Project Director (Behavioral Health), Chronic and Vulnerable Populations
The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) seeks a project director for Chronic and Vulnerable Populations team. The successful candidate will have strong project management skills and demonstrated expertise in state health policy, with a particular focus on Medicaid, behavioral health, substance use disorder, and/or other related state and federal initiatives. Experience in state health policy is a must; experience in state government is strongly preferred.
NASHP is a nonpartisan forum of policymakers throughout state governments, learning, leading and implementing innovative solutions to health policy challenges. To accomplish our mission we convene state leaders to solve problems and share solutions; conduct policy analyses and research; disseminate information on state policies and programs; and provide technical assistance to states.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Work closely with Senior Program Director and other NASHP staff to develop, implement and manage projects for specific policy areas and grant projects;
- Work independently and as part of a team, to design and conduct policy studies and analyses including literature reviews, policy scans, surveys, key informant interviews, case studies and focus groups;
- Plan agendas and facilitate meetings ranging from small advisory groups to larger symposia;
- Build and maintain strong working relationships with state and federal program administrators, national policy organizations, experts and other key stakeholders;
- Coordinate and provide responses to requests for technical assistance;
- Represent NASHP and relevant project work at meetings and conferences, presenting or speaking at such events, as appropriate;
- Assure timely delivery of quality products and compliance with all funder requirements, including effective oversight and management of project budgets, as directed by the Senior Program Director
- Stay abreast of relevant literature, national policy and state activity relevant to the health policy work of NASHP, with particular attention paid to those issues directly related to the Project Director’s assigned policy area;
- Participate in NASHP staff team work of planning and implementing NASHP’s annual conference;
- Serve as a mentor to more junior staff;
- Assist in developing grant proposals;
- Periodically travel to states for site visits, meetings, and research.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Relevant work experience, and Master’s degree or other graduate degree in public policy, public health, law or related areas, or equivalent combination of education and experience;
- Substantial knowledge of state health policy, with a particular focus in Medicaid, behavioral health and/or substance use disorders preferred;
- Strong analytic and qualitative research skills;
- Strong organizational skills;
- Excellent writing and verbal communication skills;
- Leadership experience;
- Ability to manage a complex workload comprised of multiple projects and staff.
Interested applicants should submit a cover letter detailing their interest and salary requirements, along with a current copy of their resume to: email@example.com. Please put “CVP- Behavioral Health Project Director” in the subject line. No phone calls please.
NASHP is an Equal Opportunity Employer.