Do you love solving tough problems? Are you motivated by advancing the public good, and improving health for the most vulnerable in society? If so, you might be a good fit for Altarum or one of its subsidiaries.

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Welcome to our employment section, where you can view our current job openings and apply for positions online for Altarum and Palladian Partners.  The Altarum enterprise provides a rewarding work environment that encourages high achievement, self-development and continuous learning. If you’re ready to be challenged and recognized, explore a career with us!

What to expect when applying:

At Altarum, we value all of those who take time to express interest in joining our team. After submitting an application with us, this is what you can expect:

  • A confirmation email will be sent, letting candidates know they have successfully submitted their application to our talent acquisition team for review
  • While ideally we would like to connect with each and every applicant to show our appreciation, should an applicant not be considered for a position they’ve applied for, we encourage everyone to continue to view our career opportunities, keeping Altarum as an employer of interest
  • The interviewing process: this may vary from position-to-position, but will include both phone and in-person interviews with talent acquisition / HR, the hiring manager, and other members from the team as appropriate for the position
  • If determined through the interview process there is a fit between Altarum and the applicant, a conditional offer of employment will be extended. At that time, we will initiate a background screening process including criminal background, education & employment verifications

Altarum knows people are busy and we value your time.  If you have any specific questions regarding our application process, please feel free to contact us directly at Not ready to apply? Connect with us for general consideration.

Click on the title of the open positions listed below to view their full details and apply online.


Altarum is seeking an Accountant. The Accountant will support preparation of financial statements and related supporting schedules of Altarum Institute and its subsidiaries.  Assist in preparation for financial audits, tax returns, and other ad hoc analyses. This role will report to the Director of Financial Reporting and will closely interact...

Communications Associate

Palladian Partners is a growing, full-service strategic communications and marketing firm, serving federal health agencies (e.g., NIH, FDA, CDC) and leading nongovernmental organizations. Join us as a Communications Associate to support award-winning projects in the public health arena. You’ll have an opportunity to work on a variety of...

Contracts Administrator

The Contracts Specialist position provides support services in two key components of the contracting lifecycle, primarily supporting Federal contracting: ...

Financial Analyst

Altarum is seeking a Financial Analyst to support the growing FP&A team. The Financial Analyst will support budgeting and operational forecasting, strategic financial reporting at the Project and Division level, project profitability, staffing and other ad hoc analyses. This role will report to the Financial Analysis Manager and will closely...

Health IT Business Analyst

Are you looking for an opportunity to use your IT skills to truly change the world for the better?  We are the leading non-profit organization that is redesigning the tools that enable public health agencies use to do their jobs.  We need committed, mission-driven technologists to help us build the next generation of public health tools for our...

Long Term Care Project Manager

The Delivery System Transformation team has roots in designing and facilitating policy change, and in leveraging policy to help create broad public commitment to high-quality care. As a Project Manager III, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing expertise and direction to our state contracts and supporting leadership in...

Long-Term Services and Supports Analyst

Altarum has an immediate opening for a Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Analyst to join our Delivery System Transformation practice area team. The successful candidate will support data analytics and project efforts for our person-centered nursing home culture change portfolio of projects. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to...

Long-Term Services and Supports Specialist

Altarum Institute (Altarum) is a nonprofit research and consulting organization that creates and implements solutions to improve the health of individuals with fewer financial resources and populations disenfranchised by the health care system. Altarum offers skilled clinical, quality improvement, research, and health policy experts in the areas of...

Practice Area Senior Director – Community Health

Altarum is seeking a Practice Area Senior Director to support our Community Health Practice Area in our Population Health Division. Practice Area Senior Directors serve a set of functions essential to Altarum’s long term organizational success and achieving its impact on advancing health and healthcare. ...

Presentation Writer for Executive Leadership

Palladian Partners, an Altarum Institute company, seeks a full-time presentation and speech writer and storyteller to work on site with our client in Bethesda, MD. Palladian Partners is a health communications firm dedicated to disseminating information about new discoveries in health, medicine, and social science to professionals, educators,...

Sexual and Reproductive Health Program Director

Altarum is seeking a passionate and committed leader to guide its sexual and reproductive health (SRH) program. This position is an opportunity for a senior leader to center health equity and to pay particular attention to groups of people who continue to face discrimination and inequitable access to high-quality SRH care. As an Altarum Program...

Sexual and Reproductive Health Project Manager

Altarum is seeking a passionate and committed project manager to assist in guiding its sexual and reproductive health (SRH) program. This position supports efforts centered on health equity and pays particular attention to groups of people who continue to face discrimination and inequitable access to high-quality SRH care. As an Altarum Project...

Software Engineering Director

Are you looking for an opportunity to use your IT skills to truly change the world for the better?  We are the leading non-profit organization that is redesigning the tools that enable public health agencies use to do their jobs.  We need committed, mission-driven technologists to help us build the next generation of public health tools for our...

State Lead Project Manager

Altarum Medicare-Medicaid Services for States (AMMS) is a nonprofit organization that helps states create financially sustainable solutions to advance health, health equity, wellness, and independent living for individuals dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. We help states build better programs for these individuals by providing exceptional...

Subcontracts Administrator

The Subcontracts Administrator is an integral part of Altarum’s Contracts and Legal Operations Department. Reporting to the Senior Director of Contracts and Legal Operations, this position leads all subcontracting functions related to all grant and contract awards for projects (Federal, state, and commercial) that Altarum primes....

Compensation and Benefits

Our benefits package is designed to attract and retain the talented people who are the foundation of our success. It's also designed to be flexible, so our team members can choose what's best for them.

Altarum's base pay approach recognizes the importance of competitive rewards as a key element to ensure rewarding career opportunities for those Altarum employees who pursue technical excellence, customer satisfaction, productivity, corporate growth, and personal responsibility. Pay policies and practices within Altarum support fairness, equity, and collaboration among the Institute's various operating groups.

The primary principle in determining base pay levels is competitive external pay practices for comparable positions and skill sets within our own industry, as well as in segments of the broader corporate community, with which we must compete for similar employee competencies and skills.

In addition to base salary, Altarum offers an annual bonus program designed to motivate and reward employees for the attainment of Institute-wide operational performance goals, and to reward outstanding individual performance.

Altarum offers a generous, comprehensive array of health and welfare benefits. All health and welfare benefits, with the exception of disability coverage, are effective the day you begin work. Insurance for medical, dental, and vision coverage is available for single, two-person, and family, including same-sex domestic partners. An overview of the benefits is presented here:

Medical Coverage: Altarum knows that no one plan design is the best fit for everyone.  That’s why we offer a Traditional PPO Plan as well as two Consumer Directed Health Plans (CDHPs). The traditional PPO provides for certain services such as a primary care physician, specialists, urgent care visits and prescriptions to be covered with a flat copay. Altarum’s CDHPs plans have a lower premium and a higher deductible than the Traditional PPO and are coupled with a health savings account or health reimbursement account. You can use either account to pay for qualified health care expenses.  Additionally, participants in the CDHP receive generous employer contributions into their health savings account each pay period.

Medical Opt-Out: Altarum wants to offer choice and a benefit to employees with access to medical coverage through another source.  Employees who opt out of medical coverage will receive an opt-out payment each pay period and are still eligible to receive all other elected benefits. 

Dental Coverage: Altarum’s dental plan provides coverage at four levels — preventive, diagnostic, prosthodontic, and orthodontic (for dependents under age 19.) Costs for preventive services are covered at 100%.

Dental Opt-Out: Altarum offers a Dental Insurance Opt-Out option for employees who have dental coverage under another dental plan. Employees who opt out of dental coverage will receive an opt-out payment each pay period and are still eligible to receive all other elected benefits.

Vision Coverage: Altarum offers a company-paid basic vision plan as well as a supplemental materials plan.

Reimbursement Accounts: Altarum offers you an opportunity to set aside pre-tax dollars from your paycheck. You can use these untaxed dollars to pay for certain types of medical and dependent care. Parking and Mass Transit accounts are also available to employees in the DC metropolitan area.

Voluntary Benefits: Altarum offers voluntary benefits to help employees manage out-of-pocket expenses related to accidents, critical illness diagnoses, and hospital stays.

Employee Assistance Plan (EAP): Altarum offers a company-sponsored EAP that provides employees with 24/7, 365-day confidential support. Offerings include daily life assistance, stress management, financial services, and much more.

Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance: Basic life insurance is offered at twice your annual salary, up to $500,000 at no cost to you. You may also buy additional life insurance under the current policy.

Disability Coverage: Along with life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance, Altarum provides both long-term and short-term disability coverage at no cost to you.

Rocket Lawyer: Altarum offers employees access to Rocket Lawyer Legal Benefits at no cost for their legal needs. Whether you’re starting a family, buying a home, working through a landlord dispute, or planning your estate, Rocket Lawyer Legal Benefits can help.

Altarum offers a 401(k) plan that is designed to help employees save for retirement in a tax-effective manner. The 401(k) plan helps provide employees with a solid foundation for added financial security during their retirement years. There are two components to the Altarum retirement plan: the employer contribution and the employee contribution. Altarum contributes 3% of an employee’s base salary to their 401(k) plan. There is also a gainsharing contribution opportunity that could range from 0-4% based on enterprise performance. Employee contributions to the plan can be made pre-tax or post-tax (Roth option). With the Altarum 401(k) plan, employees are always 100% vested in their contributions and rollover contributions, plus any earnings that they generate.

Altarum recognizes that work-life balance is essential to employee health.  We will offer paid time off, holiday pay, and access to an employee assistance plan to help employees achieve that balance.

Paid Time Off: Each employee’s Paid Time Off allocation for the full year, prorated based on start date, is available for immediate use. 

Holiday: Altarum offers 8 fixed holidays in addition to floating holidays.

Bonding Leave: Altarum offers paid leave to bond with a child added to your family through birth, surrogacy, and placement for adoption or foster care.  The leave is available to both birth and non-birth parents. 

In support of professional growth, Altarum offers educational assistance and training opportunities. All regular employees working at a 50% appointment or greater are eligible for the full amount of tuition assistance. Educational assistance is typically paid in advance of course completion and covers tuition, registration fees, continuing education fees, and technology fees up to $5,250 per calendar year.