NASHP Job Opportunities
Policy Associate – Child and Family Health Team NASHP is seeking an experienced policy associate for its Child and Family Health team. Policy associates are key staff positions who require substantive as well as practical content expertise in state health policy. They are health policy experts who conduct in-depth qualitative policy research and analysis, assist with project development and management, write policy briefs, blogs, and other related resources, and work directly with federal officials and state health policy officials including governors’ staff, executive branch officials, and state legislators. Policy associates must have strong analytic, writing, program development, and project management skills and a proven record as a strong team player. This position will work on federal and foundation-supported grants and contracts related to child and family health. Prior experience and expertise in health policy and state systems related to child and family health are required. More information and to apply.
Policy Associate – Chronic/Vulnerable Populations Team The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) seeks a strong policy associate for its growing Chronic and Vulnerable Populations team. We are looking for candidates with substantial knowledge about state health policies, programs, and strategies that support individuals with chronic conditions, including older adults, individuals with complex physical and/or behavioral health needs and/or intellectual/developmental disabilities. More information and to apply.
Project Director – Population Health Team NASHP seeks an experienced project director to join its Population Health Team. The successful candidate will lead and manage initiatives across a range of initiatives designed to support states in integrating public health, social services, and comprehensive health system transformation, including a focus on health equity and Medicaid delivery systems. Specific topics include addressing health through housing, increasing immunization rates among vulnerable populations, and ensuring more meaningful hospital community benefit and community building investments that align with state public health priorities and address social determinants of health. More information and to apply.
Opportunities in the States
Montana Department of Public Health and Human Services (DPHHS) Director DPHHS administers a wide range of programs, including public assistance, Medicaid, foster care and adoption, nursing home licensing, long-term care, aging services, and public health functions. The director is responsible for directing and administering the functions of the department; establishing department objectives, goals and strategies and measuring their implementation; compiling the department’s budget; representing the department on the governor’s cabinet; and carrying out the other duties and responsibilities of a director as established by law. To apply for this job, go to the newly elected governor’s job portal and fill out the requested information and upload a resume. (11/19)
Idaho Medicaid Chief Financial Officer This individual will have primary responsibility for budgeting, forecasting, complex financial analysis and management of provider reimbursement and financial recovery activities and will work a flexible schedule Monday through Friday with holidays off and has the opportunity to telecommute. The state is seeking an individual with executive leadership experience, strong communication and problem-solving skills including managing multiple programs, dealing with ambiguity, and providing vision and strategic leadership in a public environment. The ideal candidate will also have prior experience in health care finance, be adept at cultivating strong stakeholder relations, and have an adept ability to manage budget issues that are complex, diverse, and cross multiple subject areas. (11/19) More information and to apply.
Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner Policy Analysts (2) The office seeks two policy analysts to join its Policy and Legislative Affairs division in its Olympia office. The office is involved in numerous high-priority, insurance programs. The analysts will be responsible for finding innovative ways to work through policy issues, manage stakeholder relationships, develop factual foundations for fiscal notes, and draft legislation and initiatives to solve policy issues. The incumbents can expect a fast-paced environment where their skills are added to a team working on the bleeding edge of insurance issues in Washington State. By analyzing key issues, and helping develop initiatives, rules, and laws, the analysts will help further the agency’s mission related to health, property, casualty, title, re-insurance, and “captive insurance.” (11/10) More information and to apply.
Minnesota Department of Health, Health Economics Program Senior Pharmacist The Health Economics Program is hiring a senior pharmacist to lead a new pharmaceutical economics research team. The Prescription Drug Research Manager will build a new team to implement the Prescription Drug Transparency Act for the Minnesota. The manager will serve as a subject matter expert and lead health reform discussions or initiatives related to prescription drugs throughout the department of health and statewide and direct the design and implementation of data collection mechanisms and a public-facing website. Leading these and future possible policy changes, this is an opportunity to impact cost and access of prescription drugs for many Minnesotans. Applicants must have a doctorate of pharmacy degree. The job is based in St. Paul. (11/1) More information and to apply.
Association of State and Territorial Health Officials Population Health and Innovation Coordinator The coordinator provides administrative and logistical support for the Population Health and Innovation team on federally funded projects related to clinical-to-community connections, data analytics, public health informatics, and health care access-related topics. Based in Arlington, VA, the coordinator’s principle functions include scheduling conference calls and meetings and circulating key take-away minute, assisting with budgets and invoicing, collecting and entering data, and maintaining webpages. A bachelor’s degree is preferred. (10/20) More information and to apply.
Association for State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO) Medicaid and Value-Based Payment Senior Analyst This position, based in Arlington, VA, assists the Medicaid and Value-Based Payment Director in developing and meeting the deliverables for federally funded and foundation-funded projects important to state and territorial health officials and their agencies in the areas of Medicaid, population health improvement, health care access, and public health partnerships with public and private payers. The senior analyst is part of ASTHO’s Population Health and Innovation team working to improve population health through increased access to care, involvement in payment and delivery reform initiatives, improving the social determinants of health, and integrating public health with clinical care and community initiatives. The candidate should have up to three years of related experience or a master’s degree in public health, public policy, or related field. (10/16) More information and to apply.
Louisiana Department of Health Medicaid Director This is an exceptional opportunity to join an impactful team of professionals providing new and creative solutions in the administration of Medicaid, combining vision and practicality to shape the future of health for 4 in 10 Louisianans. This position will oversee and manage a health care coverage program with an annual budget exceeding $12 billion and covering over 1.6 million children and adults. The director is responsible for administering the state’s Medicaid program, in close coordination with the Offices of Public Health, Behavioral Health, Aging and Adult Services, and Citizens with Developmental Disabilities, the operations of which are integrated under the department’s organizational umbrella. Candidates must have experience interpreting complex federal and state law; creating and implementing strategic operational plans for a large and multi-faceted organization; proactively and accurately identifying issues while seeking resolutions to meet immediate needs and positioning the agency for future requirements, and finally, the leadership role in negotiation, design and execution of multi-billion dollar service contracts emphasizing quality, efficiency, performance and outcome measurement. (10/16) More information and to apply.
Pew Charitable Trusts Health Group Senior Director The senior director of the health group, which contemplates a wide spectrum of health issues and defines “health” broadly to include public health and social determinants of health, is based in Pew’s Washington, D.C., office. This position manages directors and project directors, as well as other project leadership and reports to the vice president and head of government performance. The senior director oversees seven existing projects, which focus on the following issues: 1) food safety; 2) antibiotic resistance; 3) health care products; 4) health information technology; 5) oral health care; 6) the role of local and state government in advancing aspects of community health; and 7) substance use disorder. We are exploring opportunities to develop additional initiatives for consideration by Pew’s board, which build on the experience and insight developed through previous health projects. (10/9) More information and to apply.
Minnesota Department of Health Managed Care Systems Manager This position, based in St. Paul, directs and manages all activities and programs of the Department of Health’s Managed Care Systems Section in addition to providing vision, direction, and leadership for all activities related to licensure and regulation of health maintenance organizations, and county-based purchasing entities by the Department of Health. This position will also lead and oversee regulatory activities for pharmacy benefit managers and certification of essential community providers, and investigate complaints related to regulated entities. (10/1) More information and to apply.
Hilltop Institute at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Director of Economic and Financial Analysis. The ideal candidate can apply sophisticated analytics and modeling to inform state health policy to advance the health and well-being of publicly and privately insured populations. The candidate should have a proven track record in leading client engagements and project teams and conducting data analytics, policy analysis, and research. The incumbent will apply knowledge of statistics and economics and principles of finance, business, and actuarial science to estimate, model, and evaluate the impact of federal and state policies on eligibility, service utilization, and costs of publicly funded health insurance programs. (9/11) More information and to apply.
Virginia Joint Commission on Health Care Health Policy Analysts (2) The standing commission of the Virginia General Assembly is seeking two highly competent, motivated professionals to serve as health policy analysts. The staff serve as the nonpartisan research and analysis staff in support of the legislative members of the commission. Through the work of its members and staff, the commission is considered a legitimate and reliable source of health-related information and policy recommendations among state legislators, state and local agency officials, and other health-policy stakeholders. The primary responsibility for health policy analysts is to conduct research and analysis on topics that are directed by the commission and developing well thought out project plans that identify the key questions that need to be answered and the necessary analyses to answer those questions. Applicants should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and two letters of reference to email@example.com. (10/1)
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