Opportunities at NASHP

Research Analyst The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) seeks a population health research analyst who will be responsible for a wide range of activities for projects designed to support state officials and program administrators as they develop and implement effective health policy. This work includes assisting NASHP team members with planning and execution of virtual and face-to-face symposia, providing support at meetings, assisting in designing and implementing qualitative studies and analyses, including literature reviews and syntheses, key informant interviews, case studies and state surveys. Research analysts also participate in the design, drafting, and editing of written analyses, briefs, fact sheets, proposals, and presentations that are shared with stakeholders, funders, and the general public. NASHP seeks an applicant who can work from either its Washington, DC or Portland, Maine, offices. More information and to apply.

Rx Drug Pricing Senior Policy Fellow The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) seeks an experienced professional to join its Center for State Rx Drug Pricing team to provide in-depth policy analysis, propose and analyze innovative practical state strategies to address drug pricing for deliberation and adoption by NASHP’s Work Group on Rx Pricing, and provide technical assistance to states seeking to enact or implement those strategies to reduce pharmaceutical costs as needed. 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 may 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. NASHP seeks applicants who can work from its Washington, DC or Portland, Maine offices, but may hire off-site for a qualified candidate. 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

University of Maryland Senior/Policy Analyst The Hilltop Institute at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, seeks a policy analyst or senior policy analyst to join its Health Reform 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 repository 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. 8/7 More information and to apply.

Associate Director, University of Illinois Office of Medicaid Innovation The University of Illinois System’s Office of Medicaid Innovation seeks an associate director of Medicaid & Medicare Policy Coordination to be responsible for directing policy analysis and compliance requirements for the Office of Medicaid Innovation. This includes coordinating the policy, administrative and research needs of the Department of Healthcare and Family Services (HFS) and staying on top of changes in federal and state Medicaid and Medicare policy, legislation and rulemaking; assisting HFS in responding to federal rulemaking and advising on state rulemaking and legislation as needed; and acting as a central resource for advising University of Illinois staff regarding the federal policy and legal requirements applicable to Medicaid and Medicare. 8/7 More information and to apply.

Nevada Administrator, Division of Health Care Financing & Policy Nevada’s Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) is seeking qualified candidates for the position of administrator in its Division of Health Care Financing and Policy. The administrator reports to the DHHS director and provides leadership, direction, and executive oversight of the state’s Medicaid agency. Responsibilities include administration and oversight of all aspects of the provision of medical care and other services in accordance with the state plan for Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. This includes the benefit plan, program services, quality of care, provider payments, hospital reporting and cost containment, procurement and administration of contracts, policy development and compliance, program integrity, fiscal oversight, federal revenue maximization and information technology systems. The division has an annual operating budget of approximately $4.2 billion and employs approximately 295 staff. This is an unclassified position and serves at the pleasure of the DHHS director. Statewide and out of state travel is required. 8/7  More information and to apply.


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