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

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