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Posted 08/09/2018

Associate General Counsel (Houston, TX)

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) is a private foundation whose core objective is to improve the lives of individuals by strengthening our social, governmental, and economic systems.

Position: Associate General Counsel

Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package based on qualifications 

Location:Houston, TX

The Associate General Counsel will be responsible for assisting LJAF’s General Counsel with legal and compliance activities and for providing legal representation on a broad range of legal issues to help advance LJAF’s mission.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Advising LJAF staff, officers, and directors on a variety of legal issues including tax, corporate, litigation, investments, employment, ethics, lobbying, intellectual property, and real estate matters;
  • Drafting, negotiating, and managing a broad range of contracts;
  • Communicating legal opinions and recommendations in a clear, effective manner;
  • Managing LJAF junior attorneys and outside counsel;
  • Updating legal and compliance-related templates, policies, and procedures;
  • Researching legal issues and monitoring developments affecting LJAF; and
  • Training LJAF staff on compliance issues.

Essential Skills, Experience, & Qualities:

  • J.D. with a minimum of eight years of legal experience required
  • Current admission to the Texas Bar or eligibility for admission to Texas Bar required
  • Prior law-firm or in-house legal experience, with a demonstrated commitment to pro-bono work
  • Passionate about LJAF’s mission
  • Creative in finding strategic, practical, clear solutions to complex issues
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Highly self-motivated, positive, resourceful, tenacious, adaptable, and open to new challenges
  • Humble and confident
  • Diligent, precise, and extremely attentive to detail
  • Ability to prioritize and complete a multitude of time-sensitive tasks in an accurate, efficient, and collaborative manner
  • Comfort with ambiguity and the ability to work through evolving complex situations

To Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to jobs@arnoldfoundation.org. Please indicate in the subject line of the email that the application is for the position of Associate General Counsel. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Posted 07/26/2018

Health Care Analyst (Washington, D.C.)

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) is a private foundation whose core objective is to improve the lives of individuals by strengthening our social, governmental, and economic systems. 

Position: Health Care Analyst

Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package based on qualifications

Location: Washington, D.C.

LJAF’s Health Care portfolio aims to develop evidence-based policy to make health care more affordable for governments, businesses, and households. Work in this portfolio would address a range of issues related to health care spending: prescription drugs prices; commercial sector prices; the provision of unnecessary and low-value care; and the management of care for complex care populations. This individual will be responsible for providing analytical and operational support for the Health Care team. This will include assisting with identifying, analyzing, and pursuing new, high-leverage philanthropic opportunities, as well as managing current investments.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Provide analytical and operational support for the Health Care team’s funding initiatives;
  • Conduct research/analysis of social programs and policies, and help develop projects and policy initiatives based on such analysis;
  • Compose, fact-check, and/or edit presentation slides, policy papers, website content, and other written materials;
  • Actively contribute to team meetings regarding projects, including suggesting ideas and brainstorming;
  • Coordinate and actively contribute to meetings on evidence-based reform with government officials, researchers, , program providers, and other stakeholders; and
  • Collaborate with other LJAF teams (e.g., Criminal Justice) in areas of joint activity.

Essential Skills, Experience, and Qualities:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • One to two years of experience in a related field is preferred, including part-time work or internships
  • Experience managing and completing complex projects, with careful attention to detail
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Excellent writing skills, including the ability to convey complex ideas in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Thorough and attentive to detail in both substantive and operational tasks
  • Able to interact confidently with experts in their fields
  • Mastery of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Adobe Acrobat, and other standard computer software

To Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to jobs@arnoldfoundation.org. In the email subject line, please indicate that you are applying for the position of Health Care Analyst. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Posted 07/17/2018

Vice President of Public Finance (Houston, TX)

About the Foundation

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) works to produce widespread, lasting improvements in people’s lives by making our social, governmental, and economic systems more effective, efficient, and fair. LJAF’s philosophy of philanthropy is to be bold, innovative, evidence-driven, and strategic in addressing the root causes of our nation’s most persistent and important problems.

Since its inception, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation has awarded over $1 billion in areas including criminal justice, K-12 education, healthcare, evidence-based policymaking, research integrity, sustainable public finance, as well as several other exploratory initiatives.

Additional information and news articles about the Laura and John Arnold Foundation:

Laura and John Arnold Get a Head Start on Philanthropy

John Arnold Made a Fortune at Enron. Now He’s Declared War on Bad Science.

Billionaire Philanthropist John Arnold Goes After Drug Prices

 About the Positions

LJAF is seeking to add a dynamic senior-level team member to lead our public finance initiative, which aims to make government fiscal practices more efficient, transparent, sustainable, and fair. The initiative currently includes investments in retirement policy, tax policy, and budgeting. The new Vice President will be responsible for leading a team to build out and implement high-impact philanthropic investment strategies for these portfolios. The Vice President will also have the opportunity to identify and pursue new public finance investment opportunities. Attractive candidates will have significant experience working in public finance, and must be able to think creatively, have a proven record of producing meaningful reforms, and have experience managing teams. The position will be located in our Houston office and will report to the Executive Vice President of Results-Driven Government.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with LJAF’s Board of Directors and Executive Vice President of Results-Driven Government to develop and execute our public finance investment strategy
  • Build and lead a high-functioning team
  • Present charitable investment recommendations to LJAF’s Board of Directors
  • Manage charitable investments, which will include working with grantees to develop strategic plans, establish success metrics, and monitor performance
  • Develop and manage relationships with key stakeholders, experts, and grantees
  • Collaborate with other LJAF teams to explore and develop cross-initiative investment opportunities

Essential Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven ability to craft and execute high-impact reform strategies
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Strategic, entrepreneurial approach to developing ideas and designing solutions
  • Creativity and rigor in finding answers to complex problems
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including experience leading executive-level discussions
  • Capacity to effectively prioritize projects, work simultaneously on multiple ventures, and meet deadlines

Personal Qualities:

  • Motivated by LJAF’s mission, and passion for creating lasting, positive social change
  • Makes things happen, does not wait for an invitation, assumes personal ownership
  • Collaborative, solicits and values multiple perspectives, shares knowledge, and partners with stakeholders to make change
  • Able to deal with ambiguity and thrive in a rapidly evolving environment
  • Flexible and agile, responsive to feedback, open to changing direction, and focuses on continuous improvement and innovation
  • Unquestionable integrity, earns unwavering trust, meets commitments, and values direct, candid conversations
  • Intellectual curiosity

Required Experience and Education:

  • Advanced degree(s) in economics, public policy, or a related field
  • At least 10 years of relevant work experience
  • Senior-level experience working in government, consulting, or think tanks
  • Significant experience leading and managing a team

Location:

  • Houston, TX

To Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please send a resume and cover letter to Yasmin Kazzaz, Vice President of Human Resources, at ykazzaz@arnoldfoundation.org . Please indicate in the subject line of the email that the application is for the position of Vice President of Public Finance.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Posted 07/12/2018

Evidence-Based Policy Manager (Washington, D.C. (preferred), Houston, or New York City)

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) is a private foundation whose core objective is to improve the lives of individuals by strengthening our social, governmental, and economic systems.

Position: Evidence-Based Policy Manager

Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package based on qualifications

Location: Washington, D.C. (preferred), Houston, or New York City 

LJAF’s Evidence-Based Policy initiative seeks to increase the effectiveness of social spending through the use of rigorous evidence about “what works.” Our efforts focus specifically on (i) funding rigorous evaluations – mainly randomized controlled trials (RCTs) – to build the body of social programs with credible evidence of sizable effects on important outcomes such as educational achievement, workforce earnings, criminal arrests, substance abuse, and hospitalizations; (ii) systematically monitoring the program evaluation literature and communicating important findings to the policy and research community; and (iii) providing educational assistance to policy officials aimed at advancing evidence-based reforms in government spending initiatives, so as to use evidence to improve people’s lives on a large scale.

The Evidence-Based Policy Manager will (i) help solicit, review, refine, and manage grants to fund rigorous program evaluations; (ii) review study reports and publications to assess whether they produced valid evidence regarding program effectiveness; and (iii) gain practical, hands-on experience in funding and reviewing research and using the results to inform the policy process.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Solicit and review grant proposals for rigorous program evaluations, and present them for funding consideration to foundation colleagues and Board members, as part of the Evidence-Based Policy team’s funding initiatives (e.g., low-cost RCTs, Moving the Needle)
  • Manage approved research grants, which will include working with grantees to develop pre-analysis plans and reviewing reports to monitor progress and ensure adherence to rigorous standards of quality and transparency
  • Review, critique, and draft summaries of newly published RCTs in support of the Evidence-Based Policy team’s ongoing review of the social policy research literature
  • Actively contribute to team meetings regarding projects, suggesting ideas and brainstorming
  • Actively contribute to educational meetings with policy officials aimed at incorporating evidence-based reforms into government spending initiatives, including provisions to advance rigorous evaluations and the wider use of research-proven programs and practices
  • Collaborate with other LJAF teams (e.g., Criminal Justice) in areas of joint activity

Essential Skills, Experience, and Qualities:

  • Ability to read an impact evaluation and assess whether it constitutes credible evidence of program effectiveness
  • Knowledge of and demonstrated interest in the use of rigorous evidence to address social challenges
  • Experience with reviewing and/or conducting program evaluations, particularly RCTs
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including the ability to convey complex ideas in a clear and concise manner and to communicate with both researchers and policymakers.
  • Exceptional organization skills and ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects with careful attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Enthusiastic
  • Three to five years of relevant work experience strongly preferred

Required Education:

  • Undergraduate degree required; advanced degree(s) strongly preferred in a relevant field such as public policy, economics, education, or public health.

To Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to jobs@arnoldfoundation.org. In the email subject line, please indicate that you are applying for the position of Evidence-Based Policy Manager. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Posted 07/09/2018

Executive Assistant (Houston, TX)

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) is a private foundation whose core objective is to improve the lives of individuals by strengthening our social, governmental, and economic systems.

Position: Executive Assistant II – Co-Chairs’ office

Salary: Competitive salary based on qualifications plus benefits

Office: Houston, TX  

LJAF is seeking a professional and motivated individual who can serve as Executive Assistant II and provide additional administrative support to LJAF’s Co-Chairs. The Executive Assistant II will partner with the senior Executive Assistant and expand the support capacity for the Co-Chairs.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Assist with the management of the co-chairs’ personal and professional schedules, including all reservations, personal appointments, conference calls, events, and meetings;
  • Arrange complex and detailed travel plans and provide corresponding itineraries and agendas;
  • Review calendars and contacts for inaccuracies, incompleteness and conflicts;
  • Assist with errands, troubleshooting, file management, shipping requests, online purchases, follow-up, and general inquiries;
  • Organize daily mail and meeting materials, transcribe voicemails and collate email inquiries for weekly review;
  • Prepare all printed materials and maintain electronic copies;
  • Maintain the cleanliness and organization of the co-chairs’ offices;
  • Collaborate with the Chief of Staff on research, projects and administrative tasks; and
  • Serve as additional support for special events and projects.

Essential Skills, Experience, and Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • At least five years of experience as an Executive or Administrative Assistant, and/or Office Manager.
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced and detail intensive office, complete a wide variety of activities, and process confidential matters with discretion.
  • Team-oriented and collaborative, yet also able to work well independently.
  • Forward looking thinker, who actively seeks opportunities and proposes solutions.
    • Ability to prioritize and complete multiple tasks in an accurate, efficient, and timely manner.
    • Proactive, curious, and open to embracing new challenges.
  • Mastery of Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, and other standard computer software.

To Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to jobs@centcap.net. Please indicate in the subject line of the email that the application is for the position of Executive Assistant II. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Posted 06/29/2018

Criminal Justice Manager- Corrections (Washington, D.C.)

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) is a private foundation whose core objective is to improve the lives of individuals by strengthening our social, governmental, and economic systems.

Position: Criminal Justice Manager

Compensation: Competitive salary based on qualifications plus benefits

Office: Washington, DC, preferably

LJAF’s Criminal Justice Initiative aims to dramatically improve the U.S. criminal justice system through projects that enhance public safety, treat fairly the individuals and communities affected by crime and the justice system, and ensure that public resources are put to their best use. Our team funds research, supports innovative pilot programs, and helps to bring successful policy changes to scale nationally.  We are seeking a Criminal Justice Manager to help research, analyze, develop, and manage high-impact projects in the field of criminal justice, with a focus on assessing potential for data collection and analysis, study design, policy evaluation, and piloting and evaluating the effectiveness of interventions. The Criminal Justice Manager will focus primarily on community supervision, prison policies, sentencing reforms, release decisions, fines and fees, reentry, and reintegration and will report directly to the Director of Criminal Justice overseeing these domains.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Researching, developing, evaluating, and tracking potential policy areas and projects, with a particular focus on the topics of community supervision, prison policies, sentencing legislative reforms, release decisions, fines and fees, reentry, and reintegration
  • Identifying, developing, and presenting potential grant opportunities that are aligned with the Criminal Justice Initiative’s strategies to the Criminal Justice Initiative’s leadership team and LJAF’s Board of Directors
  • Managing and tracking grants approved by LJAF’s Board, which will include working with grantees and partners to develop strategic plans, establish performance metrics, and monitor progress and impact
  • Drafting documents, such as funding proposals, memoranda, issue briefs, research summaries, presentations, and annual reports, for LJAF’s Board, Vice President and Executive Vice President of Criminal Justice, and other members of the Criminal Justice team

Essential Skills, Experience, & Abilities:

  • A minimum of three years of relevant work experience, preferably in positions involving research and project management responsibilities with a focus on community supervision, prison policies, sentencing, fines and fees, reentry, and/or reintegration
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with high-level stakeholders and experts in various fields
  • Exceptional organization skills and ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects
  • Capacity to thrive in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced work environment
  • Ability to understand and analyze complex policy and research questions
  • Ability to overcome unforeseen obstacles and see projects through to completion
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Strong leadership skills, self-direction, and self-motivation

Desired Personal Qualities:

  • Passionate about improving the U.S. criminal justice system
  • Creative and innovative
  • Team-oriented and collaborative, yet also able to work well independently
  • Confident and humble
  • Flexible and adaptable

Required Education:

  • Undergraduate Degree required; advanced degree(s) preferred in a relevant field such as public policy, criminal justice, law, business, or economics

To Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please send a cover letter, resume, two writing samples, and contact information for three references to CJJobs@arnoldfoundation.org. Please indicate in the subject line of the email that the application is for the position of “Criminal Justice Manager, Corrections.” Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Posted 06/06/2018

Health Care Manager (Washington, D.C.)

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) is a private foundation whose core objective is to improve the lives of individuals by strengthening our social, governmental, and economic systems. 

Position: Health Care Manager

Salary: Competitive salary and benefits package based on qualifications

Location: Washington, D.C.

LJAF’s Health Care portfolio aims to develop evidence-based policy to make health care more affordable for governments, businesses, and households. Work in this portfolio would address a range of issues related to health care spending: prescription drug prices; commercial sector prices; the provision of unnecessary and low-value care; and the management of care for complex care populations. This individual will be responsible for helping identify, analyze, and pursue new, high-leverage philanthropic opportunities, as well as managing current investments.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Work with Health Care Directors and VP to develop strategic direction for the Health Care portfolio;
  • Conduct research/analysis to develop projects and policy initiatives;
  • Identify potential grant opportunities and collaborate with potential grantees to develop proposals;
  • Actively contribute to team meetings regarding projects, including suggesting ideas and brainstorming;
  • Actively support Directors on developing materials for LJAF’s Board, VP  of Health Care, and other individuals
  • Actively support Directors on managing and tracking progress of existing grants
  • Contribute to meetings with government officials, researchers, program providers, and other stakeholders; and
  • Collaborate with other LJAF teams (e.g., Criminal Justice) in areas of joint activity.

Essential Skills, Experience, and Qualities:

  • Advanced degree preferred, but equivalent experience will be considered
  • Five years or more of experience in a related field is preferred, including part-time work or internships
  • Experience managing and completing complex projects, with careful attention to detail
  • Strong quantitative skills
  • Excellent writing skills, including the ability to convey complex ideas in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Flexible and adaptable
  • Able to interact confidently with experts in their fields

To Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to jobs@arnoldfoundation.org. In the email subject line, please indicate that you are applying for the position of Health Care Manager. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Posted 05/25/2018

Vice President of Public Health (Houston, TX)

About the Foundation

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation works to produce widespread, lasting improvements in people’s lives by making our social, governmental, and economic systems more effective, efficient, and fair. LJAF’s philosophy of philanthropy is to be bold, innovative, evidence-driven, and strategic in addressing the root causes of our nation’s most persistent and important problems.

Since its inception, the Laura and John Arnold Foundation has awarded over $830 million in areas including criminal justice, K-12 education, healthcare, evidence-based policymaking, research integrity, sustainable public finance, as well as several other exploratory new initiatives.

Additional information and news articles about the Laura and John Arnold Foundation:

Laura and John Arnold Get a Head Start on Philanthropy

John Arnold Made a Fortune at Enron. Now He’s Declared War on Bad Science

Billionaire Philanthropist John Arnold Goes After Drug Prices

 About the Positions

LJAF is seeking to add a dynamic, senior-level team member to lead our public health initiative. The initiative currently includes investments to address the opioid crisis, increase contraceptive choice and access, and reduce sugar consumption. The new Public Health VP will be responsible for leading a small team to build out and implement a high-impact philanthropic investement strategy for these portfolios. The VP will also have the opportunity to identify and pursue new public health investment opportunities. Attractive candidates will have significant experience working in public health, and must be able to think creatively, have a proven record of producing meaningful reforms, and have experience managing small teams. The position will report to the Executive Vice President of Results-Driven Government.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with LJAF’s Board of Directors and Executive Vice President of Results-Driven Government to develop and execute our public health investment strategy
  • Lead a small, high-functioning team
  • Present charitable investment recommendations to LJAF’s Board of Directors
  • Manage charitable investments, which will include working with grantees to develop strategic plans, establish success metrics, and monitor performance
  • Develop and manage relationships with key stakeholders, experts, and grantees
  • Collaborate with other LJAF teams to explore and develop cross-initiative investment opportunities

Essential Skills and Abilities:

  • Proven ability to craft and execute high-impact reform strategies
  • Strong leadership and management skills
  • Strategic, entrepreneurial approach to developing ideas and designing solutions
  • Creativity and rigor in finding answers to complex problems
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including experience leading executive-level discussions
  • Capacity to effectively prioritize projects, work simultaneously on multiple ventures, and meet deadlines

Personal Qualities:

  • Motivated by LJAF’s mission, and passion for creating lasting, positive social change
  • Makes things happen, does not wait for an invitation, assumes personal ownership
  • Collaborative, solicits and values multiple perspectives, shares knowledge, and partners with stakeholders to make change
  • Able to deal with ambiguity and thrive in a rapidly evolving environment
  • Flexible and agile, responsive to feedback, open to changing direction, and focuses on continuous improvement and innovation
  • Unquestionable integrity, earns unwavering trust, meets commitments, and values direct, candid conversations
  • Intellectual curiosity

Required Experience and Education:

  • Advanced degree(s) in economics, public policy, or a related field
  • At least 10 years of relevant work experience
  • Senior-level experience working in government, consulting, or think tanks
  • Significant experience leading and managing a team

Location:

  • Houston, TX

To Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to Andrew Zalman with Search Light Solutions, Inc. at andrew@searchls.com. Please indicate in the subject line of the email that the application is for the position of LJAF Vice President of Public Health.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Posted 05/14/2018

Director of Health Care – Drug Prices (Washington, D.C.)

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) is a private foundation whose core objective is to improve the lives of individuals by strengthening our social, governmental, and economic systems.

Position: Director of Health Care – Drug Prices

Salary: Competitive salary based on qualifications plus benefits

Office: Washington, D.C.

LJAF’s Health Care Drug Prices portfolio aims to strike a balance between incentives to develop innovative drugs and biologics and affordability for governments, businesses, and households.  LJAF is seeking to add a dynamic senior-level team member to help us advance our work in this area. The new director will be responsible for developing a research, policy, and technical assistance strategy to affect change at the federal and state levels. The full continuum of drug pricing issues – innovation incentives, patents and marketing exclusivities, value-based prices, payment models, and patient access – are to be addressed by the portfolio.  This individual will be responsible for identifying, analyzing, and pursuing new, high-leverage philanthropic opportunities, as well as managing current investments. The director will report directly to the Vice President of Health Care.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with LJAF’s Board of Directors and Vice President of Health Care to refine LJAF’s drug prices strategy
  • Identify, research, and evaluate new, high-leverage philanthropic opportunities to transform drug pricing policy at the federal and state levels
  • Develop, present and make charitable investment/grant recommendations to LJAF’s Board
  • Execute and manage charitable investments approved by LJAF’s Board, which will include working with grantees to develop strategic plans, establishing performance metrics, and monitoring the performance of grantees
  • Develop and manage relationships with key stakeholders, experts, and new and existing grantees
  • Collaborate with LJAF staff to explore and develop cross-initiative charitable investment opportunities

Essential Skills, Experience, and Abilities:

  • Senior-level, with an appropriate combination of practical experience with: patent, exclusivity, and FDA issues; commercial and public payment issues; value-based pricing issues; supply chain issues; and patient access issues
  • Experience with federal or state policy-making processes
  • Proven ability to design innovative strategies for positive and sustainable reforms and to implement government systems change
  • Effective leadership and management skills
  • Strategic, entrepreneurial approach to developing ideas and designing solutions
  • Creativity and rigor in finding answers to complex problems
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to understand technical and theoretical concepts
  • Capacity to effectively prioritize projects, work simultaneously on multiple ventures, and meet deadlines

Desirable Personal Qualities:

  • Confident and humble
  • Team-oriented and collaborative yet also able to work well independently
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Flexible and adaptable

Required Education:

  • Advanced degree(s) in economics, public policy, or a related field
  • At least eight years of health policy experience, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience

To Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to jobs@arnoldfoundation.org. Please indicate in the subject line of the email that the application is for the position of Director of Health Care – Drug Prices.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Posted 05/14/2018

Director of Health Care – Payment Reform (Washington, D.C.)

The Laura and John Arnold Foundation (LJAF) is a private foundation whose core objective is to improve the lives of individuals by strengthening our social, governmental, and economic systems.

Position: Director of Health Care – Payment Reform

Salary: Competitive salary based on qualifications plus benefits

Office: Washington, D.C.

LJAF’s Health Care Payment portfolio aims to develop evidence-based policy to make health care more affordable for governments, businesses, and households.  LJAF is seeking to add a dynamic senior-level team member to help us advance our work in this area. The new director will be responsible for developing a research, policy, and technical assistance strategy to affect change at the federal and state levels. Work in this portfolio would address a range of issues related to health care spending: commercial sector prices; the provision of unnecessary and low-value care; and the management of care for complex care populations.  This individual will be responsible for identifying, analyzing, and pursuing new, high-leverage philanthropic opportunities, as well as managing current investments. The director will report directly to the Vice President of Health Care.

Core Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with LJAF’s Board of Directors and Vice President of Health Care to refine LJAF’s health care payment strategy
  • Identify, research, and evaluate new, high-leverage philanthropic opportunities to inform and develop federal and state policy to constrain health care spending
  • Develop, present and make charitable investment/grant recommendations to LJAF’s Board
  • Execute and manage charitable investments approved by LJAF’s Board, which will include working with grantees to develop strategic plans, establishing performance metrics, and monitoring the performance of grantees
  • Develop and manage relationships with key stakeholders, experts, and new and existing grantees
  • Collaborate with LJAF staff to explore and develop cross-initiative charitable investment opportunities

Essential Skills, Experience, and Abilities:

  • Senior-level, with an appropriate combination of experience with: market concentration and its impact on prices; the identification of low-value care; provider and consumer models to avoid unnecessary care; and the management of complex care populations
  • Experience with federal or state policy-making processes
  • Proven ability to design innovative strategies for positive and sustainable reforms and to implement government systems change
  • Effective leadership and management skills
  • Strategic, entrepreneurial approach to developing ideas and designing solutions
  • Creativity and rigor in finding answers to complex problems
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to understand technical and theoretical concepts
  • Capacity to effectively prioritize projects, work simultaneously on multiple ventures, and meet deadlines

Desirable Personal Qualities:

  • Confident and humble
  • Team-oriented and collaborative yet also able to work well independently
  • Organized and detail-oriented
  • Flexible and adaptable

Required Education:

  • Advanced degree(s) in economics, public policy, or a related field
  • At least eight years of health policy experience, or an equivalent combination of education and work experience

To Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please send a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to jobs@arnoldfoundation.org. Please indicate in the subject line of the email that the application is for the position of Director of Health Care – Payment Reform.  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.