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 and 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.

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Positions

  • 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.

  • Vice President

    We are seeking an individual with entrepreneurial skills and the vision and leadership abilities to grow and expand the impact of our community health grantmaking services. Currently, HRiA is developing innovative grantmaking programs to award more than $40 million to individual investigators, academic institutions, nonprofit organizations, and municipalities to address health equity and improve population health outcomes.

  • IT & Operations Coordinator

    We are searching for an IT & Operations Coordinator for a growing and dynamic public health organization. The IT & Operations Coordinator will be responsible for troubleshooting basic IT, conference room A/V, and facilities issues. They will also serve as the main point of contact for facilities and supplies.

  • 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.

  • Research Associate

    We are searching for a Research Associate for our Research and Evaluation team. The Research Associate will provide critical services in developing and carrying out research plans that will help inform public health intervention planning and measure impact.  The Research Associate will be involved in all aspects of studies employing both quantitative and qualitative methods from project management to instrument development to focus group moderation to data analysis and writing, while working closely with the project lead/PI.

  • Grants Coordinator

    We are seeking a Grants Coordinator who will be responsible for the set up and maintenance of The Medical Foundation (TMF) and HRiA’s grants management database, Microedge Gifts Online, and related technology. The Coordinator will be maintaining, troubleshooting and updating the grants management database (GIFTS) and online grants submission system (IGAM) that receives over 700 grant applications annually.

  • Training Associate

    We are searching for a Training Associate for the OOPTP who will provide opioid overdose prevention training and related technical assistance to sites across Massachusetts. The Training Associate will be part of a dynamic training team and work with a co-trainer at most sites. They will function as a substance use/opioid overdose subject matter expert and trainer on the team. They will contribute to training development, delivery, and evaluation. In addition, the Associate will manage other aspects of the work, communicate with partners and clients, develop training materials, and help coordinate meetings and events. The Training Associate will also support the work of the Training and Capacity Building Department and other projects as applicable.

  • 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.

  • 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 for the Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline  and the Illinois Helpline for Opioids and Other Substances. 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. This is a part time, non-exempt position.

  • Bilingual Screening & Information Specialist

    We are seeking bilingual (English/Spanish) Screening and Information Specialists (SIS) for the Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline and the Illinois Opioid and Other Drug Helpline. 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. This is a part time, non-exempt position.

Internships

  • Community Health Training Institute Community Engagement and Coalition Outreach Intern

    We are searching for an undergraduate junior or senior majoring in communications, community development, or health studies with an interest in public health and non-profit work. The position affords the chance to work collaboratively with a range of staff and attend community health trainings as they come up. The position requires a minimum commitment of 15 hours per week that can be split over three to four days (we can remain flexible).

  • 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.