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About the Commission
The Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC) is a Congressional support agency that advises the U.S. Congress on Medicaid and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). MACPAC is mandated to issue reports to the Congress by March 15 and June 15 of each year to provide the Congress with information about the structure and performance of the Medicaid and CHIP programs, their roles in the U.S. health care system, and the key policy and data issues outlined in the Commission’s statutory charge. MACPAC develops the analytic base for these reports and carries out its mission by conducting independent policy and data analysis and health services research on key Medicaid and CHIP topics, leading to recommendations for the Medicaid and CHIP programs. MACPAC produces analytic products, including issue briefs, statistics and data, fact sheets, research reports, Congressional testimony, and other products endorsed by its Commissioners. More information about MACPAC and its authorizing statutory language is available at www.macpac.gov.
Position Summary and Major Duties
The Executive Director is responsible for the overall operation of the Commission and its staff providing senior leadership, strategic direction, and management and oversight of all activities necessary to fulfill MACPAC’s stated mission. This includes (but is not limited to):
To be qualified for this position, the applicant must provide evidence of ability to serve in a senior leadership capacity with responsibility for providing strategic direction and conducting policy research and analysis on health care issues. The applicant must possess sophisticated analytical skills, superior written and oral communication skills, and experience in interacting with government and non-government officials and in managing a multi-disciplinary analytic staff. Typically, experience of this nature is gained at or above the Senior Executive Service (SES) level, a GS-15 or equivalent grade level in the Federal service, or its equivalent with state or local government, the private sector, or nongovernmental organizations.
Given the complexity of the Medicaid and CHIP programs and their multiple roles in the health care system, demonstrated knowledge of program history, structure, and policy is critical. Applicants will be evaluated on the basis of their experience and expertise in the following areas: Medicaid/CHIP and related health policy; research and analysis; federal and state regulatory/legislative experience, public affairs, and senior management team experience. Experience working with the policy and legislative community at the federal level in a senior capacity is required.
A doctorate or a master’s degree or other graduate degree in health policy, health services research, public policy, public health, or related field or discipline and 15 or more years of policy experience are required.
Other Important Information
Applicants for the Executive Director must be U.S. citizens. This is a full-time position based in Washington, DC.
An application cover letter, e-mail or phone contact and c.v. must be submitted by November 20, 2012 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be held in strict confidence. After submitting your application for this position you will receive an e-mail confirming receipt of your application materials. MACPAC will contact you if we wish to schedule an interview or require additional information or references.
Salary for the Executive Director will be commensurate with experience. All MACPAC employees are considered employees of the United States Senate with access to federal benefits and with an upper limit on compensation set at $169,000 per year. Information relating to health and other benefits with the federal government can be found at www.opm.gov.