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Now Hiring: Workforce Policy Analyst and Schweitzer Program Associate

November 20, 2019

Position Title: Workforce Policy Analyst and Schweitzer Program Associate

Supervised by: Director, Chicago Area Health Education Center and Director, Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellows Program

Supervises: N/A

Classification: Exempt, Full-time, Salaried

Organization Overview: Health & Medicine Policy Research Group (Health & Medicine) began in 1981 as an independent non-profit health policy and advocacy center in Chicago working to improve the health of all people in Illinois by promoting health equity with a commitment to social justice.

Health and Medicine began its Community Health Worker (CHW) Pilot Program in 2018 with funding from two local foundations. The CHW Pilot Program raises up the role of Community Health Workers within the healthcare team as providers who can help connect community members with information about health, health services and resources.

Founded in 1996, Health & Medicine’s Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellows Program cultivates aspiring health and human services professionals to be informed, concerned, and involved with addressing health inequities. Each year, the Schweitzer Program provides 30 students with opportunities to design and implement projects to improve the health and well-being of underserved Chicago communities.

Position Scope: This position is approximately 50% Workforce Policy Analyst and 50% Schweitzer Program Associate. As the Workforce Policy Analyst, you will lead the Community Health Workers Pilot Program, providing support to host sites and partners. As the Schweitzer Program Associate, you will provide administrative support and work with the Schweitzer team to coordinate all aspects of the Schweitzer Fellowship Program.

Workforce Policy Analyst Responsibilities (50%):

  • Serve as convener and central contact for all five CHW pilot sites in the Western Suburbs, foundations, trainers, and evaluators
  • Oversee project implementation and training
  • Coordinate and participate in scheduled monthly meetings with the five CHW host sites
  • Work with the Sinai Urban Health Institute (SUHI) to support training and evaluation efforts
  • Write and disseminate reports and develop policy ideas and recommendations based on lessons learned from the Pilot
  • Participate in bi-monthly meetings with the CHW Advisory Committee and SUHI
  • Plan, coordinate and lead regular meetings with the CHW learning collaborative
  • Launch a learning collaborative for CHW supervisors
  • Hold a convening of CHW stakeholders
  • Create and modify existing resources to support CHW work in the Western Suburbs
  • Review contracts and job descriptions with participating organizations to ensure that they are meeting patient need as well as the priorities of the foundations
  • Support policy and systems change to support and grow the CHW workforce in Illinois; advance CHW policy recommendations
  • Hold two-to-three meetings, roundtables, or webinars with policy and systems leaders to advance the role of the CHW workforce in Illinois
  • Work with both Foundation partners to support their vision for technology development.
  • Other duties as assigned including editing, research, and contributing to fundraising and grant writing
  • Participate in conference calls and attend meetings as required

Schweitzer Program Associate Responsibilities (50%):

  • Present at campus information sessions to recruit prospective Fellows
  • Respond to and assist students interested in applying for the Fellowship
  • Schedule interviews, reference checks, and final selection of Schweitzer applicants
  • Coordinate annual Fellowship selection process
  • Advise and be a resource to Fellows with project logistics, implementation, evaluation, and monthly reports
  • Help plan and coordinate monthly meeting of the current Fellows
  • Assist with coordination of events (Fellow orientation, midyear retreat, annual Celebration of Service, etc.)
  • Create and/or update forms, reports, mass mailings/mail merges, etc.
  • Write/create Fellowship communications, including print and email newsletters in coordination with Development and Communications staff
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree with 3-5 years work experience, preferably in public health, public policy, or a health or human services related field; non-profit experience a plus
  • Experience providing programmatic and administrative support with excellent attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to cultivate and sustain relationships with diverse coalitions
  • • Strong speaking and presentation skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Ability to multi-task and work on several projects simultaneously
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment with a team
  • Interest in and passion for public health, healthcare access, health equity, and policy
  • Strong writing, editing, and communication skills
  • Valid Driver’s License

Work Environment:

  • Work is normally performed in a typical office work environment
  • Sitting for extended periods is required
  • Local and regional travel required. Occasional state and national travel required
  • Work week is generally 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., some evening and weekend work required

Salary and Benefits: Salary range $43,500-48,000 annually depending on qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits package including 100% employer-paid health, vision and dental insurance. 401K retirement plan available.

To Apply:

  • Email a cover letter and resume to Ann Duffy at Please write your name (Last, First) then “Workforce Policy Analyst” in the subject line of your e-mail.Incomplete applications will not be accepted.
  • Deadline to apply is December 6, 2019.
  • No phone calls. Recruiters please do not contact this job poster.
  • Health & Medicine is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome diversity among our board and staff and volunteers. We recruit, hire, train, and promote without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or any other protected status.