Policy Director

Play a key role in management of analytic team

  • Implement strategic direction as defined by Commission and executive director;
  • Assist executive director in developing and managing the policy and research agenda to fulfill the Commission’s statutory obligations;
  • Provide direct supervision of analysts and project teams including managing workloads, reviewing work products, ensuring that performance standards are met, promoting teamwork, and fostering professional development;
  • Coordinate and communicate with executive director and other policy directors and with analytic team members;
  • Identify hiring needs and assist executive director in recruiting members of the analytic team; and
  • For multiple projects, provide guidance and oversight in design, direction, and conduct of policy analyses and quantitative or quality of research projects on Medicaid and CHIP topics.

Design, direct and conduct policy analyses and research projects on Medicaid and CHIP policy issues

  • Conceptualize and direct the development of MACPAC products (e.g. reports, issue briefs, memos, presentations, Congressional testimony, analyses of proposed regulations and reports issued by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services);
  • Prepare analyses for technical support of Congressional staff;
  • Present analyses and other work at regular public meetings before the Commission, and to other professional audiences;
  • Represent MACPAC in meetings with Congressional staff, stakeholder organizations, researchers, government agencies, and others interested in MACPAC’s work;
  • Serve as project officer for external research and policy contracts;
  • May maintain databases and complete statistical reports and data summaries;
  • May use spreadsheets and statistical software to conduct statistical analyses; and
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge and Skills

  • Experience and demonstrated skills in managing teams and directing policy and data driven health policy analyses;
  • Senior level experience working on health system and policy issues, including Medicaid and CHIP;
  • Strong research, problem solving, and analytic skills;
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills, including the ability to explain complicated policy concepts, research findings in a concise manner;
  • Excellent oral communication and presentation skills;
  • Experience working for or with federal, state or local government; and
  • Experience in managing complex projects and meeting deadlines;
  • Experience with creating, organizing, analyzing and managing large Medicaid-related data sets and using statistical software (e.g. SAS, Stata, SPSS) is useful but not required for all positions.

Experience and Education

  • Graduate degree in health policy, health services research, public policy, public health, public administration, statistics, economics, or other related fields.
  • At least 10 years of experience in policy analysis or research and expertise in a substantive area related to the Commission’s statutory mandate.
Date Posted: 
Monday, June 12, 2017
Date Closing: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Full or Part Time: 
Full Time
Policy; Medicaid; CHIP