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September 2007

Employment Opportunity at State Coverage Initiatives

AcademyHealth is looking for a Senior Associate who will provide staff support for the state technical assistance group primarily through the State Coverage Initiatives (SCI) program. The SCI program, a national initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, provides technical assistance and grants to help state governments with health insurance coverage expansions.


  • Assisting SCI director in managing technical assistance to states,
  • Managing workshops and small group consultations,
  • Presenting publicly information about the SCI program and state health care reforms,
  • Managing the review of state grant proposals as well as the oversight of grantee states,
  • Developing written technical assistance products (e.g., issue briefs, research papers, e-newsletter articles, and website content), and
  • Coordinating and working with other AcademyHealth programs related to state health research and policy.

Desired Qualifications:

  • A resourceful, adaptable, intellectually and emotionally mature individual, with good judgment, a diverse skill set, and demonstrated proficiency as an analyst and writer.
  • Four or more years of progressively responsible professional experience. Prefer experience in state health care policy, budget, and/or legislative analysis. Experience working in state government also preferred.
  • Masters degree in public policy, public administration, public health, or closely related field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of state-level health care issues, including insurance coverage expansion, Medicaid, the State Children's Health Insurance Program, and how public programs interact with private coverage.
  • Excellent communications skills, including experience with public speaking and the ability to write for publication.

This is a Level 4 position. The salary range is $65,000 to $90,000.


Qualified applicants should send cover letter, resume, and three references (with phone numbers) to Human Resource Manager, AcademyHealth, 1801 K Street NW, Suite 701-L, Washington, DC 20006. Fax: 202-292-6800. E-mail: Please be sure to reference the position for which you are applying.