Opportunities at NASHP

Rx Drug Pricing Policy Fellow NASHP seeks an experienced professional to join the Center for State Rx Drug Pricing team to provide in-depth policy analysis and technical assistance to states on strategies to reduce pharmaceutical costs. The policy fellow supports a working group of state officials by providing technical expertise to develop new policies to lower the growth of drug spending. Must have in-depth knowledge of and experience in the pharmaceutical industry, relevant state and federal policies, and in-depth knowledge of the US pharmaceutical drug supply chain, as well as private and public coverage policies. Tasks include researching and writing white papers, drafting model legislation, supporting a work group of diverse state officials, providing targeted technical assistance to state officials, and sharing technical expertise at seminars and conferences. More information and to apply.

Multimedia Specialist The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) is seeking a multimedia specialist to design, code, and modify our website, and design NASHP’s e-based publications, including our weekly e-newsletter, social messaging, and print publications to feature a crisp, user-friendly design and intuitive navigation. The position works closely with NASHP editorial staff to implement effective communications goals. The successful candidate will manage our website and other electronic outreach strategies, and demonstrate a passion for media and effective, results-oriented outreach. This position reports to the Senior Director of Communications and Community Outreach. The position is in our Washington, DC, office. More information and to apply.

Project Director The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) seeks an experienced project director to manage federal and foundation-supported projects on child health, including children and youth with special health care needs, and the role of Medicaid, public health, education, mental health, and other programs and child-serving systems. Applicants must have in-depth knowledge about state and federal child health policies, experience developing and managing state projects, the ability to work well with external partners, and excellent writing, critical thinking, and analytical skills for a national and state policymaker audience. This position will be located in NASHP’s Washington, DC office. More information and to apply.

Opportunities in the States

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – First Place for Youth
The ideal candidate will lead First Place with a deep and authentic passion for marginalized young people, overseeing programming, affiliate expansion, policy and advocacy, learning and evaluation, fiscal management and fund development, and the continued growth, development and retention of high-performing staff. S/he/they will be a proven leader with the capacity to inspire, bringing deep and broad networks together in building a larger movement to end the disparities that young people in foster care experience as they enter adulthood. More information and to apply.

Project Director, Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Initiative – The Pew Charitable Trusts
Based in Pew’s Washington, DC, office and reporting to the director of health care programs, the project director of Pew’s substance use prevention and treatment initiative will ensure the effective execution of programmatic goals. This individual directs all project advocacy and research work, develops and executes strategies to achieve project goals, and manages Pew’s substance use prevention and treatment initiative team. More information and to apply.

President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) – ChangeLab Solutions
The new CEO will have the opportunity to advance national leadership that builds the field of law and policy in addressing the social determinants of health and creating equity; leverage existing tools and strategies to address other critical and emerging public health challenges; expand the organization’s funding base; scale ChangeLab Solutions’ work at the federal, state and local level; and strengthen and attend to the design needs of the internal infrastructure to support ongoing excellence through a period of organizational growth. More information and to apply.

State Policy Analyst – America’s Essential Hospitals
The State Policy Analyst supports the work of the policy team and advocacy department by leading research and analysis of key state policy issues affecting essential hospitals. For more information and to apply.

Program Coordinator – Safe States Alliance
Safe States Alliance is seeking a Program Coordinator to help in their mission of strengthening the practice of injury and violence prevention.  Under the supervision of the Deputy Director, the Program Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating key projects and Safe States membership activities. For a full description of the job and instructions on how to apply, please click here. Please send cover letter, resume, three professional references, and a writing sample by Wednesday, May 2 to Sharon Gilmartin at Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Manager, Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Initiative – The Pew Charitable Trusts
Based in Pew’s Washington, DC office and reporting to the project director for the substance use prevention and treatment initiative, the manager, policy and analysis, will play a central role in the project’s work to expand access to quality treatment for substance use disorders. The manager, policy and analysis, will provide project and personnel management of policy and analysis activities, with a focus on developing research, publications, and other analyses that advance the project’s federal goals and state technical assistance. This work will include leading the writing and editing of fact sheets, research reports, presentations, talking points and other communications; defining and overseeing research conducted by Pew and external vendors; and responding to proposed federal and state laws and regulations. The ideal candidate will have significant and demonstrated experience in research and publication processes as well as knowledge of substance use disorder policies at local, state and national levels. Depending on the individual’s areas of expertise, the manager, policy and analysis, may also represent the project to external stakeholders, including presenting at national, regional or state meetings, and advising partners and others on topics related to the use of medication-assisted treatment, effective treatment models, and insurance coverage of substance use disorder treatment, among other topics. For more information and to apply.

Associate Director of the Division of Regulations and Policy Management – Department of Health Care Finance
The Supervisory Policy Analyst position is located in DC Department of Health Care Finance, Health Care Policy and Research Administration. The incumbent will be responsible for ensuring that the DHCF maintains the Medicaid State Plan, which governs eligibility, scope of benefits and reimbursement policies for the District’s Medicaid; and initiates, amends, and or negotiates waivers of the Medicaid program, and represents the DHCF with federal agencies, including CMS, OMS and the Social Security Administration. Provides for the effective administration of special projects as well as oversees and reviews the State Plan, and provides for policy and procedural documents that may become amendments to the State Plan. Implements, develops and evaluates the activities of the Division to ensure compliance with federal and District laws and rules, policies and procedures and the Medicaid State Plan. Reviews all Home and Community Based, 1115 and 1915(b) waivers and waiver amendments. Oversees the submission process of all Department waivers to CMS. Oversee production and submission of District’s Medicaid rules conforming to the State Plan. More information and to apply.

Policy Analyst – The Hilltop Institute
The Hilltop Institute at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is a nationally recognized policy and research center dedicated to improving the health and wellbeing of vulnerable populations. This position is in Hilltop’s Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Policy and Research Unit, which is experiencing growth in both its client base and project portfolio. Hilltop works with the Maryland Department of Health, the Maryland Health Care Commission, and the Developmental Disabilities Administration to develop new Medicaid LTSS delivery and financing models for people with chronic conditions and disabilities and has been assisting the state with LTSS reform. Hilltop also provides analytic and research support to the Maryland Center on Developmental Disabilities as well as multiple clinical initiatives through Johns Hopkins University. The incumbent will be responsible for carrying out research, policy, and statistical analysis related to LTSS for older adults and individuals with disabilities. More information and to apply.

Senior Policy Analyst – The Hilltop Institute
The Hilltop Institute at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) is seeking a Policy Analyst or Senior Policy Analyst to join its Medicaid Policy Studies team. Hilltop conducts research and policy analysis to support health care financing and delivery system reform in Maryland and other states. With access to an extensive onsite data warehouse that includes Medicaid and Medicare administrative data, hospital discharge data, nursing home assessment data, and all-payer claims data, Hilltop conducts qualitative and quantitative analysis to inform health care payment, program design, monitoring, and evaluation. Widely recognized for its expertise in Medicaid, Hilltop is at the forefront of national efforts to find data-driven solutions to complex problems facing state policymakers as publicly funded health care systems transition to new models that reward quality and value over volume. The Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst will be responsible for carrying out policy research and quantitative analysis aimed at improving access to and the quality of health care services for low-income and disadvantaged populations, including Medicaid and Medicare beneficiaries. More information and to apply.


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