Opportunities at NASHP

Policy Associate – Population Health Policy Team
The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) is looking for a Policy Associate to join our Population Health team! Work will focus on integrating health care delivery and social determinants of health through state purchasing and regulatory levers and a wide array of health promotion and disease prevention issues that confront states. The Policy Associate is a midlevel position and applicants must have strong analytic and writing skills and ability to work closely with state officials and the NASHP team. Experience in state government, particularly working in a Medicaid or public health department, is strongly preferred. NASHP has offices in Portland, ME and Washington, DC. This position may be located in either office, with preference given to the Portland location. More information and to apply.

Opportunities in the States

Executive Director, Institute of Health Innovation/ Vice President, Health Innovation – Northern Kentucky University – Highland Heights, KY
Northern Kentucky University (NKU) seeks a dynamic and innovative leader to serve as the St. Elizabeth Healthcare Executive Director for the Institute for Health Innovation (IHI) and Vice President for Health Innovation (ED/VP). The ED/VP will bring gravitas and experience to promote NKU and the IHI institutionally, regionally, nationally, and internationally. S/he will advocate on behalf of the region, serve as a thought-leader around health policy, lay the groundwork for an aggressive externally funded research program, promote the transdisciplinary work of health innovation across the institution, and attract talent to NKU for applied research and development. More information and to apply.

Health Care Data Service Center Manager – Minnesota Department of Health – St. Paul, MN
The incumbent in this position will be responsible for overseeing HEP’s collection of health care administrative data and managing HEP’s data IT assets in collaboration with MN.IT at MDH. The incumbent is responsible for developing and maintaining a relational database housing multiple sources of data, developing and implementing administrative data collection mechanisms, implementing data auditing and validation strategies, and developing and maintaining documentation processes to ensure that researchers, policymakers, and the public have access to complete and accurate data on the health care services provided throughout Minnesota. Improving the completeness, quality, and transparency of health care data collected by HEP is critical to current health reform initiatives. This position supervises staff assigned to develop and operationalize the business infrastructure and processes used by Health Care Data Services (HCDS) to implement HEP’s needs for data interoperability. This position is responsible for developing, implementing and overseeing HCDS operational procedures and processing timelines to comply with state procurement, contracting, and data privacy laws. More information and to apply.

Officer, Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Initiative – The Pew Charitable Trusts – Washington, DC
The officer, based in Pew’s Washington, DC, office and reporting to the project director for the substance use prevention and treatment initiative, will play a central role in the project’s work to expand access to evidence-based, high-quality treatment for substance use disorders. As a content matter expert, the officer will advise project staff and external stakeholders on topics related to the use of medication-assisted treatment, effective treatment models, and insurance coverage of substance use disorder treatment, among other topics. The officer will also assist the project director in defining research objectives and provide strategic and programmatic support to achieve the goals of the project. This work includes research and analysis, legislative and regulatory advocacy, communications, and outreach activities. The ideal candidate will have significant and demonstrated knowledge of issues related to substance use disorders and experience conducting effective outreach to a broad range of stakeholders. More information and to apply.

President and Chief Executive Officer – Group Health Foundation – Seattle, WA
Group Health Foundation, a new, groundbreaking 501(c)(4) philanthropic organization committed to shaping and advancing the work of improving health and health equity in the State of Washington, seeks a President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). With an unwavering commitment to equity, Group Health Foundation’s approach to philanthropy will recognize the expertise and wisdom that communities bring and the importance of the social determinants of health in identifying solutions that will foster healthy communities throughout the rural, urban, and politically and culturally diverse landscape of Washington state. This moment of opportunity requires an inspirational leader with an exceptional combination of qualities, skills, and experiences: a passion for and demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion, a sophisticated understanding of executive leadership in an entrepreneurial setting, a vision for the role philanthropy can play in systems change, and proven success convening a broad set of communities to authentically and effectively inform strategy and achievable measures of impact. More information and to apply.

Program Officer – Empowering Health Care Consumers – New York State Health Foundation
Reporting to the Vice President for Programs, the new Program Officer will play a unique role in further developing this new portfolio of work and will be responsible for grantmaking recommendations and grantee oversight across the two core strategies of this area: 1) Promoting Information Transparency and 2) Engaging Patients as Partners. S/he will develop external relationships that advance the portfolio’s work with thought leaders, key stakeholders, and policymakers, leveraging the Foundation’s ability to convene a broad array of partners to develop shared solutions that improve the health of all New Yorkers. Additionally, the new Program Officer will contribute to the Foundation’s communications efforts, policy research products, advocacy efforts, and internal operations in support of NYSHealth’s broader goals to achieve better health for all New Yorkers. More information and to apply.

Government Relations Division Chair – Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
The Division Chair – Government Relations will shape and implement Mayo Clinic’s proactive government relations strategy within the framework of the priorities of Mayo Clinic’s strategic plan.  This position oversees the development and implementation of plans to effectively advocate for Mayo Clinic’s position and participation in the healthcare policy arena.  The Chair will identify opportunities to leverage state and federal funds and/or policies to support organizational goals.  The chair advises Mayo Clinic leadership in the development of public policy positions, coordinates Mayo’s response to public policy issues and federal government decisions, advocates for the interests of the organization and builds relationships with other entities whose interests are similar or whose functions affect it and collaborates with the team to communicate with policy makers in Congress, executive or government agencies and membership associations and groups. More information and to apply.

State Government Relations Director – Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN
The Director – State Government Relations monitors, evaluates and understands state legislation and regulatory issues and assesses potential effects on Mayo Clinic, working within the framework of Mayo Clinic’s strategic plan. Advises and counsels Mayo leadership in the development of legislative, policy and regulatory issues. Positions and coordinates Mayo’s responses to issues and state government decisions. Communicates with policy makers in state legislature, executive or government agencies and membership associations and groups. Is an effective advocate for Mayo’s position and participation in the state health care policy arena. Works collaboratively with the Director of Federal Government Relations, the Mayo Clinic Health Policy Center and colleagues in the Mayo Clinic Department of Public Affairs. Also works with local legislators. More information and to apply.

Policy Section Chief, Division of Public Health – Wisconsin Department of Health Services
This Section Chief is responsible for the overall management of the section including the direction, supervision, development, implementation, coordination and evaluation of complex section programs and oversees the administration of federal and state grants. The complex functions of the section include: integration of program policies; development of federal grant applications for funding; involvement in the biennial budget planning and implementation process; development and standards for guidelines the section’s topic areas; and development, implementation and evaluation of program practices and policies. This Section Chief is responsible for the overall direction and supervision of all personnel, fiscal, procurement and other management activities such as recommending hiring, orienting new employees, counseling/coaching employees on performance, and disciplining as necessary. The incumbent promotes, coordinates, and maintains contacts and relationships with other sections, bureaus, and external partners as well as local, regional, other state and federal government agencies. More information and to apply.

Senior Director Health Policy Strategy – Change Healthcare
As a key member of the Strategy team, the Sr. Director Health Policy Strategy creates awareness and understanding of legislative, regulatory and industry trends to help drive business decisions and inform product strategy, development needs and market positioning. This position works with business leadership to set the policy priorities & coordinate with government affairs & marketing for outreach and advocacy to drive our policy initiatives forward. This role is instrumental in shaping Health Policy Strategy framework and defining our health policy strategy. More information and to apply.

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.

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