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Health Care Manager, Clinical Trials

Arnold Ventures

Arnold Ventures

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Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024

Arnold Ventures is a philanthropy whose core objective is to maximize opportunity and minimize injustice. We are dedicated to tackling some of the most pressing problems in the United States. We invest in sustainable change, building it from the ground up based on research, deep thinking, and a strong foundation of evidence. We drive public conversation, craft policy, and inspire action through education and advocacy.

Position Overview

Arnold Ventures believes that health care should be affordable and accessible for families, employers, and taxpayers. To achieve this vision, Arnold Ventures’ Health Care portfolio advances evidence-based solutions that address both the high price we pay for health care and the value we get from those investments. We seek to drive lasting change that spans the health care landscape, with a focus on: Drug Prices, Commercial Sector Prices, Medicare Sustainability, Provider Payment Incentives, Complex Care, and Clinical Trials. The team works with experts from inside and outside government to reform the health care system through evidence generation, policy development, communications, technical assistance, and advocacy to support policy change.

Our Clinical Trials portfolio works to advance our belief that patients and clinicians deserve access to clear and reliable information to determine what prescription drugs, medical devices, and diagnostics are safe and effective. To achieve this objective, we seek policy change to:

  • Strengthen the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s approval standards for such medical products
  • Enhance transparency into all clinical trials conducted on a medical product to inform clinical decision making
  • Strengthen FDA accountability in reviewing clinical data
  • Assure that the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) aligns its insurance coverage decisions to reflect available clinical evidence.

    We advance these policy changes through research, policy development, technical assistance, advocacy, and education.

    We are seeking a Manager with a strong public policy background to support the development of new, high impact, strategically aligned philanthropic opportunities and manage current investments. The Manager will serve as a primary liaison from the programmatic team to internal and external programmatic, grants, legal, and finance teams. This individual will also support the team’s policy work through research and analysis. The position offers the opportunity to collaborate closely with the team on substantive, policy-oriented projects and gain experience managing high-impact philanthropic projects and developing evidence-based policy recommendations for these health care issues.

    While an understanding of clinical research or research methods are helpful, the manager will not directly manage clinical trials or any type of clinical research.

    This role can be based in any of Arnold Ventures’ three offices: Houston, New York, or Washington, D.C., and reports to the Director of Health Care, Clinical Trials.

    Core Responsibilities

    • Work with the Director and Vice President to develop and refine the strategic direction for the Health Care team’s Clinical Trials portfolio
    • Help inform strategy and philanthropic project development by analyzing and synthesizing relevant research and policy developments in the field
    • Develop clear and concise written materials for diverse audiences including but not limited to executive (Arnold Ventures’ Board, Health Care leadership team), and internal and external nontechnical audiences, in collaboration with team members
    • Collaborate with colleagues and grantees to identify and develop charitable investments and grant recommendations to Arnold Ventures’ Board; oversee and track progress of pipeline and existing investments and grants
    • Manage grants and investments, track progress and impact, and draw lessons from these investments to inform strategic priorities and the development of future investments.
    • Actively contribute to team meetings regarding projects, including suggesting ideas and brainstorming; and participate in meetings with government officials, researchers, program providers, and other stakeholders
    • Collaborate with the Communications team to develop materials that elevate grantee products, relevant research, policy developments, and approaches
    • Regular travel to the Washington, DC office expected (for team member based in Houston or New York)

    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • 5 years of relevant work experience in positions involving policy analysis, research, life science consulting, or government initiatives relating to health policy
    • Demonstrated understanding of federal policy and regulatory process. Knowledge of or clear interest in clinical trials, medical product approval processes, and related federal administrative and legislative policy (e.g., FDA, CMS)
    • Experience synthesizing complex policy or research
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to research, summarize, and communicate key takeaways to diverse, nontechnical audiences, including executive audiences
    • Strong strategy development, policy analysis and critical thinking skills
    • Strong project management, and organizational skills

    The salary range for this position will be: $95,000 — $130,000.

    Our Culture and Core Values

    Our culture seeks to inspire and empower our people to innovate and develop bold ideas that will help Arnold Ventures achieve lasting impact. Our culture, and the core values that support it, should create an environment that spurs our team to think outside the box, feel comfortable pushing the boundaries of what is possible, and signal confidence in our team’s ability to make change happen through our philanthropic efforts. Although not an exhaustive list, below you’ll find examples of Arnold Ventures’ work culture.

    • We are adaptable and comfortable with ambiguity
    • We are intellectually curious, open-minded, objective, humble, collegial, and receptive to feedback
    • We are action-oriented with strong self-direction and self-motivation skills with the ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects
    • We are able to interact confidently and collaboratively with team members and navigate relationships with external experts, government leaders, advocates, and individuals

    Arnold Ventures’ values reflect who we are as an organization, help us accelerate our strategic goals, strengthen our resolve, anchor us to our mission, and guide our decision-making. The successful candidate will also demonstrate the following core values that inspire the Arnold Ventures team to make a difference.

    • Respect for Ourselves & Others
    • Audacious Action
    • Collaborative Engagement
    • Depth of Thought
    • Clear Communication

    Arnold Ventures is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity or expression, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, military/​veteran status, or any basis prohibited by applicable law.

    Acknowledging the importance of diverse perspectives, Arnold Ventures is committed to employing individuals from a variety of backgrounds and with a variety of experiences. Members of historically marginalized communities and candidates who have been impacted by the systems we are seeking to change are strongly encouraged to apply.