Principal, Health Equity Policy Analysis & Legislative Support - Remote

American Cancer Society
Washington, DC
Sep 13, 2021
Sep 15, 2021
Full Time
Principal, Health Equity Policy Analysis & Legislative Support - Remote + Job ID: 28828 + Functional Area: Advocacy + Position Type: Full-Time Exempt + Experience Required: 7 - 10 Years + Location: District of Columbia - Washington California - Los Angeles New York - New York City + Department: Advocacy + Education Required: Bachelors Degree + Relocation Provided: Email a Friend Save Save Apply Now Position Description: This is a remote position which will be permanently "work from home" and can be home based anywhere in the US The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is the nation's leading cancer advocacy organization. ACS CAN is making cancer a top priority for public officials and candidates at the federal, state, and local levels. ACS CAN empowers advocates across the country to make their voices heard and influence evidence-based public policy change as well as legislative and regulatory solutions that will reduce the cancer burden. As the American Cancer Society's nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, ACS CAN is critical to the fight for a world without cancer. ACS CAN is committed to the elimination of health disparities and the advancement of equitable outcomes in cancer care. To this end, we are expanding employee resources to embrace the long-term commitment to elevating cancer equity through investments in subject matter experts at the national, state and local levels whose primary focus is to address cancer care through an equity lens. Each position will report up through its respective functional team but will be charged with working strategically across functions to drive a cohesive, coordinated, and deliberate strategy to advance an evidence-based policy agenda critical to promoting equity. The Policy Principal for Health Equity is responsible for a portfolio of policy issues that guide and support ACS CAN's advocacy agenda at the state, federal and local levels. The health equity portfolio encompasses a wide range of complex issues that are a priority for ACS CAN and the position requires senior level policy and/or legislative expertise in the key issue areas including but not limited to:+ Social determinants of health+ Systemic health inequities/addressing structural racism+ Quality of health care across racial/ethnic populations+ Costs of health disparities/disparate impact+ Health care work force/provider availability The specific duties of the Policy Principal include: + Working independently to develop special reports and undertake major projects that are used to educate and persuade policymakers on key health equity issues+ Analyzing state and federal legislative proposals and federal regulations, developing written responses and making recommendation to state and federal colleagues+ Leading the development of policy recommendations+ Acting as a liaison with outside consultants on special projects related to health equity+ Serving as a policy expert for ACS CAN-sponsored coalitions+ Creating policy products that support the federal, state, and local advocacy agendas and highlight cancer disparities - including fact sheets, white papers, infographics, toolkits, talking points, and model legislation+ Conducting internal health equity issue trainings/briefings and representing ACS CAN at external events+ Working collaboratively with the Managing Director, Policy Principals and Senior Analysts and multiple teams across ACS and ACS CAN to ensure fully coordinated partnerships and campaign efforts, and produce consistent, evidence-based work products for multiple stakeholders that clearly communicate policy positions on legislative issues. This position may have a matrix reporting structure.+ Responsible for supporting alliance development including culturally relevant and racial/ethnic alliance development opportunities. Position Requirements:+ Bachelor or Master's degree with minimum 8 - 10 years related work experience or equivalent combination of education and experience.+ Applied policy and/or legislative experience at the state or federal level highly desired. + Experience with a nonprofit advocacy organization of benefit.+ Demonstrated public policy experience and analysis.+ Knowledge of legislative and regulatory processes at the local, state and federal levels of government. SKILLS: + Experience with collaborative, complex organizations.+ Expertise in public policy analysis - health equity issues - and support of local, state and federal legislative issues. + Experience with designing/formatting presentations+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills and interpersonal communication skills.+ Ability to work in a highly charged and competitive political environment.+ Must be able to manage nationwide efforts involving multiple priorities, be comfortable with deadlines, and maintain a flexible, pragmatic approach to work requirements.+ Able to foster professional, interdependent relationships with other staff to achieve mutually satisfactory approaches and products.+ Some travel may be required.+ Demonstrated knowledge of areas of portfolio responsibility. It is the policy of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network not to discriminate against any employee or any applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, marital status or veteran status.ACS CAN provides staff a generous paid time off policy; medical, dental, retirement benefits, wellness programs, and professional development programs to enhance staff skills. Further details on our benefits can be found on our careers site at: We are a proud equal opportunity employer. The compensation range established for this position begins at a minimum of $103,200* annually. *This rate is specific to Colorado and is required to be listed due to Colorado state law. * Actual starting pay may differ based on non-discriminatory factors including, but not limited to, geographic location, experience, skills, specialty, and education.

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