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Monday, September 21, 2015

Policy Associate, Choices in Childbirth, NYC, USA

Policy Associate

Job posted by: Choices in Childbirth
Posted on: September 15, 2015

Job description

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


441 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY, 10017, US


Education requirements
Employment type
Part time
Professional level
Salary details
Compensation commensurate with experience and track record of accomplishments
Job function
Owner's areas of focus

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