Health Policy Analyst

ORGANIZATIONAL DESCRIPTION

The Associated Medical Schools of New York (AMSNY) is the consortium of the 17 public and private medical schools in New York State. AMSNY works in partnership with its membership to advance health care through education, collaboration and advocacy. AMSNY’s focus areas include diversity in medical education and the health workforce, best practices in medical education, and advancing treatments and cures through biomedical research. AMSNY has long been committed to increasing the number and percentage of medical school students and faculty from educationally, economically, culturally and ethnically underserved populations.

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Reporting to the President & CEO and the Chief Operating Officer, the Health Policy Analyst plays a key role in researching, developing and implementing advocacy strategies around a range of priorities, including diversifying the physician and scientific workforce, increasing public investments in biomedical research, addressing oral health disparities and other policy issues. The successful candidate will demonstrate a keen interest in local, state and federal government (with an emphasis on New York State government), advanced qualitative and quantitative analytical skills and an ability to clearly and concisely communicate complex subject matter.

Responsibilities include:

  • Researching and conducting quantitative and qualitative analyses of issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion in the health care workforce, increasing public investments in biomedical research, improving access to oral health care for underserved populations and other policy priorities identified by AMSNY’s member institutions
  • Synthesizing analyses into concise and compelling reports and presentations
  • Tracking local, state and federal legislation and regulations related to medical and dental education and biomedical research
  • Contributing to the development of grant proposals to support AMSNY programs

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS

  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in teams
  • Highly professional written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to use data to support policy goals
  • High degree of proficiency with Apple OS, MS Office Suite, SharePoint

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in Public Administration, Public Health or similar field, plus two years professional experience
  • Ability to collaborate and lead in team settings
  • Excellent problem solving, communication, and organizational skills
  • Strong analytical, strategic planning, organization and project management skills
  • Strong networking, political and community-building skills
  • Experience with private and government (city, state and/or federal) funding entities
  • Medical or dental school background preferred, but other healthcare experience considered

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