Senior Policy Consultant, Integrated Care

05 Sep, 2023


Senior Policy Consultant, Integrated Care

Aurrera Health Group
Sacramento, CA

Who We Are Established in 2005, Aurrera Health Group is a mission-driven national health policy, strategic communications and public affairs consulting firm with deep policy, operational and outreach expertise in public programs. We help our clients navigate, develop, and implement a wide range of health policies related to Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Medicare, and the Health Insurance Marketplace. Our clients span state and federal Medicaid agencies, county/local health services departments, health care foundations, consumer advocacy organizations, hospitals, health systems, trade associations, and labor unions. While the core of our firm’s work has historically been in California, we have recently been involved in projects in a number of other states including Alaska, Colorado, the District of Columbia, Hawaii, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, West Virginia, Virginia, and Washington State. Our firm is rooted in a commitment to improving and strengthening the health care delivery system. We pride ourselves on our relationship-driven approach to customer service, our ability to adapt to changing landscapes, and our innovative spirit. Our mission is to advance access to affordable, comprehensive, high-quality health coverage and care and we pursue clients that enable our firm to stay true to that mission. Position Description Aurrera Health Group offers a dedicated and fast-paced environment focused on helping a range of clients improve the health care safety net. The Senior Policy Consultant will help clients develop and augment state, local, and federal health, behavioral health, and social supports policies and support onthe-ground program implementation. The Senior Policy Consultant will provide project coordination and planning support and conduct policy analysis for clients and Aurrera Health Group leadership, contribute to work products, 2 participate in stakeholder engagement efforts and government officials, researchers, providers, and advocates. The Senior Policy Consultant must be able to play a key role in several projects simultaneously and will be asked to assess and address complex policy, technical, and strategic issues that impact our clients. Oral and written communication skills are a critical element of this position. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: • Working closely with Aurrera Health Group leadership and fellow staff to accomplish company and client goals and objectives. • Providing project management support in the form of developing and advancing work plans, meeting agendas, and other materials. • Lead client-facing work including weekly project calls with clients. • Manage project milestones and due dates. • Proactively identify client issues to department leadership and address client needs. • Communicate internally and with clients about project status. • Maintain strong client relationships. • Work across multiple projects simultaneously. • Research and draft complex policy papers and other written materials. Location Aurrera Health Group’s headquarters are in Sacramento, California, with a second formal office in Minneapolis, Minnesota. However, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, workstations will be remote for the foreseeable future, and it is anticipated that remote workstations will remain available for all Aurrera Health Group staff, determined in consultation with your supervisor. Candidates from all areas of the country are encouraged to apply. Pacific Time working hours preferred, but not required. Occasional travel will be required in consultation with your supervisor. Occasional travel will be required in consultation with your supervisor. Required Qualifications Must have: At least five years of experience in health care policy, with the majority of that time dedicated to Medicaid/safety net issues or behavioral health / social supports policy. • A commitment to improving access to health coverage and the quality of the health care system; • Excellent oral and written communication skills; • Skills related to effective project management, including strong work ethic, attention to detail, time management, ability to prioritize, problem solving, adaptability, willingness to learn, and a proactive work style. Must be: • A quick study; • Highly reliable and able to manage assignments of various priority and duration in a fast-paced environment; • Comfortable working independently, but with guidance; • Willing to support project coordination; • Able to develop relationships with a variety of stakeholders, including state and local government, hospitals, advocates, health plans, providers, and consumers. Preference will be given to those who have: • A Master’s degree in public policy, public health, social work, or a related discipline; • Experience working in California health policy, Medicaid, or behavioral health and social supports, or other state health policy experience; • Demonstrated experience in project management and coordination; • Experience with graphic design and developing visually appealing written products; • Experience with data input and analytics, and telling a story with data; • Experience with websites – including WordPress; • Legal expertise; • Contributed to and/or developed professional health policy publications. Compensation • Aurrera Health Group offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and the industry. 4 • The base salary range for this position is $80,000- $100,000 per year, with an opportunity for an end-of-year bonus. • Comprehensive benefit package, paid leave, and 401(k) plan. To Apply Please submit the following documents to in one single PDF packet with the subject line “Senior Policy Consultant Position, Integrated Care”: • Cover letter, tailored to the job you are applying for. General applications will not be considered. • Resume • Three references with phone numbers and email addresses (references will not be contacted unless the candidate is notified) Aurrera Health Group is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer that celebrates diversity, promotes equity, and encourages inclusivity. We are committed to building and fostering a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skill sets. As a contractor to the federal government, Aurrera Health Group requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Proof of vaccination will be requested before contract finalization.

Job posted: 2023-09-05