Why should you consider a career with Colorado Access?
We are a Colorado-based company, working to improve the health of our state. We care for individuals, families, and children who receive health care under Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+) and Health First Colorado (Colorado's Medicaid Program). Our focus is driving improvements in quality, member experience, outcomes, and cost. We are a mission-driven organization whose foundation is built by our vision, supported by our values and pillared by diversity, equity and inclusion.
Find work/life balance: We offer PTO, floating holidays, seven company paid holidays, work from home options (exceptions apply), an Employee Assistance Program and a 401K.
Be a part of something bigger and make an impact: We serve the underserved and most vulnerable populations in our community through access to quality and affordable health care. No matter what you do for Colorado Access, you are impacting our community and making a difference.
Sharpen your skills, learn, and grow: We support your continued development through tuition reimbursement, leadership training, promotion opportunities, performance evaluations, employee recognition, and a language pay stipend.
What you will do:
We are looking for a Health Policy Research Analyst like you who can help shape our vision and support our mission. Here is what the day-to-day functions will look like:
Conducts research, monitors, and analyzes various policy issues and concepts which are pertinent to Colorado Access (COA) and the COA foundation including review of state and federal legislation and regulations,
Develops position papers, memos, talking points, and other materials that outline COA programs and policy positions,
Provides input on policy priorities and other contributions to overall external positioning.
Supports state and federal legislative and regulatory tracking; helps expand COA’s focus on state and federal regulatory tracking, commenting, and advocacy.
Engages with COA lobbying and policy consultants as necessary to solicit input on policy analysis and document development as appropriate,
Works in collaboration with all levels of the organization to evaluate and reach consensus of policy goals and objectives,
Assists with understanding the gaps and opportunities for foundation grants and policy research, to help drive research, policy change, and investment opportunities.
Prepares and staffs senior leadership for their participation in policy coalitions, committees and affiliated organizations.
Together we will be: an innovative and collaborative team who supports each other, the employees and vision of the company to reach our goals individually, together and as an organization.
Pay, Perks and Benefits at Colorado Access:
The compensation for this position is $56,750.00 to $73,500.00 annually. The pay rate/salary is commensurate with experience.
In addition to being part of a mission driven organization serving our community, as an eligible Colorado Access employee, you’ll receive a generous benefits package, that includes:
Medical, dental, vision insurance that starts the first day of the month following start date.
Supplemental insurance such as critical illness and accidental injury.
Health care and dependent care flexible spending account options.
Employer-paid basic life insurance and AD&D (employee, spouse and dependent).
Short-term and long-term disability coverage.
Voluntary life insurance (employee, spouse, dependent).
Paid time off
Tuition reimbursement (based on eligibility).
Annual bonus program (based on eligibility, requirements and performance).
Where you will work:
This position will be a hybrid model work environment, a blend of ‘In-Office’ and ‘Remote.’
We are not able to support out of state employees at this time as we continue to serve our members and community in the metro Denver area and across the beautiful state of Colorado.
COVID-19 Vaccination Notice:
In compliance with state and federal guidance, Colorado Access has adopted a policy addressing vaccination and testing requirements to protect the health of employees and their families, our members, vendors and visitors of Colorado Access. All new hires must present proof of COVID-19 vaccinations or agree to testing protocols at the time of hire.
What you will bring:
Education: Master’s Degree in social science, public policy, economics or public health required; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience: Minimum of three years’ experience in health policy required. Experience working with Medicaid and CHP+ policies and programs preferred. Work experience with a state or federal government, a foundation, a health carrier or policy research organization is highly desired.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Strong analytical, research and critical thinking skills. Position requires excellent written, verbal and presentation skills with ability to write clear and concise documents. Demonstrates support for the company’s mission, vision and values. Excellent interpersonal, organizational and time management skills. May be required to manage multiple priorities and projects with tight deadlines. Proficient with Microsoft Office (Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint).
Licenses/Certifications: A valid driver's license and proof of current auto insurance will be required for any position requiring driving.
Colorado Access is a local, nonprofit health plan that serves more than one million members. The company’s members receive health care under Child Health Plan Plus (CHP+), and Health First Colorado (Colorado’s Medicaid Program) behavioral health, physical health, and long-term support programs. Colorado Access provides care coordination services and administers behavioral health and physical health benefits for two regions as part of the Regional Accountable Entity program through Health First Colorado.