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Title: Senior Policy Analyst
Reports to: Policy Director
Location: San Francisco, CA or Washington, DC
The Asian & Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF) influences policy, mobilizes communities, and strengthens programs and organizations to improve the health of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AA and NHPI) populations. Our values are respect, fairness, equity and health justice for all. Founded in 1986, we advocate on issues critical to the health and well-being of our diverse and vibrant communities. We approach our work with the philosophy of coalition-building and developing capacity both for AAs and NHPIs and in partnership with diverse racial/ethnic communities. APIAHF is based in San Francisco and has an office in Washington, DC, which focuses on policy and communications.
The Senior Policy Analyst will work with the Policy Director, Policy Division staff, External Affairs staff, VP for Strategic Impact Initiatives, President and CEO, and other program staff to promote federal and state policies that address the needs of AAs and NHPIs. The Senior Policy Analyst is responsible for analyzing policy proposals and developing products that support APIAHF's policy analysis and advocacy efforts on its priority issues. These priority areas include but are not limited to: expanding access to health care; improving quality of health care by promoting cultural and linguistic competency; increasing research and improving data collection and reporting on underserved populations; and promoting investments in community-based programs. The Senior Policy Analyst will also work in coalition with other national health advocacy, Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander, and civil rights organizations, as well as provide technical support and assistance to state and local coalitions and community based organizations. Reports to the Policy Director. This position is located in the Impact Branch of the organization.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Monitor and assess the impact of federal and state legislative and regulatory developments and proposals on the health of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders;
• Research and write comment letters, talking points, policy briefs, fact sheets and other materials as needed;
• Track, review and summarize policy research and reports on APIAHF priority issues;
• Work with External Affairs staff to develop legislative and administrative strategies and conduct advocacy on behalf of Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities;
• Work with Engagement staff to develop and implement strategies to engage local Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander community based organizations, community leaders, researchers, health professionals and others in health policy advocacy;
• Act as a resource for and provide technical assistance to government officials, legislative staff, advocacy groups, health care and social service providers, advocates, community organizations and the media;
• Monitor media coverage of health policy issues affecting Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders;
• Provide policy support to APIAHF program staff, as needed;
• Participate in Policy Division and organization-wide planning and evaluation;
• Attend and assist with all Policy Division and organization meetings, events and functions as required; and
• Perform other duties as assigned by the President and CEO, VP for Impact, and Policy Director.
General APIAHF Roles:
• Contributes to an environment that promotes trust and cooperation among staff and partner organizations.
• Follows policies and procedures, including maintenance of confidentiality, to ensure that the principles of APIAHF are implemented.
• Accountable for participation in decision-making processes and understanding the outcomes.
• Understands the mission, values and principles of APIAHF and applies them in work responsibilities.
• Participates in other activities, agency advocacy, and serves on ad hoc committees as requested.
• Attends APIAHF and Board of Directors meetings, when required.
Education and Experience:
• Master’s degree in health, public health, public policy, law or related field, or eleven years of experience in a policy related work experience with increasing responsibilities and authority;
• Seven years of experience in public policy, especially health policy, public health, health economics, or civil rights.
• Strong understanding of the federal legislative and regulatory process.
• Ability to compare and analyze legislative and administrative proposals.
• Demonstrated experience in interacting professionally with diverse individuals and organizations.
Skills, knowledge and abilities:
• Excellent attention to detail.
• Able to work efficiently in a busy environment.
• Demonstrated effective problem solving and written and oral communication skills.
• Strong motivation, discipline and adaptability, including ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently, and as part of a team.
• Ability to travel as part of work responsibilities.
• Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, and internet applications in a Windows environment.
• Expertise in health economics or federal/state budget advocacy.
• Conduct quantitative and qualitative data analysis
• Experience in state or federal legislature or government health or social service agency at a policy level.
• Demonstrated interest or experience working with Asian and Pacific Islander communities.
• Demonstrated experience in program coordination and management.
• Bilingual/biliterate in an Asian or Pacific Islander language.
• Familiarity with social media platforms.
Mental and Physical Demands:
• Pace of work is fast.
• High level of concentration and attention to detail required.
• Standing time required: 10%, including walking.
• Time speaking and listening: range of 50-60%.
• Ability to travel by plane: 10-20%
• Ability to drive – required