Choices in Childbirth seeks a part-time Policy Associate to support our maternal health policy work. Our policy team works closely with national, state and local stakeholders to advance maternal health priorities including Affordable Act application and implementation, insurance reform and promotion of patient-centered care. The position will be responsible for research, information gathering and management of the organization's current report on midwifery care.
This position is from September 2015 to March 1, 2016.
REPORTS TO: Director of Policy and Research
Serve as project manager for current policy report including timeline management, and oversight on scope of work
Conduct research on New York State and federal health policy, including conducting interviews and focus groups with a wide variety of stakeholders
Develop and contribute to the development of quantitative and qualitative data collection instruments and protocols including telephone, on-site interviews and focus groups
Analyze the literature, policies, and laws concerning maternal health, rights, and justice including health disparities
Write and edit substantive sections of the report's support materials
Draft policy documents, including fact sheets, memoranda, issue briefs, and policy reports
Proactively develop strategies to maintain and improve access to high quality maternal health services
Assist with relationships with the media including drafting press releases and op-eds, talking points, fact sheets and other written materials
Prepare strategies and content for various social media platforms
Other duties as required
Have demonstrated professional experience in public health, feminist issues, or ideally a combination of both
Have demonstrated experience in project management
Experience with quantitative analysis strongly preferred, basic understanding of the Affordable Care Act and health reform initiatives required.
Excellent research, writing, communication, and interpersonal skills
Ability to manage multiple tasks and take initiative
Ability to work independently.
Detail oriented and organized with ability to be in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment
Bachelor's degree or relevant experience
Have a great attitude, be a team player and be a self-starter
Possess flexibility and able to manage multiple tasks, under deadlines
Have strong decision-making skills with ability to work independently
Be able to provide and receive constructive feedback; open to coaching
Demonstrated commitment to social justice issues, preferably including reproductive health, reproductive justice and maternal health rights;
Excellent phone etiquette, verbal and written communication skills
How to apply
Please send a cover letter, writing sample and resume outlining your skills and experience as well as compensation requirements with Policy Associate in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org.