Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues…

Policy Analyst and Special Assistant to the Executive Vice President, Health Policy

Location: Washington, DC
Status: Full-Time; Exempt
Program Area: Health Policy


The Kaiser Family Foundation, a non-profit organization, is a leader in health policy analysis, polling and survey research, and health journalism, dedicated to filling the need for trusted information on national health issues.  The Foundation serves as a non-partisan source of facts, information, and analysis for policymakers, the media, the health care community, and the public.

The Policy Analyst and Special Assistant will be part of a team of analysts conducting the Foundation’s research and policy analysis related to Medicaid, the uninsured and health coverage for low-income and vulnerable populations and will work directly with the Executive Vice President on key projects and coordination of the Foundation’s overall health policy work.

Special Assistant duties include helping the Executive Vice President coordinate health policy work across the Foundation, assisting with special projects, such as journal articles, testimony, or presentations, preparing presentations and briefing materials, and helping with strategic planning for developing the Foundation’s health policy work. The Policy Analyst and Special Assistant will help develop and carry out research projects and policy analysis related to health coverage, the uninsured population, changes in coverage under the Affordable Care Act, Medicaid, and Medicare. The Policy Analyst and Special Assistant will develop policy briefs and other materials on key issues; provide critical analysis of datasets to support the work of the Foundation; help manage ongoing projects related to insurance coverage; and keep abreast of new policy developments affecting the uninsured population and health coverage. The Policy Analyst and Special Assistant will present to outside groups and help with media inquiries about health policy issues.

This full-time term position is based in the Foundation’s Washington, DC office, which is located downtown near Metro Center. Competitive salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications, and includes an excellent benefits package.

Minimum Desired Experience and Skills:

  • Master’s degree in public health, public policy, or related field; work experience in a related field preferred
  • Knowledge of federal and state health policy related to health insurance coverage, the Affordable Care Act, and Medicaid and Medicare policy
  • Ability to synthesize secondary data and communicate results clearly through tables, charts, and figures;
  • Ability to analyze complex policy issues, summarize policy research, and effectively communicate key issues to lay audiences
  • Statistical programming experience in SAS, R, Stata, or similar software
  • Experience conducting original research and analysis using large administrative, survey, or health claims databases
  • Ability to effectively work in teams and to develop and maintain strong working relationships with external partners
  • Ability to develop, initiate and conduct work independently and efficiently on concurrent projects
  • Strong organizational and management skills and attention to detail
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

How to Apply:

To apply for this position please submit a cover letter and resume as separate attachments to Please label your documents “Last Name_First Name_Document Title” and write “Policy Analyst and Special Assistant, Health Insurance Coverage & Access” in the email heading. No phone inquiries please. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues, the Kaiser Family Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in Menlo Park, California.