Senior Policy Analyst II
Remote - Chicago IL
The American Medical Association (AMA) is the nation's largest professional Association of physicians and a non-profit organization. We are a unifying voice and powerful ally for America's physicians, the patients they care for, and the promise of a healthier nation. To be part of the AMA is to be part of our Mission to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.
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We have an opportunity for a remote Senior Policy Analyst II on our Publishing and Mission Operations team.
As a Senior Policy Analyst II you will provide expertise and support to the VP, Science, Medicine, & Public
Health on science and policy issues related to environmental health and climate
change to help ensure the rights of all people to healthy and safe communities.
Responsible for leading policy and report development; monitoring and
interpreting developments in science and environmental health that impact
physicians, patients, and the health of the public. Collaborate on developing
tools and educational resources for physicians, providing scientific/technical
support for the core activities of the AMA.
Development, Research and Support
- Develop AMA policy positions on a wide array of environmental health topics as needed, with particular accountability for clean air, clean water, and addressing the health effects of climate change.
- Identify and evaluate environmental health threats for their potential impact on the health system and patient care; help develop and implement the AMA's strategy to address the climate crisis; and support AMA Advocacy activities related to legislative and regulatory proposals in these areas.
- Consult the scientific literature and other research-based instruments in order to conduct evidence-based assessments and develop peer-reviewed publications.
- Foster and maintain effective relations with external organizations, including government agencies, private organizations, and state and specialty medical societies.
- Represents and present AMA at various meetings or coalitions, as requested
- Support the AMA's Council on Science and Public Health, Board of Trustees, House of Delegates, and Senior Management by developing scientific and environemtnal health policy reports, reviews and position statements
- Provide staff support at AMA House of Delegates meetings, including implementing House actions, attending briefings and corresponding with other organizations
- Collaborate with other divisions or programs in the Health, Science and Ethics Unit and across the AMA to provide programmatic support where directed
- Provide advice and counsel to AMA members, staff, and the public on subjects related to environmental health that impact physician practice and the health and wellness of patients - with particular accountability for air quality, water quality, climate change, preparedness, and other emerging areas with the potential to impact clinical practice or health system resilience.
- Provide subject matter expertise to assist in the development of AMA tools, resources, and educational modules related to environmental health
- Propose and execute AMA programs and resources that require a science and environmental health focus to enhance physician knowledge and support public health.
May include other responsibilities as assigned
- Advanced degree such as PhD, MHS, MPH in relevant environmental health field required
- Minimum of 5 years' experience and/or substantive knowledge/training/background in environmental health sciences in a government or academic setting that enables the candidate to identify and address a broad range of environmental health policy topics.
- Experience with and understanding of the scientific method and its applications in the development, implementation, and evaluation of evidence-based policies and activities is expected
- Ability to conduct literature searches and science-based assessments and to write sound scientific reports on a wide variety of science and environmental health-based topics and issues is essential; previous publications a plus
- Effective planning and organizing skills are a necessity, along with the ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
- Demonstrated analytical, evaluative, and critical thinking skills, and the ability to work independently
- Ability to distill and aggregate information on environmental health to inform organizational prioritization and response
- Excellent interpersonal skills, including ability to interface effectively with people of varying disciplines, background, and expertise and to work within a team environment
- Comfortable presenting in large group settings
- Some travel required
- AMA's safety and policy protocols require proof of full vaccination against COVID19 for employment at AMA (including booster when eligible). Employees may apply for a religious or medical exemption from getting the vaccine.
The American Medical Association is located at 330 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 and is convenient to all public transportation in Chicago.
We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in our workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. As an EOE/AA employer, the American Medical Association will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant's race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and veteran or disability status.
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