Senior Health Policy Strategist

Senior Health Policy Strategist


Under the supervision of the Vice President of Health Policy, the Senior Health Policy Strategist works across the organization to identify and execute opportunities to use policy as a changemaking tool, helping MFH and the broader field understand how individual and community health are impacted by various circumstances, programs, and policies. The Senior Health Policy Strategist researches and uses existing data to analyze and organize information relevant to current issues in health policy for use throughout MFH.


  • Develop and maintain an understanding of health policy issues that affect the health and well-being of Missourians, as well as national policy trends that impact the Foundation’s service region. Use that knowledge to identify opportunities for the Foundation to drive or contribute to systems-level change at the local, state, and federal levels.
  • Serve as an expert consultant to internal teams on policy-related issues, and act as the organizational lead for determining appropriateness of policy-related projects that are pitched to the Foundation.
  • Proactively determine where investments in policy analysis could help move Foundation strategy forward and develop projects and plans that actualize those opportunities, including identifying and managing partners and contractors.


  • Participates in team activities and completes diverse assignments in support of team goals.
  • Performs general Foundation support activities and carries out special projects as required.
  • Adheres to the Foundation’s core and staff values.


  • Education: Master’s degree in health policy, public health, or a related field.
  • Experience: Five years of professional experience, including a deep understanding of key issues in health policy (e.g., health care financing and delivery; Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance coverage; policy development) and experience researching and analyzing various topics and effectively communicating findings.

Who We Are

Missouri Foundation for Health is a resource for the region, working with communities and nonprofits to generate and accelerate positive changes in health. As a catalyst for change, the Foundation improves the health of Missourians through partnership, experience, knowledge, and funding.

Statement of Diversity

MFH is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and strives for authentic inclusion. We seek to build a team that reflects diversity of race, socioeconomic status, national origin, color, disability, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual orientation or gender identity, and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. MFH is committed to salary equity, and compensation will be determined based upon an independent assessment of qualifications relative to the position’s responsibilities. The Foundation’s compensation philosophy can be viewed here.

Physical and Work Environment Demands

The physical and work environment demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the responsibilities of this position. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with a disability to perform the position responsibilities. Physical demands, such as the ability to walk, sit, etc., are those of a typical office environment.

How to Apply

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The Foundation offers competitive compensation and benefits. For questions about the application process, please contact Tomye Harris.