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Senior Policy Analyst, Health Program

Bipartisan Policy Center

Bipartisan Policy Center

Washington, USA
Posted on Saturday, January 27, 2024
The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is a Washington, DC-based think tank that helps policymakers work across the aisle to craft bipartisan solutions. By connecting lawmakers, delivering data and context, negotiating policy details, and creating space for bipartisan collaboration, BPC ensures democracy can function on behalf of all Americans. We believe that bipartisanship combines the best ideas of both parties to create even better, lasting policy.

BPC’s Health Program brings together political leaders and experts to produce reports and policy recommendations and works with experts and stakeholders from other organizations to advance our policy objectives. Current Health Program projects include Medicare provider payment, long-term care, chronic care, health care workforce, digital health, rural health, behavioral health, and opioids.

How you make a difference in this role:

BPC is seeking a Senior Policy Analyst to lead activities for BPC’s Health Program. This will include leading projects and working collaboratively with team members to develop pragmatic, bipartisan policy solutions on issues such as health care costs, coverage, quality, and equity. Experience in Medicare policy (particularly payment policy), long-term care, or private health insurance (or a strong interest in learning about and working on these issues), is preferred.

Roles and Responsibilities

The position of Senior Policy Analyst at BPC is a versatile one, involving a variety of tasks, including leadership responsibilities, often simultaneously. The senior policy analyst will be expected to learn about new and evolving policy issues and will interact with policy experts and political leaders. Responsibilities include:
  • Leading team members in conducting independent research on new or existing legislation, regulations, and policies
  • Taking a leading role in drafting and vetting federal policy recommendations
  • Taking a leading role in drafting and editing reports, policy briefs, blog posts, fact sheets, and op-eds
  • Leading conversations with health care stakeholders, experts, BPC senior fellows, consultants, and project principals
  • Supporting outreach and communications activities, including briefings for policymakers
  • Working with program directors and the development department to draft grant proposals and grant reports, and support other donor management needs
  • Planning and executing project meetings and private roundtable discussions
  • Overseeing specific policy workstreams including developing work plans, managing key principals, proactively conducting expert and stakeholder outreach, and developing written materials
  • Participating in public communications, including podcasts, Facebook Live events, and external presentations or media interviews
  • Overseeing the work of junior staff and/or project interns on select projects
  • Tracking project outcomes and successes for impact statements and project reports
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Bachelor’s degree and 5 years of relevant experience OR relevant advanced degree and 3 years of relevant experience
  • Experience conducting research on federal or state policy and/or regulations is required
  • Knowledge of Medicare policy (particularly payment policy), long-term care policy, or private insurance (or a strong interest in learning about and working on these issues), is required
  • Capitol Hill or administration experience is a plus
  • Previous grant-writing experience is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
  • Demonstrated ability to multi-task on numerous projects, large and small, in both collaborative and independent situations, and sometimes on short timelines
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Experience leading projects is a plus
  • Works well independently, and as part of a team
BPC offers a highly competitive salary and provides generous benefits. Individuals interested in this position should send resume, cover letter, writing sample
(any kind of writing), three references, and salary expectations in one document. Candidates must be authorized to work in the United States. BPC does not sponsor employment visas.
BPC is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace dedicated to pursuing and hiring a diverse workforce.
COVID Guidelines
The health and safety of our community is our highest priority. As such, the Bipartisan Policy Center is encouraging all newly hired staff members to be fully vaccinated with an FDA authorized and/or approved COVID-19 vaccine, and to receive a booster shot as soon as eligible
Work Schedule
The work/life balance of employees is a priority for the Bipartisan Policy Center. As a result, BPC is currently operating on a hybrid schedule. Employees at BPC are currently coming into the office three times a week. Exact time and schedules will be determined between an employee and their manager.

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