Details: The foundation offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience,
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The MetroWest Health Foundation seeks a Policy Analyst. This individual will support the work of the foundation by reviewing current policy and programmatic research and data in key areas important to the foundation’s strategic goal of implementing cross-cutting and integrated approaches focused on building resilient, healthy and equitable communities.
The Policy Analyst will work with staff and community partners to develop strategies for communicating and disseminating knowledge derived from their research and lessons learned from the foundation’s initiatives so as to amplify and advance their impact across the region.
The Policy Analyst role requires an individual with experience in tracking and analyzing current trends and activities in the health and human service policy arena, as well as knowledge of communications strategies and execution. Reporting to the foundation’s president, the Policy Analyst will work in partnership with the foundation’s program and grants management staff in supporting a variety of community driven health initiatives.
· Translating research on key policy areas that impact the foundation’s work and that of its community partners.
· Develop new and innovative ways to report and disseminate research findings using traditional and social media
· Gather and present relevant data on the health status of the region, including support of the “health data center” on the foundation’s website.
· Manage, track and update performance indicators used to measure program impact
· Identify new and relevant evaluations or other sources of data to inform learning
· Support program staff in documenting and disseminating insights from learning communities, convenings, grantmaking and other programming
· Expand the foundation’s use of traditional and social media to disseminate knowledge among the foundation’s key constituencies.
· Represent the foundation at relevant meetings and conferences and assist in organizing and participating in meetings, conferences and site visits
· Participate in grantmaking decisions, including reviewing proposals and budgets, maintaining correspondence with grantees and responding to requests for materials and information
· Master’s degree in public health, public policy, social work or a related field preferred
· At least two years of professional experience, including at least one year of successful experience in the nonprofit or government sector
· Familiarity and experience in policy analysis and communications
· Ability to work with diverse stakeholders, including government leaders, service providers, nonprofits, local education agencies and other institutional partners
· Ability to balance the demands related to multiple projects and multiple deadlines simultaneously
· Experience collecting and/or using data for decision-making and/or supporting evaluation efforts
Essential Skills and Abilities
· Strong written and oral communication skills; ability to easily and effectively communicate with all levels of foundation governance, staff and external partners
· Comfortable with meeting new people, initiating relationships and building trust
· Ability to be effective working independently and in collaborative team environments
· Strong critical and strategic thinking; ability to identify promising opportunities
· Strong analytical skills with the ability to conduct action-based research and analyze data
· Demonstrated intellectual curiosity, creativity and preference for diverse professional challenges
· Proficient with computer software including Microsoft Office, Outlook 365 and data presentation software
The foundation offers an attractive benefits package that includes health and dental insurance coverage, 403 b retirement plan and paid time-off.
Level of Language Proficiency
Minimum Education Required