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NASHP Job Opportunities

Project Director, Child and Family Health 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 of child health policy at the state and national levels, demonstrated experience in developing and managing projects in support of state health officials, the ability to work well with external partners to carry through project activities, and excellent writing, critical thinking and analytical skills for a national and state policymaker audience. The successful candidate must be a strong team player and adept at working with a team that is in different office locations while supervising and overseeing the work of other NASHP staff. This position is based in Washington, DC and reports to the child and family health senior program director. More information and to apply.

Project Director, Chronic and Vulnerable Populations NASHP seeks an experienced project director to manage federal and foundation-supported projects in its Chronic and Vulnerable Populations portfolio. These projects focus on underserved or vulnerable populations, behavioral health, and issues affecting older adults. The successful candidate for this position must have in-depth knowledge of state health policy, with a particular focus on Medicaid, long-term care, family caregiving, and/or other state and federal initiatives that support older adults. The candidate should have demonstrated experience in developing and managing projects in support of state health officials; ability to work well with external partners to carry out project activities; and excellent writing, critical thinking and analytical skills for a national and state policymaker audience. Experience in state government strongly preferred. More information and to apply.

Policy Associate, Chronic and Vulnerable Populations Team NASHP seeks a health policy associate for its Chronic and Vulnerable Populations team in its Washington, DC, office. The candidate should have experience and a strong interest in state policies related to mental health and substance use disorder, long-term services and supports, and payment and delivery system innovation focused on older adults, individuals living with disabilities, and individuals living with complex conditions. Policy associates are lead content experts on policy issues and topics at the national and state level. The successful candidate will have strong analytic and writing skills and a proven record of being a strong team player. Experience in state health policy is necessary, and experience in state government is strongly preferred. More information and to apply.

Research Analyst, Chronic and Vulnerable Populations Team NASHP is looking for a talented individual to join its Chronic and Vulnerable Populations team as a research analyst, an entry-level position, in its Washington, DC, office. The research analyst should have a strong interest in state policies related to mental health and substance use disorders, services and systems for older adults, and/or delivery system and payment innovation. Research analysts help to plan and convene meetings, design and implement qualitative studies and analyses, and assist in drafting written materials such as briefs, fact sheets, proposals and presentations. More information and to apply.

Research Analyst – Child and Family Health Policy Team NASHP is looking for a talented individual to join its Child and Family Health team as a research analyst in either its Portland, Maine, or Washington, DC, office. The research analyst should have a strong interest in state policies related to maternal and child health, services and systems for women, children and families, as well as delivery system and payment innovation. This is an entry-level position, responsible for diverse projects that support state officials in developing, implementing, and improving state health policy. Research analysts help to plan and convene meetings, design and implement qualitative studies and analyses, and assist in drafting written materials such as briefs, fact sheets, proposals and presentations. More information and to apply.

Research Analyst – Child and Family Health Are you looking for a great entry-level opportunity to assist states in improving health policy? Then consider joining the NASHP team! We are looking for a talented individual to join our Child & Family Health team as a Research Analyst. Interested candidates should have a strong interest in state policies related to maternal and child health, services and systems for women, children and families, as well as delivery system and payment innovation. Click here for more information.

Opportunities in the States

MaineCare Director of Data Analytics The MaineCare Director of Data Analytics, based in Augusta, is responsible for oversight of MaineCare’s analytics, rate-setting, and health information technology units. You will report directly to the MaineCare Director and serve on the MaineCare senior management team. You will design and oversee execution of an analytics plan and process to ensure that MaineCare’s policy, programmatic initiatives and priorities are grounded in and driven by data. This includes analysis of current demographic, utilization and cost trends, among other factors, to determine areas of focus, strategic interventions, and to evaluate the effectiveness of current approaches. In addition to working extensively with MaineCare claims data, you will explore, access and integrate other critical data sources such as Medicare, clinical data, multi-payer claims, financial reports, data sources from other department offices, and data related to social determinants of health. 6/10 More information and to apply.

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Two Faculty Positions in the Department of Health Policy and Management The UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health is seeking applicants for two open rank, fixed-term faculty positions. These faculty must teach two or more of the following graduate-level courses: (1) US Health Care System; (2) Advanced Health Policy Analysis and Health Policy Advocacy; (3) Underserved Populations and Health Reform; (4) Financial Management and Analysis for Public and Nonprofit Entities; (5) Health Law; and (6) Leadership and Management of Health Care. We seek people interested in teaching in both residential and online formats. The selected applicants would be expected to advise and mentor students (including research papers). The applicants may also have the opportunity to serve as the Health Policy Concentration Lead for the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health’s Master of Public Health (MPH) program. 6/10  More information and to apply.

The Pew Charitable Trusts Communications Senior Associate, Health Policy This position, based in Pew’s Washington, DC office, reports to the associate manager, communications and is a member of the Pew communications staff supporting the health and science programs. The senior associate is an expert writer who works to draft web analyses, write and place opinion articles, and develop social media materials to support a portfolio that encompasses biomedical research, conservation science, marine research, and public health issues ranging from antibiotic resistance to food and drug safety, opioid use and health information technology. The position requires versatility and the ability to write clearly about highly complex health and science issues; excellent interpersonal and organizational abilities; proven writing and editing abilities for print and online platforms; and experience working with senior staff. The position occasionally supports institutional communications functions. 6/10 More information and to apply.

Kaiser Permanente Senior Manager, National Medicaid Operations This position, based in Burbank, CA, or other locations with a Kaiser Permanente presence, will lead and influence multiple multi-state Medicaid operational or compliance improvement initiatives that will improve the quality, compliance, and lower administrative burden across multiple states in which Kaiser Permanente offers Medicaid coverage. Qualifications include at least 10 years of related project management experience, at least five years of multi-state Medicaid operations experience, experience in state-based Medicaid eligibility and enrollment systems, and extension knowledge of health care issues and IT systems. A Master’s degree in business administration, public policy and administration, or health care management or related field is preferred. 6/16 For more information and to apply.

Pew Charitable Trusts Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Initiative Senior Associate The Pew Charitable Trusts’ substance use prevention and treatment initiative works to develop policies that reduce the inappropriate use of prescription opioids while ensuring that patients have access to effective pain management and expand access to effective treatment for substance use disorders (SUDs). The project provides direct technical assistance to states on how to improve access to evidence-based, high-quality treatment for people with SUD. The senior associate, based in Washington, DC, works closely with the team members and staff from communications, government relations, state strategy, and other Pew departments and provides project management and strategic guidance for one or more state technical assistance efforts. The position has a set time frame that could be extended based on the success of the program, funding sources, and board decisions on continued support. 6/10 More information and to apply.


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