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Associate Director, Health Policy

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

The Bipartisan Policy Center is a non-profit organization that combines the best ideas from both parties to promote health, security, and opportunity for all Americans. BPC drives principled and politically viable policy solutions through the power of rigorous analysis, painstaking negotiation, and aggressive advocacy.

As the only Washington, DC-based think tank that actively promotes bipartisanship, BPC works to address the key challenges facing the nation. Our policy solutions are the product of informed deliberations by former elected and appointed officials, business and labor leaders, and academics and advocates who represent both ends of the political spectrum. We are currently focused on health, energy, national and homeland security, the economy, housing, immigration, infrastructure, and governance.

The Healthcare Payment and Delivery Project, co-chaired by former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Bill Frist, is seeking an associate director. The focus of the Project is to develop bipartisan policy recommendations that will improve health care quality, lower costs, and enhance health care coverage. With active initiatives in the areas of delivery system reform, and public and private insurance coverage, the project aims to produce politically-viable and detailed policies designed to bridge the partisan divide on important issues in healthcare. The project achieves this through detailed policy analysis, the engagement of key stakeholders, and reasoned compromise among divergent policy and political interests. 

As part of its responsibilities, the Project provides staff support for BPC’s Future of Healthcare Initiative. This effort is co-chaired by Senators Daschle and First, BPC senior advisor and former acting administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Andy Slavitt; and senior fellow, Project Hope and former administrator of the Health Care Financing Administration Gail Wilensky. They collaborate with BPC’s team of health policy experts which includes: Sheila Burke, BPC fellow and strategic advisor, Baker Donelson; Jim Capretta, resident fellow, Milton Friedman chair, American Enterprise Institute; Chris Jennings, BPC fellow and founder and president, Jennings Policy Strategies; Cindy Mann, partner, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP and former director of the Center for Medicaid; Alice Rivlin, senior fellow, Center for Health Policy, The Brookings Institution, and former director of the Office of Management and Budget; and Avik Roy, BPC senior advisor and co-founder and president, Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity. 


The Associate Director is responsible for assisting the Director of Health Policy in the following areas: setting strategy for the Project’s work; conducting detailed research and analysis; managing relationships with stakeholders and experts; overseeing projects and managing staff; and providing guidance and leadership in the absence of the Director.   Additional job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Develop consensus-driven policy recommendations through research, and stakeholder engagement, and policy analysis
  • Report to Director of Health Policy, and work closely with senior advisors, consultants, and Project Leaders
  • In partnership with the BPC Advocacy Network (BPCAN), our 501(c)4 lobbying organization, conduct outreach to gather information and build support for the Project policy recommendations by meeting with state and federal officials, health policy experts, Members of Congress and staff, media, etc.
  • Supervise development and execution of public events, issue-specific private roundtable discussions and regularly scheduled Project meetings
  • Work with BPC administrative, development, communications, and policy staff to develop content that demonstrates the Project’s activities, goals, and successes
  • Support development efforts and assist in regular communications with funders
  • Assist in development and management of Project staff and inters, the Project work plan and budget


  • A graduate degree in a health-related field, such as JD or master’s degree in health policy
  • Minimum of 15 years of work experience in health policy or law, and/or demonstrated ability to lead and manage projects, and master complex issues
  • Strong background in health policy or health law, with an expertise in one or more of the following issue areas: private health insurance regulation, Medicare, Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, long-term care, delivery system reform and improving care for patients with complex needs
  • Excellent research, writing and policy development skills
  • Demonstrated success organizing and managing projects, meeting deadlines, and supervising staff
  • Experience moving ideas from conceptual stages to completion
  • Ability to work independently and within a team, think creatively, express ideas in a non-partisan fashion, and work well in a bipartisan organization
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, plan, organize, and communicate effectively
  • Experience working with executive and/or legislative branches or a demonstrated understanding of congressional or agency operations

BPC offers a highly competitive salary and provides generous benefits. Individuals interested in this position should send resume, cover letter, writing sample, and references to [email protected]. Please be sure to include the title of this job, Associate Director, Health Policy, in the subject line of your email.