Health Policy Associate


Under direct supervision of the Director of Health Policy, the Health Policy Associate is responsible for supporting the efforts of Health Policy.


• Develop expertise in areas of special interest through research, review of literature, training programs, and participation in    conferences

• Prepare written reports on issues related to the Health Policy agenda

• Assist in maintaining and managing MFH Health Policy social media accounts

• Assist in planning and execution of advocacy field-building activities and policymaker engagement

• Present to community groups and health organizations on topics related to research produced

• Assist in the processing of Health Policy contracts 

• Conduct review and workup of contract proposals

• Assist Policy staff in populating RFA/RFP templates for internal review and routing 

• Manage a portfolio of Health Policy contracts

• Conduct and/or participate in site visits with grantees and contractors

Other Duties

• Participate in team activities and complete diverse assignments in support of team goals

• Engage in continuous professional development for position and cross-functional funding programs

• Perform general Foundation support activities and special projects as required

• Adhere to the Foundation’s core and staff values


• Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline and minimum of two-years professional experience (where appropriate, education may be considered in lieu of experience) 

• Tolerance for ambiguity and an ability to adapt quickly and thrive in a fast-paced environment, juggling multiple projects and tight deadlines without sacrificing details or quality of work

• Strong verbal, written, and analytical skills

• Ability to research, analyze, think critically, organize, and prioritize work to meet deadlines 

• Strong team orientation with the ability to collaborate effectively with employees at all levels

• Ability to balance team and individual responsibilities 

• An optimistic outlook and the humor, integrity, and patience necessary to work within a transformative environment 

• A deep commitment to the Foundation’s mission, core values, and workplace values 

• Ability to travel up to 15 percent of the time

• Knowledge of Microsoft Office software

Physical and Work Environment Demands

The physical and work environment demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the responsibilities of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with a disability to perform the position responsibilities. Physical demands, such as the ability to walk, sit, etc., are those of a typical office environment. 

Statement of Diversity:

Missouri Foundation for Health is an equal-opportunity employer seeking candidates who recognize diversity and inclusion are essential to organizational effectiveness and value the diverse backgrounds and perspectives of our employees, grantees, and the people in the communities we serve.

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