Sunday, May 8, 2011

Search for Health Policy Associate

The Alliance for Health Reform is looking to fill the position of Health Policy Associate. This associate health policy position will be an integral member of the health policy staff and assist the Executive Vice President and Senior Health Policy Associate to develop and execute briefings, research the health policy arena, and help to cultivate and maintain relationships with key congressional staff and other health policy stakeholders.

The Policy Associate’s responsibilities include organizing the content of Alliance briefings, scheduling and maintaining communication with speakers, research and analyze possible topics, assist in preparing and drafting a variety of publications and materials for retreats, attend briefings and provide logistical support, including assisting with setup, registration, and breakdown.

This position also helps to coordinate policy research among Alliance staff members, track health policy topics under discussion among analysts and policy makers, especially congressional staff, and keep Alliance staff informed about health policy developments.

Qualifications require an established background and interest in health policy, economics, public policy political science or other social science fields is required. A master’s degree or a combination of work experience and a B.A in one of the disciplines mentioned above is preferred.

Knowledge in one or more of the following areas is required to include health reform, quality, healthcare costs, disparities, children’s health, Medicare and Medicaid, long-term care, public health, and private insurance.

Excellent written and speaking skills, an ability and willingness to perform a variety of organizational tasks and commitment to the goals of the Alliance are essential. Applicants must be able to organize work and prioritize, take the initiative, have the ability to handle multiple tasks, be able to meet deadlines, plus have strong computer skills.

To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Word or PDF files only and please no phone calls.