Opportunities at NASHP

Policy Associate – Emerging Issues Team
NASHP seeks a Policy Associate to join our Emerging Issues team. Work will focus on prescription drug and other health care costs; state health insurance and exchanges; and a wide array of issues that confront states. The Policy Associate is a mid-level position for which applicants should have strong analytic and writing skills, be a good communicator and team player, and ability to work closely with state officials and the NASHP team. Experience in state government, particularly working in a state based exchange, insurance department or legislative staff, is strongly preferred. NASHP has offices in Washington, DC and Portland, ME. This position may be located in either Portland, ME or Washington D.C. More information and to apply.

Opportunities in the States

Medicaid Director – Iowa Department of Human Services
The Medicaid Director is the primary architect of the strategy that establishes IME’s goals for optimal health outcomes and financial performance. This position defines program objectives and performance measures to ensure goals are attained. The role requires a superior knowledge of the insurance industry’s healthcare payment systems and CMS regulations, in order to integrate federal mandates into compliant state policy. This pivotal role provides vision and direction for IME staffs and contractors to implement strategies focused on effective delivery results. The Director must be an effective communicator to craft initiative messages and continually collaborate with a broad and diverse group of stakeholders inclusive of consumers, provider associations, legislators and CMS. More information and to apply.

State Medicaid Director – Oregon Health Authority
The Oregon Health Authority is looking for a passionate leader who is eager to influence and advance health system transformation in Oregon, to join our innovative team as the State Medicaid Director. This key position is a catalyst in building strong collaborative relationships with public health, behavioral and oral health champions throughout the state. The State Medicaid Director provides overall leadership and direction for strategic program development, health policy and program implementations for the Oregon Health Plan, with an enrollment of over one million individuals. We invite you to view additional details about this opportunity in our electronic brochure. Please contact Diana Garibay directly via email or by phone 503-840-8090 for additional information.

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer – Trust for America’s Health, Washington, DC
TFAH seeks a new Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer to help create and chart a new strategic path that builds on the organization’s legacy and strengths while also adapting to the changing healthcare landscape. The new EVP & COO will work closely with the CEO, engaging new funding partners and a dynamic and expanded board, to maximize its capacity to improve and advance an effective public health system and address the intersectionality of complex issues that impact public health. The new EVP & COO will serve in a vital and integral leadership role, helping to shape new strategic initiatives, managing TFAH’s core business functions and internal operations, providing leadership and support to TFAH’s staff, and serving as an external face to advance TFAH’s brand recognition among its many stakeholders. More information and to apply.

Executive Director – Maryland Health Benefit Exchange, Baltimore, MD
This high-profile position, reporting to the Board of Trustees, is responsible for the strategic direction, leadership, and oversight of the Administrative Services, Financial Management, and Information Technology areas of the exchange, which enrolls more than 150,000 QHP members and more than 340,000 Medicaid members per year. More information and to apply.

President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – The New York Health Plan Association (HPA)
The President and CEO will help craft and lead an agenda that depicts and promotes the unique needs and advocacy priorities of the membership, while also highlighting the positive impact health plans are having on the community. To address the changing needs of member health plans, the CEO will be involved in aligning various priorities to ensure HPA continues to expertly represent the membership and is a value-add in a rapidly changing industry. The ability to build relationships, capitalize on the similarities of focus in the membership and rally around a common strategy and message will be key. More information and to apply.

Policy Director – Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC), Washington, DC
MACPAC is recruiting for a seasoned analyst to join our management team. They are currently seeking a policy director who can work closely in developing the Commission’s analytic agenda as well as supervise a small team of analysts in carrying out that work. Important qualities include strong analytic and writing skills, knowledge of Medicaid and CHIP policy issues, a track record as a manager, and interest in helping shape MACPAC’s roles as an advisor to Congress and as an independent, nonpartisan source of information on Medicaid and CHIP. Understanding of health services research methods and experience working with Medicaid data are a plus but not required. A good sense of humor and tolerance for ambiguity are also appreciated. This is a full-time position based in downtown Washington, DC with federal employee health and retirement benefits.  Salary competitive with those in other federal agencies. Interested applicants can send a resume and writing samples directly to

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