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Project Lead Policy and State Issues

The Pew Charitable Trusts
Washington, DC 20004
  • Job Code
    117975693
Full Internal Title: Senior Associate, Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Initiative

Overview


The Pew Charitable Trusts uses data to make a difference. For more than 70 years, we have focused on serving the public, invigorating civic life, conducting nonpartisan research, advancing effective public policies and practices, and achieving tangible results. Through rigorous inquiry and knowledge sharing, we inform and engage public-spirited citizens and organizations, linking diverse interests to pursue common cause. We are a dedicated team of researchers, communicators, advocates, subject matter experts, and professionals working on some of today's big challenges – and we know we are more effective and creative collectively than we are individually. With Philadelphia as our home town and the majority of our staff located in Washington, D.C., our U.S. and international staff find working at Pew personally and professionally rewarding.

Project Overview
The substance use prevention and treatment initiative works to develop and support policies that address the opioid epidemic. The project does this by providing direct technical assistance to states on how to improve access to evidence-based, high-quality treatment for people with substance use disorders and implement other strategies to reduce the number of overdose deaths. Additionally, the project highlights and disseminates innovative community-based strategies to address the opioid epidemic. Finally, the project conducts advocacy in Washington, D.C., to achieve its programmatic objectives.

To inform this work, the project conducts and publishes research and other information on evidence-based and emerging practices and maintains relationships with external experts and other stakeholders. The team comes from a wide variety of professional backgrounds with policy, advocacy, and research experience.

Position Overview
The senior associate will provide project management and strategic guidance for one or more states' technical assistance efforts. This work includes participating in the development and implementation of Pew's state campaigns to expand access to effective treatment for substance use disorders by completing policy analyses, conducting key informant interviews, and planning and facilitating stakeholder meetings, conferences, and other events designed to achieve project goals. The senior associate also assists with special assignments, including identifying and analyzing emerging issues related to substance use disorders.


Responsibilities
  • Lead strategic state issue campaigns and initiatives with full ownership of the technical assistance plan, evaluation, and implementation of a state. This includes assessing the readiness of selected states for reforms and working toward the achievement of measurable goals and deadlines for state campaigns. To successfully accomplish this work, the senior associate may travel to meet stakeholders approximately five (5) days per month, often with multiple trips. This role will be done in collaboration with other project staff.
  • Define and research key policy and scientific issues related to substance use disorders, including topics such as coverage for evidence-based treatment, treatment systems and infrastructure, and funding.
  • Plan, organize, and implement stakeholder meetings, conferences, and other events to gain insight into opioid use and misuse in each state to provide the state's leadership with technical assistance on the epidemic; develop and edit reports, fact sheets, and other materials generated from these events.
  • In collaboration with the project director and manager, evaluate project budgets, identify and vet consultants and firms, and negotiate contracts that clearly achieve program objectives and are cost effective.
  • Identify, develop, and maintain relationships with key stakeholders from the public health, public safety, research, and policymaking communities at the national and state level to advance the goals of the project. Where appropriate, assist in the development of plans and materials to integrate state and national partners in project work.
  • Evaluate national and state initiatives related to prevention and treatment of substance use disorders and have a thorough understanding of the existing and emerging models and evidence surrounding the impact of these programs.
  • Participate in the development of presentations and talking points to support internal and external communications.
  • Contribute to and participate in tasks of the project and department as assigned, as well as broader Pew-wide projects and committees as needed.
<strong>Full Internal Title: Senior Associate, Substance Use Prevention and Treatment Initiative<br /><br />Overview</strong><br /><br /> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #636363;">The Pew Charitable Trusts uses data to make a difference. For more than 70 years, we have focused on serving the public, invigorating civic life, conducting nonpartisan research, advancing effective public policies and practices, and achieving tangible results. Through rigorous inquiry and knowledge sharing, we inform and engage public-spirited citizens and organizations, linking diverse interests to pursue common cause. We are a dedicated team of researchers, communicators, advocates, subject matter experts, and professionals working on some of today's big challenges and we know we are more effective and creative collectively than we are individually. With Philadelphia as our home town and the majority of our staff located in Washington, D.C., our U.S. and international staff find working at Pew personally and professionally rewarding.</span><br /><br /><strong><span style="color: #636363;">Project Overview</span></strong><br /><span style="color: #636363;">The substance use prevention and treatment initiative works to develop and support policies that address the opioid epidemic. The project does this by providing direct technical assistance to states on how to improve access to evidence-based, high-quality treatment for people with substance use disorders and implement other strategies to reduce the number of overdose deaths. Additionally, the project highlights and disseminates innovative community-based strategies to address the opioid epidemic. Finally, the project conducts advocacy in Washington, D.C., to achieve its programmatic objectives.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #636363;">To inform this work, the project conducts and publishes research and other information on evidence-based and emerging practices and maintains relationships with external experts and other stakeholders. The team comes from a wide variety of professional backgrounds with policy, advocacy, and research experience.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <p style="margin: 0px;"><strong><span style="color: #636363;">Position Overview</span></strong><br /><span style="color: #636363;">The senior associate will provide project management and strategic guidance for one or more states' technical assistance efforts. This work includes participating in the development and implementation of Pew's state campaigns to expand access to effective treatment for substance use disorders by completing policy analyses, conducting key informant interviews, and planning and facilitating stakeholder meetings, conferences, and other events designed to achieve project goals. The senior associate also assists with special assignments, including identifying and analyzing emerging issues related to substance use disorders.</span></p> <p style="margin: 0px;"> </p> <br /><strong>Responsibilities</strong><br /> <ul> <li><span style="color: #636363;">Lead strategic state issue campaigns and initiatives with full ownership of the technical assistance plan, evaluation, and implementation of a state. This includes assessing the readiness of selected states for reforms and working toward the achievement of measurable goals and deadlines for state campaigns. To successfully accomplish this work, the senior associate may travel to meet stakeholders approximately five (5) days per month, often with multiple trips. This role will be done in collaboration with other project staff. </span></li> <li><span style="color: #636363;">Define and research key policy and scientific issues related to substance use disorders, including topics such as coverage for evidence-based treatment, treatment systems and infrastructure, and funding. </span></li> <li><span style="color: #636363;">Plan, organize, and implement stakeholder meetings, conferences, and other events to gain insight into opioid use and misuse in each state to provide the state's leadership with technical assistance on the epidemic; develop and edit reports, fact sheets, and other materials generated from these events. </span></li> <li><span style="color: #636363;">In collaboration with the project director and manager, evaluate project budgets, identify and vet consultants and firms, and negotiate contracts that clearly achieve program objectives and are cost effective. </span></li> <li><span style="color: #636363;">Identify, develop, and maintain relationships with key stakeholders from the public health, public safety, research, and policymaking communities at the national and state level to advance the goals of the project. Where appropriate, assist in the development of plans and materials to integrate state and national partners in project work. </span></li> <li><span style="color: #636363;">Evaluate national and state initiatives related to prevention and treatment of substance use disorders and have a thorough understanding of the existing and emerging models and evidence surrounding the impact of these programs. </span></li> <li><span style="color: #636363;">Participate in the development of presentations and talking points to support internal and external communications. </span></li> <li><span style="color: #636363;">Contribute to and participate in tasks of the project and department as assigned, as well as broader Pew-wide projects and committees as needed.</span></li> </ul> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/qqE2BnFL5qbdFAekU1WVZ"> <br/><br/><strong>Qualifications</strong><br /><br /> <ul> <li><span style="color: #636363;">Bachelor's degree is required, advanced degree in a field related to public policy, public health, or public affairs preferred.</span></li> <li><span style="color: #636363;">At least four years of applicable experience directly related to substance use disorders or related research or health care policy area. </span></li> <li><span style="color: #636363;">Experience in developing and implementing state-based policy campaigns and initiatives preferred. </span></li> <li><span style="color: #636363;">Knowledge of health insurance programs, including private and public (in particular Medicaid or other state programs) plans a plus. </span></li> <li><span style="color: #636363;">Ability to focus quickly on the essence of an issue as well as identify, understand, and synthesize different policy perspectives. </span></li> <li><span style="color: #636363;">Strong ability to write clearly and cogently for internal audiences, policymakers, the media, and the public is required with examples of previous documents available upon request.</span></li> <li><span style="color: #636363;">Excellent applied research and analytical skills, including an ability to synthesize information and identify themes.</span></li> <li><span style="color: #636363;">Demonstrated project and time-management skills, including the ability to meet multiple deadlines by maintaining a high level of organization.</span></li> <li><span style="color: #636363;">Excellent project-management skills, including the ability to think strategically, juggle multiple priorities, adjust to changing circumstances, resolve problems creatively and logically, organize time efficiently, and remain attentive to details. </span></li> <li><span style="color: #636363;">Ability to work professionally and collegially within a creative, fast-paced corporate culture that emphasizes excellence and teamwork.</span></li> </ul> <p style="margin: 0px;"><strong><span style="color: #636363;">Travel</span></strong><br /><span style="color: #636363;">The position requires regular domestic travel (up to 50%) to meetings and conferences. </span><br /><br /><strong><span style="color: #636363;">Total Rewards</span></strong><br /><span style="color: #636363;">We offer a competitive salary and benefit program, including: comprehensive, affordable health care through medical, dental, and vision coverage; financial security with life and disability insurance; opportunities to save using health savings and flexible spending accounts; retirement benefits to help prepare for the future; and work/life benefits to maintain a good balance.</span><br /><br /><span style="color: #636363;">The Pew Charitable Trusts is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Pew considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, sex, ethnicity, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, military/veteran status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.</span></p><p>PI117975693</p>

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Posted: 2020-02-11 Expires: 2020-03-13

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