Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree in a related field and two years of experience in the administration of personnel, fiscal, or other related operational activity; OR an Associate’s degree in a related field and four years of such experience; OR six years of such experience. A Master’s degree in a related field may substitute for one year of such experience.


This position requires that the incumbent will report to the official work location and live within commuting distance to the official work location. Telecommuting may not be available. If telecommuting is available, the incumbent will be required to have a telephone/mobile device, and internet access.


Health Research, Inc.’s (HRI) mission is building a healthier future for New York State and beyond through the delivery of funding and program support to further public health and research programs. In support of our mission and our commitment to providing a safe workplace, we require employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, unless approved for a religious or medical exemption.


Successful completion of the Public Health Essentials certificate program will be required.

Preferred Qualifications
Experience in one or more of the following: drug user health, substance use disorders, opioid use disorders, harm reduction, medication for opioid use disorder, public health program management, evaluation of policies and interventions relating to drug user health. Experience working with health care providers, government agencies, community groups and other organizations as necessary. Experience in the development, implementation and evaluation of plans, procedures, and policies.

The Health Program Administrator will be located in the AIDS Institute’s Office of Drug User Health (ODUH) and will participate with activities related to the Healing Communities Study-New York (HCS) for the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH). The incumbent will participate and manage contracts established with local partners, including drug user health hubs, syringe exchange programs, and local health departments. The incumbent will participate in and coordinate meetings with HCS, Columbia University, and other NYSDOH partners. The incumbent will develop a tracking system for all HCS requests for technical assistance. The incumbent will work closely with the Senior Program Coordinator to analyze HCS data dashboards and other data being collected across NYS related to overdoses. The analysis will help to ascertain ways to intersect the HCS dashboards into other drug overdose data sets.


The incumbent will stay abreast of harm reduction frameworks, drug user health; assist with activities related to the Overdose Data to Action (OD2A) programs; assist to build partnerships and seek opportunities for internal and external collaboration and support; and perform other appropriate related duties.


This position is supported by the New York State Public Health Corps Fellowship Program.


Successful completion of the Public Health Essentials certificate program will be required.


This is a grant funded position, expected to last approximately one year.

Employee Benefits
Health Research, Inc. (HRI) offers a robust, comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees, including:

Health, dental and vision insurance – Several comprehensive health insurance plans to choose from;
Flexible benefit accounts – Medical, dependent care, adoption assistance, parking and transit;
Generous paid time off – Paid federal and state holidays, paid sick, vacation and personal leave;
Tuition support – Assistance is available for individuals pursuing educational or training opportunities;
Retirement Benefits – HRI is a participating employer in the New York State and Local Retirement System and offers optional enrollment in the New York State Deferred Compensation Plan. HRI provides a postretirement Health Benefits Plan for qualified retirees to use towards health insurance premiums and eligible medical expenses;
Employee Assistance Program – Provides educational and wellness programs, training, and 24/7 confidential services to assist employees, both personally and professionally;
And so much more!
Please visit HRI’s web site at (preferred method):  https://careers-healthresearch.icims.com/jobs/ or mail resume to: Health Research, Inc., 150 Broadway – Suite 280, Menands, NY 12204-2719. Please include reference code 2022-6066 on envelope.

HRI has a long-standing dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our workforce. HRI is committed to the principle of non-discrimination in all phases of its employment procedures and practices.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer/Qualified Individuals with Disabilities/Qualified Protected Veterans




About Health Research, Inc.

Health Research, Inc. (HRI) contributes to the health and well-being of the people of New York State by complementing and enabling the strategic public health goals of the New York State Department of Health (DOH), Roswell Park Cancer Institute Corporation (RPCIC), and other health-related entities.

HRI provides best-in-class resource administration for stakeholders and programs related to the work and priorities of the Department of Health and its other partners. HRI does this through the provision of knowledge, expertise, funding guidance, and fiduciary oversight of sponsored program funding for public health and research programs in concert with community partnerships.