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.

As an employer of over 100 employees, CMA follows federal guidelines requiring mandatory vaccinations for COVID-19. In support of the physicians we serve and as part of our company culture, we believe vaccines are an important tool in safeguarding public health.


"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


Open Positions

Program Analyst, PHC Test to Treat

The Program Analyst is a full-time position reporting to the Program Director of the Test to Treat program. Under the supervision of the Program Director, this position will provide analytical support to an Advisory Council as well as the program.

Senior Program Director, PHC

The Senior Program Director is a full-time position designed to serve as the key operational lead for one or more grant programs administered through Physicians for a Healthy California. This position will work closely with the Chief Executive Officer, Senior Director of Operations, PHC Program Director and Advisory Council to develop, implement and evaluate a program designed to provide grants. Further, this position will serve as subject matter expert on workforce development and retention strategies, analyzing trends to achieve the program goals.

Executive Coordinator, PHC

The Executive Coordinator reports directly to the Senior Executive Coordinator. The Executive Coordinator provides administrative support to the Senior Director of Operations (SDO), as well as supports other operational needs for the organization. This position serves as the primary point of contact for internal and external constituencies on all matters pertaining to the SDO.

Associate Director, PHC Strategic Initiatives

This position will implement current high-priority strategic initiatives as well implement new initiatives that further PHC’s mission to improve community health, grow a diverse physician workforce, and promote health equity.

System Support Specialist

This position assists staff (in person, by telephone, or via email) with technical support of desktop computers, applications, and related technology in a timely and accurate manner. Support includes installing, diagnosing, repairing, maintaining, and upgrading of all PC/laptop hardware and peripheral equipment to ensure optimal workstation performance. Applies proven communication, analytical and problem-solving skills to help identify, communicate, and resolve any technical issues within the organization. Work is performed both independently and, in a team-oriented, collaborative environment and requires initiative and judgment.

Director of Strategic Communications

CMA’s Center for Strategic Communications is responsible for developing effective messaging and communication strategies. The Director of Strategic Communications will create or oversee the creation of promotional and informative materials sent to the public and through internal channels. This role will work with all forms of media, including press releases and digital campaigns, print materials, social media, audio and video and more. The ideal candidate will be deadline-oriented and experienced in sharing nuanced organizational narratives across multiple audiences and platforms.

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.