Director of Public Partnerships

Full-Time in United States - Remote OK

Amid clinical workforce shortages, rising healthcare costs and ongoing concerns about inequity, IMPaCT unlocks the power of the grassroots community health workforce.

Here at IMPaCT Care, we get out of bed every day to remake the American health workforce. We find, train and enable Community Health Workers: caring people who keep their communities healthy. We have built the largest and most scientifically-proven Community Health Worker platform in the country, used across 20 states by 50 organizations like Kaiser Permanente, the Veterans Affairs Administration and United Way. Across multiple randomized controlled trials IMPaCT has achieved outcomes frequently believed to be out of reach, including $2,500 annual savings per patient, improved mental health and a Net Promoter Score of 94. We’re making waves: on CNN, in WaPo, at the Fed…there is even a new Medicare billing code for Community Health Workers that is modeled after IMPaCT.

We’re changing the game, but also know the importance of enjoying the journey. That’s why we have made sure that IMPaCT Care is the place to be! We provide competitive compensation and equity grants, comprehensive benefits and plenty of opportunities for team-building and fun. Plus you get to work from home.

Interested? Read on.

Who you are:

We are looking for an action-oriented state policy wonk who can scale our partnerships with Medicaid agencies, state health departments, and Medicaid managed care organizations across the country. You are ideal for this role if you love getting into the weeds of state health policy and developing partnerships to drive change. You will use your exceptional communication, strategic and analytic skills to consult with states, build the business case for health equity, and leverage coalitions to move the needle on CHW policy. You will develop relationships with senior policy and industry stakeholders, provide expert guidance, craft RFP responses, and provide national thought leadership to ensure that IMPaCT remains the leading intervention to address the social determinants of health. This position will report directly to our Head of Scale, Dawn Alley.

What you’ll do:

  • Provide policy guidance to state Medicaid agencies on State Plan Amendment or waiver proposals
  • Proactively develop relationships with state leaders to identify and create opportunities to advance CHW policy and obtain state contracts
  • Create partnerships with stakeholder organizations including community-based organizations, provider groups, and payers
  • Develop RFP responses
  • Draft public comments in response to state RFIs
  • Deliver policy-focused consulting to client organizations
  • Disseminate best practices through publications and presentations

What you bring:

  • Minimum 5 years of experience working in a direct policy environment (e.g., state or federal) or consulting with state agencies
  • Experience communicating with senior policy officials (e.g., state Medicaid directors)
  • Experience either bidding for and winning large RFPs or writing RFPs and evaluating RFP responses
  • Broad knowledge of the healthcare regulatory environment across Medicare and Medicaid, including payment and quality measures.
  • A history of developing strategic partnerships across multiple stakeholders with competing interests
  • Ability to synthesize new policy information in a rapidly changing environment
  • Relationships with a range of policymakers at state and national levels
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills

One of our core values is to create a diverse workplace that welcomes and values each team member’s unique perspective, background, and ideas. We are committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace.