Under the supervision of the Vice President of Health Policy, the Health Policy Strategist participates in cross-functional teams to identify appropriate policy strategies to address the objectives of an initiative or project. The Health Policy Strategist conducts research, uses existing data, and analyzes and organizes information relevant to current issues in health policy as assigned to inform MFH’s work.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES –
Develop and maintain an understanding of health policy issues and trends that affect the health and well-being of Missourians. Use that knowledge to contribute to the success of MFH programs and initiatives.
Provide policy perspective to internal teams and work with the health policy team to evaluate the appropriateness of policy related projects that the Foundation might choose to undertake.
Proactively identify instances when policy projects or analysis could help move Foundation strategy forward and help guide those projects so that opportunities are actualized.
ESSENTIAL OUTCOMES –
The Foundation’s strategy and decision-making processes are informed by a thorough understanding of the policy context in which those strategies and decisions are taking place.
Documents and analyses are shared internally and with relevant external audiences, contributing to improvements in policies and programs across the state.
Foundation staff, contractors, and grantees have the policy-related information and support needed to effectively execute their responsibilities.
Work is done collaboratively with colleagues from across the Foundation, ensuring that policy is incorporated into plans and strategies.
Participates in team activities and completes diverse assignments in support of team goals.
Performs general Foundation support activities and carries out special projects as required.
Adheres to the Foundation’s core and staff values.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Minimum levels of education and experience.
Education: Degree in health policy, public health, or a related field, Master’s Degree preferred.
Experience: Three or more years of relevant work experience required, including an understanding of key issues in health policy and experience researching and analyzing various topics and effectively communicating findings.
Physical and Work Environment Demands
The physical and work environment demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the responsibilities of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with a disability to perform the position responsibilities. Physical demands, such as the ability to walk, sit, etc., are those of a typical office environment.
MFH is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and strives for authentic inclusion. We seek to build a team that reflects diversity of race, socioeconomic status, national origin, color, disability, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. MFH is committed to salary equity, and compensation will be determined based upon an independent assessment of qualifications relative to the position’s responsibilities. The Foundation’s compensation philosophy please go to : https://mffh.org/the-foundation/careers/our-compensation-philosophy for more information.
Missouri Foundation for Health is building a more equitable future through collaboration, convening, knowledge sharing, and strategic investment. Working in partnership with communities and nonprofits, MFH is transforming systems to eliminate inequities within all aspects of health and addressing the social and economic factors that shape health outcomes. To learn more visit mffh.org.
Our mission: to improve the health and well-being of individuals and communities most in need.
Missouri Foundation for Health is a resource for the region, working with communities and nonprofits to generate and accelerate positive changes in health. As a catalyst for change, MFH improves the health of Missourians through partnership, experience, knowledge, and funding. The Foundation takes a multifaceted approach to health issues, understanding that programs, policy, and collaboration all play a role in creating lasting impact.
An independent philanthropic foundation, MFH was created in the year 2000, following Blue Cross Blue Shield of Missouri’s conversion from nonprofit to for-profit status. It is the largest organization of its kind in the state and among the largest in the country.