Job Req ID:  111606

Senior Health Policy Advisor

This position serves as senior policy advisor to Dr. Melinda B. Buntin, the founding director of the new Center for Health Systems and Policy Modeling at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Buntin’s work is focused on building bridges between health care policy and public health by advancing our understanding of health care delivery and costs, with an emphasis on improving the value created by the health care system. The Center will address emerging issues in health policy with rigorous empirical work—predictive models and causal inference methods from econometric study designs—with the goal of providing insights to policymakers, business, and the health care sector on how to improve health care delivery and outcomes.


We are seeking a Senior Health Policy Advisor provides thought partnership to Dr. Buntin, oversees implementation of key priorities as needed, and maintains strategic relationships with aligned stakeholders. This role, which reports directly to Dr. Buntin, requires a robust expertise in public communication, organizational, operational and management skills, including strategic planning, writing, project design, implementation, and management, as well as group facilitation.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work with the Center’s leadership to its impact and policy engagement.
  • Strategize with the Center’s leadership to develop pertinent health policy priorities that align with the most current Hill agenda, set goals, and plans of communication/dissemination of timely and compelling policy findings from the Center’s research that are amplified by the Johns Hopkins Offices of Federal Strategy and Government, Community, and Economic Partnerships
  • Mobilize external strategic partners to support a shared agenda to better inform, develop and further the Center’s public affairs strategy and messaging, including but not limited to HHS (CMS, HRSA, CDC, SAMHSA), AARP, Brookings, Urban, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, etc.
  • Lead and develop strategy for the Center’s Washington, DC footprint; including but not limited to events; faculty engagement; utilization of JHU 555 facility; and possible programming as an additional revenue stream.
  • Handle other appropriate health policy initiatives for the Center as needed.


Systems Integration & Management

  • Provide leadership in assessing the health political arena and overseeing public affairs coordination and integration; identify gaps, draft, and make recommendations as appropriate.
  • Audit policy and advocacy activities and make recommendations regarding but not limited to faculty engagement; events; dean/faculty media interviews and congressional hearings.
  • Develop, manage, and leverage relationships with policy makers, health care administrators, clinicians, and social-sector leaders to augment communication, collaboration, and synergies between all sectors.


Relationship Building

  • Develop mechanisms for leveraging the expertise of nursing in individual, family, community and public health and serve as a resource for the broader nursing community, health plans, health systems, and policy makers.
  • Collaborate with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Carey Business School, Hopkins Business of Health Initiative (HBHI), and global affairs leadership to better inform policy, practice, and outcomes.
  • Build and maintain strong internal working relationships including but not limited to JHU Offices of Federal Strategy and Government, Community, and Economic Partnerships; and the JHU advisory committee for 555, the university’s Washington, DC facility.
  • Build and maintain strong external working relationships including but not limited to the state and national executive and legislative branches, and private foundations and organizations aligned with informed health policy reform and improved health care outcomes.


Communications

  • Provide counsel to the Center’s leadership regarding public affairs issue management, crisis communications and stakeholder relations.
  • Provides editorial oversight and final revision of all written communication from the Center dealing with key messaging with key stakeholder including but not limited to the Hopkins community, national/international partners, and donors as appropriate.
  • Develops tailored communications materials including position papers, briefings, fact sheets, summaries, and talking points for both internal and external audiences.


External Affairs

  • Serve as liaison to JHU Offices of Federal Strategy and Government, Community, and Economic Partnerships and coordinates all activity with those offices to maintain and ensure compliance.
  • Serve as an internal resource to the Center’s leadership regarding policy reporting requests for donor stewardship reports, trustee presentations, and summaries for public officials and oversight entities.
  • Serve as researcher for trending health policy topics among policymakers, and prepare relevant briefings as needed.
  • Provide congressional testimony training for the Center’s team as needed in conjunction with the Offices of Federal Strategy and Government, Community, and Economic Partnerships.
  • Attend and summarize legislative hearings and executive agency meetings as needed.
  • Special Projects
  • Serve as Dr. Buntin’s primary policy liaison to internal and external constituencies and committees, representing the Center’s leadership where appropriate.


Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in related field. 
  • Minimum of 3 years of related experience
  • Additional education may substitute for required experience and additional experience may substitute for required education to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.


Preferred Qualifications
  • At least fifteen years of relevant work experience in government relations, public policy and/or policy communications.
  • Knowledge of public policy issues affecting health care preferred.
  • Excels at building and maintaining strong networks and professional relationships (superiors, subordinates and peers), and influencing others to achieve outcomes.
  • Experience working with policy makers, policy development.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, analyze and address/resolve difficult multi-faceted problems.
  • Seeks to challenge the status quo to create innovative solutions, processes, and strategies that yield positive growth.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, exercise discretion and mature judgment, and manage competing priorities at once.
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills.
  • Works well under pressure and meets deadlines.
  • Emotionally intelligent, self-starter, creative and imaginative.
  • Ability to maintain confidences; maintain discreet, tactful and professional behavior at all times.

 


 

Classified Title: Sr. Policy Associate 
Job Posting Title (Working Title): Senior Health Policy Advisor   
Role/Level/Range: ATP/04/PF  
Starting Salary Range: Min $84,700 - Max $148,300 Annually ($115,000 targeted; Commensurate with experience) 
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday to Friday: 9 am – 5 pm 
Exempt Status: Exempt 
Location: Hybrid/School of Public Health 
Department name: ​​​​​​​Health Policy & Management -Independent  
Personnel area: School of Public Health 

 

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/

 

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate’s conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

 

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

 

EEO is the Law
Learn more:
https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2023-06/22-088_EEOC_KnowYourRights6.12ScreenRdr.pdf

Accommodation Information

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit accessibility.jhu.edu.

 

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. The COVID-19 vaccine does not apply to positions located in the State of Florida. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

 

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

 

Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

 

 

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/.

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines: JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate's conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

The Johns Hopkins University values diversity, equity and inclusion and advances these through our key strategic framework, the JHU Roadmap on Diversity and Inclusion.

Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

EEO is the Law:
https://www.eeoc.gov/sites/default/files/2023-06/22-088_EEOC_KnowYourRights6.12ScreenRdr.pdf

Accommodation Information
If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Talent Acquisition Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711. For more information about workplace accommodations or accessibility at Johns Hopkins University, please visit https://accessibility.jhu.edu/.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. The COVID-19 vaccine does not apply to positions located in the State of Florida. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

The following additional provisions may apply, depending upon campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Hybrid