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Reach Out and Read Program Manager

Job Summary

The Program Manager for Reach Out and Read will support the development and execution of policy promoting the expansion and sustainability of Reach Out and Read. This individual reports jointly to CHOP’s Senior Director of Health Policy and Strategic Initiatives and the Associate Medical Director for Reach out and Read.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work closely with the Reach Out and Read (ROR) Greater Philadelphia team, including ROR Medical Director, CHOP Government Affairs, and CHOP PolicyLab to research efficacy of existing policy approaches for the expansion and sustainability of Reach Out and Read.
  • Steward policy goals for expansion and sustainability of early literacy promotion in primary care across Pennsylvania and provide ongoing policy support and consultation throughout the project to Reach Out and Read leadership at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
  • Coordinate policy research and development of policy recommendations around early literacy promotion, specifically related to applications for early literacy promotion in primary care.
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of strategies to advance the expansion and sustainability of Reach Out and Read in Pennsylvania.
  • Work directly with PolicyLab researchers as well as policy and communications teams to translate research evidence into accessible, educational information and actionable recommendations for a policy audience.
  • Work closely with CHOP Government Affairs on activities aligned with the expansion and sustainability of Reach Out and Read in Pennsylvania, including the development of written and verbal comments, testimony, speeches and other legislative or regulatory communications. Coordinate meetings with local, state and federal government officials to advance this work.
  • Identify and engage in opportunities to expand the network of organizations engaged in expanding and sustaining Reach Out and Read in Pennsylvania, such as presenting or exhibiting at conferences, creating, or participating in coalitions or working groups, and responding to local, state and federal calls for comments on policy proposals. This work may involve local or domestic travel to attend meetings, conferences, or other opportunities. Continue to work with the Pennsylvania American Academy of Pediatrics to expand the reach of these efforts.
  • Work with CHOP colleagues to identify, develop and maintain relationships with key local, state, and national partners (such as managed care organizations, health officials, Department of Human Services officials, etc.) related to expansion and sustainability of Reach Out and Read to maximize influence of evidence for the program in support of policy decisions when appropriate.

Required Education

  • Bachelors of/in Arts/Science in related field

Required Experience

  • 3-5 years of experience in programmatic policy work and/or government affairs, including working with external and community partners

Preferred Licenses/Certificates/Registrations

  • Masters in Public Policy, Education, Public Health or Public Administration preferred.

Preferred Experience

  • Masters + 3 years’ experience in policy analysis, research administration or managing a research group, including budget administration, financial planning and grants management. Experience in an academic institution strongly preferred.

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Excellent customer service and time management skills required. Must be able to work effectively with minimal direct oversight and manage multiple projects with varying deadlines for several individuals. Must be able to juggle multiple demands, work styles and needs.
  • Must have strong organizational skills, be able to work accurately, pay strict attention to detail, and be amenable to doing varied work that requires an intellectual and professional approach.
  • Successful performance in a high-intensity work environment.
  • Excellent writing capabilities for varying audiences including blog posts, policy briefs, fact sheets, testimony, grants and more.
  • Excellent problem identification and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential matters and materials.
  • Ability to create effective communication materials, including visuals, policy memos/briefs, proposals, etc.
  • Evidence of leadership ability.
  • Ability to work with sensitivity to cultural diversity and to assist staff in understanding this diversity.

To apply, click here.

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Policy Analyst

Job Summary

PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is seeking a Policy Analyst to join its policy team. PolicyLab is a research center within CHOP’s Research Institute that aims to achieve optimal child health and well-being by informing program and policy changes through interdisciplinary research. 

The Policy Analyst will support the development and execution of PolicyLab’s work on the payment reform necessary to scale and sustain health care interventions that our research shows as supporting prevention and healthy development in early childhood and improving health equity. This position will have a strong focus on how Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program can support family-centered, dyadic, and integrated care models shown to improve the physical and behavioral health of children and caregivers.  

The position helps deliver on PolicyLab’s mission by aligning with and providing strategic capacity to the Center’s Intergenerational Family Services Research Portfolio, and supporting the development and execution of the center’s policy agenda to advance payment reform to improve health equity. The position will work collaboratively with the Health Policy Director and policy team; the HealthySteps pilot project and other relevant research project teams; Intergenerational Family Services portfolio leadership and researchers; and the PolicyLab communications team. 

The Policy Analyst will engage with internal and external stakeholders and manage the development of content (e.g., policy briefs, responses to public comments, blog posts) to advance the center’s policy priorities related to sustainable financing for preventative and intergenerational health care delivery. With a focus on evidence-based interventions that support healthy development in early childhood, the Policy Analyst will identify and develop connections with relevant initiatives and stakeholders, inform advocacy efforts, and assist in other work of the policy team as needed. 

The position is ideal for a policy professional with experience related to Medicaid reform and innovation, maternal and child health, and state health policy. It also provides the opportunity to further develop skills in research translation and understanding of the research environment. The position reports to the Health Policy Director and will be subject to a hybrid working structure. 

Job Responsibilities* 

  • Advance PolicyLab’s work on equity-focused payment reform, with a focus on identifying payment streams for care models in pediatric primary care that support healthy development in early childhood and other priority areas as identified in collaboration with the Health Policy Director and relevant research project teams 
  • Track relevant local, state, and national efforts, define policy goals, manage the necessary content development (e.g., policy briefs), and support on implementation of stakeholder strategies, relationship-building and outreach
  • Work closely with the Intergenerational Family Services Portfolio faculty and staff leads and researchers to advance strategy and collaboration of the research portfolio 
  • Provide necessary analysis and writing capacity for special initiatives, to serve the information needs of the center and for rapid response opportunities
  • Conduct other duties as assigned

*Please note that these responsibilities differ from those on the CHOP's Human Resources' website due to including additional detail.

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree

Required Experience

  • Five (5) years of health policy experience

To apply, click here.

To carry out its mission, CHOP is committed to supporting the health of our patients, families, workforce, and global community.  As a condition of employment, professionals working onsite—at any CHOP location, for any portion of time—must be vaccinated for COVID-19. Learn more.

CHOP also requires employees who work in patient care buildings to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemptions for valid religious and medical reasons. Start dates may be delayed until candidates are immunized or exemption requests are reviewed.  

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Student Employment Opportunities

Student open enrollment for spring 2023 will open in February 2023. 


At PolicyLab, recruiting and retaining a diverse group of team members who bring fresh insights from all backgrounds to the research, administrative, communications and policy work that we do is fundamental to our mission. We are committed to creating an environment that is reflective of the diverse communities we serve. As such, we welcome innovative minds from individuals across race, ethnicity, religion, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, and marital status, victim of domestic or sexual violence status, covered veteran status or other protected classifications.

PolicyLab aims to provide every team member with opportunities that allow their voices to be heard as this exemplifies our core belief in the power of diverse thinking to influence the policies, protocols and practices that define our workplace and improve the lives of children and families. We strive for a productive, fulfilling workplace and personal growth opportunities for all staff and believe an inclusive environment is central to this goal.