Senior Policy Analyst

LOCATION: Washington, DC (preferred) or San Francisco, CA
STATUS: Full-Time; 24-month term-limited position (with possibility of extension)
PROGRAM AREA: Program on Medicaid and the Uninsured and Program on Medicare Policy


KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation), 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. KFF is seeking a Senior Policy Analyst who will be responsible for developing, leading, and conducting research projects and policy analysis related to people who are dually enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid, in collaboration with other KFF staff.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage a range of analytic projects related to people who are dually enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid, including supervising the activities of a research assistant.
  • Prepare and write fact sheets, policy briefs, and other documents to inform ongoing policy discussions at the federal and state level related to the financing and delivery of care for people who are dually enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid.
  • Prepare figures, tables, charts, and other data visualizations to effectively communicate key findings.
  • Collaborate with other senior staff in determining priorities, carrying out analysis and interpreting findings.
  • Keep abreast of new policy developments and research pertaining to the complex care needs of dually-enrolled beneficiaries and efforts to improve coordination of care, including available coverage arrangements and service-delivery models, as well as federal and state policy options for how to serve this population.
  • Respond to external inquiries from the media, policymakers, stakeholders, and others in the policy community and present KFF’s work to external audiences.
  • Collaborate with KFF’s communications team to develop strategies to disseminate work, including engaging with the external community on social media.
  • Manage grant reporting requirements and deadlines.

Experience and Skills

  • Minimum of seven years of professional experience in health policy analysis or research. Advanced academic training may be counted towards this requirement.
  • Proven ability to analyze complex policy issues, summarize policy research, and identify and effectively communicate key points with a high attention to detail, as demonstrated by academic training and/or work experience, including a history of producing written products for non-technical audiences.
  • Substantial knowledge of, and working experience with, U.S health policy, including issues related to individuals dually-enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid, including eligibility for these programs, and financing.
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analysis skills, and the ability to supervise such analyses.
  • Ability to work independently on concurrent projects and balance multiple priorities, with strong project management skills and a high level of attention to detail.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in a highly collaborative environment, across multiple teams, and with members of the external policy and research community.
  • Inquisitive, creative, productive, positive-minded, and results oriented.

This full-time position will be based in KFF’s Washington, DC office, located downtown near Metro Center (preferred) or in KFF’s San Francisco office. KFF is currently working a hybrid schedule and requires all staff to work in the office a minimum of 2 days a week, with a longer-term hybrid policy of 3 days a week.  The position is term-limited for 24 months, with the possibility of extension.


Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications and includes 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 Please submit these documents as separate attachments, labeled as “Last Name_First Name_Document Title”, and include “Senior Policy Analyst Duals” 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.

KFF requires all employees to provide proof that they are up to date on their COVID-19 vaccinations.

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.