Community Health Care Association of NYS - Policy Analyst - 06/03/14
Position Title: Policy Specialist Position Location: 90 State Street
Albany, NY 12207
Contact Name: Human Resources Contact Email: Contact Phone: NA
CHCANYS Member Info: CHCANYS – Albany
CHCANYS is seeking a Policy Analyst to assist the Senior Policy Director and internal Policy Team. The position will support the development of high quality policy analysis, recommendations and strategy to be used by CHCANYS and shared with partner advocacy organizations, policy makers and other stakeholders with a goal of effecting positive policy change on behalf of New York State’s community health centers. This position will also support CHCANYS’ New York State of Health Marketplace Outreach and Enrollment efforts, Delivery System Reform Incentive Program (DSRIP) activities and Medicaid Redesign Team (MRT) Waiver Initiatives.
The position will be based out of CHCANYS’ Albany office and reports to CHCANYS’ Senior Policy Director.
The successful candidate for this position will have experience in researching and writing policy documents and an understanding of the health care policy environment in New York State. The individual must be self-motivated, able to manage multiple projects and able to work independently. He or she must possess excellent writing skills, interpersonal skills, have a professional demeanor, and be comfortable acting as a public representative of the organization. The individual in this role will work with a diverse group of people and must be able to collaborate effectively.
Work with the Senior Policy Director and Policy Team to support the development and implementation of the organization’s policy agenda and coordinate its implementation including development of action alerts, coordination of legislative and coalition meetings and materials.
Lead in the research and writing of CHCANYS’ policy-related publications, including public testimony, the annual legislative agenda, and comments on proposed regulatory changes.
Assist in the development and implementation of CHCANYS’ overall advocacy agenda on all levels of government (local, state and federal) in accordance with the organizational strategic plan and policy team goals.
Analyze, monitor and report on proposed and enacted legislation and regulations particularly on the state and federal levels.
Staff Policy Team related Board Committees including preparing follow-up materials.
Coordinate CHCANYS’ Policy Team’s NYS of Health Marketplace Outreach and Enrollment assistance efforts including successfully completing all required and applicable state consumer assistance training. Secure and maintain expertise in: Medicaid and NYS of Health Marketplace eligibility and enrollment rules and procedures.
Develop policy materials to prepare participants for legislative visits.
Identify relevant coalitions and collaborations for CHCANYS to lead or participate in.
Assist in maintaining updated information on CHCANYS’ policy web page.
Conduct research including literature and data reviews, administering surveys and analyzing budgets in support of CHCANYS’ public policy agendas.
Plan and participate in advocacy activities including legislative visits, testifying at hearings and drafting other related correspondence.
Support strategies to enhance communication between CHCANYS and its member health center on public policy matters.
Master’s Degree in health policy or relevant field preferred. Will consider Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field with very strong professional experience.
Five years of experience in Health policy in New York State preferred. Will consider other policy roles in nonprofit organizations or government agencies.
Exceptional writing, verbal communication and presentation skill sets
Ability to produce high quality written material and meet tight deadlines.
Ability to work independently without close oversight, while being a strong team player who will productively engage with others at varying levels of seniority within and outside CHCANYS.
Proficiency with MS Office applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
Demonstrated understanding and value of cultural competency.
Demonstrated knowledge of community-based health care is a plus.
Experience with FQHCs and NYS public health insurance products strongly preferred.
High degree of independence, flexibility, initiative and commitment.
Ability to work with customer/client groups and/or experience in membership organizations.
Ability to multi-task and manage a heavy workload.
Strong problem solving skills.
Travel (statewide and nationally) as required.
Ability to speak and understand Spanish is preferred.
We offer a highly competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package. For immediate consideration, please email: email@example.com, or send your cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: Community Health Care Association of New York State (CHCANYS), Attn: Human Resources Dept, 111 Broadway, Suite 1402, NY, NY 10006. EOE M/F/D/V