Job posting: Senior Policy Analyst

Position: Senior Policy Analyst

Category: Full-time, non-exempt

Salary range: $82,000-$92,000

Location: Columbus, Ohio; flexible hybrid work environment

The Health Policy Institute of Ohio (HPIO) is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for a senior policy analyst position. HPIO is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization solely dedicated to advancing evidence-informed policies that improve health, achieve equity, and lead to sustainable healthcare spending. The senior policy analyst is an important part of a collaborative team of public policy experts who provide research and data on a comprehensive range of health policy issues. The senior policy analyst position represents an opportunity to pursue a rewarding career with a well-respected team working to make sure every Ohioan reaches their full health potential.

Job description:

The senior policy analyst will lead the development of written products, conduct data collection and analysis, regularly coordinate and facilitate stakeholder outreach and convenings and provide technical assistance directly to policymakers.

Job responsibilities:

  • Independently lead research and co-author written products such as reports, briefings and resources
  • Ensure the quality of written products in adherence with HPIO’s style guide
  • Develop charts, graphs and other visual tools
  • Manage development of outlines for written products
  • Lead research projects and project components including developing work plans and executing project tasks and timelines
  • Manage and conduct qualitative data collection and analysis as well as quantitative data compilation and analysis
  • Lead planning and facilitation of stakeholder groups, events and activities
  • Manage and facilitate group discussions
  • Build and maintain positive stakeholder relationships through email, phone calls and in-person meetings
  • Provide technical assistance to policymakers
  • Create and deliver effective presentations
  • Schedule, lead, and participate in meetings with policymakers
  • Monitor various information sources to help inform HPIO’s work
  • Participate in and contribute to conferences, webinars and other events
  • Support development activities
  • Communicate effectively through media including interviews with print, broadcast and online outlets

Specific qualifications:

  • Minimum of a master’s degree or other advanced degree with at least five years of relevant experience.

Seeking applicants with the following skills and attributes:

  • Share HPIO’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Have well-developed written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Can work independently within the context of a highly collaborative team
  • Can manage deadlines and be able to adapt when deadlines change
  • Can give specific feedback to colleagues and receive and integrate feedback from colleagues and stakeholders
  • Have excellent attention to detail
  • Can multi-task and exhibit a strong work ethic
  • Are proficient in office software including but not limited to MS Office, Outlook, Survey Monkey, virtual meeting and shared drive platforms

The generous package of benefits includes:

  • Progressive paid vacation accrual beginning with up to two weeks the first year of service and up to three weeks the second year of service
  • 11 paid holidays per year plus three paid floating holidays
  • 12 paid sick days that may be carried over from year-to-year with certain limitations
  • 12 weeks of paid parental leave after one year of service
  • Medical coverage (HPIO pays 80% of premium for full-time employee and 50% for additional family members); dental and vision coverage (HPIO pays 80% of premium for full-time employee); limited purpose flexible spending account (HPIO provides $500 per year for full-time employee); and health savings account (HPIO provides $2,800 per year for full-time employee)
  • Life insurance (HPIO pays 100% of premium for full-time employee)
  • Long- and short-term disability coverage (HPIO pays 100% of premium for full-time employee)
  • 401k plan (HPIO contributes 3% of employee compensation, and a dollar-for dollar match up to 4% of employee contributions)
  • Wellness reimbursement up to $250 annually that covers the cost employees pay for certain fitness and health expenses (ex. Fitness classes, gym membership, treadmill purchase, running shoes)
  • Flexible hybrid work schedule; 40% of work week in office; additional flexibility may be offered after first year of service

Among the reasons current employees love working at HPIO are:   

  • “Our collaborative work environment: we don’t operate in a bubble, and we are all ready to jump in and help each other with whatever it is we are doing.”
  • “No two days are exactly the same at HPIO and we’re always working on new topics and collaborating with new partners.”
  • “(You have) the ability to have your voice heard. Every member of HPIO’s staff can have a say in the work we do.”
  • “Working with a small team of dedicated individuals who want to put out the very best products and work together to achieve goals is wonderful. Everyone is very accountable for their work that makes every project a success.”
  • “HPIO tries to provide as much flexibility to employees as possible (for example, through a hybrid remote work environment, with generous paid family leave, etc.).”
  • “Throughout the year there are several planned and impromptu events that allow staff to come together and have fun with each other or with our families.”

Submit an application:

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to the President of the Health Policy Institute of Ohio at

Deadline for applications is Friday, Feb. 17, 2023.