United Healthcare Workers East


Senior Policy Analyst

Based in New York City, NY or Albany, NY offices

1199SEIU United Healthcare Workers East is the largest, fastest growing and most progressive union in the United States, representing over 500,000 hospital, nursing home, home care and human service workers. The members of 1199SEIU are driven by a mission to achieve good jobs and affordable, quality healthcare for all and are active in a broad array of social justice movements.

We are currently looking for a Senior Policy Analyst to be based in our New York City or Albany offices. The Senior Policy Analyst must have a demonstrated understanding of health care and labor policy at the State and Federal levels as well as a proven ability to analyze the health care industry, market trends and the economic and labor implications of legislation and regulatory practices. Skills should include: familiarity with the legislative process, regulatory agencies and the health care landscape; analyzing and interpreting cost, utilization and other health care data; analyzing and interpreting government budgets, law and regulations; drafting policy and legislative proposals, and presenting research in a clear and concise manner. Policy analysts work in conjunction with organizers, members and labor leaders on legislative, organizing and contract campaign projects.

Responsibilities include:

  • Advocate effectively for Union policy positions
  • Monitor industry trends, legislative and regulatory activity and healthcare policy developments
  • Analyze proposed legislation and regulations
  • Develop and draft legislation to further the Union’s agenda
  • Prepare explanatory materials on health care, labor and other policy areas
  • Analyze financial data from healthcare institutions and other employers
  • Attend membership, employer, government or policy-related meetings and events as needed

Anyone with a passion for justice, the ability to work hard and the drive to make a significant and measurable impact for workers is encouraged to apply.

Requirements include:

  • Minimum BA degree, MA degree strongly preferred, in Healthcare Policy, Public Administration, Law or other related area
  • Experience with government agencies and/or legislative processes, preferably in New York State
  • Computer skills with word processing and spreadsheet programs and online research are necessary. Experience conducting data analysis using SQL or Python a plus.
  • Excellent writing skills and interpersonal skills are essential.
  • Must demonstrate ability to work independently and be willing to work flexible hours.
  • Travel as needed.

1199SEIU is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply
Please submit a cover letter, résumé and policy writing sample to: Staff Support Department, 1199SEIU, 311 West 43rd Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036 or staffsupport@1199.org.

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