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NASHP Job Opportunities

Research Analyst, Chronic and Vulnerable Populations NASHP is looking for a talented individual to join it Chronic and Vulnerable Populations team in either its Portland, Maine, or Washington, DC, office. This work supports state officials across the country in their efforts to improve health care for individuals who are under-served, with chronic and/or complex needs. The applicant 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. More information and to apply.

NASHP Policy Associate, Child and Family Health Team NASHP seeks a policy associate for its Child and Family Health Team. The candidate should have experience and a strong interest in state policies related to maternal and child health, services and systems for women, children and families, and/or delivery system and payment innovation. Policy associates are lead content experts on policy issues and topics at the national and state level. They conduct policy research and analysis, assist with project development and management, write policy briefs and other related resources, and work directly with state health policy officials. 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 a must and experience in state government is strongly preferred. The position will be located in NASHP’s Washington, DC office. More information and to apply.

Opportunities in the States

Director of Aging and Disability Studies The Hilltop Institute at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), seeks a director who is passionate about advancing the health and wellbeing of older adults and people with disabilities and possess a proven track record in leading client engagements, developing new relationships and funding resources, managing staff, and conducting data analytics, policy analysis, and research. The position reports to Hilltop’s chief of staff, serves on Hilltop’s senior management team, and directs the Aging and Disability Studies team, currently with four policy analysts. The director provides strategic vision in the area of aging and disability research and policy, leads the Aging and Disability Studies team consistent with Hilltop’s strategic plan, develops and manages related research and policy initiatives, and develops new partnerships, projects, and funding sources. Hilltop conducts research and policy analysis to support health care financing and delivery system reform in Maryland and other states. E-mail a resume to resume@hilltop.umbc.edu, more information is available here.

Division of Medicaid Programs Bureau Chief The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Division of Medicaid, is searching for a bureau chief to manage the Medicaid financial operations bureau. This position will provide oversight of provider reimbursement, financial recovery and budgeting activities. This is an opportunity for a self-directed professional with problem-solving skills and experience in managing multiple programs, dealing with ambiguity, and providing vision and strategic leadership in a public environment. The ideal candidate will have experience in health care finance, be adept at cultivating strong stakeholder relations and managing budget issues that are complex, diverse, and cross multiple subject areas, in addition to having strong interpersonal, communication and leadership skills. More information and to apply.

Health Impact Project (HIP) Senior Associate, Evaluation Programs HIP, a collaboration of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Pew Charitable Trusts, is looking for a candidate to work in Pew’s Washington, DC, office. This person primarily focuses on designing and implementing evaluation strategies to support the project’s ongoing and new initiatives. The position supports cross-sector collaborations to improve population health with an emphasis on assessing and advancing effective strategies for states to employ. The position also supports design and implementation of the state selection process for participation in a learning center initiative. The position will assist with national and regional meeting design, implementation, follow-up, and evaluation. This position also conducts research to support the project’s national health impact assessment study and health note initiative. 2/28 More information and to apply.

W.K. Kellogg Foundation Program Officers, Food, Health & Well-Being Portfolio These new program officers will provide leadership and oversight of the portfolio’s programmatic and policy initiatives that strive for educated, healthy kids and secure families, working through the lenses of health equity or maternal and child health. The ideal candidates will have deep knowledge of and experience with public health systems and a solid understanding of community engagement, policy, and systems change at the local, regional and national levels. Applications including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position should be sent to: WKKF-POFHWB@nonprofitprofessionals.com. More information and to apply.

Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL) Associate Director of Policy, Massachusetts Institute of Technology J-PAL North America, a global research center working to reduce poverty by ensuring that policy is informed by scientific evidence, seeks applications for a new associate director of policy at J-PAL North America. As a lab of the MIT economics department, J-PAL North America leverages scholarship from more than 170 affiliated professors at over 55 universities, and has a full-time staff of approximately 40 research, policy, and administrative professionals, that work together to conduct randomized impact evaluations, policy outreach, and training to generate and disseminate rigorous evidence about which anti-poverty social policies work and why. J-PAL North America works across a wide range of policy areas that relate to poverty including health, labor, crime, education and more. Due to the pace of this search, candidates are strongly encouraged to apply as soon as possible. To apply, submit a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications and a resume via MIT’s human resources system. More information and to apply.

Hilltop Institute at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Policy Analyst or Senior Policy Analyst UMBC seeks a 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. The 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 people and communities. Apply by Feb. 28, 2019. For more information and to apply.

Hilltop Institute at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Aging and Disability Studies Policy Specialist/Analyst Hilltop’s Aging and Disability Studies team works with the Maryland Department of Health, the Maryland Health Care Commission, and the Developmental Disabilities Administration to develop new Medicaid delivery and financing models for people with chronic conditions and disabilities and has been assisting the state with long-term services and supports (LTSS) reform. The policy specialist/analyst will be responsible for carrying out research, policy, and statistical analysis related to LTSS for older adults and individuals with disabilities. Please submit applications by Jan. 31, 2019. More information and to apply.

Department of Vermont Health Access Policy and Planning Chief The Department of Vermont Health Access, which administers Vermont Medicaid, seeks a dynamic team member to oversee the department’s legislative work and related communications. The incumbent will assess the impact of pending and enacted state legislation on the Medicaid program and health reform activities, and will work with the commissioner to articulate direction and priorities for major legislative projects. During the legislative session, this person acts as liaison between the legislature and the department and will coordinate responses to legislative mandates and reports following the session. The position may also serve as a spokesperson and key contact for other stakeholders and the media. For more information contact Cory Gustafson 802-241-0239 Cory.Gustafson@vermont.gov Reference Job ID # 783 Location: Waterbury Vermont. Status: Permanent, Full Time. Application deadline is Jan. 20, 2019. More information and to apply.

Pew Charitable Trusts Senior Associate, Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Initiative (Technical Assistance) The substance use prevention and treatment initiative works to develop and support 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, including through increased use of drug and non-drug therapies for withdrawal management, treatment, and long-term recovery. The project provides direct technical assistance to states on how to improve access to evidence-based, high-quality treatment for people with substance use disorders. The project also conducts advocacy in states and Washington, DC, to achieve its programmatic objectives. The senior associate, based in Pew’s Washington, DC, office, reports to the associate manager, technical assistance. Working closely with the team members and staff from communications, government relations, state strategy, and other Pew departments, the senior associate will provide project management and strategic guidance for one or more states’ technical assistance efforts. More information and to apply.

New York City Executive Director, Health Planning and Research, Bureau of Primary Care Access and Planning The Bureau of Primary Care Access & Planning, within the Division of Prevention and Primary Care at the NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene is seeking a City Research Scientist IV-B to serve as the Executive Director of Health Planning and Research. During this period of change in health care system, primary care remains a key anchor to advance population health, but the landscape is evolving. PCAP drives policy, program and research that maximizes health insurance coverage and impact of primary care on population health for all New Yorkers. A PhD is preferred plus experience as a senior manager in non-profit, government or healthcare delivery systems. For more information and to apply.

New York City Director of Research and Evaluation, Bureau of Primary Care Access & Planning (PCAP), in the Division of Prevention and Primary Care PCAP is seeking a City Research Scientist to serve as Director of Research and Evaluation for the Bureau. During this period of change in health care system, primary care remains a key anchor to advance population health, but the landscape is undergoing rapid change. PCAP drives policy, programming and research that maximize health insurance coverage and increase access to affordable, high quality, and coordinated primary care with a strong focus on health equity. A PHD is preferred with expertise in statistics, epidemiology, and evaluation methods, research design and pertinent data analysis. For more information and to apply.

New York City Bureau of Primary Care Access & Planning Director of Safety Net Access in the Division of Prevention and Primary Care The bureau is seeking a City Research Scientist III. Within this Bureau, reporting to the Executive Director of the Office of Health Planning and Research, the Director of Safety Net Access will lead research, analysis and development activities to improve health care access and utilization for those populations relying upon the safety net for health care services. This director maintains policy expertise about the primary health care system, specifically safety-net components (e.g., FQHCs and public hospital clinics). The director’s team will develop approaches that encourage and incentivize better access to and utilization of primary care, preventive care, prescription drugs and other critical health services. This position will also be responsible for providing strategic direction and oversight to the nascent Consumer Engagement Unit. For more information and to apply


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