Policy Analyst, Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured

LOCATION: Washington, DC (Remote until November 2021)
STATUS: Full-time; Exempt
PROGRAM AREA: Health Policy – Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured

Position Summary:
The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), a non-profit organization is the nation’s leading health policy organization dedicated to filling the need for trusted information on national health issues.  KFF serves as a non-partisan source of facts, information, and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the public.

KFF is seeking a Policy Analyst for the Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured, which provides information and analysis on health care coverage and access for the low-income population with a special focus on Medicaid’s role and coverage of the uninsured. The Policy Analyst will help develop and carry out quantitative and qualitative analysis related to Medicaid policy, health reform, and coverage for the low-income population, with a focus on eligibility and enrollment policy.

This full-time position will be based in KFF’s Washington, D.C. office, which is located downtown near Metro Center.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Conduct policy analysis, including review and synthesis of policy documents, proposals, regulations, or other secondary sources of information.
  • Synthesize data to perform quantitative analysis.
  • Write and prepare fact sheets, policy briefs, presentations and other documents and prepare figures, tables, charts and other data visualizations to effectively communicate key findings.
  • Keep abreast of new policy developments affecting Medicaid policy.
  • Respond to external inquiries from the media, policymakers, stakeholders, and others in the policy community; present KFF’s work at meetings; and engage with the external community on social media. 

Minimum Desired Experience and Skills:

  • Master’s degree in public health, public policy preferred.
  • Minimum of 2 years related field or work experience in policy analysis or policy research.
  • Knowledge of Medicaid policy issues.
  • Ability to conduct quantitative and qualitative analysis, with a preference for experience with statistical programming and analyzing survey data.
  • Ability to work independently on concurrent projects and balance multiple priorities, with strong project management skills and a high level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to analyze complex policy issues, summarize policy research, and effectively communicate key issues to lay audiences.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills with the ability to communicate findings clearly through written documents and data visualizations, including tables, charts, and figures.
  • Ability to effectively work collaboratively in teams and to develop and maintain strong working relationships with internal staff and members of the external policy and research community.

Compensation:

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications and includes an excellent benefits package.

How to Apply:

Please send your resume, cover letter, contact information for three references, and a writing sample as separate attachments to jobs@kff.org, labeling your documents “LAST Name_First Name_Document Title.” Please write “Policy Analyst, Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured” in the email heading.

KFF has an efficient applicant review process and will contact candidates who have applied for this position and whose qualifications most closely fit the criteria for the job. No phone inquiries please.

It is the policy of KFF to actively promote a diverse and inclusive workplace in every respect, and to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees in every phase of employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, political affiliation, arrest or conviction records, or other categories protected under the law.

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Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in San Francisco, California.