Employment Opportunities

Health Policy Director

Job Summary

PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is seeking an individual to provide leadership in identifying, executing, and growing the policy agenda for PolicyLab.

PolicyLab is a research center of emphasis 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 center is the research home to 35 academic medicine faculty investigators and more than 60 multidisciplinary research, policy, and communications staff. As such, the Health Policy Director will work in tandem with the Scientific Director and Senior Communications & Operations Manager on policy priorities that support the advancement and dissemination of investigator-led research. Successful candidates will have strong experience engaging with researchers and policymakers, alike.  

This individual will be a creative and entrepreneurial thinker, a strong writer and producer of analytic products, and a natural collaborator. Candidates should have a passion for training and building policy support across team members.

This individual serves on the PolicyLab Leadership Team and oversees all policy activities for the center. This position reports to the Director of PolicyLab and works in consultation with PolicyLab’s Senior Policy Advisor, who is the Director of Government Affairs for CHOP. This role will also manage a growing team of Strategists with policy and project responsibilities related to PolicyLab’s thematic research portfolios, and collaborate with the CHOP Government Affairs team when appropriate.

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.

Job Responsibilities

Specific job responsibilities include:

  • Serve as the lead in identifying center-wide policy goals and objectives and ensuring their implementation, collaborating closely with the Scientific Director and Senior Communications & Operations Manager.
  • Support PolicyLab investigators and research staff in their pursuit of conducting policy-relevant research and developing translational products.
  • Serve as the lead in identifying and targeting opportunities for PolicyLab policy briefs, Evidence to Action briefs and other policy tools, and serve as the key reviewer providing quality control for reports, publications, and other policy tools. Work closely with the PolicyLab communications team on strategy and dissemination of PolicyLab research and policy materials.
  • Identify and maintain relationships with key local, state and national partners related to PolicyLab policy goals; network and strategize with partners to ensure that PolicyLab research is positioned to influence policy decisions when appropriate. Work closely with the Senior Communications & Operations Manager to identify and schedule external policy-relevant speakers for Morning Speaker Series.
  • Develop collaborative relationships with stakeholders—including within CHOP and the University of Pennsylvania—to create capacity for policy-related research.
  • Manage a staff of Strategists across the Center’s portfolios, to steward the implementation of policy- and content-related activities relative to research conducted by members of the portfolios.

Required Education

  • Master in Public Health or Master of Health Services Administration

Required Experience

  • Seven (7) years of health policy experience in government, a nonprofit organization or academic environment.
  • Five (5) years of managerial or supervisory experience

Preferred Education 

  • Advanced degree in Public Administration, Law (JD), Health Policy Research, Health Services Administration or Public Health

Preferred Experience

  • Ten (10) years of health policy experience in government, a nonprofit organization or academic environment.
  • Seven (7) years of managerial or supervisory experience

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Full understanding of Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program and other related policies and programs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of specific federal, state and local agency funding processes, guidelines and regulations.
  • Demonstrated communication skills, both written and verbal, to ensure message is received and understood by internal and external constituents.
  • Demonstrated success in developing effective relationships with multiple individuals, operating autonomously with minimal supervision and direction.
  • Demonstrated experience supporting research projects with grant development, technical writing or policy consultation.
  • Ability to determine priorities, handle multiple projects simultaneously and perform under deadline pressures. Necessary to be very organized and detail oriented.
  • Must be able to make logical judgments utilizing independent decision-making skills appropriately.
  • Demonstrated ability to function collaboratively as part of a team, as well as highly self-motivated.

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.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor/Seeking priority referrals for protected veterans.  Please contact our hiring official with any referrals or questions.

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Child Care Navigator

Job Summary

The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) PolicyLab and the CHOP Primary Care Network are initiating a strategic partnership with community evidence-based home visiting services to design and implement an intentionally integrated system of care with a strong emphasis on building enhanced support for quality childcare.  While home visiting and pediatric primary care are effective strategies for improving the overall health and well-being of patients, many families are often facing complex social issues that require enhanced services beyond the scope of what they alone can adequately provide.

In an effort to improve child safety and family access to and understanding of quality childcare, CHOP PolicyLab seeks to develop an enhanced support system of care.  CHOP PolicyLab is seeking a self-motivated professional.  This multifaceted role will be a new and exciting opportunity that will have significant implications for improved patient care and systems development.  This position will serve the project in the role of childcare content expert, educator, advocate, and community/system liaison to ensure that families’ needs for quality childcare are adequately addressed.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work one-on-one with families (in a home or pediatric primary care setting) to develop trusted therapeutic relationships utilizing concepts of reflection and motivational interviewing to breakthrough barriers and build understanding of quality childcare.
  • Serve as a content expert in the area of quality childcare to identify solutions that will improve childcare access for families.
  • Design, develop and implement an enhanced curricular and education on childcare benefits, enrollment practices and child safety to be executed with home visiting and primary pediatric care staff
  • Serve as a core member of the planning team which has the responsibility to design implement and evaluate the success of the piloted model
  • Actively participate in project planning, implementation and evaluation/research activities of the piloted model.
  • Participate in educational opportunities that would enhance understanding of home visiting and primary care services
  • Support the project director and principal investigators in the engagement of necessary state, regional and local childcare leadership as well as local child care centers to facilitate discussions that aim to improve access to childcare for families

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field. 

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in childcare
  • Experiences should include parent engagement, trainings of early childhood teachers and other professionals (both creation of training and presentation), work in interdisciplinary settings
  • Strong knowledge base of quality early childcare settings

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Creation and implementation of effective professional trainings
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
  • Detail oriented
  • Strong analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Ability to multi-task effectively and work independently
  • Strong time management ability
  • Mid-level proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and other relevant software programs and databases
  • Able to work collaboratively with professionals, families and community members
  • Has basic knowledge of community resources and interest in learning about relevant health, education, housing, social services and early childhood programs
  • Possesses strong interpersonal skills and the desire to work in an innovative and collaborative model

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.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor/Seeking priority referrals for protected veterans.  Please contact our hiring official with any referrals or questions.

To apply, click here

Communications Associate

Job Summary 

PolicyLab at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) is seeking a Communications Associate to join our communications 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.

PolicyLab offers this exciting opportunity to impact the organization’s mission by providing broad support to PolicyLab’s communications, as well as direct support to PolicyLab research teams on dissemination of their research and initiatives to reach internal and external audiences. This position will also work collaboratively with PolicyLab’s policy team and research portfolio leadership on strategies and tactics to advance the center’s policy and research priorities. The Communications Associate will manage PolicyLab’s social media outreach and contribute to several important writing projects. Experience with graphic design and/or video production is desired, but not required.

The Communications Associate position is ideal for an early-career communications professional with a background/interest in health who is looking to develop their skills in strategic communications planning, social media strategy and translation of research. A strong foundation in writing and the ability to work well on a team are keys to success in this role. This position reports to the Senior Communications and Operations Manager.

Job Responsibilities 

  • Collaborate with PolicyLab researchers to create and carry out dissemination strategies and tactics for their articles and other work, with a view towards broader public policy influence
  • Execute PolicyLab’s social media strategy, drafting content, developing social media analytics reports and identifying new ways for PolicyLab to enhance its social media presence
  • Execute strategic communications plans for two of PolicyLab’s five thematic research portfolios
  • Conduct writing and editing projects including editing and writing blog posts for PolicyLab’s blog, editing and disseminating internal and external newsletters, and assisting in the development of policy and research-translation materials
  • Execute a variety of design projects, including tools, presentations, and graphics
  • Conduct other duties as assigned

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree

Required Experience

  • Two (2) years of related communications experience

Preferred Experience

  • Previous experience with graphic design and/or video production

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Intermediate proficiency managing professional social media accounts (Twitter)

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.

VEVRAA Federal Contractor/Seeking priority referrals for protected veterans.  Please contact our hiring official with any referrals or questions.

To apply, click here

Student Employment Opportunities

2019 and 2020 Fall/Winter enrollment is now open!

If you are a student with an interest in Adolescent Health & Well-beingHealth Care Coverage, Access & QualityHealth Equity, Intergenerational Family Services, Behavioral Health or Communications and would like to explore possibilities of participating in an internship or work study or volunteering within PolicyLab, we may have a research study or policy project just for you.  

PolicyLab provides opportunities for students at different levels of training—from undergraduate to doctoral—to participate in pediatric research and health policy projects. Year-long positions may be available.  

Applying is Easy! 

Fall/Winter Positions 

Our 2019 and 2020 Fall/Winter application period is here! Please note, onboarding can take anywhere from three to six weeks, therefore we highly suggest that you submit your request early during the application period to allow adequate time to participate in PolicyLab’s studies.

Simply send your request to PolicyLab by clicking on submit during our fall/winter application period. If we have an available position that may be a match, we will contact you to discuss further possibilities and next steps in the process. Our faculty also work with students in the SUMR and CRISSP programs, for which we also welcome your applications. 

We look forward to connecting with you!

Summer Positions 

Enrollment for Summer 2019 is now closed. 

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. 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.

 

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.