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Senior Policy Analyst, Women’s Health Policy

Location: San Francisco, CA
Status: Full-Time; Term Position; Grant-Funded through June 30, 2021 with the possibility of extension.
Program Area: Women’s Health Policy

Position Summary:

The Kaiser Family Foundation’s Women’s Health Policy program provides information and analysis on health policy issues of importance to women with a focus on the coverage, access and financial challenges facing women. The Senior Policy Analyst will help develop and carry out our research agenda related to the intersection of women’s health policy, Medicaid, and private insurance coverage, with a focus on reproductive and sexual healthcare. Specifically, the Senior Policy Analyst will:

  • Initiate and conduct quantitative analysis using large national and state-level databases, including developing research questions, analytic approaches and research design; conducting data management and overseeing statistical analysis;
  • Work with senior staff to develop and analyze primary data collection efforts including survey development and research design, as well as involvement in qualitative case study and focus group research;
  • Co-author KFF reports and other publications to present research findings and participate in the development of figures, tables, charts and other data visualizations to present data;
  • Keep abreast of new policy developments affecting women’s health, Medicaid and other government-funded health programs, and coverage policy at the state and federal level; and
  • Conduct presentations to outside groups and help respond to media inquiries about research findings.

Minimum Desired Experience and Skills:

  • PhD or Master’s degree in statistics, biostatistics, econometrics, or PhD or Master’s degree in a related field (public health, public policy) or demonstrated equivalent skills, plus 3-5 years of work experience in quantitative data analysis;
  • Experience conducting original research and analysis using large administrative, survey, or health claims databases, including data cleaning, quality assessment, imputation and statistical analysis;
  • Ability to synthesize secondary data, conduct original quantitative analysis, and communicate results clearly through tables, charts, and figures;
  • Ability to develop, initiate and conduct work independently and efficiently on concurrent projects;
  • Ability to effectively work in teams and to develop and maintain strong working relationships with external partners;
  • Demonstrated strategic and critical thinking skills, with exceptional written, oral, and quantitative skills;
  • Ability to balance multiple priorities, with strong project management skills and attention to detail;
  • Database and statistical programming experience in SAS or R is preferred;
  • Knowledge of federal and state health policy related to Women’s Health, health insurance coverage and Medicaid policy;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative environment; and
  • Creativity, enthusiasm, and curiosity; productive and results-oriented.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position please submit a cover letter and resume as separate attachments to Please label your documents “Last Name_First Name_Cover Letter” and “Last Name_First_Name_Resume” and include “Senior Policy Analyst, Women’s Health Policy” in the email heading. No phone inquiries please.

The Kaiser Family Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider for employment all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, arrest or conviction records, or other categories protected under the law. Competitive salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications, and includes an excellent benefits package.

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation Headquarters: 2400 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025 | Phone 650-854-9400
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Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Menlo Park, California.