Opportunities at NASHP

Project Director The National Academy for State Health Policy (NASHP) seeks an experienced project director to manage federal and foundation-supported projects on child health, including children and youth with special health care needs, and the role of Medicaid, public health, education, mental health, and other programs and child-serving systems. Applicants must have in-depth knowledge about state and federal child health policies, experience developing and managing state projects, the ability to work well with external partners, and excellent writing, critical thinking, and analytical skills for a national and state policymaker audience. This position will be located in NASHP’s Washington, DC office. More information and to apply.

Opportunities in the States

Pew Charitable Trust Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Initiative Officer Based in Pew’s Washington, DC, office and reporting to the project director, the officer plays a central role in developing a new line of community-focused work. This position will oversee the evaluation of four to six promising community-based models of addressing the opioid epidemic and dissemination of the results. The work includes compiling a national advisory committee for the work, developing and managing a competitive application process for community-based organizations and their research partners, developing and implementing a plan to aid in the dissemination of the findings, and working with external funders and an external advisory board throughout the process. 9/25 More information and to apply.

Idaho Department of Health and Welfare, Division of Medicaid Research Analyst, Supervisor This job fulfills a strategic role working directly within the Medicaid Enterprise system. This position will lead the Medicaid data analytics team to support data needs both within and outside of the Medicaid organization. This is a challenging career opportunity for a dynamic, highly trained, seasoned and self-motivated professional with acute analytical and problem-solving skills. Candidates will lead innovative and technological solutions to connect and streamline multi-system reporting, analysis, and visualization capabilities to improve end user effectiveness and support business design at all levels. This position will lead a team to support Division informational needs that include program forecasting and the development of key program performance indicators and related reporting. The incumbent will play a lead role in managing the development, maintenance, and enhancement of the Division’s Data Warehouse and related Business Intelligence reporting tools to improve accurate and timely responses to federal, operational, legislative and funding requests for information. Closes Oct. 8, 2018. More information and to apply.

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) SAS Programmer or Programmer Specialist The Hilltop Institute at UMBC is seeking a SAS Programmer or Programmer Specialist to join its Information Systems and Programming team. Hilltop uses a data-driven approach to inform key state and federal policymakers on health care financing and delivery system reform in Maryland and other states. Hilltop’s team uses complex SAS programs to transform, standardize, and load data into a central repository and relational data warehouse. Data sets within the repository include Medicare and Medicaid administrative data, hospital discharge data, nursing home assessment data, and long-term services and supports assessment and program participant data. Hilltop uses rigorous SAS programming further to restructure and format data in order to develop methods of evaluating health care quality and performance measures, conduct program evaluation, and perform rate setting. More information and to apply.

Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) Policy Analyst MACPAC, a non-partisan legislative branch agency that advises Congress on Medicaid and CHIP policy issues, is seeking a policy analyst with prior Medicaid or CHIP experience who is skilled in policy analysis including identifying important policy questions, marshaling evidence from multiple sources, and developing policy options. The candidate must have excellent communication skills and be able to produce work that is non-partisan and objective. A graduate degree in health policy, health services research, public policy, public health or other related field and at least five years of policy experience are desirable. The job is based in Washington, DC. 9/10 More information and to apply.

Congressional Research Service Health Insurance and Financing Analyst The Congressional Research Service seeks an Analyst in Health Insurance and Financing to join its Domestic Social Policy Division in Washington, DC. Applicants should have experience conducting analysis of issues related to private health insurance (employment-based and direct purchase) and/or public health insurance programs (e.g., Medicaid, Medicare) and related policies. Strong research, writing, and presentation skills and the ability to work as part of a collaborative team and be responsive under time pressure are essential for success in this position. The work often requires rapid response to emerging policy issues during all phases of the legislative process. Analysts must be capable of working on a range of issues in a health insurance portfolio that will likely evolve over time. 9/25 More information and to apply.

Maryland Health Care Commission Program Manager Job The Maryland Health Care Commission (MHCC) seeks a program manager to be its External Affairs and Communications Specialist. This position helps establish, implement, and manage a comprehensive communications strategy, including web, social media, and outreach. This position, based in Baltimore, develops specific campaigns, including outreach strategies and materials and social media platforms, and coordinates content production for the public. It also supports the MHCC’s legislative agenda and outreach to state legislators, and provide overall communications support to the MHCC as needed. 9/12 More information and to apply.

New York City Family and Child Health Administration Policy Director The Division of Family and Child Health (DFCH) of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is charged with the creation and oversight of programs, policies, services, and environments that support physical and socio-emotional health, and promote primary and reproductive health services, health equity, social justice, safety and well-being for New York City families and children. The division is comprised of the Bureau of Maternal Infant and Reproductive Health, the Bureau of Early Intervention, the Office of School Health, and the Bureau of Administration. The vision of the DFCH is that every child, woman, and family recognizes their power and is given the opportunity to reach their full health and development potential. We encourage qualified applicants with demonstrated commitment to social justice, particularly racial, gender, and LGBTQ equity to apply. 8/28 More information and to apply.

Iowa Bureau Chief of Medical and Long-Term Service Support Iowa seeks a Bureau Chief of Medical and Long-Term Service Support to oversee Medicaid policy, which governs fee-for-service, Hawk-I, MCOs, and Medicaid eligibility. Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (IME) establishes state programs and policy defining covered services, eligible providers plus provider qualifications, and reimbursement policies. The person will develop, update, and direct the implementation of IME policies and procedures that apply to managed care or fee for service. The candidate will manage Medicaid programs, including nursing and intermediate care facilities, home health, hospice, PACE, BIP, MFO and seven community-based waiver programs, in addition to policies that impact one in four Iowans. 8/27 More information and to apply.

University of Maryland, Baltimore County, Senior/Policy Analyst The Hilltop Institute at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, seeks a policy analyst or senior policy analyst to join its Health Reform Studies team. Hilltop conducts research and policy analysis to support health care financing and delivery system reform in Maryland and other states. With access to an extensive onsite data repository that includes Medicaid and Medicare administrative data, hospital discharge data, nursing home assessment data, and all-payer claims data, Hilltop conducts qualitative and quantitative analysis to inform health care payment, program design, monitoring, and evaluation. Widely recognized for its expertise in Medicaid, Hilltop is at the forefront of national efforts to find data-driven solutions to complex problems facing state policymakers as publicly funded health care systems transition to new models that reward quality and value over volume. More information and to apply.


If you are a state or partner and have a job opportunity you would like NASHP to post, please email