Medical Care Development: Project Assistant – Public Health Operations, Training and Events

Do you have a passion for public health and working with a team to develop training and education resources for a broad variety of audiences? Medical Care Development, Inc. (MCD), a nonprofit public health services organization is accepting applications for a Project Assistant to join our Public Health team, with a focus on Operations, Training and Events!  This position will be housed at our Augusta office.  The Project Assistant position is a non-exempt, full-time 40 hour per week position that is eligible for MCD’s benefit package.  This position is funded through June 30, 2023 with anticipated continued funding.

The Project Assistant will provide staff support for general operations within the Public Health division, as well as supporting MCD Public Health’s various in-person and online trainings and events. The position requires a person with strong organizational skills, keen attention to detail and follow through to meet deadlines.  This position will interact with key internal and external stakeholders and must possess excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

The Project Assistant will provide a professional level of customer service and support to staff, external partners and key stakeholders, serving as the primary contact for MCD’s Public Health division, and providing initial response and triage to appropriate team members. The Project Assistant will provide administrative support to the Public Health Co-Directors and project staff, including meeting management (room scheduling, creation of materials and minutes), scheduling support, updating outreach materials, coordinating project reporting and other duties as requested. This role assists with various components of planning and organizing project specific trainings and events for state-wide, regional and national audiences, including scheduling and promotion of trainings and events, coordinating travel with speakers, providing customer support to clients and participants, processing payments, etc. The Project Assistant also provides support and coordination for the Northeast Telehealth Health Resource Center’s annual conference to include: Corresponding with presenters, exhibitors, and others, Facilitating application for continuing medical education credits, Assisting with development of on-line registration form, and coordinating day-of registrations for attendees in collaboration with NETRC team.

Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:


  • Bachelor’s degree in health related field is preferred; equivalent related work experience may be considered.
  • Competencies among successful candidates are expected to be consistent with those identified by the Public Health Foundation Council on Linkages as Level I.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing, and demonstrated cultural competence are essential.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and manage workload and deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to meet required deadlines.
  • Detailed knowledge of MS Office programs as well as other software necessary to perform the job.

The successful applicant will be a creative thinker, energetic, self-starter who enjoys new challenges and is able to function comfortably in a fast paced team environment or independently and relate well to co-workers, stakeholders, and the public.  This position requires flexibility and the ability to manage time and multiple tasks with limited direct supervision.

This position offers a career path to growth and development within the organization.  MCD deeply values diversity, inclusiveness, empowerment, and collaboration.

Position:  Entry level

Location:  Augusta, Maine

Projected start date:  Immediately


Application Requirements

NOTE:  All applicants must be authorized to work in the United States. To apply, please submit the following:

  • A cover letter and resume
  • Your salary expectations
  • Two writing samples
  • Three professional references

Applications should be sent to  Position is open until filled. Please ensure to send all of the requested information to be considered.  No phone calls please. Medical Care Development, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Organization