Policy Analyst, Health Policy

  • Reports to: Vice President, Health Policy
  • Staff reporting to this position: None
  • Department: Health Policy
  • Position classification: Exempt, full time


American Progress has an immediate opening for a Policy Analyst in the Health Policy team. The Policy Analyst will work with the team and senior fellows to conduct original analyses and advance policy proposals in the areas of health cost control, long-term care, Medicare, Medicaid, and the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The position requires strong analytical, communication, and management skills.


  • Manage projects related to health policy, including conducting original quantitative and qualitative research and policy analysis and translating findings for a broader audience.
  • Present policy information and research findings in oral presentations.
  • Participate in coalition and advocacy efforts.
  • Assist in the generation of policy ideas.
  • Assist in the development, implementation, management, production, and distribution of products.
  • Research legislative issues as they pertain to health policy.
  • Assist in the coordination and planning of meetings and events.
  • Author reports, issue briefs, columns, infographics, and other health policy products.
  • Develop and maintain expertise in assigned areas of responsibility.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Master’s degree in public policy or a related field is preferred.
  • At least three years of professional experience.
  • Strong knowledge of health policy.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills, including the ability to conduct both quantitative and qualitative research.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to understand policy issues and to communicate them effectively.
  • Comfort working under pressure and tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to multitask.
  • Ability to work well within a team.
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Commitment to American Progress’ mission and goals.

The following are not required, but are a plus:

  • Strong empirical skills and knowledge of statistical software.
  • Federal or state legislative or executive branch experience related to health policy.
  • Nonprofit, both 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4), and think-tank experience

This position is part of a bargaining unit represented by IFPTE Local 70.

To Apply

Please follow the link below to the online application. When completing the application, be sure to combine your cover letter and resume/CV into one Word or PDF file and upload this combined document. The system does not allow for multiple files.

This announcement will remain posted until the position is filled. No phone calls, please.
Please note that only those individuals whose qualifications match the current needs of this position will be considered applicants and will receive responses from American Progress.
Thank you for your interest in American Progress.

Additional information

American Progress operates two separate nonprofit organizations to maximize the progressive agenda: the Center for American Progress and the Center for American Progress Action Fund. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “American Progress.” The Center for American Progress is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) tax-exempt research and educational institute. It undertakes research, public education and a limited amount of lobbying. The Center for American Progress Action Fund is a nonpartisan 501(c)(4) tax-exempt organization dedicated to achieving progress through action. It works to transform progressive ideas into policy through rapid-response communications, legislative action, grassroots organizing, political advocacy, and partnerships with other progressive leaders. The organizations share office space and employees.

For more information on the Center for American Progress, please go to www.americanprogress.org. For more information on the Center for American Progress Action Fund, please go to www.americanprogressaction.org.