Associate Health Innovation Team - HCM Strategists, Washington, DC

Posted: Wednesday, October 24, 2018

HCM Strategists, a public policy and advocacy consulting firm known nationally for its leadership in health and medical research advocacy and education policy, seeks a mission-driven, creative and innovative strategic thinker with a "roll-up your sleeves" approach to join our Health Innovation Team as an Associate.

The Associate will serve as a key member of our client teams, including the NIH's All of Us Research Program, to support and manage a variety of work streams and assist in client deliverables. Responsibilities include:

  • Researching, drafting, and copy-editing memos, briefs, reports, action alerts, presentations, newsletters and other client deliverables.
  • Building and maintaining databases on client-facing relationships and activities.
  • Supporting the development and implementation of creative outreach and engagement strategies to advance client priorities.
  • Performing research and analysis on complex policies, legislation, and stakeholder landscapes.
  • Translating concepts into common language accurately, clearly and within a short timeframe for various audiences.
  • Project management duties including drafting and maintaining project timelines; assisting with meeting agenda development, scheduling and logistics; and participating in and taking notes/minutes for team and client calls and meetings, as needed.
  • Building relationships with key stakeholders based on a client's needs (e.g., federal agency and congressional staff, public policy and advocacy professionals, etc.).
  • Supporting the development of presentations and briefings documents for senior staff.
  • Representing firm or client at briefings, hearings and meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Familiarity with and interest in medical research and health policy
  • Experience in community engagement and in working with underserved populations
  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university
  • 3 + years of equivalent experience
  • Motivated and deadline driven, self-starter with ability to deliver high-quality work products with limited oversight
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail- and results-oriented, possessing solid project management skills and ability to track and work across multiple projects
  • Strong interpersonal skills, an enthusiastic attitude and enjoys a team-based culture
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills
  • Ability to dynamically prioritize and adjust
  • Collaborative, collegial, open and grounded in integrity

About HCM Strategists

HCM is a public policy and advocacy consulting firm known nationally for its leadership in health and medical research policy development, analysis, and advocacy. HCM puts the patient at the center of our work. Our team of professionals has a deep reach into the major healthcare sectors important to efforts to reform the medical research and healthcare system and provide better access and care delivery to patients.

We represent and work with patient and disease organizations, industry, philanthropists, hospital systems, and federal agencies such as the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration. We have a long record of success in Washington based upon our ability to leverage our comprehensive network, forge creative alliances with non-traditional partners, and provide leadership and vision to our efforts on behalf of our clients.

Equal Opportunity Employment Statement
HCM Strategists is an equal opportunity employer affording all employees and job applicants' fair and equal treatment. HCM complies with the letter and spirit of all applicable federal, state, and local laws prohibiting employment discrimination, including discrimination based on race, age, color, gender, religion, national origin, marital status, family responsibilities, sexual orientation, veteran status, and disabilities.

Type:  Full-Time

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