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Research Assistant and Technical Writer


Job Type

Temporary/Contract (Six Months)

About the Role

(Remote) Research Assistant and Technical Writer. Weekly hours may be 20-35 hours per week and vary based upon project availability. This is a temporary position (six months) with an opportunity for a permanent position with benefits.


Position Summary

The Research Assistant and Technical Writer is a key member of the Collective Insight team and will assist with conducting best-practice research and writing narrative for evaluation reports and request for proposal (RFP) applications. The Research Assistant and Technical Writer brings experience writing reports and/or proposals for program evaluations, health insurance payers, or providers. The ideal candidate will have experience in various managed care markets (e.g., with health plans and community-based organizations), including Medicaid managed care, Medicare, and specialty populations (such as disability, foster care, older adults, maternal child health, etc.). Under the general direction of the Project Director, the Technical Writer may offer writing support for up to 35 hours a week during peak writing cycles.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Assist the Collective Insight team with researching best practices, drafting outlines, drafting narrative, and revising narrative for managed care RFP bids.

  • Review and edit other team member’s narratives for use of consistent terms and formatting.

  • Create clear and effective visual depictions for narratives (e.g., tables and charts).

  • Contribute to writing reports and project summaries.

  • Other support as needed.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work, Behavioral Health, Nursing, or related health care field; or equivalent.

  • Technical writing experience with knowledge in writing responses for RFP bids and qualitative analysis reports strongly preferred.

  • Experience with managed care and/or the integration of health care and community- based social services preferred.

  • Excellent general writing, editing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

  • Experience with one or more unique populations (such as disability, foster care, older adults/frail elderly, maternal child health, etc.).

  • Ability to work well in a team environment as well as manage own productivity, timelines.

  • Demonstrated experience working in dynamic, deadline driven environment.

  • Daytime availability of office hours while working remotely with some evening and weekend work, when needed.

This description is a general statement of required major duties and responsibilities performed on a regular and continuous basis. It does not exclude other duties as assigned.

About the Company

Collective Insight was established in 2014 to support the implementation of effective
community engagement strategies across individual, organizational, and systems levels. Collective Insight works directly with individuals and communities who are consistently underrepresented in program and policy design, including people who have lived experience with aging, physical disability, cognitive disability, chronic conditions, mental health, and substance use to ensure their knowledge and experiences positively influence change. Collective Insight also works with a range of clients, including managed care providers, peer- driven organizations, academic institutes, and local and state organizations to design programs, policies, and evaluations that are person-centered. Visit for additional information on who we are and what we do.

Collective Insight is committed to being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and recognizes the power of a diverse community. We encourage applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, and individuals with diverse perspectives and backgrounds, including Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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