Opportunities in the States

Director, Center for Health Policy and Programs – New York Academy of Medicine
Reporting to the Executive Vice President, the new Director will provide strategic direction and leadership to the Center’s key priorities areas of healthy aging, disease prevention and health promotion, and reducing health disparities. S/he will bring deep experience shaping, developing, and advancing an evidence-based policy agenda, and will have a keen understanding of the political dynamic at the city and state levels in New York. The new Director will build strong and diverse networks that support the Center’s current and emerging priorities, nurture existing funding relationships and identify opportunities for new funding streams, lead and develop a strong, collaborative team of 15, and manage an annual budget of $1.8M. More information and to apply.

Executive Director, Medicaid Policy – Kaiser Permanente
Provides public policy, regulatory and legislative advice to senior management, leadership of the Government Relations Department and Kaiser Permanente’s state and federal Government Relations professionals on Medicaid and other complex and strategic public policy, regulatory and legislative issues, which have significant impact to the company. This role requires in-depth knowledge and skillful insight into the political environment, critical business problems and emerging issues. More information and to apply.

Executive Director, Enterprise Regulatory Strategy and Policy- Kaiser Permanente
Major area of responsibility and accountability includes developing and deploying an enterprise-wide regulatory strategy across the Program. The importance of this position is reflected in the amount and complexity of regulatory activity affecting the health care industry and, in particular, Kaiser Permanente’s operations.  This role is accountable for leading the development, deployment and ongoing execution of strategy to enable coordination of regulatory processes across Kaiser Permanente and promoting a climate supportive of collaborative regulatory efforts. The role is also responsible for convening all regulatory strategy and policy activity across the Program, advising the regions on organizing the work, identifying key issues (in real time and prospectively), generating and conveying high level solutions and developing proposed approaches for senior leadership consideration, providing a coordinating forum for the business functions, Government Relations, Legal and Compliance. More information and to apply.

Research Scientist – Minnesota Department of Health
This position researches, develops and evaluates procedures and strategies to produce Public Use Files (PUFs) from the Minnesota All-payer Claims Database (MN APCD). This position leads the development, testing, documentation and release of new and updated PUFs. This position coordinates with Health Economics Program (HEP) activities to support MN APCD Operations, consult with management about program needs, and develop findings and conclusions to support continuous improvement efforts. More information and to apply.

 Assistant Research Scientist – University of Florida, College of Medicine
The University of Florida Institute for Child Health Policy and the Department of Health Outcomes and Policy, College of Medicine, seeks applicants for a full-time Assistant Scientist position. The position will require collaboration with other social and behavioral scientists, health professionals, and health policy experts in the Institute and the Department on the design, coordination, and implementation of program evaluation research for federal and state funded projects that evaluate access to and quality of care for beneficiaries in Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. The Department has a particular interest in health disparities in access to and quality of care, which can be related to age, gender, race/ethnicity, socio-economic status, and/or geography. More information and to apply.

Policy Director – Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) – Washington, DC
MACPAC is recruiting for a seasoned analyst to join its management team. They are currently seeking a policy director who can assist in developing the Commission’s analytic agenda as well as supervise a team of analysts in carrying out that work. Important qualities include strong analytic and writing skills, knowledge of Medicaid and CHIP policy issues, a track record as a manager, and interest in helping shape MACPAC’s roles as an advisor to Congress and as an independent, nonpartisan source of information on Medicaid and CHIP. In addition, MACPAC is in the market for analysts knowledgeable about Medicaid managed care, payment, and dual eligibles. Expertise working with Medicaid data is always an asset though not required for all positions. These are full-time positions based in Washington, DC with federal employee health and retirement benefits.  Salaries are not on the GS scale but are competitive with those in other federal agencies. Interested applicants should visit the career opportunities section of MACPAC’s website to apply, at

Director – Oregon Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (OCCYSHN)
The Oregon Health & Science University’s Institute on Development and Disability is seeking a dynamic leader with doctoral or master’s degree, to fill the position of Director of the Oregon Center for Children and Youth with Special Health Needs (OCCYSHN). Candidates must have demonstrated expertise in organizational and grant administration and have a strong record of building successful professional, state, and national partnerships. We seek candidates who also have solid accomplishments in strategic planning, pediatric public health and health systems for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN), grant writing, and scholarship. More information and to apply.

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