NASHP Job Opportunities
NASHP 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. (8/28) 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. (7/6) More information and to apply.
Opportunities in the States
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.
AARP Senior Legislative Representative – State Health and Family Team, State Advocacy and Strategy Integration As part of AARP’s Community, State, and National Affairs group, Government Affairs advances AARP’s goals through legislative and regulatory advocacy with policymakers and elected officials at the federal, state, and local levels, as well as judicial advocacy in the courts. This position coordinates and leverages AARP relationships with state policy leaders by providing issue expertise and advising and counseling leadership on public policy development by identifying emerging issues, recommending policy changes, or course corrections. This individual serves as a spokesperson with state and national press and with legislative and non-legislative audiences to position AARP as a credible source of information on state health and long-term support services issues. In an appropriately coordinated fashion, the individual advises state offices on key policy, advocacy and communications approaches. The job is based in Washington, DC. (9/28) More information and to apply.
National Network of Public Health Institutes’ Coordinating Center for Public Health Training Director The network works to unite public health institutes, training centers, community organizations, government agencies, health care systems, and businesses in advancing public health practice and improving population health. It is seeking an experienced professional to serve as director will oversee a portfolio of initiatives focused on public health workforce training and development, working in collaboration with public health training centers, public health institutes, federal agencies, national public health organizations, and other partners. This is an exciting opportunity for a seasoned team leader with a background in workforce development and learning networks to provide leadership in support of public health professionals nationwide, working in either Washington, DC or New Orleans. Applications including a cover letter describing interests and qualifications, resume (in Word format), and where you learned of the position should be sent to: email@example.com. 9/24
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. (9/17) 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.
Idaho Medicaid Chief Financial Officer The Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Division of Medicaid has an exciting opportunity for a dynamic forward thinking, self-directed, innovative professional with strong analytical skills who can excel under pressure. This individual will have primary responsibility for budgeting, forecasting, complex financial analysis and management of provider reimbursement and financial recovery activities. The state requires someone 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. (8/21) More information and to apply.
Colorado Benefit Health Exchange Director of Policy and External Affairs Connect for Health Colorado is a state-based health insurance marketplace and support network that allows individuals, families and small employers to compare and purchase health plans in a convenient way. Its mission is to increase access, affordability, and choice for individuals and small employers purchasing health insurance in Colorado. The Director of Policy and External Affairs will support leadership and oversight for the advancement of Connect’s objectives in communication, marketing, state and federal legislature, and community-based activities to coordinate and support executive outcomes and other areas as they become pertinent to the business. (8/20) 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. (10/1)
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Director of Research and Data Analysis – Health Policy The director will support the health team’s work, with a particular focus on Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act (ACA) marketplaces. This position, which can be based in Washington, DC or remote, is crucial to the team’s effectiveness, providing the analytic grounding for much of its advocacy and technical assistance. The director will also work closely with the team’s other senior analysts and also support the work of the center’s legislative affairs, communications, state campaigns, and other policy teams as relevant. The ideal candidate is a creative problem solver who will maintain high analytic standards and rigor while working to advance the Center’s policy agenda of strengthening health coverage for low- and moderate-income people. 10/1 More information and to apply. (10/1)
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