Medicare Rights Center
Posted Date: 
Tuesday, November 13, 2018
New York City, NY
The Medicare Rights Center (Medicare Rights), the nation’s largest independent source of health care information and assistance for Medicare beneficiaries, is recruiting a new President.

This is an opportunity for a person committed to making the best possible health care available to older Americans and people with disabilities to lead an organization with a distinguished track record, a committed Board of Directors, and a capable and energetic staff. Skills in advocacy, fundraising, service delivery, and working in collaborative partnership with other organizations are essential.

Medicare Rights uses five major strategies to help the 57 million Americans with Medicare, their caregivers, and the professionals serving them. First – historically and philosophically – it provides direct assistance to individuals who need answers to Medicare questions and help resolving problems in accessing health care. Second, it has a particular focus on helping those with limited incomes enroll in benefit programs to which they are entitled. Third, it leverages its Medicare expertise through its online interactive counseling tool, publications and training programs, and fourth, it works closely with local and national media to address a broad range of Medicare issues. Certainly not least, Medicare Rights draws on its day-to-day experiences helping Medicare beneficiaries to bring the consumer voice to Congress, the federal executive branch, and the national policy debate on Medicare.

Since its founding in 1989, Medicare Rights has provided assistance to more than seven million people. In the most recent fiscal year, Medicare Rights’ national helpline answered over 18,000 questions in over 10,000 counseling sessions, obtaining $5.6 million in benefits for beneficiaries. Medicare Rights’ online educational portal, Medicare Interactive, had over 3 million visits; the recent launch of a professional education product, MI Pro, allows Medicare Rights to offer continuing education credits to insurance agents, certified financial planners, and social workers. Medicare Rights also provides training and certification to Medicare counselors across the country through the National State Health Insurance Assistance Program Technical Assistance Center
(SHIP TA Center: To date, counselors in 46 states have received training from Medicare Rights.

Medicare Rights has an annual budget of approximately $3.6 million, with a diversified funding base including foundation support; federal, state, and local government contracts and grants; earned income; and private donors. Medicare Rights has a staff of more than 30 professionals and 90 volunteers, with headquarters in New York City and a federal policy office in Washington, DC.

The ideal candidate for President will be characterized by:
  • A deep and abiding commitment to Medicare Rights’ mission to assure high-quality, accessible, affordable health care as a matter of right for all people with Medicare;
  • Experience with the operation and management of customer-service programs similar to those provided by Medicare Rights;
  • A track record of exceptional fund-raising from foundations, government, private organizations, and individuals;
  • Experience and demonstrated skill at leading visible public advocacy and media activities;
  • Significant oral and written communications skills;
  • Significant experience at working collaboratively with other organizations;
  • Ability to work effectively with public officials, the media and government and private organizations;
  • Leadership skills, including a track record of effective management of an organization comparable in size to Medicare Rights;

An advanced degree is preferred.

Compensation will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Medicare Rights offers a generous benefit package. Medicare Rights is committed to diversity, and welcomes applications from individuals regardless of race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, or sexual orientation.

While Medicare Rights is a national organization, this position is located in New York City. Non-residents of the New York metropolitan area must be willing to re-locate.

To submit one’s name for confidential consideration, recommend another candidate, or request more information, please e-mail including, where possible, a complete resume and cover letter. More information about Medicare Rights can be found at its website,