The Senior Advisor position resides within Nemours Children's Health National Office. The position's main focus will be leading federal policy development to support Nemours Children's mission of creating the healthiest generations of children. Portfolio areas will include but not be limited to: pediatric value-based payment and delivery models, mental/behavioral health, Medicaid, the Children's Health Insurance Program, population health/social determinants of health, health equity, and innovative financing models. Expertise in these areas, as well as excellent writing and communications skills, is required. Core responsibilities include: research and analysis of policy issues and innovative health care models; development of policy recommendations; drafting policy briefs, white papers, blogs and other communications; leading or contributing to peer-reviewed publications; leading policy convenings, briefings, and webinars; assisting advocacy colleagues in analyzing and drafting legislative language, requests for information and regulatory comments; and initiating and fostering strategic partnerships internally and externally. This includes substantial time preparing for Nemours-hosted convenings and other policy events with national partners. The Senior Advisor will also support the Whole Child Health Alliance, likely leading the Alliance's practice subcommittee, supporting the Steering Committee, and drafting key deliverables.
The Senior Advisor will be part of a very collaborative, fast-paced team and must be comfortable working closely and cooperatively with team members to achieve common goals, advance new projects, and support the advocacy work of colleagues. This will include participating in meetings with the Administration and sometimes on Capitol Hill and assisting colleagues with advocacy events and projects. The Senior Advisor will also contribute to internal strategy, communications, tracking of results, and reporting. The Senior Advisor will supervise a policy analyst and likely a graduate student intern. The position is best suited to an individual who is flexible, collaborative, embraces learning and change, and enjoys writing and convening thought leaders.
- Leverage Expertise - Leverages subject matter knowledge to develop and manage strategies and tactics to advance Nemours' goals, working collaboratively with partners across the National Office and the Nemours Enterprise. The Senior Advisor contributes intellectual and technical policy support and makes recommendations and decisions to help form and advance strategic goals, using the most relevant and current research, data and knowledge of the policy field. This includes knowledge of Medicaid, federal programs and levers to influence Congress and the Administration, with responsiblities to include assistance in analyzing, drafting and advancing federal legislation, regulations and guidance, and primary leadership in organizing expert convenings, policy briefings and webinars.
- Research and Analysis - Stays current with policies, published literature, legislation, stakeholder positions, and research in the field and advises the senior leadership team of these options and strategies in order to identify opportunities for Nemours to serve as a trusted resource and to help advance policy goals.
- Writing - Leads the development and writing of policy briefs, backgrounders, regulatory comments, requests for information, presentations and professional publications. Potentially provides assistance with grant-writing and applications for federal funds.
- Leadership - Leads the development of policy strategies, tactics, convenings, events and other deliverables, working in collaboration with Nemours business partners in the states and National Office colleagues. May provide leadership in implementing Continuous Improvement efforts for the team.
- Advance Outreach Efforts and Communications - Serves as a lead for the National Office's strategic partnerships and coalition-building strategies with other organizations for assigned portfolio areas. This includes acting as one of the lead message developers for Nemours' strategies to federal policymakers, stakeholders, and coalitions, as well as to internal audiences, and includes sustained collaboration with team members.
- Strategy development - Must be a strategic thinker who helps to develop and execute a strategy to advance Nemours' work to create the healthiest generations of children.
- Manage - Devise and manage strategies and tactics to advance Nemours' policy and advocacy agenda and the goals of the National office. The Senior Advisor works independently and is able to develop project plans and delegate tasks effectively. The Senior Advisor will supervise a policy analyst and possibly an intern and will delegate assignments with a focus on establishing clear work expectations, providing timely feedback and offering mentorship. The Senior Advisor will require minimal supervision.
- Additional miscellaneous duties and responsibilities, as may be assigned from time to time by employee's supervisor.
Master's degree in public policy, public health, public administration, child health or related field preferred.
10 years of relevant professional experience preferred