AACF Seeks Health Policy Fellow

Arkansas Advocates for Children and Families, a nonprofit advocacy organization in Little Rock, is looking for a driven individual to assist AACF’s director of health care policy in efforts to improve health care coverage, access, and quality for Arkansas’s low and middle income children and families. Candidates must have excellent analytical skills, communication skills, writing skills, organizational skills, and the ability to work in a team environment with diverse groups. Complete job description follows:

Health Policy Fellow

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required. Some graduate level study preferred.

Position Overview: A full-time paid position in the Little Rock office of AACF for one year.  This position will assist AACF’s director of health care policy in efforts to improve health care coverage, access, and quality for Arkansas’s low and middle income children and families.  Candidates must have excellent analytical skills, communication skills, writing skills, organizational skills, and the ability to work in a team environment with diverse groups.

Job Summary: Performs data analyses, report writing, assists with outreach and coalition building efforts on health care. Gives public presentations on Medicaid, the Affordable Care Act and health care policy issues and assists with communications on health-related issues. Additionally, the position will manage aspects of grants related to child health and outreach and enrollment in affordable health coverage options for children and their families.  This position reports to the director of health care policy.

Skills Required:

  • Ability to read and understand public policies that impact health care coverage and access for children and families
  • Excellent presentation and communications skills and the ability to communicate data findings and complex issues to external audiences, including governmental, nonprofit, and community groups, other partners, and the general public
  • Ability to plan and organize meetings
  • Proficient computer skills including spreadsheets, word processing, PowerPoint and other online related programs
  • Ability to compile and analyze health care data related to coverage, access, and health outcomes
  • Ability to have flexible schedule when needed to attend and hosts meetings around the state
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of advocates, community and nonprofit partners, state agency officials and constituency groups
  • Ability to work in a team environment and motivate others to assist in the agency’s work
  • Strong self-motivation and ability to work independently

    Responsibilities:

  • Perform data analysis on health care related issues
  • Write data and policy briefs and assist the health care policy director in report writing
  • Develop and give presentations on health care related policy issues
  • Assist in our health care coalition building efforts and represent AACF on various work groups
  • Conduct outreach with community based organizations and other groups on health care related issues
  • Conduct research and remain abreast of current health care issues
  • Assist the health care policy director with monitoring health care policy developments on the state and national levels
  • Represent the health care policy director as needed at committee, coalition, and public meetings related to health care

Competitive salary and benefits. Send cover letter, resume and references to jvazquez@aradvocates.org or 1400 West Markham St., Ste. 306, Little Rock, AR  72201.

 AACF is an equal opportunity employer that values workplace diversity. We strive to create an inclusive workplace that embraces diverse backgrounds, life experiences and perspectives.