NASHP Job Opportunities
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. (7/6) More information and to apply.
Opportunities in the States
NORC at the University of Chicago Senior Research Scientist Medicaid/State Health Care Programs Research NORC seeks a qualified senior research scientist to direct program and policy projects related to Medicaid and other state health care programs focused on health care delivery and financing. This may include projects involving policy analysis, environmental scans, focus groups and structured interviews with stakeholders including health care providers, insurers, policymakers, and patients, technical assistance to state Medicaid programs, quantitative and qualitative analysis, and operational support to programs. This is a remote job. (7/9) More information and to apply.
Washington, DC Department of Health Care Finance’s Health Care Policy and Research Administration Unit Management Analyst for the Division of Eligibility Policy This position is responsible for helping to develop and implement eligibility policies, procedures, and oversight strategies for the agency. Reporting to the associate director for the division, the position requires someone with a passion for Medicaid eligibility policy and process who is has strong experience and capacity doing research, analysis, writing and training. (7/9) More information and to apply.
Oregon Drug Pricing Transparency Program Coordinator The Oregon Division of Financial Regulation protects Oregonians’ access to fair products and services through education, regulation, and consumer assistance. The division is responsible for ensuring the safety and soundness of financial institutions, the availability and affordability of financial products, and the fair treatment of consumers. Functions include licensing, regulating, and monitoring the conduct of banks, credit unions, financial services providers, health care service contractors, insurance companies, and licensed or registered agents of such entities. This position serves as the department’s lead researcher, project coordinator, and policy advisor to study the costs of prescription specialty drugs under the Prescription Drug Price Transparency Act (PDPTA). Duties include developing and conducting comprehensive and complex studies to identify cost drivers of prescription drugs and gain a better understanding of drug pricing and supply chain issues, among other policy tasks. 6/16 More information and to apply.
Pew Charitable Trusts Health Group Senior Director This position, based in Washington, DC, 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 will oversee projects that focus on food safety, antibiotic resistance, health care products, health information technology, oral health care, the role of local and state government in advancing aspects of community health, and substance use disorder. The annual combined budget of these projects exceeds $15 million and the health group comprises approximately 70 staff. The senior director will be a lead spokesperson for Pew’s health work at the local, state, and federal level, and be responsible for the oversight of the execution of existing projects, the wind-down of projects that have met their objectives, the exploration of new areas of focus, and the launch of new projects. (6/2) More information and to apply.
Virginia Health Benefit Exchange Director The State Corporation Commission is looking for a director for its new division that will operate Virginia’s new state-based exchange, initially using the federal platform, which will be operational by plan year 2021. This position will report directly to the commission. The director is responsible for providing the strategic direction, leadership, and oversight required to meet the health care needs of eligible citizens and small businesses of the Commonwealth. Responsibilities include overseeing the availability and offering of qualified health and dental plans, communication across several sectors including legislators, vendors, agencies and leaders, coordination of statewide enrollment and outreach initiatives, management of Navigator grants and programs, selection and implementation of various technology platforms, and management of the budget. In addition, the director will lead and coach a team of approximately 20 employees responsible for managing and administering the exchange. (5/28) More information and to apply.
Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Director of Policy The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of MaineCare Services (OMS) administers the state’s Medicaid program and coordinates several major health care financing programs for Maine, including the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). The Division of Policy within OMS is responsible for the development and management of policies for services and programs that provide eligible Mainers with access to comprehensive, affordable, evidence-based health care. The director of policy leads and oversees the strategic design and evolution of policies that detail the structure and requirements for the broad range of health care services for which MaineCare provides coverage. Apply by May 27, 2020. To apply and more information.
Virginia General Assembly Joint Commission on Health Care Executive Director The commission seeks a highly competent, motivated professional to provide operational oversight, maintain contact with the 18 legislators and the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Resources, oversee multiple staff studies simultaneously, and make sure patrons of commission bills have talking points and that staff will be present to answer questions when the bill is heard in committee. The deadline is extended to April 28, 2020 due to COVID-19. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and two letters of recommendation to email@example.com. (4/9) More information here.
Virginia General Assembly Joint Commission on Health Care Policy Analyst The commission seeks a highly competent, motivated professional to serve as a health policy analyst. The commission is the source of health-related information and policy recommendations among state legislators, state and local agency officials, and other health-policy stakeholders. The policy analyst conducts in-depth research on health-related topics, analyzes all relevant information from a broad range of sources such as datasets, peer-reviewed journal articles, topic experts, national, state and local level agency officials/staff, and key stakeholders in the community, private sector and not-for-profit entities. Applications are due by May 8. To be considered for this position, qualified applicants should send a cover letter, resume, writing sample, and two letters of reference to firstname.lastname@example.org. View the full job description.
Hilltop Institute at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Policy Analyst or Senior Policy Analyst: This position is for UMBC’s Aging and Disabilities Studies team, which works with the Medicaid program and the Developmental Disabilities Administration within the Maryland Department of Health as well as other state agencies to improve access to long-term services and supports and advance new service delivery and financing models for people with chronic conditions and disabilities. The team also conducts aging and disability research in collaboration with faculty at UMBC and other institutions. Hilltop seeks professionals with exceptional quantitative research skills, a keen interest in federal and state health policy, and a passion for advancing the health and wellbeing of people and communities through research and policy. (3/30) Learn more and to apply.
Virginia Joint Commission on Health Care Executive Director The Joint Commission on Health Care, a standing commission of the Virginia General Assembly, is seeking a highly competent, motivated professional to serve as executive director. Through the work of its legislative members and staff, the commission is well regarded as 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. To learn more about the position and the numerous studies and policy recommendations produced by staff, visit the commission’s website. (3/13) More information and to apply.
Pew Charitable Trusts Senior Associate, Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Initiative This Pew initiative provides direct technical assistance to states on how to improve access to evidence-based, high-quality treatment for people with substance use disorders and implement other strategies to reduce the number of overdose deaths. The project also highlights and disseminates innovative community-based strategies to address the opioid epidemic and conducts advocacy in Washington, DC. The senior associate will provide project management and strategic guidance for one or more states’ technical assistance efforts. This work includes participating in the development and implementation of Pew’s state campaigns to expand access to effective treatment for substance use disorders by completing policy analyses, conducting key informant interviews, and planning and facilitating stakeholder meetings, conferences, and other events designed to achieve project goals. (2/13) More information and to apply.
Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner (OIC) Policy Analyst A policy analyst with a health care focus is needed for the OIC’s Policy and Legislative Affairs Division in the Olympia office. This analyst 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 policy analyst can expect a fast-paced environment where his/her skills are added to a team working on the cutting edge of health care issues in Washington State. By analyzing key issues, and helping develop initiatives, rules, and laws, this person will help further the agency’s mission related to health insurance. (2/20) More information and to apply.
Washington State Health Benefit Exchange Eligibility Manager Washington State’s exchange is a public-private partnership that operates the WAPlanfinder mobile app and Washington Healthplanfinder, the eligibility and enrollment portal used by one in four Washington residents to obtain health and dental coverage. The eligibility manager, based in Olympia, is responsible for the oversight of the conditional eligibility verification and applicant/enrollee appeals teams, consistent with regulatory requirements from the US Department of Health and Human Services, and the exchange’s policies and procedures. (2/20) More information and to apply.
Washington State Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation Health and Human Services Business Manager With a vision of advancing the health and well-being of the communities in and surrounding the Colville Reservation, this new business manager position, based in Nespelem, Washington, will play an integral role in planning and executing a comprehensive expansion and realignment of key primary health care and behavioral and mental health services provided to the 10,000 tribal and non-tribal residents of the region. Reporting to the director of Health and Human Services, the manager will work closely with the executive ream to build out a health care system that is robust, holistic, sustainable, and financially sound, while being reflective of the Tribes’ vision of health and healthcare. This new position will play a significant role in developing business strategies, creating efficient and effective programs, and establishing systems, processes, and operational infrastructures that support the growth and expansion of the tribal health care and well-being delivery infrastructure. (2/20) More information and to apply.
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