Careers With CMA

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The California Medical Association (CMA), along with its family of subsidiary organizations and companies, employs more than 100 professional staff in Sacramento and is always recruiting high-performing employees who believe in our mission. An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, CMA staff enjoy competitive salaries, exceptional benefits and a rewarding work environment.

"The country is rethinking the fundamentals of health care delivery. At CMA, we get to be at the center of that change, which presents a unique opportunity to make a positive impact."

Senior Vice President, Government Relations and Political Operations

Janus Norman

"Working at CMA is a rewarding experience. Everyone here is incredibly smart, driven and willing to share their knowledge and experiences with others. I love coming to work every day to take on new challenges and learn from my amazing colleagues." 


Stephanie Valencia, CPA

"The most impressive quality about #TeamCMA is the all-hands-on-deck approach to team work. Every employee works hard with shared goals in mind and we all take the opportunity to celebrate victories, big and small."

Director, Human Resources

Spencer Tschida

"Serving in the Center for Governance means creating and maintaining a fair and professional platform for members to engage on important issues and ensure that many perspectives are heard. I am proud to help give a voice to our members and to help turn that passion into action."

Vice President, Governance and Business Administration

Michelle Chapanian

"Organizational culture is very important to me and CMA embodies the most supportive and team-oriented work environment I’ve ever enjoyed. It may sound very cliché, but we truly live the 'work hard, play hard' mantra, and professional and personal growth and fulfillment are taken seriously."

Vice President, Membership, Marketing and Component Relations

Mike Steenburgh

"I have been working at CMA for 38 years. I like working here because it provides a healthy and positive work environment. What I love most about my job is the sense of family around our workplace. Our company truly values people on a personal level, which makes the hardest days just as great."

Senior Accountant, Retired

Brenda Jang


Who Is #TeamCMA?

Open Positions

Legal Counsel

The Legal Counsel will be a key member of CMA's Center for Legal Affairs with a specific focus on ensuring legal compliance for all CMA companies, developing educational/training material for physicians and staff, and supporting CMA advocacy teams

Practice Transformation Specialist

The CMA-PSO is looking for a clinical Practice Transformation Specialist to help facilitate transformative change within primary and/or specialty care practices or community health centers. As a Specialist, you will conduct frequent virtual or (permitting) in-person visits to your assigned practices, assisting the physicians and their staff with transformation plans to shift into value-based care, improve quality, and identify opportunities for increased practice efficiency.

Associate Director, Strategic Engagement

The Associate Director is responsible for policy development, analysis and regulatory advocacy with federal, state and local agencies. The Associate Director manages assigned health policy issues within the policy-making bodies of the Association, which includes an annual congress of physician delegates, a Board of Trustees, an Executive Committee, standing councils, technical advisory committees and delegations.

Administrative Assistant (Part-Time)

We are seeking a dynamic candidate for the position of Part-Time Administrative Assistant of Human Resources, who will perform administrative duties related to the operations of the human resource department.

Employee Benefits



Choose from a wide range of medical plans, including PPO, HMO, dental and vision.


CMA contributes 3% of salary as a safe harbor profit-sharing and matches 401(K) contributions up to 6%. 


Receive reimbursement for parking and public transportation.


Enjoy a 35-hour work week, annual (paid) winter break, 11 holidays, up to 70 sick hours and a minimum of 10 vacation days per year.


Pursue formal education and experiences to add to your personal and professional development.


Contribute to flexible spending plans to cover health care and dependent daycare costs.