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The Michigan League for Public Policy is a statewide advocacy organization that works to promote economic security and well-being for all people in Michigan through the policymaking process, using a racial equity lens. As part of its work, the League conducts research and analysis on Michigan’s Medicaid program, Healthy Michigan and the Children’s Health Insurance Program and other health programs, identifying gaps and making policy recommendations to address them. The League seeks to hire a Health or Senior Health Policy Analyst with strong quantitative and analytic skills and the ability to communicate information effectively to diverse audiences.

The responsibilities of the Health/Senior Health Policy Analyst include researching and writing reports, analyzing Medicaid-related and other health policy (including ACA) and state budget proposals, formulating and presenting policy recommendations to improve healthcare in Michigan, representing the League at meetings with partners and policymakers, developing relationships with state and local partners, and doing presentations on Medicaid and other health-related issues.

Preferred Qualifications and Qualities (We understand it’s unlikely that a candidate will have all of these):

  • Deep commitment to a robust Medicaid program in Michigan and affordable and accessible healthcare for all and to the League’s mission.
  • Bachelor’s Degree or Master’s Degree in health policy or public policy or a related field or equivalent experience.
  • Experience working on Medicaid-related and other health policy issues.
  • Strong analytic and writing skills, including writing for different audiences.
  • Legislative and state budget experience. Advocacy experience.
  • Outstanding communications skills, including the ability to communicate complex issues to varying audiences, including the media.
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically, identify opportunities and develop public policy options.
  • Experience facilitating coalitions.
  • Self-motivated and able to work independently, but also able to collaborate and work as part of a team and with diverse partners.
  • Values and contributes to a culture of diversity and inclusion.
  • Demonstrated understanding of and commitment to racial, ethnic, social and economic justice.

The position is full-time, grant-funded and based in Lansing, MI. Salary will be based on experience, in the range of $57,000-$63,000.  Benefit package includes health insurance, dental, retirement, vacation, sick, maternity and paternity leave, and holidays.

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to karenhm@mlpp.org by March 25.

The League is an equal opportunity employer, committed to building and retaining a diverse and inclusive staff and workplace. To us, diversity means differing life experiences and backgrounds that may include gender identity, race, ethnicity, culture, religion, sexual orientation and age. We strongly encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply.

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