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

  • Clinician, Helplines

    We are seeking a Clinician to join our team on the Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline (MA Helpline), the Illinois Helpline for Opioids and Other Substances (IL Helpline), and the Vermont Helplink (VT Helplink). This is an exciting opportunity to share addiction expertise while gaining a deeper understanding of substance use and related systems in three states, through consumer interaction and staff supervision.

  • Helpline Contact Center Supervisor

    We are seeking two full-time Helpline Contact Center Supervisors to join our team on the Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline (MA Helpline), the Illinois Helpline for Opioids and Other Substances (IL Helpline), and the Vermont Helplink (VT Helplink). This is an exciting opportunity to take on a newly developed position to support substance use treatment access across three states and supervise a diverse team of staff.

  • Digital Media Specialist

    We are seeking a digital media specialist to develop strategy and manage digital projects, including websites, social media, digital campaigns, and other digital assets. The digital media specialist will spend approximately half time managing digital strategy and assets for substance use disorder-related projects, and half-time developing strategy and managing digital assets for multiple client-based projects and HRiA products. This is an ideal opportunity for someone who thrives on new challenges, is creative, and works well in diverse teams.

  • Administrative Coordinator, Training and Capacity Building

    We are seeking an 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 March 1, 2020. A flexible schedule is required, with some evening and weekend hours for events.

  • Chief Science Officer, The Medical Foundation

    We are seeking a Chief Science Officer to lead and collaborate with the organization’s grantmaking team to create and maintain the organization’s biomedical research award program services, work to enhance program impact, and further diversify the organization’s funding base. They will also cultivate and maintain positive working relationships with current clients, grant applicants/awardees, and scientific reviewers.

  • Program Associate, Clearinghouse

    We are seeking a Program Associate to join the Clearinghouse team and manage the print production, marketing, and distribution of hundreds of publications for the MA Health Promotion Clearinghouse and other public health organizations. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is passionate about project management, skilled in logistics and coordinating complex multi-stakeholder programs, and enjoys system and process improvement.

  • Program Associate, Training and Capacity Building (Part Time)

    This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about youth development, public health, and tobacco prevention – and someone who wants to directly impact youth tobacco and vaping use. This is a part-time opportunity of 14-30 hours per week

  • Contracts Administrator

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

  • 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 consumers who have substance use related concerns via the phone and online chat, elicit relevant information to accurately assess needs, gather and record data, provide referrals to appropriate services, and provide support to consumers encouraging them to follow through with accessing the referred services.

Internships

  • Communications Intern

    HRiA is seeking a communications intern for 2019/2020 academic year to support the Innovative Stable Housing Initiative (www.ISHIBoston.org). Using a collaborative and participatory approach to grantmaking, this initiative seeks to identify, assess, and fund strategic approaches to increase housing stability for our most vulnerable populations. This individual must be available for 10-15 hours/week, on-site.