Hilltop’s Aging and Disability Studies team works with the Medicaid program and the Developmental Disabilities Administration within the Maryland Department of Health as well as other state agencies to improve access to long-term services and supports (LTSS) and advance new service delivery and financing models for people with chronic conditions and disabilities. The team also conducts aging and disability research in collaboration with faculty at UMBC and other institutions.
Hilltop seeks professionals with exceptional quantitative research skills, a keen interest in federal and state health policy, and a passion for advancing the health and wellbeing of people and communities through research and policy.
The Policy Analyst/Senior Policy Analyst will be responsible for supporting quantitative research and data analytics related to aging and disability and the delivery of financing of LTSS. As a member of the Hilltop Aging and Disabilities Studies team, the incumbent will be responsible for the following specific duties:
For Maryland Medicaid and other state agency clients, conducting statistical analysis, modeling, and advanced analytics using large data sets, including performing data linkages at the individual level (e.g., Medicaid and Medicare administrative data, nursing home assessment data, and/or data from the LTSSMaryland reporting system)
Developing and producing operational reports for Maryland Medicaid on program enrollment, provider participation, service utilization and costs, and quality measures
Budgeting, performing financial analysis, and assisting with federal reporting for Medicaid and other publicly funded programs
Managing data collection for Medicaid pilot programs to facilitate provider invoicing for services, program monitoring, and evaluation of the pilot
Developing, administering, and analyzing web-based surveys of providers, program participants, and stakeholders using online survey tools
Developing interactive data presentations and visualizations for data.hilltopinstitute.org
Coordinating or assisting with multi-disciplinary project teams that may include SAS programmers, policy analysts, project management specialists, and other researchers
Conducting qualitative analyses, such as research on programs in other states, surveys, and stakeholder interviews
Preparing reports, memoranda, and meeting minutes; contributing to issue briefs, presentations, and/or articles for peer-reviewed journals
Making presentations to public and professional audiences
Participating in internal and external meetings
Performing other duties as assigned
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Requires a master’s degree with course work in health services research, public health, public policy/administration, economics, gerontology, health law, or a related discipline, and one year of relevant experience (Note: A bachelor’s degree with course work in health services research, public health, public policy/administration, economics, research methods, gerontology, or a related discipline and three years of experience with exposure to health services research, public health administration, and/or policy analysis may be substituted for the master’s degree and required experience). Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint and have strong analytical and communications skills (both verbal and written).
Senior Policy Analyst
Requires a master’s degree with course work in health services research, public health, public policy/administration, economics, gerontology, health law, research methods, or a related discipline, and five years of relevant experience. Must have the ability to lead multi-disciplinary project teams and assume responsibility for managing staff, client relations, project work plans, deliverables, and budgets. (Note: A bachelor’s degree, with course work in health services research, public health, public policy/administration, economics, or a related discipline, and seven years of relevant experience with health services research, public health administration, and/or policy analysis, may be substituted for the master’s degree and required experience.)
The ideal candidate will possess the following professional and interpersonal competencies: a strong interest in conducting research with large data sets; experience with SAS or other statistical software packages; experience with Tableau or other data visualization packages; a knowledge of publicly funded health insurance programs such as Medicare and Medicaid; knowledge of the Affordable Care Act; interest and/or experience in aging and disability; well-honed problem solving skills; demonstrated ability to communicate orally and in writing to diverse audiences; the ability to work in multi-disciplinary teams and be flexible in a fast-paced environment; and excellent interpersonal skills. In addition, for the senior policy analyst, the ability to set priorities, lead project teams, effectively allocate resources, manage multiple projects simultaneously, and complete projects on time and within budget.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please include a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references.
Screening of Applications Begins:
For best consideration submit application materials by 4/10/2020 (applications will be accepted until the position is filled).
Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
NOTE: THIS POSITION IS GRANT-FUNDED, WHEREIN EMPLOYMENT IS CONTINGENT UPON THE RENEWAL OF THE GRANT
UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities. Contingent II positions may include some benefits. To learn more about our benefits click here.
Equal Opportunity Statement:
UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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