|POSITION TITLE:||Senior Policy Analyst (Job #2013H)|
|PERSONNEL STATUS:||Exempt, Full-time, Grant Funded|
|DEPARTMENT:||The Hilltop Institute|
|RESPONSIBILITIES:||This position is in Hilltopís Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS) Policy and Research Unit, which is experiencing growth in both its client base and project portfolio. Hilltop works with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene to develop new Medicaid LTSS delivery and financing models for people with chronic conditions, physical disabilities, and developmental disabilities and has been assisting the state with LTSS reform and implementation of the stateís integrated LTSS tracking system. Hilltop provides analytic and research support to other states such as resource mapping, budget forecasting, and program evaluation. Hilltop has a particular interest in persons who are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid. The incumbent will be responsible for carrying out research, policy, and statistical analysis related to LTSS for older adults and persons with physical and developmental disabilities. Specific duties include: conceptualizing and managing quantitative and qualitative research and policy analysis related to LTSS; conducting data analysis on large datasets; directing multi-disciplinary project teams comprised of researchers, policy analysts, and programmers; collaborating with Maryland and other states on LTSS system reform and implementation of the Affordable Care Act; communicating research findings through reports, issue briefs, and presentations to professional audiences; and performing other duties as assigned. |
|MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:||Education/Experience: Requires a Masterís degree (Ph.D. preferred) with course work in public policy/administration, economics, research methods, health disciplines, or a related field and at least five years of experience with some exposure to health services research, administration, and/or policy analysis. Must be proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Strong analytical and excellent communication (verbal and written) skills are required. The ideal candidate will possess the following professional and interpersonal competencies: background in research and evaluation methodology and projects involving large data sets; experience with STATA or SAS software; knowledge of publicly funded health insurance programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid; research interest and/or experience in LTSS; ability to set priorities, lead project teams, effectively allocate resources, manage multiple projects simultaneously and complete projects on time and within budget. A successful track record in winning contracts with government agencies, foundations, and/or private clients is a plus.
Note: A Bachelor's degree with course work in public policy/administration, economics, research methods, health disciplines, or related field and seven years of experience with some exposure to health services research, administration, and/or policy analysis, may be substituted for the Masterís degree and required experience.
Note: This position is grant-funded, wherein employment is contingent upon the renewal of the grant.
|SALARY:||Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. |
|APPLICATION:||For best consideration, submit a cover letter (indicating Job # 2013H ), resume and the contact information for three professional references by July 3,2013 (resumes will be accepted until position is filled) to:
Ms. Lynne Allen,
The Hilltop Institute,
1000 Hilltop Circle,
Baltimore MD 21250
Email to: firstname.lastname@example.org (MS Word attachments required)*
*If submitting materials electronically, the cover letter should be included in a separate attachment.