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

  • 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 recruits, trains, and supports low-income, high school students of color in Boston Public Schools (BPS), known as “LEAH Mentors,” to teach science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) lessons and provide homework help to elementary school students. The Fellow will lead and enhance the LEAH Project’s College Readiness Program (CRP), working directly and consistently with 20 youth (juniors) throughout the year. Through the CRP, the Fellow will work to increase the college-readiness of LEAH Mentors including managing a tutoring program, planning college visits, parent engagement events, and college workshops, facilitating Mentor orientation and weekly meetings, conducting site visits, and meeting individually with Mentors.

  • Program Associate, Leaders in Education, Action and Hope

    We are searching for a full-time, Program Associate for the LEAH Project.The Leaders in Education, Action and Hope (LEAH) Project is a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), college access and career readiness program for low-income high school students of color in Boston Public Schools (BPS). LEAH recruits and trains high school students, known as LEAH Mentors, to teach hands on STEM lessons and provide homework assistance to BPS elementary school students in afterschool and summer programs throughout Boston. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to development of this project, and share training and project development expertise for youth in Boston. The Training Associate will be based in Boston.

     

  • Clinician, Extended Services Supervisor

    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.

  • Program Associate, Leaders in Education, Action and Hope (Knox Scholars)

    We are seeking a Program Associate for the The Leaders in Education, Action and Hope (LEAH) Project. Hope. The LEAH Project is a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, college access and career readiness program for low-income high school students of color in Boston Public Schools. The Program Associate will be responsible for implementing and supporting aspects of the LEAH Knox Scholars Program, including maintaining relationships with MIT partners and working with LEAH Knox Scholars (26 high school students trained to teach and serve at afterschool programs during the school year and work in biology labs at MIT over the summer). This is an exciting opportunity to gain experience, provide leadership, and make a significant contribution to a youth program serving Boston teenagers and children. This is a full-time, exempt position.

  • Training Associate

    We are searching for a full-time, Training Associate for the Opioid Overdose Prevention Training Project (OOPTP), and for other related public health training and/or capacity building initiatives. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to development of a new project, and share training and project development expertise while gaining a deeper understanding of substance use and overdose prevention in Massachusetts. The Training Associate will be based in Boston.

  • 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. This is a full-time, exempt position.

  • Data and Quality Improvement Associate

    We are searching for a full-time Data and Quality Improvement Associate for the Massachusetts Substance Use Helpline and the Illinois Helpline for Opioids and Other Substances (Helplines). This is an exciting opportunity to use data analysis and quality improvement expertise to enhance substance use treatment access in Illinois and Massachusetts, while gaining a deeper understanding of substance use and related systems in both states. There will also be significant opportunities to contribute to project development for both Helplines. This is an exempt, full-time position.

  • Project Manager, Helpline

    We are searching for a Project Manager for the Illinois Helpline for Opioids and Other Substances. This is an exciting opportunity to contribute to development of a new project, and share project management expertise while gaining a deeper understanding of substance use and related systems in Illinois, through client interaction, staff supervision, and program administration.  The Project Manager will be based in Boston, MA. This is a full time, exempt position.

  • Project Associate, Policy & Practice

    We are searching for a Project Associate to join HRiA’s Policy & Practice team. This is an exciting opportunity to lead efforts around a Tobacco Free Community Capacity Building program, as well as assist with other initiatives at HRiA. This is a full time, exempt position.

  • Screening & Information Specialist (Overnight)

    We are seeking overnight Screening and Information Specialists for 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.

  • 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 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

  • LEAH Project Summer Internship (High School)

    We are looking for summer interns to work on the LEAH Project. The LEAH (Leaders through Education, Action and Hope) Project is a paid summer internship program that trains and supports high school students, called LEAH Mentors, to teach STEM lessons to elementary school students at out-of-school time summer camp programs.

  • 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.