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Health Policy Strategist

Missouri Foundation for Health
Missouri, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Oct 16, 2021

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Position Type
Programs, Government Relations and Advocacy, Administrative, Public Relations and Communications
Advocacy, Health
Employment Type
Full Time
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SUMMARY    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.    OTHER DUTIES: 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.     Diversity 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 : 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 
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