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Health Research Analyst, Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation

Connecticut, United States
Competitive Salary
Closing date
May 18, 2022

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Position Type
Programs, Grant Making
Community Foundations, Health, Research
Employment Type
Full Time
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A Career with the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation

The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation is committed to inspiring philanthropy and community service – with a special interest in children’s health, education, veterans, Lyme Disease, and the arts – by creating awareness, offering guidance, and leading by example to show the world what giving can do.

The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, Point72’s Community Matters team, and the Amazin’ Mets Foundation share leadership and often collaborate on initiatives to strengthen their collective efforts. This exciting opportunity offers you the ability to work within a highly collaborative team across multiple organizations, where no two days are the same.

What you’ll do

We’re looking to add a Health Research Analyst to our team. In this role, you will oversee critical aspects of the Foundation’s grantmaking portfolio under the direction of the Senior Program Officer, Executive Director and Foundation’s President, Alexandra Cohen. You will be responsible for supporting Foundation leadership in analyzing data, conducting health-related research, sourcing and guiding due diligence on grantees, and supporting grantees throughout the grant period to ensure optimal results. The position will focus on one of the largest grantees of the Foundation, which operates in the veteran’s mental health space. Specifically, you will:

  • In consultation with Foundation leadership, design and execute data analysis and research projects for the health and human services portfolios with a focus on veteran’s mental health.
  • Monitor and evaluate operational and performance metrics of the Foundation’s largest grantee and forecast operational demand and capacity.
  • Conduct an external landscape analysis of comparable mental health and veteran’s healthcare operations to benchmark practices and performance metrics.  
  • Regularly summarize findings of analyses and help present results to Foundation leadership.
  • Analyze internal and external Compliance-approved data sources for other health and human services sectors (e.g., infectious diseases, adolescent mental health), prepare summary reports and visualizations, and discuss findings with Foundation leadership to support decision-making.
  • Support financial and programmatic analysis of grantee reports (e.g., analysis, visualizations) in the health and human services portfolios.
  • Research and understand the landscape of stakeholders (e.g., potential grantees, governmental programs, beneficiaries, communities) and intervention approaches in veteran’s health and other health-related sectors. 
  • Incorporate data, statistical, or economic modeling tools and techniques as needed. 
  • Assist with data gathering and analysis from external sources (e.g. government statistics).
  • Assist with special projects as needed.
What’s required
  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • 4 -6 years’ experience in health or human services research or management
  • Strong technical skills including Excel, MS Word, and PowerPoint. Ability to create and design PowerPoint presentations
  • Strong knowledge of data analysis and/or organizational performance measurement
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate confidently and effectively with executive and senior stakeholders, including c-levels and board members 
  • Commitment to the highest ethical standards
  • Based in either the Stamford, CT or New York, NY office
  • The Foundation currently operates a hybrid-remote work model, providing employees the flexibility to work from home two days per week
We take care of our people

We invest in our people, their careers, their health, and their well-being. When you work here, we provide:

  • Fully-paid health care benefits
  • Generous parental and family leave policies
  • Mental and physical wellness programs
  • Volunteer opportunities
  • Non-profit matching gift program
  • Support for employee-led affinity groups representing women, minorities and the LGBT+ community
  • Tuition assistance
  • A 401(k) savings program with an employer match and more


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