Director of Health Equity and Reform

Hiring Organization: 
The Century Foundation
City and State: 
Washington, DC
Description: 

We are seeking a dynamic, motivated, and experienced director of health equity and reform to lead TCF’s health care team and help shape a more equitable, accessible American health care system. The director will oversee a team of researchers working on health equity, focusing on Black maternal health, reproductive justice and abortion access, and universal coverage. They will set the direction for TCF’s health policy work going forward, devise political strategies to influence policymakers and opinion leaders in the field, and produce their own original research and writing to change and reshape health care policy for the better. The right candidate will bring extensive policy and research skills; a network of relevant contacts in public policy, press, and philanthropy; and a sophisticated approach to examining public policy through an intersectional equity lens.

Responsibilities

  • Directing TCF’s health care policy team, including leading a program of research and policy development in the areas of health equity—specifically focused on issues related to Black maternal health, reproductive rights, and abortion access through a reproductive justice lens, and coverage expansion—designed to influence public policy and drive change. 
  • Authoring reports and commentary on health equity issues and overseeing policy research projects by internal and external contributors on issues in the health policy field. 
  • Establishing and maintaining strong networks among health care advocates, policymakers, and colleagues at other think thanks to share information, collaborate, and advance equitable health care for all. 
  • Lifting TCF’s profile and influence as a leader on health policy, including engaging with the media and on social media, speaking at and hosting conferences and convenings, briefing policymakers on TCF’s health policy agenda, and more. 
  • Working in partnership with TCF’s development team on fundraising and development strategy, including cultivating new funding sources and ensuring TCF continues to deliver high-quality research and deliverables for existing funding partners. 
  • Managing a team of three direct reports and collaborating with other TCF policy teams on projects that overlap with health care policy. 

Qualifications

  • At least ten years of experience in health care policy, research, or public service/practice, and the ability to evaluate and recommend improvements in the area of health policy reform through an equity lens. 
  • A graduate degree or higher in a related field is preferred.
  • Specific research or policy background in health equity, maternal health, reproductive justice, and/or expanding health care coverage, with additional health policy expertise viewed highly. 
  • Existing working relationships with health care peer organizations, advocates, and policymakers that would help advance health equity and health care reform.
  • Demonstrated ability to produce rigorous research, as well as policy papers, issue briefs, and commentary appropriate for policymakers and public audiences.
  • Political acuity and the ability to craft research and policy recommendations to maximize effectiveness in light of political constraints and opportunities.
  • Experience in, or a willingness to learn, how to build and maintain relationships with funding partners to achieve even greater policy impact, including developing proposals, cultivating relationships, and managing projects.  
  • A relentless passion for policy change, public service, and driving health care reform.
How to Apply: 
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Publish date: 
02/28/2024
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