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Senior Policy Research Analyst

Senior Policy Research Analyst
Organization: Mom's Meals
Location: Remote
Date Posted: 04/04/2024

Position Summary

The Senior Policy Research Analyst will perform policy research and data analysis related to healthcare spending and successful aging while supporting the overall activities of Mom’s Meals Government Advocacy. The successful candidate will draft issue briefs and research papers, analyze healthcare spending and utilization data, produce effective graphics to convey research results and key messages, help implement communications and outreach strategies, and work collaboratively with colleagues across Government Advocacy, Sales, Business Development, and Legal on current projects and explorations of new research, business development and new market opportunities.

Salary range: $79,000-119,000

Position Responsibilities may include, but not limited to

  • Work collaboratively across multiple business lines to research local, state, and federal Medicaid policy and regulations to develop and implement research and strategy pertaining to innovative market opportunities
  • Conduct background research and help conceptualize policy-relevant project ideas and plans
  • Help design and conduct rigorous collection and compilation of quantitative and qualitative data, literature reviews, and other research
  • Analyze and communicate results accurately, both verbally and in writing
  • Draft policy briefs, working papers, study findings, blog posts, issue backgrounders, and other documents related to specific projects
  • Support contracts with internal legal and contract team members and external regulators, stakeholders, and researchers
  • Review and provide regular summaries of new legislative proposals before Congress or state legislatures as well as regulatory and executive actions
  • Identify stakeholders and track positions with supporting documentation to identify potential collaborators and to anticipate arguments/critiques
  • Help build and maintain an internal collection of relevant research
  • Monitor relevant policy developments and media coverage to identify key emerging trends
  • Critically synthesize information sources, including careful consideration of the limitations and opportunities presented by each
  • Build team expertise through internal memos and presentations
  • Contribute to communication and outreach efforts by developing and executing programming and logistics for convenings of policymakers and other key audiences; research and write web content; prepare talking points and presentations for senior staff
  • Contribute to a high level of quality and accuracy in work by rigorously fact-checking Government Advocacy and Marketing publications and materials

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience
  • 6 years’ experience in health care evaluation research, policy analysis, survey research, or related field
  • Demonstrated research and analytical skills applied to public policy issues, including an ability to synthesize and summarize large amounts of information and to focus quickly on the essence of an issue
  • Prior experience implementing regulations and statutes
  • Knowledge of healthcare and aging policy and ability to master the complexities through independent research and structured question and answer sessions with senior staff
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills, including an ability to synthesize issues effectively and clearly; ability to write quickly and succinctly as well as to revise and edit based on input from a wide range of reviewers
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to develop and manage productive and collaborative relationships both internally and externally
  • Proven ability to think strategically and creatively, manage multiple priorities, adjust to changing circumstances, organize time efficiently, remain attentive to details, and exercise sound judgment in problem-solving
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Ability to develop and move complex projects forward with a high degree of independence within a creative, action-oriented, and collegial environment
  • Demonstrated time and project management skills, including an ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization; ability to establish a systematic course of action to ensure project completion
  • Ability to work in a complex environment with varying partners and extensive analysis and writing skills

Preferred Skills and Experience

  • Graduate degree in Health Policy, Health Services Research, Public Policy, Public Health, Public Administration, Statistics, or related field; relevant expertise will be considered
  • Political awareness and a nonpartisan perspective and approach
  • Familiarity with healthcare policy and the Medicare and Medicaid programs
  • Ability to research new market opportunities in Medicaid

Physical Requirements

  • Repetitive motions that include the wrists, hands and/or fingers
  • Sedentary work that primarily involves sitting, remaining in a stationary position for prolonged periods
  • Visual perception to perform job including peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

Our Mission

Improving Life Through Better Nutrition at Home

Core Values

  • Teamwork
  • Relentlessly Dependable
  • Appreciation & Respect
  • Innovation & Constant Improvement
  • Delivering Excellence

Company Overview

Mom’s Meals is a home-delivered meal service providing fully-prepared, refrigerated meal solutions directly to homes nationwide. For over 20 years, we’ve provided seniors, patients recovering post-discharge, and those managing chronic conditions with tailored nutrition solutions that support individual and unique needs. If you’re passionate about the wellbeing of others and truly want to make a difference, Mom’s Meals could be the place for you! We’re a family-operated company looking for fun, compassionate, and friendly people to join our team.

Equity & EOE Statement

At Mom’s Meals, we recognize that people come with a wealth of experience and talent beyond just the technical requirements of a job. If your experience is close to what you see listed here, please still consider applying. Diversity of experience and skills combined with passion is a key to innovation and excellence; therefore, we encourage people from all backgrounds to apply to our positions. Please let us know if you require accommodations during the interview process.

Mom’s Meals complies with all applicable federal and state non-discrimination laws. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status.

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