Employment Opportunities

Senior Policy Associate

Job Summary

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

Help deliver on PolicyLab’s mission by facilitating and supporting the work of our research portfolios, our internal infrastructure to support policy engagement across the center and a vital community partnership. This position will work collaboratively with the Health Policy Director, policy team, and PolicyLab’s communications team to advance the center’s strategic aims and identified policy priorities. It will also have a relationship to CHOP’s Division of Social Work.

The Senior Policy Associate will support strategic decision-making and collaborative work (including content development) within one or more of the center’s research portfolios, provide program coordination and strategic support for CHOP’s Medical Legal Partnership in partnership with CHOP’s Division of Social Work, and lead the policy team’s efforts related to internal training offerings and keeping the center informed of relevant external policy developments.

The Senior Policy Associate position is ideal for an early-career policy professional with a background and/or interest in children’s health and health equity, and with demonstrated experience in project management. It provides the opportunity to further develop skills in writing for a policy audience, policy analysis and understanding of the research environment. The position reports to the Health Policy Director.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work closely with relevant faculty and staff leadership to facilitate and support collaboration within at least one of PolicyLab’s research portfolios, and lead implementation of the supporting strategies, content and policy process engagement
  • Provide coordination and strategic support for CHOP’s Medical Legal Partnership under the Division of Social Work, including working closely with the legal partners to track program data, advance policy priorities, and identify opportunities for evaluation and funding
  • Work closely with PolicyLab’s communications and policy experts to develop and disseminate strategic communications, including blogs, commentaries and related documents
  • Manage internal policy training resources, learning opportunities, and policy team internal communications to build the capacity of PolicyLab’s faculty and staff to engage in policy processes
  • Conduct other duties as assigned

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree

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To carry out its mission, it is of critical importance for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) to keep our patients, families and workforce safe and healthy and to support the health of our global community. In keeping with this, CHOP has mandated all workforce members on site at any CHOP location for any portion of their time be vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of employment.  This mandate also applies to workforce members performing work for CHOP at non-CHOP locations. Additionally, all workforce members based in or regularly scheduled to work at any New Jersey location are mandated to be both vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19, with booster timing consistent with applicable guidelines. The CHOP COVID-19 vaccine mandate is in alignment with applicable local, state and federal mandates. CHOP also requires all workforce members who work in patient care buildings or who provide patient care to receive an annual influenza vaccine. Employees may request exemption consideration for CHOP vaccine requirements for valid religious and medical reasons.  Please note start dates may be delayed until candidates are fully immunized or valid exemption requests are reviewed. In addition, candidates other than those in positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, must attest to not using tobacco products.

Student Employment Opportunities

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To apply for an internship in the fall/winter, please submit your student information for consideration. Our study leads will review your application and contact you directly should they select you to be a part of their team.


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.