Employment Opportunities

Policy Manager

Job Summary

The Policy 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 to PolicyLab’s Health Policy Director, with a dotted line to PolicyLab’s Senior Legal Advisor.

Job Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Health Policy Director and Senior Legal Advisor at PolicyLab and national Reach Out and Read consultant to research efficacy of existing policy approaches for the expansion and sustainability of Reach Out and Read.
  • Work closely with Health Policy Director and Senior Legal Advisor to define policy goals for Reach Out and Read expansion and sustainability efforts in 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 with national Reach Out and Read consultant.
  • Coordinate the development and implementation of strategies to advance the expansion and sustainability of Reach Out and Read in Pennsylvania. 
  • Work directly with researchers and communication team 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.
  • Identify and engage in opportunities to expand the network of organizations using PolicyLab resources to expand and sustain 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.
  • Work with Health Policy Director and Senior Legal Advisor to identify and maintain relationships with key local, state and national partners 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 

  • Bachelor's of/in Arts/Science in related field

Required Experience

  • 5-7 years experience in research administration or managing a research group, including budget administration, financial planning, and grants management.

Preferred Licenses/certificates/registrations

  • Master's of/in Arts/Science in related field preferred.

Preferred Experience

  • Masters + 3 years experience research administration or managing a research group, including budget administration, financial planning, and grants management.  Experience in an academic institution strongly preferred.1-2 supervisory experience in a clinical research environment 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 problem identification and problem solving skills.  
  • Excellent written and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to handle confidential matters and materials. 
  • Evidence of leadership ability
  • Ability to work with sensitivity to cultural diversity and to assist staff in understanding this diversity

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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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

Student Employment Opportunities

2019 and 2020 Fall/Winter enrollment has ended. More details to come on PolicyLab's Spring/Summer enrollment period. 

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 closed. 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.