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Senior Fellow and Director, USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy (Job ID: 2020-2433)
Job ID: 2020-2433 Type: Regular (Scholar) # of Openings: 1 Category: Research 1. Resident Employee
About Economic Studies: The Economic Studies program analyzes current and emerging economic issues facing the United States and the world and, based on that research, provides innovative, practical policy recommendations. ES's work covers a broad array of economic issues, including the labor market, regulation, health policy, and fiscal and monetary policy. Economic Studies scholars influence key economic policies by conducting rigorous and relevant research and then disseminating and communicating their findings to the policy community and to the broader public.
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Please note: This position is based in Brookings' Washington, DC office. In response to COVID-19, Brookings staff are temporarily teleworking. The person hired for this position must be willing to move to or currently reside in Washington DC, Maryland, or Northern Virginia.
Ready to contribute to Brookings success?
Brookings is seeking a Senior Fellow to lead the USC-Brookings Schaeffer Initiative for Health Policy (SIHP) in Economic Studies, and to conduct in-depth, high quality policy analysis and development as well as policy-oriented research. The director will have considerable latitude to determine the research agenda of the Center, but a background in the current priority areas of the Initiative—health care coverage, Medicare payment and delivery system reform and policies to address prescription drug prices—is an asset.
The Director will lead the Initiative's research and policy agenda, oversee staff, and cultivate and manage relationships with other external research partners, current and prospective donors, and key economic policy stakeholders. Like all ES scholars, they will partner with Development staff to build and steward funding for their work, and with Communications staff to effectively promote and disseminate it. In addition to conducting independent policy research and overseeing the Initiative, an important part of the Director's responsibility is effectively managing the relationship with our partners at the USC Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics. It is important that the Director help facilitate collaboration between scholars at Brookings and USC Schaeffer but at the same time protect Brookings independence. The Director will collaborate with scholars affiliated with SIHP and across ES.
Conducts in-depth high quality public policy research in area of expertise, independently and in collaboration with other scholars at SIHP, the USC Schaeffer Center and across Brookings
Authors or co-authors policy and research reports, blogs, op-eds, and other commentary
Develops research concepts, policy questions, and work plans for papers and reports
Develops and delivers presentations for research projects and policy priorities
Meets with and briefs relevant external contacts on research
In collaboration with ES and USC Communications teams, creates dissemination and promotion strategy for research products; liaises with media
Research Management and Direction
Develops research and policy agenda for SIHP collaborating with scholars from the USC Schaeffer Center and with others in the field
Engages in frequent dialogue with the Director and Associate Director of the USC Schaeffer Center
Manages and mentors SIHP junior staff and liaises with ES Management Team as needed
Collaborates with Nonresident fellows and assists with the writing and direction of their papers
Oversees the work of research assistants and analysts or outside partners on selected projects
Designs, develops, and stewards funding proposals and works with ES and USC development teams on development priorities as needed
Helps conceive of new funding proposals and identifies potential funders (philanthropic, corporate, and individual, as needed)
In consultation with the ES and USC development teams, stewards relationships with current Brookings and SIHP funders
Ready to make an impact? In this role, you will support Brookings values of collegiality, respect, inclusion, diversity and community, and bring the following qualifications:
Ph.D. or equivalent in economics, health policy, or equivalent, or an M.D. required. At least ten years of relevant experience is required. The successful candidate will be an established, recognized leader in their field of expertise, and must have a record of distinguished experience and/or leadership in government, academia, the non-profit sector or the private sector. Must have a demonstrated ability to understand and write knowledgeably about public policy research of the economic caliber necessary for publication in a top academic journal. Must be authorized to work for any employer in the U.S.
Must be able to lead independent research and competently lead issue-focused meetings, initiatives, high-level conferences, and other events without supervision. Must be comfortable working with high-ranking decision makers, senior government officials, current and potential funders, and Brookings senior management. Ability to work collegially with staff at all levels and in all job profiles. Commitment to contributing to a supportive and productive workplace with a diverse workforce. Interest in or experience with mentoring junior staff preferred.
Brookings welcomes and celebrates diversity in all its forms. We welcome applications that reflect a variety of backgrounds based on ideology, race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, first generation college goers, and other factors protected by law. Brookings is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer that is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive workplace.