Program & Policy Analyst II:

Posted November 15th, 2018 at 3:32 pm.

As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own. 

Nemours Children’s Health System is an internationally recognized children’s health system that owns and operates hospitals, major pediatric primary and specialty clinics and prevention units in Delaware, Florida, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Over the years, Nemours has developed a strong base of experience, expertise, and evidence in healthy child development and prevention through clinical and community-based models.

Established in 2008, Nemours National Office of Policy and Prevention promotes optimal health and well-being for all children, not only children served within the Nemours. To do this, we work with stakeholders across Nemours and the country to advocate for federal policy change and identify, promote and grow innovative solutions within and outside Nemours, advancing clinical care and community-based prevention efforts. Nemours also serves as a laboratory in which to test new and innovative models, informing our national policy and practice work. Through this work, we serve as a trusted resource and voice for children nationally.

This position is funded via a two year grant from the Kresge Foundation. Grant funding will be used to modernize an integrator concept put forth by Nemours Children’s Health System in 2012, updating it for 2018 by lifting up “how-tos” from real-world examples on the ground and using a short-term learning collaborative to increase adoption of the integrator role and functions in communities.

With direction and support from immediate supervisor and project team, the Program & Policy Analyst II will be responsible for coordinating and/or completing assigned work in several key areas: project planning, project management, budget monitoring, contract creation and monitoring, writing grant reports, developing grant proposals, evaluation and analysis, developing program materials (agendas, handouts, summaries, issue briefs, etc.), developing communications materials (newsletters, social media, web content, etc.), and executing communications campaigns (utilizing multiple web-based communications systems including but not limited to WordPress, MailChimp, and SurveyMonkey). In addition, the Program & Policy Analyst II will serve as the primary point of contact for day-to-day communication between the Nemours project team and external partners associated with the project- facilitating strong relationships through excellent professionalism and customer services and triaging as needed.

The specific proposed work includes:

  • Revisiting and refreshing the integrator paper (written by Debbie Chang et. al in 2012) including new bright spot examples that enable population health (clinic to community connect).
  • Exploring how integrators are currently financed and what additional funding and sustainability mechanisms exist.
  • Convening a small group of community teams (approximately 8 teams) with representation from both the health and social sectors, including public and private payers, to explore the components of implementing the integrator model in communities.

Essential Job Functions

Manage and Implement – Manage the day to day operations of a diverse array of policy and prevention initiatives with a strategic and cooperative approach. Coordinate with other staff (as needed) to ensure the tasks and resources remain in the scope of the original plan. In addition, alert management to any issues or opportunities that could hinder or accelerate the work. Candidate may also initiate and manage contract(s) for services with targeted organizations and/or vendors. The incumbent will have project-level decision-making authority under general oversight of management with need for strong strategic thinking and action.

Research and Analysis – In consultation with other professionals, research and analyze initiatives focused on health promotion and disease prevention, population health, health care quality, enterprise transformation, and other topics of organizational priority both internal and external to Nemours. Help develop strategic recommendations for policy and practice initiatives, and for  strategic partnership development. Research and analysis is completed under the general oversight of management.

Evaluation – Utilize project data, evaluation and outcome results to develop strategic recommendations for improvements to health promotion, population health and other topics to provide technical assistance. Evaluation is completed under the general oversight of management.

Collaboration and Communication – Utilize strong oral and written communication skills. Engage in and provide recommendations to support development, strategic partnerships and coalition-building efforts to enhance current and future initiatives. Serve as liaison to targeted partners in order to provide leadership, counseling, facilitation, and technical assistance to as appropriate. Represent Nemours at key planning forums with internal and external groups and partners. The associate may make presentations at strategic in-person or web-based forums to promote and accelerate the work. The associate will regularly attend events, activities, meetings or trainings – which may occur in the evenings and on weekends. Associate will work under the general oversight of management.

Continuous Improvement — Lead and assist in Continuous Improvement projects.

Writing –Contribute to or write reports or papers for the general public or professional publications under the direction of management. Prepare relevant materials and presentations under general supervision.

Other duties as assigned.

Additional Job Functions

  • Analyze, evaluate and make strategic recommendations to improve the division and programmatic strategies as well as administrative processes such as budgeting and contracting.
  • Prepare or coordinate documents, proposals, reports and memoranda for the Vice President and other team members on policy and practice matters.
  • Develop briefing papers, presentations or talking points used by the Vice President or other team members in meetings, forums, and/or publications.
  • Ability to think strategically and work with others on special projects.  
  • Participate with senior leadership in developing plans for the implementation of new or modified programs or projects.
  • As directed, respond to requests from the Nemours Board of Directors, Nemours Prevention Advisory Council and other internal or external customers, partners, or community groups.
  • Inform the team on matters that require personal attention or decision-making

Performance Skills

  • Content expertise in child health and wellness and population health-based programs, policies, and/or practices.
  • Knowledge and experience with project development and management including the ability to delegate within teams.
  • Ability to work independently in a matrix organization including the ability to plan and organize with little assistance and to integrate work across the organization.
  • Ability to work collaboratively on teams.
  • Ability to communicate.
  • Must be comfortable describing and presenting complex issues related to health to informal and formal groups.
  • Skilled in written and oral presentation.
  • Must be independent and organized, able to take ownership of processes and projects which includes the ability to get results working through others, and effectively organize resources to meet goals.
  • Strong ability to do analytical work, to think broadly and strategically about an issue and yet manage details.
  • Availability for limited travel, including occasional evenings and weekends.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree strongly preferred.
  • At least 3 years of job related experience required.

Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.

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