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ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.
America’s Essential Hospitals seeks a motivated self-starter with an interest in healthcare policy to join our team as a Policy Associate. The Policy Associate contributes to America’s Essential Hospitals’ advocacy efforts by coordinating policy team activities and implementing initiatives to educate and engage member hospitals on federal and state policy efforts. The Policy Associate is organized, creative and flexible, with the ability to move between projects as needed to support the association’s work in a wide variety of issues affecting our member hospitals.
The Policy Associate enjoys a 4 day per week remote schedule, coming to the office on Tuesdays and occasionally as needed for meetings, events, or projects.
America’s Essential Hospitals offers an inclusive, team-oriented work environment with flexible work schedules, competitive pay, annual bonus plans, generous benefit package, and most importantly – an opportunity to make an impact. This is an excellent opportunity for an entry-level policy professional who is interested in sharpening their skills in support of a mission-driven organization focused on driving healthcare access and equity.
REPORTS TO: Senior Director of Policy
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*:
*below is a summary, not an inclusive list of all responsibilities
Monitor for and advise on relevant federal regulatory and state-level policy developments
Engage in member education efforts, including member correspondence and drafting web content
Participate in advocacy engagement, produce materials, such as issue briefs, formal letters, and presentations
Research policy issues and support the Policy team with quantitative analysis
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED for the POLICY ASSOCIATE:
Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of two years of political/policy experience
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and SharePoint)
Project management and quantitative analysis experience
Basic understanding of federal advocacy and US health care policy, exposure to state policy a plus
ESSENTIAL CHARACTERISTICS FOR THE POLICY ASSOCIATE:
Self-starter able to work independently and collaboratively as a team.
Excellent written and oral communications skills
Ability to synthesize complex materials
Strong organizational and time management skills, with demonstrated ability to coordinate complex projects, prioritize assignments, meet tight deadlines, and regularly report on status.
Good judgment and accountability
Respectful, service-oriented attitude toward coworkers and customers
Desire to learn and develop professionally.
Ability to commute to the association’s Washington, D.C. office.
Ability to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination (required of all association employees).*
* Reasonable accommodations will be made for individuals with a sincerely held religious belief or disability.
LOCATION Washington, DC
EOE STATEMENT America’s Essential Hospitals is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other characteristic protected by law.
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Job posted: 2022-07-25