State Policy Senior Analyst, Remote



Sacramento, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 27, 2024
The State Policy Senior Analyst will lead all programmatic operations in a portfolio of Aledade markets (4-5 markets/Senior Analyst) including being responsible for the implementation and adoption of programmatic activities, sustaining practice engagement, and ultimately influencing legislative environments to be more conducive to primary care sustainability. This will be done by managing market policy operations, sharing knowledge with member practices and Aledade teams, and engaging with external stakeholders across the spectrum of seniority and influence, including state and federal legislators. This role requires a deep situational awareness of the policy space as well as the ability to discern customer needs and collaborate across teams and audiences.
We are flexible with respect to geographic location, and the ideal candidate will be comfortable working remotely/work from home within the US or be based from Bethesda, MD office. Western US region candidates are strongly preferred.
Primary Duties:

Analysis of state political and policy environment:

  • Continually track environmental developments in real-time, including active legislation during sessions and relevant news developments. Utilizes judgment and specialized knowledge to determine what developments are deemed “important”; shares accordingly with relevant audiences in a digestible format. Advises Aledade internal team and external stakeholders on pertinent questions related to each of their designated states.

Manage the practice and physician policy committee of each state:

  • Operations: manage all communication, educational materials, and advocacy opportunities between committee members (Aledade ACO partners) and stakeholders, with a moderate level of guidance. This includes scheduling, meeting facilitation, prepping testimonies/talking points for members, etc.
  • Thought leadership: regularly include physician input in articles and media pieces that strengthen overall advocacy efforts. This includes using expert knowledge to write blogs, op-eds, and other media pieces that highlight physician involvement and identified committee priorities.
  • Collaboration: ensure and facilitate ongoing, monthly collaboration between policy committee members with minimal oversight. This collaboration will include virtual and in-person meetings that the analyst will need to utilize independent judgment in identifying appropriate audience members, and subsequently planning and hosting diverse audience members including physicians, practice administrators, influential stakeholders, policymakers, and Aledade internal leadership/Field Team staff.

Stakeholder engagement:

  • Actively pursue, develop, and maintain relationships with key stakeholders of both high visibility and influence, including senior and/or executive-level leaders in payer groups and statewide associations; government officials including federal and state-level policymakers; partner practice and clinic physicians and administrative leadership. Meetings and communication are completed proactively and with minimal oversight.

Programmatic development:

  • Partners with internal and external stakeholders to lead larger department-wide projects regarding federal and state-level initiatives that impact Aledade’s work and business operations (e.g., researching and understanding the implications of lobbying initiatives).

Advocacy strategy:

  • Thought partner to internal Policy team and market leadership, applying understanding of environmental factors and levers of influence to positively shape the legislative landscape to have a material impact on the longevity of Aledade partner practices and Aledade’s overall business model. Each Senior Analyst is charged with being a SME of a federal initiative/policy priority.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in public policy, public health, business, or other relevant fields is required
  • 3+ years of relevant work experience; a Master's in a relevant field can serve as a substitute for work experience

Preferred KSA’s:

  • Comfortable tackling ambiguous problems with a high level of autonomy
  • A strong writer and able to verbally communicate effectively; comfortable leading presentations
  • Internships or work experience in government or health care settings is a plus
  • Detail-oriented and self-motivated to produce work that meets high standards
  • Highly organized and proactive in raising questions around clarity, prioritization, blockers, and other points to drive assigned tasks forward
  • A collaborative team player with a roll-up your sleeves mentality
  • Ability to travel 4-5x per year to assigned markets, team retreats, and HQ
  • Ability to hold flexible work hours to accommodate physician/practice schedules
Who We Are:
Aledade, a public benefit corporation, exists to empower the most transformational part of our health care landscape - independent primary care. We were founded in 2014, and since then, we've become the largest network of independent primary care in the country - helping practices, health centers and clinics deliver better care to their patients and thrive in value-based care. Additionally, by creating value-based contracts across a wide variety of payers, we aim to flip the script on the traditional fee-for-service model. Our work strengthens continuity of care, aligns incentives, and ensures primary care physicians are paid for what they do best - keeping patients healthy. If you want to help create a health care system that is good for patients, good for practices and good for society - and if you're eager to join a collaborative, inclusive and remote-first culture - you've come to the right place.
What Does This Mean for You?
At Aledade, you will be part of a creative culture that is driven by a passion for tackling complex issues with respect, open-mindedness and a desire to learn. You will collaborate with team members who bring a wide range of experiences, interests, backgrounds, beliefs and achievements to their work - and who are all united by a shared passion for public health and a commitment to the Aledade mission.
In addition to time off to support work-life balance and enjoyment, we offer the following comprehensive benefits package designed for the overall well-being of our team members:
Flexible work schedules and the ability to work remotely are available for many roles
Health, dental and vision insurance paid up to 80% for employees, dependents, and domestic partners Robust time off plan 21 days of PTO in your first year 2 Paid Volunteer Days & 11 paid holidays
12 weeks paid Parental Leave for all new parents
6 weeks paid sabbatical after 6 years of service
Educational Assistant Program & Clinical Employee Reimbursement Program
401(K) with up to 4% match
Stock options
And much more!
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