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PROJECT DIRECTOR - Population & Public Health

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The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) seeks an experienced Project Director to join its Population and Public Health Team (PPH). The successful candidate will lead and manage initiatives designed to support state policymakers in COVID-19 pandemic response, modernizing state public health systems, and integrating public health, social services, and comprehensive health system transformation (with a Medicaid focus). Health equity is incorporated throughout NASHP’s work and is anchored in the PPH team. The work falling under this Project Director will include an equity lens.


Prior experience in state government is preferred and the ability to develop and support practical solutions that states can implement is a must. The successful candidate will be a strong manager who is adept at working with a team, supervising and overseeing the work of other NASHP staff across a number of project areas. The Project Director will report directly to the Senior Program Director for the PPH team and be equipped to work directly with national and state experts and funding partners. A strong team orientation is needed to work collaboratively across program teams within the organization.


NASHP is a nonpartisan forum of policymakers throughout state governments, learning, leading and implementing innovative solutions to health policy challenges. To accomplish our mission, we convene state leaders to solve problems and share solutions; conduct policy analyses and research; disseminate information on state policies and programs; and provide technical assistance to states. 


 Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Work in collaboration with the Population and Public Health team’s Senior Program Director and other NASHP staff to develop, implement and manage grant-funded initiatives focused on specific policy areas
  • Work independently to lead and collaborate with counterparts in the organization to provide technical assistance to state policymakers; to design and conduct policy studies and analyses, which may include literature reviews and syntheses, surveys, key informant interviews, case studies and focus groups
  • Plan agendas and facilitate meetings ranging from small advisory groups to larger symposia
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with state policy makers, program administrators, national policy organizations, subject matter experts and other key stakeholders
  • Represent NASHP and relevant project work at meetings and conferences, presenting or speaking at such events, as appropriate
  • Assure timely delivery of quality products and compliance with all funder requirements, to include effective oversight and management of project budgets, as directed by the Senior Program Director
  • Stay abreast of relevant literature, national policy and state activity relevant to the health policy work of NASHP, with particular attention paid to those issues directly related to the Project Director’s assigned policy areas
  • As directed by the Senior Program Director or Executive management, assist in developing grant proposals, including development of project activities, budgets and work plans
  • Participate in NASHP staff teamwork of planning and implementing NASHP’s annual conference, including planning content and securing speakers for conference, pre-conference and ancillary sessions
  • As directed by the Senior Program Director, supervise Policy Associates and/or Research Analysts working on projects to which the Project Director is assigned
  • Serve as a mentor to more junior staff, helping them develop experience and skills relevant to their work at NASHP, facilitating their professional development
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Although we have currently suspended work-related travel due to the COVID-19 public health emergency, we do anticipate that travel will eventually again be required.


Qualifications:

  • A minimum of 8 years of relevant work experience and Master’s degree or other graduate degree in public policy, public health, law or related areas, or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Substantial knowledge of state health policy required, particularly as related to Medicaid delivery systems, social determinants of health, and health equity, and particularly related to public health (COVID response, immunization, and community benefit), and an proficiency in synthesizing complex information and translating ideas into practical policy solutions.
  • Demonstrated strengths in analytic and qualitative research skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Leadership experience
  • Ability to manage a complex workload comprised of multiple projects
  • Experience with state government strongly preferred
  • Salary is commensurate with level of experience

The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) seeks an experienced Project Director to join its Population and Public Health Team (PPH). The successful candidate will lead and manage initiatives designed to support state…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    October 18, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    September 7, 2021
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Benefits

NASHP offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, life, ADD coverage, access to vision coverage, a transportation stipend, paid time off, and a very generous retirement plan.

NASHP offers a competitive, comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, life, ADD coverage, access to vision coverage, a transportation stipend, paid time off, and a…

Level of Language Proficiency

A high degree of English - both written and verbal - is required.

A high degree of English - both written and verbal - is required.

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
1233 20th Street NW, Washington, DC None, United States
Suite 303

How to Apply

Those interested in applying for this position should submit a letter of interest including salary requirements, and a resume to search@nashp.org. Please indicate “Project Director Position – Population and Public Health” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

 

NASHP is an Equal Opportunity Employer, providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age disability, genetic information, marital status, or military or veteran status in accordance with all applicable laws. We do not tolerate discrimination or harassment and are committed to building a diverse workforce and leadership team. All persons are encouraged and welcome to apply.

Those interested in applying for this position should submit a letter of interest including salary requirements, and a resume to search@nashp.org. Please indicate “Project…

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