Policy Analyst, Program on the Affordable Care Act

Location: San Francisco, CA or Washington, DC (Remote, until at least September 2021)
Status: Full-Time; Term position; Two-year term position through September 2023 with the possibility of extension
Program Area: Program on the Affordable Care Act

Position Summary

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), a non-profit organization, is a leader in health policy analysis, polling and survey research, health journalism, and communications, 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.

The Program on the Affordable Care Act examines changes in the private insurance market under the ACA as federal and state policymakers implement provisions of the health reform law. The program focuses on the implications for the cost and accessibility of insurance coverage. Through a grant from the Peterson Center on Healthcare, we also collaborate on the Health System Tracker, an initiative to measure and track the cost and performance of the U.S. health sector.

KFF is seeking a Policy Analyst who will be responsible for preparing briefs and policy analyses related to the cost, quality, and affordability of health care in the U.S., as well as periodically updating existing briefs and chart collections. This position will also support website maintenance and development, including management of web development contractors, and grant reporting requirements.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop metrics to track the cost, quality, and outcomes of the U.S. health system.
  • Creatively present complex quantitative information and explain those metrics to policymakers, journalists, employers, and the health community.
  • Write briefs and blog posts on topical issues related to the private insurance market under the ACA, or the cost, quality, and overall performance of the health sector.
  • Synthesize contextual information to explain existing data and new developments and research related to health care spending, health outcomes, quality of care, and access to care.
  • Assist with maintenance of web site and interactive tools to communicate information about the cost and performance of the health sector.
  • Assist in grant management activities, such as writing grant reports and communicating with funders.

Experience and Skills

  • Master’s degree or above required, with a preference for a degree in health policy, public policy, or a related field, and at least 3 years of relevant work experience required.
  • High proficiency in online research, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint required.
  • Strong writing and quantitative or qualitative research skills required.
  • Ability to create graphics that communicate complex quantitative information and experience with graphic design tools required.
  • Familiarity with basic statistical and economic concepts required.
  • Experience with online production tools (particularly WordPress) preferred.

Other Criteria

  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Interest in health policy.
  • Ability to work independently on concurrent projects and balance multiple priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative environment.

KFF staff are currently working remotely due to COVID-19. Once staff are able to return to the office this full-time position will be based in KFF’s San Francisco, CA headquarters or its Washington, DC office. This position is grant-funded through September 2023, with the possibility of an extension if funding is available. Salary will be commensurate with experience. KFF offers an excellent benefits package.

How to Apply:

If this opportunity interests you, and you have the requisite experience and qualifications, please email your resume and a cover letter explaining how your background matches the job requirements to jobs@kff.org. Please submit these documents as separate attachments, labeled as “Last Name_First Name_Document Title”, and include “Policy Analyst_ACA” in the subject line of your email.

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.