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Supervisor:Director, Health Integration Project
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, a leading nonprofit policy institute, is seeking a Policy Analyst, title and salary commensurate with experience, to work on its Health Integration Project. The Center’s health integration project works to improve health outcomes for low-income individuals through greater use of innovative reforms in Medicaid and other programs that better coordinate and integrate health care services with housing, employment and training, and other human services programs.
The analyst will work on projects that focus on federal and state-level housing, Medicaid and behavioral health policy. In addition, the analyst will work on projects in other areas, such as criminal justice, social security and TANF, when there’s potential overlap with housing or health related issues. The position entails keeping abreast of federal and state policy developments, innovative practices to integrate housing and services for vulnerable people, national and local media reports related to on-going projects, and related research. The analyst also supervises the health integration project’s intern. The position involves public speaking as well as activities that promote the exchange of information and collaborative efforts to affect policies within and among states. Some travel will be required.
- Analyze federal legislative and regulatory proposals related to affordable housing, Medicaid and behavioral health
- Understanding and translating federal statutory language for Medicaid, housing and other programs as needed for internal and external audiences
- Communicate internally and externally the unique needs of very vulnerable people such as those experiencing homelessness, people involved in the criminal justice system and low-income people who are unnecessarily residing in health care institutional settings (nursing homes, mental health hospitals, etc.)
- Conduct research and analyze data on new topics, as assigned
- Deliver written products – papers, blogs, memos, etc. on topics related to integrating housing and services
- Assemble information and draft language for health integration project newsletter to local partners
- Attend DC events related to on-going projects
- Develop ideas for new CBPP projects to advance policies to integrate housing and services
- Participate, as needed, on national coalitions and advisory groups
- At least four years’ relevant work experience (as described above). A relevant graduate degree (such as a master of public policy or a law degree) may be substituted for two years’ work experience.
- A demonstrated ability to undertake research and analysis to inform policy debates
- Ability to understand and translate legal opinions and legislative language is required
- Strong written and verbal communications skills; and exceptional organizational, planning, and interpersonal skills
- Experience with the federal, state or local administration of Medicaid, affordable housing and other social service is desirable
To be considered for this position please submit resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include Policy Analyst – Health Integration in the email subject line. Resumes will be accepted and considered until the position is filled.
Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience; excellent benefits, including health insurance and dental coverage, life and long-term disability insurance, retirement, MERP, DCAP; and generous vacation, sick leave, and holiday schedules.
The Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer regardless of Race/Gender/Physical Ability/ or Veteran status. The Center values and welcomes diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages all qualified persons to apply regardless of any protected status under federal or local law.