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.


"Working for and with the physicians of California is rewarding on so many levels. As CMA staff, we get to see ideas evolve from nascent concepts into fully formed policies that directly impact the every days lives of Californians."

Senior Director, Communications

Katherine Boroski

"What I value most about working at CMA is our family-oriented culture. I always say "I love what I do, and the people I do it with." We are more than just colleagues, we support one another professionally and personally." 

Senior Director, Meetings & Conferences

Cristi Harris, CMP

"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 always felt great pride and gratitude for having the opportunity to represent the physicians of California. It’s the most rewarding role I have ever had in my 26 years of working in the healthcare industry."

Director, Center for Economic Services

Mark Lane


Open Positions

Research Associate

We are seeking candidates for the position of Research Associate in our Center for Legal Affairs. This position provides legal and policy research and administrative support to the Center for Legal Affairs.

Group Membership Account Manager

The Group Membership Account Coordinator is the front-line interaction point between CMA and California’s physicians, executive administrators, and medical staff. This role focuses on the group membership experience, from initial outreach and onboarding of executive staff to ongoing engagement and management of the account.

Membership Service Representative

The Member Service Representative (MSR) exemplifies our mission by providing world-class customer support to our members and the public. The MSR contributes to the success of meeting CMA's membership goals by cultivating relationships among members, association stakeholders, corporate partners, and colleagues.

Program Analyst: PHC Graduate Medical Education Program

The Program Analyst is a full-time position reporting to the Program Director of the Graduate Medical Education (GME) program. Under the supervision of the Program Director, this position will provide analytical support to GME Executive Board and Advisory Council as well as the GME program.

Practice Transformation Specialist (PSO)

The CMA-PSO is looking for one remote California-based Practice Transformation Specialist to help facilitate transformative change within private practices and community health centers (CHCs) on a few large-scale projects.

Associate Director, Physician Benefits (PSO)

Under the direction of executive leadership, the Associate Director of Physician Benefits will be responsible for supporting the strategic identification and ongoing growth of the CMA PSO’s physician benefit offerings. The position will be charged with supporting the overall identification, execution, and growth of these human resource-focused service and solution offerings.

Program Analyst: PHC Loan Repayment Program

The Program Analyst is a full-time position reporting to the Program Director of the CalHealthCares Loan Repayment Program (LRP). Under the supervision of the Program Director, this position will provide analytical support to the LRP program and its Advisory Council and Executive Board.

Governance Coordinator

The Governance Coordinator works closely with the VP of Governance and Director of Governance to coordinate supporting or ancillary tasks related to Association governance. Creates rosters, tracks terms, processes reimbursements and travel requests, formats resolutions and reports, manages work calendar and team reminders, assembles meeting materials, coordinates meeting logistics, updates policy compendium, posts items to the website and tracks events and involvement through database management, and provides both behind the scenes and direct customer support to the Governance meetings.

Legislative Advocate

The Legislative Advocate advocates for CMA before the Legislature. In addition to communicating CMA’s positions on legislative proposals, this position requires analyzing legislative proposals and assessing its relationship to CMA policy, overseeing the process for establishing official CMA positions on proposed legislation, and coordinating the advocacy strategy on legislation.

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.