As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 300,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
The Program and Policy Analyst I (PPA I) resides within Nemours National Office of Policy and Prevention. This position is responsible for providing coordination and analytical support for federal policy activities, communications, research and logistical functions for a diverse array of policy and advocacy initiatives. The PPA I will need to have excellent research, writing, organizational and communication (oral and written) skills.
The PPA I will be a core member of the policy and advocacy team, supporting the goals and priorities of the National Office as appropriate. The position requires flexibility, the ability to contribute to multiple projects, to think strategically, to synthesize information into persuasive policy arguments, and to work collaboratively with internal and external partners to achieve a shared vision and goals for complex projects. The PPA I will conduct the following: 1) policy, legislative and general research, analysis and writing (e.g. issue briefs, backgrounders, profiles); 2) logistical and planning support for child health policy convenings, briefings and advocacy days; 3) internal and external communications support, including serving as a key liaison for web site updates and social media posts for the policy team; 4) preparation of PowerPoints and presentations for National Office leadership; and 5) assistance with reporting on key activities of the policy team. The PPA I will be responsible for analyzing child health issues and supporting the development and implementation of Nemours federal policy and advocacy priorities. The PPA I will report to the Senior Policy Analyst on the policy and advocacy team.
1. Initiative and Program/Policy Support: Supporting activities, communication, and logistics such as managing stakeholder lists and registrations for briefings, initiatives, events, webinars, etc. Assisting in meeting/event planning, preparing for convenings. Assisting in federal appropriations process (policy) or financial management of projects (practice). 2. Writing and Researching: Writing and researching position papers, policy briefs, short backgrounders, summaries, profiles and lessons learned. 3. Content development – Creating and potentially giving presentations for office leadership for a variety of audiences with support from supervisor. 4. Analysis and Research: Assisting with analysis, research and support. For positions on the policy team, this includes policy and legislative analysis and research. For positions on the practice and prevention team, this includes providing analytical support and evaluation assistance such as data entry, data analysis and interviews. 5. Continuous Improvement — Assisting in Continuous Improvement projects. 6. Communications – Assisting with internal and external communications to summarize the work of the National Office and assist with drafting social media and other communications. For the practice and prevention team, this could also include providing ongoing partner service, coordination, triage, and response to phone and email inquiries, including accessing and using web site and other technical applications. 7. Interaction with partners – Serving as a liaison to external partnerships. For the policy team, this includes liaising with coalitions and policy/advocacy partners. For the practice and prevention team, this could include technical assistance support and/or liaising with coalitions. It could also include ordering and coordinating delivery of project supplies to include working with vendors, internal departments and external partners. Managing IRB process with internal Nemours departments and evaluation team. . 8. Additional miscellaneous duties and responsibilities, including administrative support, as assigned from time to time.
Bachelor's degree required (Public Policy and Public Health degree preferred)
Six Months to one year of related policy research or public policy experience required
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more. As an equal opportunity employer, Nemours focuses on the best-qualified applicants for our openings.
Nemours is committed to improving the health of children. As a non-profit children’s health organization, we consider the health of every child to be a sacred trust. Through family-centered care in our children’s hospitals and clinics in Delaware, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Florida, as well as world-changing research, education and advocacy, Nemours fulfills the promise of a healthier tomorrow for all children — even those who may never enter our doors. Nemours began more than 70 years ago with the vision of Alfred I. duPont to improve the lives of children and to do whatever it takes to prevent and treat even the most disabling childhood conditions. Today, through our children’s hospitals and health system, we directly care for 250,000 children annually in Delaware Valley and Florida, including families who travel from across the country and world to see our specialists — treating every child as we would our own. We also reach beyond the walls of our hospitals and clinics to be a voice for children on a national and international level, and to lead the way in prevention, intervention, education, and research. Nemours is growing to better serve the children and families in our ca...re. We have 1.1 million square feet of space currently devoted to providing children’s healthcare or under construction, all designed with significant input and advice from our patients and families.