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May 2010 St@teside

SCI Hiring for Associate Position


The State Coverage Initiatives Program is seeking applicants for an associate.


The associate would provide staff support for AcademyHealth's 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 timely, experience-based information and assistance to state leaders in order to help them move health care reform forward at the state level.


  • Assist program staff to provide technical assistance to states particularly on health reform implementation. This may include periodic travel to states.
  • Manage events including conference calls, webinars, large and small conferences for state policy makers, including agenda development, presenter coordination, and material preparation.
  • Develop and manage written technical assistance products or web-based content, including initiating ideas for products, conducting research, and writing.
  • Contribute to monthly e-newsletter on a routine basis, including writing articles and editing.
  • Track state efforts and maintain updated files.
  • Coordinate and work with other AcademyHealth programs related to state health research and policy.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in public policy, public administration, public health, or closely related field.
  • Three to five years work experience in health policy or health care; experience working in state health policy a plus.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of health reform issues particularly as they impact state-level policymaking and implementation.
  • A resourceful, adaptable, intellectually and emotionally mature individual, with good judgment, a diverse skill set, and demonstrated proficiency as an analyst and writer.
  • A detail-oriented individual able to work independently and with a team.
  • Strong written and oral communications skills.
  • Strong organization and project management skills.
  • Sense of humor.

This is a Level 3 position.  The salary range is $45,000 to $60,000.


Qualified applicants should send cover letter, résumé, writing sample and three references (with phone numbers) to Human Resources Director, AcademyHealth, 1150 17th Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20036.  Fax: 202-292-6800.  Email: Please be sure to reference the position for which you are applying.

AcademyHealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer: AcademyHealth will provide all applicants for employment and all employees with an equal opportunity regardless of sex, race, color, religion national origin, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, disability, matriculation, political affiliation, source of income, or place of business or residence.