Specialist, Health Policy - (Home office)
New York, NY 
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Job Description

Job Title: Specialist, Health Policy - (Home office)

Location: New York City, NY (preferred) ; Washington DC, Chicago IL a possibility

Work Hours: Full-time/Part-time (based on a 37.5 hour work week)

Grade: 6

Reports To: Vice President of Health Policy

Who We Are:

The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia - by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.

At the Alzheimer's Association, our employees are at the core of all we do. Our network of more than 1,700 employees across the United States makes a difference each and every day for those impacted by Alzheimer's and those at risk for the disease.

We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life changing impact on the millions living with Alzheimer's, their caregivers and those that may be diagnosed with the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website www.alz.org to find out more about who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work the last 12 years in a row.

Position Summary:

The Specialist, Public Policy is responsible for providing support to the Vice President of Health Policy. This includes: (1) conducting research; (2) drafting and designing fact sheets and other written materials; (3) writing internal issue briefs, memos, and summaries; (4) staffing and/or serving on work groups and task forces, as appropriate (5) organizing logistics for meetings and trainings; and (6) performing a limited amount of administrative functions


The Specialist, Public Policy is responsible for:

Conducting research:

  • Conducting various research projects, as needed, on Alzheimer's-related policy, particularly data and economic research and reviews of published literature;
  • Developing extensive knowledge on data sources, including health surveys and questionnaires; and
  • Analyzing and comparing data from multiple sources, including surveys, studies, and other sources.

Drafting written materials:

  • Updating, writing, and designing Fact Sheets on policy issues and priorities; and
  • Preparing various other materials to convey data and statistics, such as tables, charts, and heat maps.

Developing and maintaining records and resources:

  • Regularly reviewing all public policy materials on the internal and external website to ensure all information is current and accurate;
  • Maintaining inventory of public policy materials and working with external printers on such resources
  • Developing and compiling other resources as needed, including memos, briefs, tool-kits and summaries on public policy, public health, and health systems issues.

Working with both public policy and programs staff:

  • Developing relationships across divisions;
  • Working on joint public policy-program division projects, both at the home office and field levels, and working with relevant staff in each division, as assigned;
  • Organizing, staffing and/or serving on internal and external work groups and task forces; and
  • Handling logistics for in-person and virtual meetings.

Assisting the Vice President, Health Policy on other matters, including:

  • Working on global Alzheimer's issues in conjunction with Alzheimer's Disease International and the World Dementia Council;
  • Providing any necessary support to the Association's BOLD Public Health Center of Excellence (PHCOE) on Dementia Risk Reduction;
  • Providing any necessary assistance to the Vice President of Health Policy in his role working at the intersection of programs and public policy; and
  • Performing a limited amount of administrative functions, such as data entry, printing, scheduling, and travel arrangements


  • Bachelor's degree.
  • 1-3 years experience in public policy preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Fast learner and ability to work independently
  • Creative thinker with an ability to anticipate needs
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and InDesign
  • Familiarity with Maptitude and SAS/STATA a plus
  • Ability to organize and manage meeting and project logistics

Employees working 24 hours/week or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, short and long-term disability, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous PTO as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day and Volunteer Day of their choosing. They are also eligible for our gold standard 401(k) retirement plan.

Full time employees (37.5 hours/week), will enjoy all of the above plus an annual School Visitation Day an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing, plus Caregiver Leave.

The Alzheimer's Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides consideration for an employment relationship without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, genetic predisposition, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full or Part Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1 to 3 years
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