Policy Associate – Chronic/Vulnerable Populations Team

The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) is seeking a policy associate for its Chronic and Vulnerable Populations Team. They are looking for candidates with substantial expertise in state health policies, programs, and strategies that support older adults, individuals with serious and/or chronic conditions, and their families.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement studies and analyses of state policy approaches using various methods including surveys, key informant interviews, case studies and focus groups;

  • Plan, research and write briefs, blogs, and other publications for NASHP’s state health policy audience;

  • Assist in technical support activities with state officials including Medicaid directors, long term care or behavioral health agency directors, governors’ health advisors, and other members of the executive and legislative branches of government;

  • Facilitate state-to-state learning and exchange via webinars, virtual and (future) in-person meetings, roundtable discussions, and individual state meetings.

  • Stay abreast of relevant literature, national policy and state activity; identify emerging trends and developments in policy and practice, leaders and innovators in state government;

  • Review, analyze and summarize federal and state legislation, rules and regulations that will have an impact on state health policy;

  • Assist in the development, preparation and implementation of grant proposals and reports;

  • Participate in the planning and implementation of NASHP’s annual conference;

  • Represent NASHP and relevant project work at state and national meetings and conferences;

  • Where appropriate, manage the work of research analysts;

  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Experience and familiarity with state and federal Medicaid structure, landscape, and regulation;

  • Knowledge of state and federal health policies, programs, and strategies that support older adults, individuals with serious/chronic conditions, and their families;

  • Experience and strong skills researching and analyzing state health policy, including state and federal Medicaid regulations, statutes, contracts, and other materials;

  • Excellent writing and editing skills;

  • Bachelor’s degree in health policy, public policy, public health, law or related area, plus relevant work experience required; advanced degree in health policy, public policy, public health, law or related area strongly preferred;

  • Experience working on multiple projects in a collaborative, team-based environment.

Ideal candidates will have experience working in state government, particularly in a state Medicaid agency. Experience in or aptitude for program management is a plus.

To Apply

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter detailing their interest and salary requirements, along with a current copy of their resume to: search@nashp.org. Please put “CVP – Policy Associate” in the subject line.

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Date Posted: 
Thursday, June 10, 2021
Date Closing: 
Monday, January 31, 2022
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