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Analyst, Public Policy

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Primary Category: Public Policy 

Type of Position: Full-Time; hybrid position 

Location: NY Tri-State Area preferred; remote will be considered 

Education Requirement: Master’s degree in public health, economics, public policy or related field OR related work experience in policy, advocacy, health economics 

Experience Requirement: 3-5 years, can include graduate school 

About RIP 

RIP Medical Debt was founded in 2014 by two former debt collections executives, who, over the course of decades in the debt-buying industry, met with thousands of Americans saddled with unpaid and un-payable medical debt and realized they were uniquely qualified to help these people in need. They used their expertise and compassion to create a unique way to relieve medical debt: they would use donations to buy large bundles of medical debt and then relieve that debt with no tax consequences to donors or recipients. From this idea came RIP Medical Debt, a New York based 501(c)(3). The results have been spectacular— over $7 billion in medical debts eradicated so far, providing financial relief for over 4 million individuals and families. 

RIP’s mission is to end medical debt and be a source of justice in an unjust healthcare finance system; a unique solution for patient-centered healthcare providers; and a moral force for systemic change. 

RIP is looking for an organized, curious policy analyst for its Public Policy Department to participate in the effort of growing the organization and helping even more people. This role is best for someone who is deeply interested in the organization’s mission as well as the public policy sector and is motivated to grow professionally as an individual and as part of a team.  

The position is located in Long Island City NY, just minutes from Manhattan, conveniently located steps away from many major subway lines. The team has implemented and fully embraced a hybrid work environment, working from the office only 3 days per week. 

About the Position 

The Analyst position will work with the VP of Public Policy to help craft RIP’s policy agenda and strategy, implement key activities such as research and writing policy briefs, responding to press inquiries, attending coalition meetings and supporting advocacy efforts. In addition, this role will work closely with departmental peers including our Program Manager, Constituent Services who leads story collection and our Program Manager, Community Engagement who implements our community-based strategies. In this role, the analyst will help build interdepartmental connections to ensure seamless efforts to achieve our mission and promote long term policy change to end medical debt. They will report directly to the Vice President, Public Policy. Ideal candidate must demonstrate the ability to think critically, problem solve, research, write, publicly present and communicate clearly in a collaborative environment. They must have a strong interest in the organization’s mission, non-profit work, and the public policy profession. 

Duties and Responsibilities 

General Activities 

  • Identify and track public policies impacting medical debt at both the federal and state levels 
  • Write policy briefs, analysis and other external facing materials that communicate RIP policy positions; this includes blogging and other short external forms of communication 
  • Lead drafting and publication of quarterly policy newsletter, including strategies to list build  
  • Assist in the development of RIP positions regarding existing and proposed policies impacting medical debt 
  • Establish and maintain relationships with key stakeholders influencing public policies related to medical debt such as coalition advocacy partners, legislators, researchers, debt collectors and providers 
  • Contribute to relevant research development and projects through project management and analysis 
  • When requested, represent RIP in the media, advancing our strategy to shape the public narrative on medical debt; including contributing on social media, development of op eds, letters to the editor, and other press/messaging materials 
  • When needed, represent RIP to government, partners and other stakeholders in public policy discussions 
  • Organize forums and other events designed to ignite discussion around medical debt issues and establish RIPs as a leading voice; RIP currently hosts a policy summit every other year 

Additional Responsibilities 

  • Accomplish department and organization goals by completing related projects and tasks 
  • Evaluate and advise on the need for policy analysis to meet the organization’s policy goals 
  • Be a network builder across to other departments to ensure staff understand policy efforts and shared strategy 
  • Develop and maintain professional skills through blogging, reading, webinars, and other means 
  • Perform other tasks as may be assigned by the VP Finance & Administration from time to time. 
  • Adhere to the organization’s conflict of interest and code of ethics policies. 

Qualifications 

Required: 

  • Sound knowledge and understanding of public policy with some knowledge of health policy (ACA, Medicaid, Medicare, Private insurance) and/or working understanding of debt collection laws and practices 
  • Robust analytical and writing skills (sample upon request) 
  • Effective verbal communication skills and relationship building 
  • Comfort with new technologies – such as program management tools, Sharepoint, TEAMs, etc. 
  • Strong organizational skills, flexibility, and the ability to set priorities.  
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, plan, and execute on multiple active projects in an efficient manner 
  • Work accurately with close attention to detail 

Minimum Education, Training, and Experience 

  • Master’s Degrees in policy, public health, law, economics or related field - or equivalent work experience. 
  • At least 2-4 years of work experience or in-school experience (internships, research, etc.) 
  • Willingness to travel 

Compensation and Benefits 

  • Base annual salary $70,000-75,000, commensurate with experience. 
  • Hybrid work environment (office work 3 days a week). 
  • Unlimited PTO (with a bonus for days taken off each year) 
  • Fully paid medical, dental, and vision coverage.  
  • Life insurance, short-term and long-term disability. 
  • 403(b) retirement plan matching. 
  • Employee Assistance Program. 

How to Apply 

To be considered for the position, send your resume and cover letter to apply@ripmedicaldebt.org  

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement 

RIP Medical Debt is an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. 

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. RIP Medical Debt makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.

Primary Category: Public Policy 

Type of Position: Full-Time; hybrid position 

Location: NY Tri-State Area preferred; remote will be considered 

Education Requirement: Master’s degree in public health, economics, public policy or related…

Details at a Glance

Time Commitment
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Full Time Schedule
Start Date
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March 1, 2023
Education
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Master's Degree Required
Experience Level
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Mid-level/Managerial
Salary
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USD $70,000 - USD $75,000 / year

Benefits

  • Base annual salary $70,000-75,000, commensurate with experience. 
  • Hybrid work environment (office work 3 days a week). 
  • Unlimited PTO (with a bonus for days taken off each year) 
  • Fully paid medical, dental, and vision coverage.  
  • Life insurance, short-term and long-term disability. 
  • 403(b) retirement plan matching. 
  • Employee Assistance Program. 
  • Base annual salary $70,000-75,000, commensurate with experience. 
  • Hybrid work environment (office work 3 days a week). 
  • Unlimited PTO (with a bonus for days taken off each year) 
  • Fully paid…

Location

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Hybrid
Work must be performed in or near Queens County, NY

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To be considered for the position, send your resume and cover letter to apply@ripmedicaldebt.org  

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