Policy Analyst, Center For Consumer Engagement In Health Innovation

Join an organization at the forefront of health advocacy across the nation

Community Catalyst is a national non-profit advocacy organization working to build consumer and community leadership to transform the American health system. Our first priority is quality, affordable health care for all and to ensure that all individuals and communities sustain the power to influence local, state and national decisions that affect their health. Since 1998, we have provided leadership and support to consumer organizations, policymakers and foundations working to ensure the health care system serves everyone – especially historically marginalized communities. Community Catalyst strengthens organized consumer voices in communities, at statehouses and on Capitol Hill when advocates fight for changes that improve our health.

As an organization, we believe an inclusive and open environment fosters creativity, contributes to the quality of our work, and provides growth opportunities for our employees. Additional information is available at www.communitycatalyst.org.

The Position:

The Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation (the “Center”) is seeking a policy analyst to join its team working to ensure that public programs, including Medicare and Medicaid, better address the needs of consumers, particularly those with the most complex needs. The Center’s policy priorities include a strong focus on opportunities to address social determinants of health and advance consumer and community engagement in health care policies and programs.

We are seeking a policy analyst who is interested in opportunities to ensure that there is a strong consumer and community voice in health care programs, and who is able to work on a range of issues. We anticipate that initial projects will focus on (1) understanding and influencing how managed care affects consumers with complex health and social needs, including issues such as enrollment, eligibility, consumer protections and care innovation; and (2) advancing opportunities to address social determinants of health and promote health equity, including through community benefit programs, Medicaid and Medicare. The policy analyst will provide leadership, strategic advice, policy analysis, and accessible written materials to consumer advocates, providers and policymakers.


Supervision:

The Policy Analyst is supervised by the Director of the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation. This position may be based in Washington, DC or in Boston.


Responsibilities:

 Provide policy analysis and research, including analyzing regulatory and legislative proposals, conducting key informant interviews, and reviewing reports and peer reviewed literature

 Write comment letters, issue briefs, fact sheets, blogs, and reports on pertinent health policy topics

 Provide technical assistance and strategic advice to state and/or local advocacy partners on a variety of health system transformation policy issues

 Present to wide range of audiences on health system transformation policy issues

 Participate in program design and development, as necessary

 Maintain and develop relationships with collaborating consumer, provider and industry organizations

 Maintain and develop relationships with advocacy partners in assigned sites

 Perform other duties as necessary to achieve the goals of the Center

 

Qualifications:

 Broad, diverse knowledge and experience in health policy and health system transformation issues, including knowledge of Medicaid, Medicare and Affordable Care Act policy

 An interest and capacity in translating evidence-based research and knowledge into public policy strategies and practice

 A record of successful public interest advocacy and/or a passion for the value of advocacy, education and organizing to influence and change public policy

 Experience working with local, state and/or federal policymakers preferred

 Outstanding writing skills with a record of prior publications, and the ability to convey complex information in writing and orally

 Flexibility and ability to take on and identify emerging issues in health system transformation policy

 Demonstrated commitment to working with a broad range of stakeholders

 Strong organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple tasks at once, respond to tight timelines, pay attention to detail, and operate independently and effectively in a fast-paced environment

 Strong leadership, relationship development and collaboration skills

 Ability to travel

 Relevant work experience: 10 years, or Bachelor’s plus 5 years, or Master’s plus 2 years

 Demonstrated commitment to social justice and health equity

 Ability to travel on average once to twice a month

 Bilingual/bicultural background highly desirable

 

Benefits:

 Competitive salary

 Generous paid time off policy

 Robust benefits package

 Convenient downtown Boston and Washington DC locations

 

Applicants should submit a resume with a one page cover letter briefly summarizing their interest in and qualifications for the position to: jobs@communitycatalyst.org. Please put “CCEHI Policy Analyst” in the subject line. Community Catalyst is strongly committed to building a work environment that recognizes, respects, and encourages the unique contributions of a broad spectrum of qualified employees. We strive to make employment decisions that support inclusion to maintain a work atmosphere that is diverse, equitable and promotes family-friendly practices and work‐life benefits so that people of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles may grow personally and professionally. We do not discriminate in hiring based on age, color, ethnicity, race, national origin, primary language, religion, socio‐economic status, family status, mental and physical disabilities, veteran status, gender identity characteristics and/or expression, sex, medical condition, sexual orientation or any other classification that is protected by federal, state, or local law. Through all of our programs, Community Catalyst works to build a better future for all individuals by advancing health equity, focusing on people of color, immigrants, as well as disability, gender, sexual identity and socioeconomic status. It is important for our staff to reflect the diverse communities with which we work. People of color, LGBTQ identified people, gender‐nonconforming people, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people who speak a language in addition to English are encouraged to apply.

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