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Full Time


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1233 20th Street NW
Suite 303
District of Columbia
United States


Are you looking for a great entry level opportunity to assist states in developing health policy? Then consider joining the NASHP team! We are looking for talented individuals to join our organization as Research Analysts.

NASHP is a nonpartisan forum of policymakers throughout state governments, learning, leading and implementing innovative solutions to health policy challenges. Our work is organized into several policy teams including Population Health, Emerging Policy Issues, Chronic and Vulnerable Populations, Child and Family Health, and Long Term Services and Supports, and several of these teams currently have openings for Research Analysts.

NASHP Research Analysts are responsible for a wide range of activities related to specific projects designed to support state officials and program administrators as the develop and implement effective health policy. This work includes assisting other members of the NASHP team with planning and execution of both virtual and face-to-face symposia, providing support at those meetings, assisting in the design and conduct of qualitative studies and analyses including literature reviews and syntheses, key informant interviews, case studies and state surveys. Research analysts also participate in the design, drafting and editing of written analyses, briefs, fact sheets, proposals and presentations that are shared with stakeholders, funders and the general public.

The focus of the work of Research Analysts hired through this recruitment effort falls into two areas. The first is a concentration on state and federal health policy issues that affect major state health coverage programs, including Medicaid, CHIP and Health Insurance Exchanges, state policies related to financing coverage to provide affordable care in the public and private markets, and other issues related to health costs, including prescription drugs. The second area focuses on the analysis of policies and programs aimed at preventing disease and early intervention to prevent the progression of illness, for both children and adults, including a focus on social determinants of health and health disparities. This work involves engaging state officials in examining state policy and program levers- both purchasing and regulator – to impact the health of populations.  

NASHP has offices in Washington, DC and Portland, Maine.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Assist in planning and implementing project-specific face-to-face, audio and web-based meetings, symposia and training sessions, including assisting in development of agendas
  • Assist with scheduling, developing agendas, preparing and disseminating materials, taking notes, drafting meeting summaries, developing and updating work plans, and related administrative duties, as required
  • Assist in the design and conduct of studies and analyses including literature reviews and syntheses, summary descriptions of state programs, surveys, key informant interviews, case studies and focus groups.
  • Compile and present data and information in formats amenable to analysis and presentation, including tables, graphs, charts and reports
  • Assist in developing and implementing NASHP annual conference sessions; this work may extend to planning workshop content and securing speakers
  • Provide support to NASHP Committees
  • Assist in researching and developing funding proposals and applications
  • Assist in developing and implementing activities designed to assist and support state officials and program administrators such as Medicaid directors and other agency staff, Governors’ advisors, state legislators, public health program directors and other state officials in addressing policy and program challenges
  • Expected to stay abreast of relevant literature, national policy and state activity relevant to project work, taking the initiative to both identify emerging trends in policy and practice among leaders an innovators in state government and health policy
  • Participate in the design, drafting, editing and publication of written materials, including analyses, briefs, fact sheets, reports, proposals, blogs, and other types of information for dissemination
  • Assist colleagues with speech and document preparation by conducting background research, formatting documents and tables, preparing presentations and other related activities, as required
  • Carry out necessary follow-up project activities, including working with NASHP Communications staff to ensure that NASHP website is current
  • Represent NASHP at meetings and conferences
  • Actively participate in efforts to improve individual and team quality of performance; participates in staff/team meetings and training; works with colleagues to coordinate organization-wide communications and problem solving

Some travel is required.


NASHP offers a comprehensive package of employee benefits including health and dental insurance, life, STD/LTD coverage, paid time off, transportation/parking and a very generous retirement program.

Level of Language Proficiency

Successful candidates will demonstrate excellent proficiency in both spoken and written English.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Interested applicants are invited to submit a detailed letter of interest that includes salary requirements, along with a current resume to: Please be sure to include "Research Analyst" in the subject line of your email. NO phone calls please.