Senior Policy Analyst

04 Sep, 2023


Senior Policy Analyst

Families USA Foundation
Washington, DC


Since 1981, Families USA Foundation has been a leading national voice for health care consumers.  Through our long-standing relationships of consumer leaders, advocates, and partner organizations across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, we have remained steadfast in our mission – Dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable healthcare and improved health for all.  We advance our mission through public policy analysis, advocacy, and collaboration with partners to promote a patient-and community-centered health system.


We are looking for a Senior Policy Analyst to provide data-driven expertise in policy analysis and strategy specifically to support the work of the policy department. Central to this role, this person will conduct research and analysis to develop policy recommendations related to Medicare and Medicaid payment and delivery policy, population health, and health care payment and delivery system reform, and lead project work at the state and federal level.  In collaboration with other internal staff and external partners, develop policy recommendations on Medicare and Medicaid payment and delivery system reform and population health to bring about change and inform the development of strategies to advance and implement policy recommendations.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES and RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Develop a high level of expertise in Families USA’s health policy areas of focus and projects, specifically in the area of health care value, population health and Medicare and Medicaid payment and delivery policy.
  • Work closely with the Senior Director of Health Policy and the senior leadership team in setting organizational policy goals and direction, developing policy recommendations, and identifying strategies and tactics to advance policy priorities.
  • Lead and manage projects related to Medicare and Medicaid payment and delivery reform and other state and federal health policy issues.
  • Review and analyze, data, policy literature, laws and regulations to inform organizational policy recommendations and identify opportunities for affecting policy change.
  • Prepare high-quality memoranda, regulatory comments, issue briefs, fact sheets, and blogs for a variety of audiences.
  • Provide overall project and grant management, including ensuring that overall strategy is implemented, existing deliverables are completed on schedule, and necessary meetings are scheduled and appropriately planned.
  • Review draft deliverables from colleagues and junior staff to ensure high quality work products as they move through the organization’s review process.
  • Contribute to strategic thinking around the organizational policy agenda and establish thought leadership in the health policy field.
  • Track policy updates and help keep organization abreast of changes in policy.
  • Collaborate regularly with the Strategic Partnerships team and with state, national and industry-level advocates surrounding policy initiatives, policy developments and providing technical assistance.
  • Represent Families USA at external meetings, policy advisory panels, coalitions, working groups and at conferences, as requested.
  • Contribute to the policy workshop agenda for the annual Health Action Conference.
  • Provide mentorship and guidance to junior staff and colleagues.


Master’s degree preferred in health or public policy or equally relevant experience in a senior level policy position. Minimum of 4-6 years of experience with expertise in Medicare and Medicaid policy, population health, and/or health care payment and delivery system reform.  A passion for social justice and Families USA’s mission.


To perform successfully in this role, applicant should possess the specific knowledge, skills and abilities outlined below:

  • Expert knowledge and understanding of health care financing, Medicare and Medicaid payment and delivery policy.
  • Knowledge of using data and evidence to advocate for policy change, conduct policy analyses.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of the legislative and regulatory processes, federal health care programs and strategies for advocating for policy solutions in those forums, both at the state and federal levels.
  • Exceptional research, writing, and analytical skills with the ability to analyze and synthesize laws, regulations and legislation.
  • Exceptional project management, organizational and leadership skills to ensure successful project execution.
  • Capacity to handle multiple competing priorities – including ability to be agile and work under pressure and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to prepare high quality regulatory comments, reports, issues briefs, fact sheets, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to complete succinct policy briefs as well as more in-depth reports.
  • Ability to lead and execute highly impactful projects, including the utilization of project management software.


We offer a dynamic, empowering, and collaborative work environment that allows staff to reach their full potential. We provide an extremely attractive total compensation package, including competitive salary, hybrid work schedule: 3 days in office/2 optional WFH days, medical, dental, vision, disability and life, 403(b) retirement matching plan, 3+ weeks’ vacation, eleven (11) Federal holidays and our offices are closed between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day and many more exciting benefit programs.  Our salary range for this role is $80K – $90K and will be commensurate with experience.


We encourage all qualified candidates to apply online and include in your application: your cover letter, resume and writing sample.  This position will remain open until filled.  Successful candidates will be contacted for first interviews.

Families USA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity.  We do not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity or expression, personal appearance, family responsibilities, political affiliation, results of genetic testing, or service in the military.


Job posted: 2023-09-04