Policy Analyst at findhelp

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Hi, we’re findhelp. Nice to meet you.

We’re changing the way people connect to social care programs. 

Findhelp launched 10 years ago in Austin, TX and has helped over 7 million people. We make it easy to find food, health, housing and employment programs in seconds at findhelp.org. 

We’re powered by tech, driven to do good, and looking for passionate people. Our mission is to connect all people in need and the programs that serve them (with dignity and ease).

If our mission strikes a chord we’d love for you to keep reading. 

The Policy Analyst will serve as a subject matter expert on health and social policy, analyzing the business impact of policy at the state and federal level, and helping inform Aunt Bertha’s engagement as a thought leader in the social care space. The ideal person for this job is somebody who has technical knowledge of Medicaid, broad familiarity with social service programs, and understands the legislative process.

What You'll Do:

  • Proactively identify, analyze, and track relevant legislative and regulatory activity at the state and federal level 
  • Develop and own internal communication systems related to assigned policy areas and the business impact for the company
  • Prepare high-quality internal and external-facing written material, including policy briefs, white papers, and blog posts
  • Identify and track the work of key stakeholder groups, projects, and initiatives focused on health and social policy, social determinants of health, and social care
  • Support our Government Relations and leadership teams to drive strategic engagement on key policy issues
  • Serve as a subject matter expert within the company on Medicaid and social safety programs, effectively synthesizing and communicating learnings to other parts of the business, including customer-facing and product teams

Qualifications:

  • 5+ years of relevant experience, including experience in health and social policy inside or outside of government
  • Experience working with a diverse set of stakeholders, including policymakers and their staff
  • Knows how to go deep on research projects and is a proactive learner
  • Superior communication & policy translation skills (presentation, written, and verbal) and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively at all levels of the organization, including the C-suite. You can turn your in-depth policy research into something relatable and you’re comfortable tailoring your communication to your audience. 
  • Works with minimal direction to achieve goals. You’re a proactive self-starter. 
  • Can manage a broad scope of work expertly. You’ll have a number of plates in the air in this role and you can ensure none of those plates will drop. 
  • Superior attention to detail. This position requires strong analytic, communication, planning and project management skills.
  • Takes charge to figure things out when there is ambiguity. You’re not afraid of researching things you don’t know about. 
  • Can handle change. As a fast-growing company, change is a constant and you’re comfortable with that.
  • Is in it for the Mission. You believe that no task is too small in the service of our mission. 
  • Preference will be given to applicants with an advanced degree (Masters or PhD) in Public Policy, Public Affairs, Health Administration, or other related area. 
  • Prior work in local, state, or federal government a plus

Perks at findhelp:

  • 401k & stock options 
  • Free food and onsite gym
  • Paid maternity/paternity leave
  • Competitive PTO & 10 paid holidays
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Pet friendly office with attached dog park 
  • 24/7 access to telemedicine and counseling

We value being together 
We believe being together enables stronger relationships, collaboration, and culture.
You can expect to be in-office if you’re applying in cities we currently have offices (Austin, TX and Denver, CO). 

We’re building a diverse, inclusive team
You’re welcome here. We want to help connect everyone to the help they need. So we want to build a company that represents your community. 

But talk is cheap. We like action. Here are a few things that show we mean business. 
-Unconscious bias training for every team member
-Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI) committee

Findhelp is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are building a company whose employees understand our users, through their own lived experiences. This means we strive to hire employees that are diverse by race, gender, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, sexual orientation, physical abilities, veteran status and socio-economic upbringing.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • Google CloudFrameworks

Location

3429 Executive Center Drive, Austin, TX 78731

What are findhelp Perks + Benefits

findhelp Benefits Overview

Our benefits take care of our team and their families, and support their health and financial well-being. Programs, resources, and benefit eligibility varies based on location.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Findhelp participates in activities local to our various employees throughout the U.S. such as produce farms, food pantries. This year, some of our people learned how to knit dolls!
Partners with Nonprofits
Findhelp is headquartered in Austin and provides a platform listing free and reduced-cost social care programs. We connect people in need with the programs that serve them through such partnership.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Findhelp has culture committees, JEDI (Justice Equity Diversity and Inclusion) committees, journaling workshops, and much more! These committees manage events and programs throughout the year.
Daily sync
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Professional Development Benefits
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available
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