Program Associate (Part-Time)

Job Type

Part Time



Application Deadline:



District of Columbia
United States



This position will provide administrative and programmatic support to staff in Community Catalyst’s Washington, D.C. office and to the Substance Use Disorders Program staff based in Boston. This position helps to achieve the dynamic results that distinguish Community Catalyst.

The DC office staff work in variety of programs supporting health care initiatives and advocacy. Our Substance Use Disorders Program promotes new and proven ways to address problematic use of drugs and alcohol by improving health services and community supports.

This is a part-time (.80 FTE) position, with a 32-hour work week.


This position reports to the Senior Advisor/Director based in D.C. and will have additional supervision from the Program Director for Substance Use Disorders based in Boston.


  • Provides program and administrative support to the DC office and to Boston-based staff of the Substance Use Disorders Program. This support includes scheduling meetings and drafting minutes, editing newsletter, maintaining contact databases, preparing and handling electronic mailings, coordinating meeting and conference call logistics, scheduling appointments and making travel arrangements, assisting with internal and external reporting, and assisting with logistics and support for annual conferences
  • Serves as an interface with the Boston-based operations team on administrative issues as needed; and other tasks necessary to ensure the effective operation of the DC office
  • Conduct basic research on health policy topics via on-line searches, literature reviews, and other strategies
  • Draft correspondence and occasional fact sheets
  • Perform other duties as necessary to support the goals of Community Catalyst



  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail, including the ability to multi-task and prioritize appropriately
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent professional work experience in a related field or position
  • Self-motivated, with a demonstrated ability to work independently and handle multiple tasks and projects
  • Excellent follow-up and follow-through skills in a deadline driven environment
  • Strong computer skills including expert use of Microsoft Office, web, database experience
  • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team
  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people and different work styles
  • Commitment to social justice and strong interest in health care
  • Ability to travel a few times a year


  • Bilingual/bicultural background
  • Health policy knowledge

Community Catalyst is strongly committed to building a work environment that recognizes, respects, and encourages the unique contributions of a broad spectrum of qualified employees. We strive to make employment decisions that support inclusion to maintain a work atmosphere that is diverse, equitable and promotes family-friendly practices and work-life benefits so that people of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles may grow personally and professionally.

We do not discriminate in hiring based on age, color, ethnicity, race, national origin, primary language, religion, socio-economic status, family status, mental and physical disabilities, veteran status, gender identity characteristics and/or expression, sex, medical condition, sexual orientation or any other classification that is protected by federal, state, or local law.

Through all of our programs, Community Catalyst works to build a better future for all individuals by advancing health equity, focusing on people of color, immigrants, as well as disability, gender, sexual identity and socio-economic status. It is important for our staff to reflect the diverse communities with which we work. People of color, LGBTQ identified people, gender-nonconforming people, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people who speak a language in addition to English are encouraged to apply.


  • Competitive salary
  • Generous paid time off policy
  • Robust benefits package
  • Convenient downtown Washington DC location

Level of Language Proficiency

Preferred bilingual

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply

Applicants should submit a resume with a one-page cover letter briefly summarizing their interest in and qualifications for the position to: Please put “Part-time Program Associate” in the subject line.