Director, Health Policy

09 Sep, 2020


Director, Health Policy

Washington, DC

Company Description

JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, policy influence and a working plan to bring life-changing therapies from the lab to the community. As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF has invested nearly $2B in research over the past 45 years and is sponsoring scientific research in 17 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit

As a JDRF team member, you can look forward to interesting and challenging work, building strong relationships with fellow staff and our network of volunteers, and having a meaningful impact on the lives of everyone affected by this devastating disease.

Job Description


Oversee health policy team and lead JDRF strategy to advance healthcare policies enabling patient access to priority type 1 diabetes therapies.


·         Oversee development and implementation of JDRF strategies to advance healthcare policies enabling patient access to priority drugs, biologics, and devices.

·         Ensure JDRF’s goals are being advanced at CMS and health plans.

·         Develop and maintain effective relationships with leaders at CMS, health plans, clinician organizations, research foundations, companies, and associations to advance health policy goals and JDRF mission.

·         Report on progress and advise JDRF leadership and allies on healthcare policy issues as needed.

·         Direct outside reimbursement strategy consultants.

·         Partner with advocacy staff and staff in other JDRF departments to advance goals.

·         Perform other duties as assigned by his/her immediate supervisor.



·         10+ years of experience in health policy.


·         Extensive understanding of issues related to reimbursement, CMS programs and the health insurance marketplace.

·         Knowledge of diabetes-related therapies helpful but not necessary.

·         Proficiency in Microsoft Office.


·         Significant health care reimbursement strategy experience.

·         Ability to effectively multi-task, establish priorities, and work in a fast paced environment.  Highly efficient in time management and can meet deadlines under pressure with high quality work.

·         Detail-oriented and strong organizational skills. Capable of handling diversified assignments.

·         Team player that has the ability to interface with all levels of staff and volunteers. Must develop, maintain, and utilize relationships.

·         Strong capacity to learn technical and scientific information needed to advance project goals.

·         Excellent written, oral, and communication skills. Aptitude for presentation delivery, conveying ideas, and instructing effectively.

·         Superior active listening, observation, analytical, and problem recognition and solving skills.

·         Ability to work and make judgments independently and take initiative. Self-starter that requires little supervision.

·         Some travel required (approximately 10%).


College degree required. Graduate degree preferred.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

JDRF is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Job posted: 2020-09-09