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Arnold Ventures is a philanthropy whose core objective is to maximize opportunity and minimize injustice. We are dedicated to tackling some of the most pressing problems in the United States. We invest in sustainable change, building it from the ground up based on research, deep thinking, and a strong foundation of evidence. We drive public conversation, craft policy, and inspire action through education and advocacy.

Position Overview

Arnold Ventures’ Health Care portfolio makes health care affordable and accessible for patients, employers, and taxpayers. We fund work across several broad issue areas: Provider Payment Incentives and Medicare Sustainability, Commercial Sector Prices, Drug Prices, Clinical Trials, and Complex Care. The team works with experts from inside and outside government – including industry and academia – to reform the health care system through evidence generation, policy development, communications, technical assistance, and advocacy to support systemic change, including through policy change.

Our Provider Payment Incentives and Medicare Sustainability portfolios address a range of issues related to health care spending. Our Provider Payment Incentives portfolio aims to reduce wasteful spending and increase efficiency in the health care system by shifting to population-based payment models that reward providers for delivering high-quality, patient-centered care at lower costs. Our Medicare Sustainability portfolio aims to address Medicare’s fiscal challenges by reducing overpayments and improving accountability in Medicare Advantage, reducing excessive spending in traditional Medicare, and strengthening Medicare’s long-term financing. Our work focuses on supporting policy change to achieve these objectives. 

We are seeking an Analyst to help provide research, analytical, and operational support to the Provider Payment Incentives and Medicare Sustainability portfolios. This individual will work closely with team members on substantive, policy-oriented projects and gain experience in supporting the development and management of high-impact philanthropic projects on relevant health care issues. This position will be located in our Washington, DC office and will report to the Health Care Director, Provider Payment Incentive and Medicare Sustainability.

Core Responsibilities

  • Provide analytical and operational support for the Health Care team’s funding initiatives, including active collaboration with team members on grants management and team process management
  • Conduct research/​analysis of health care programs and policies, and help develop projects and policy recommendations based on such analysis
  • Track, analyze, and synthesize relevant policy developments, external events, and research in the field
  • Develop written materials and presentation slides for Arnold Ventures’ Board, Executive Vice President and Vice President of Health Care, and other individuals in collaboration with team members
  • Actively contribute to team meetings regarding projects, identifying new areas of opportunity and brainstorming areas for improvement
  • Coordinate and actively contribute to meetings with grantees, experts, and other stakeholders

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 1 – 2 years of experience in a related field is preferred, including part-time work or internships; preference for experience in positions involving policy reform, research, and/​or project management
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, with the ability to summarize and communicate key takeaways to diverse, nontechnical audiences
  • Exceptional project management and organizational skills
  • Ability to analyze policy problems, assess potential solutions, and articulate tradeoffs

The salary range for this position will be $75,000-$90,000.

Benefits Overview

Arnold Ventures is committed to providing a robust and comprehensive benefits package to eligible employees. Our current benefits package includes 100% paid employee premiums for medical, dental, vision, basic life, and short- and long-term disability insurance; 20 days of paid time off, 16 paid holidays (including a winter break from December 24 to January 1), and a 980 schedule from Memorial Day to Labor Day; paid parental leave; a 401k retirement savings plan with an employer match, profit-share contribution, and immediate vesting; pre-tax transit benefits; a professional development stipend; a charitable giving stipend; and an employee assistance program.

Our Culture and Core Values

Our culture seeks to inspire and empower our people to innovate and develop bold ideas that will help Arnold Ventures achieve lasting impact. Our culture, and the core values that support it, should create an environment that spurs our team to think outside the box, feel comfortable pushing the boundaries of what is possible, and signal confidence in our team’s ability to make change happen through our philanthropic efforts. Although not an exhaustive list, below you’ll find examples of Arnold Ventures’ work culture.

  • We are adaptable and comfortable with ambiguity
  • We are intellectually curious, open-minded, objective, humble, collegial, and receptive to feedback
  • We are action-oriented with strong self-direction and self-motivation skills with the ability to work simultaneously on multiple projects
  • We are able to interact confidently and collaboratively with team members and navigate relationships with external experts, government leaders, advocates, and individuals 

Arnold Ventures’ values reflect who we are as an organization, help us accelerate our strategic goals, strengthen our resolve, anchor us to our mission, and guide our decision-making. The successful candidate will also demonstrate the following core values that inspire the Arnold Ventures team to make a difference.

  • Respect for Ourselves & Others
  • Audacious Action
  • Collaborative Engagement
  • Depth of Thought
  • Clear Communication

Arnold Ventures is an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, gender identity or expression, marital status, sexual orientation, disability, military/​veteran status, or any basis prohibited by applicable law. 

Acknowledging the importance of diverse perspectives, Arnold Ventures is committed to employing individuals from a variety of backgrounds and with a variety of experiences. Members of historically marginalized communities and candidates who have been impacted by the systems we are seeking to change are strongly encouraged to apply.