic public health organization. The Office Coordinator will be responsible for maintaining the office environment which includes managing facilities, troubleshooting operations issues, basic IT issues, and assisting with conference room A/V.

  • Training and Capacity Building Administrative Coordinator

    We are searching for a Administrative Coordinator who is passionate about youth work and public health, and has an interest in tobacco prevention.

    This is a full-time, non-exempt position that begins July 1, 2019. A flexible schedule is required, with some evening and weekend hours for events.

  • Policy and Practice Associate

    We are searching for a full-time Associate to join HRiA’s Policy & Practice team. This is an exciting opportunity to lead efforts around a Smoke Free Housing (SFH) program and the Massachusetts Asthma Action Partnership (MAAP), as well as assist with other initiatives at HRiA. The SFH and MAAP are funded by the MA Department of Public Health’s Tobacco Cessation and Prevention and Asthma Prevention and Control Programs, respectfully. The Associate will work with closely with both programs.

  • Project Manager, Substance Use Helplines

    We are searching for a full-time Project Manager for the Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline and the new Vermont Substance Use Disorder Treatment Centralized Intake and Resource Center (hereafter “the Helplines”). This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to the management of an established program (MA Helpline) and help develop a new and innovative solution for another state (Vermont). The candidate will provide project management expertise while gaining a deeper understanding of substance use and related systems in both states, through client interaction, program implementation, staff supervision, and program administration. The Project Manager will devote approximately 50% of their time to each project annually. The Project Manager will be based in Boston, MA.

  • Executive Assistant/Development Coordinator

    We are searching for an Executive Assistant/Development Coordinator who will help facilitate organization-wide processes and activities. They will serve as the principal administrative contact and aide to the President, Vice Presidents, and the Board. Additional responsibilities will include serving as one of the organization’s receptionists (part-time) as well as working with the business development team to prospect for new funding opportunities and support the preparation and submission of new proposals.

  • Grants and Program Coordinator

    We are searching for a Grants and Program Coordinator to serve as a key member of Statewide Determination of Need (DoN) Team. The Grants and Program Coordinator will maintain the organizational systems – in partnership with the staff – to facilitate the team’s overall success in serving communities and collaborators.  

  • Director, Research and Evaluation

    We are searching for someone looking for an exciting opportunity to provide leadership and support on a variety of research and evaluation projects that will help inform public health intervention planning and health-related grantmaking as well as measure impact. This is an exempt, full time position based in the Greater Boston area.

  • Contracts Administrator

    We are searching for a Contracts Administrator to join an existing team within the Administration & Finance department, and will work directly with assigned program department and project directors and staff to understand and follow through on all contractual aspects of our work.

  • Service Opportunity: Americorp Massachusetts Promise Fellow, Leaders in Education, Action and Hope

    The Leaders through Education, Action and Hope (LEAH) Project is a college access, job readiness, and youth development initiative that trains, and supports low-income, Boston Public high school students of color, known as “LEAH Mentors,” to teach science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) lessons and provide homework help to elementary school students. The LEAH Project’s mission is to cultivate the power of youth to transform their lives and communities through science, education, and service. The Fellow will lead and enhance the LEAH Project’s College Readiness Program (CRP) to increase the college-readiness of LEAH Mentors including managing a tutoring program, planning college visits, parent engagement events, and college workshops.

  • Clinician, Helpline (MA & IL)

    We are searching for a full-time, Master’s level Clinician, Extended Services Supervisor for the Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline and the Illinois Substance Use Helpline (Helplines). This is an exciting opportunity to share addiction expertise while gaining a deeper understanding of substance use and related systems in both states, through client interaction, staff supervision, and program administration. There will also be significant opportunities to contribute to project development for both Helplines.

  • Screening & Information Specialist (All Shifts)

    We are seeking Screening and Information Specialists (SIS) for the Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline (MA Helpline) and the Illinois Opioid and Other Drug Helpline (IL Helpline), and soon a substance use helpline for the state of Vermont. SIS must be able to establish rapport with callers, elicit relevant information, effectively communicate by phone and online chat, gather and record data, accurately assess Helpline users’ needs, provider referrals to appropriate services, and motivate and support them to follow through with accessing substance abuse and related services.

  • Bilingual Screening & Information Specialist : Full time and Part time

    We are seeking bilingual (English/Spanish) Screening and Information Specialists (SIS) for the Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline (MA Helpline) and the Illinois Opioid and Other Drug Helpline (IL Helpline), and soon a substance use helpline for the state of Vermont. SIS must be able to establish rapport with callers, elicit relevant information, effectively communicate by phone and online chat, gather and record data, accurately assess Helpline users’ needs, provider referrals to appropriate services, and motivate and support them to follow through with accessing substance abuse and related services.

Internships

  • Contracts Intern

    We are searching for a Contracts Intern to be responsible for contract file (Excel) updates, compliance and reconciliation, and to participate in improvement efforts around contracting. The Intern will work directly with the Budget & Contracts Director and three Budget & Contracts Coordinators to update and maintain department and project contracts, and may assist in budgeting and billing procedures as appropriate. The Contracts Intern is also responsible for contract retention.

    This is an exciting opportunity that requires a keen attention to detail and the ability to work as part of a team and independently. This position requires a minimum commitment of 10 hours per week which could be split over 2-3 days.