Wednesday, April 29, 2009

AAPCHO Seeks Senior Policy Analyst (Washington DC)

Please see below for more information on AAPCHO’s open Senior Policy Analyst position and forward through your networks as appropriate:

Quick Overview
POSITION: Senior Policy Analyst,
SALARY: DOE (37.5 hours/week)
LOCATION: Washington, DC
Reports to: Executive Director
DEADLINE: Until filled

AAPCHO seeks a Senior Policy Analyst for its Washington, DC office. The Health Policy Analyst will take a leadership role in implementing AAPCHO’s administrative, legislative and political strategies to further AAPCHO’s mission and goals. The Analyst will work with other AAPCHO staff and Board Members to formulate policy priorities, and develop strategies to advance those priorities, including through Federal legislative and administrative advocacy, coalition building, and media advocacy. The Analyst will also work to increase AAPCHO’s visibility on Capitol Hill.

Working with a diverse group of experts, researchers, and key policymakers at the federal state, and local levels, the ultimate goal of this position will be the implementation of administrative and legislative activities that results in positive outcomes for AAPCHO members and the communities they serve. During the coming year, this position will concentrate on integrating AAPCHO’s agenda into the federal health care reform debate. Core objectives of the Analyst’s work will be to build and nurture relationships with policymakers and expand the base of support for AAPCHO health policy priorities. The Analyst will also be expected to cultivate alliances with a variety of national and state health partners, and participate in forums and coalitions such as National Association of Community Health Centers, National Council of Asian Pacific Americans, Out of Many One; National HIT Collaborative for the Underserved, and the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus.

AAPCHO provides a team-based environment that fosters a culture of ideas and debate. We approach our work from multiple perspectives and methods, understanding both the specific issues and the larger interrelated systems across the field of health and beyond. The Analyst will work closely with other AAPCHO staff with experience in communications, program management, advocacy, media, fundraising, special events, and marketing.

The Analyst will report to the Executive Director and receive secondary supervision from the Director of Programs. The Analyst will also be expected to work collaboratively across all issue areas with staff carrying out other advocacy activities.

Duties and Responsibilities:

* Maintain relationships and communication with federal administrative policymakers and members of Congress, and AAPCHO and membership staff on AAPCHO policy issues and priorities
* Develop legislative and administrative strategies and conduct advocacy on behalf of AAPCHO membership and the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and other Pacific Islander communities they serve
* Monitor and assess the impact of federal and state legislative and regulatory developments and proposals on AAPCHO membership and the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders
* Develop and implement strategies to engage AAPCHO members and relevant partner organizations, community leaders, researchers, health professionals and others in health policy advocacy
* Develop and write policy briefs, alerts, reports and publications
* Maintain relationships and communication with national, state, and local health policy partners who advocate for AAPCHO members and the communities they serve
* Act as a resource for and provide technical assistance to government officials, legislative staff, advocacy groups, health care and social service providers, advocates, community organizations and the media
* Conduct media advocacy and monitor media coverage of health policy issues affecting Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders
* Provide support, assistance, and guidance on key policy issues to AAPCHO leadership as well as appropriate membership staff

Required Qualifications:

* Bachelors degree required, Masters degree or equivalent in health, public policy, law or related field preferred
* Five years experience in public policy and advocacy, especially health policy, immigrant rights, or civil rights
* Demonstrated knowledge of health policies affecting the Asian American and Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander communities, especially related to health coverage systems
* Demonstrated experience and leadership in the development and implementation of policy advocacy campaigns on either a state or national level
* Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills to synthesize and process information for multiple audiences
* Strong self-motivation, independence, and adaptability, including ability to work under pressure and multiple deadlines
* Ability to travel as part of work responsibilities
* Demonstrated proficiency with personal computers, Microsoft programs, experience with databases preferred and experience with texting, chats, e-mails, and other electronic forms of communications
* Demonstrated commitment to Asian American and Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander health and community issues

Send resume by email or post to:

SPA-hiring@aapcho. org (subject line: Policy Analyst)

Attn: SPA Hiring Committee
300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 620
Oakland, CA 94612

Interviews will be granted according to the qualifications of the applicant. AAPCHO is an equal opportunity employer. Women and people of color are encouraged to apply.

The Association of Asian Pacific Community Health organizations (AAPCHO) is a national association of community health organizations serving Asian and Pacific Islander populations across the United States and its territories. AAPCHO’s mission is to promote advocacy, collaboration and leadership that improve the health status and access of Asian Americans and Native Hawaiians & other Pacific Islanders (AA & NHOPIs) within the US, its territories and freely Associated states, primarily through our member community health clinics. Our vision is to establish a standard of excellence for community-based health care that is equitable, affordable, accessible and culturally and linguistically appropriate to the people we serve.

Tien Teng :: Communications Specialist
Association of Asian Pacific Community Health Organizations (AAPCHO)
300 Frank H. Ogawa Plaza, Suite 620, Oakland, CA 94612
Phone: 510-272-9536 x112 Fax: 510- 272-0817 Email: tteng@aapcho. org

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