Job Opportunities

March 28, 2014

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Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

Senior Vice President for Policy and Research

Research Associate, International Health Policy Program

Program Assistant, Health Coverage and Access Program

 

Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

The Role
Reporting to the President and CEO, Dr. David Blumenthal, the EVP-COO position is multifaceted, with this person serving as the foundation’s chief operating officer, chief financial officer, Corporate Treasurer and Secretary, and oversight officer for the Fund’s outsourced chief investment officer firm Investure. The EVP-COO shares with the President and the EVP-Programs responsibility for quality assurance in the development and management of the Fund's grants programs. The EVP-COO is responsible for oversight of the management of the Fund's endowment and the staffing of the Board’s Investment Committee; the Fund's budget, accounting, audit, and human resource systems and the staffing of the Audit & Compliance Committee; and the Fund's headquarters building. In the capacity of Corporate Secretary, the EVP-COO is responsible for liaison with the Fund’s outside legal counsel, staffing the Board’s Governance & Nominating Committee, organizing major corporate events, writing minutes for all Board and Committee meetings, and maintaining corporate documents and archives. With the Fund's President, the EVP-COO is responsible for fostering a positive Fund work environment that promotes creativity and ensures continuing improvement in operations. The EVP-COO is also charged with playing a leadership role in the foundation and endowment management fields and with engaging in activities that help strengthen New York City's nonprofits and improve understanding of the work of value-adding foundations like the Fund. The EVP-COO interacts regularly with members of the board of directors, particularly members of the Executive & Finance, Investment, Audit & Compliance, and Governance & Nominating Committees, and plays a key role in Board recruitment and development.

For more information read the position specifications.

Contact
Kate Harvey
Russell Reynolds Associates
200 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10166-0002
Tel: +1-212-351-2000
Direct: +1-212-351-2278
Mobile: +1-203-273-9265
kate.harvey@russellreynolds.com  

 

Senior Vice President
for Policy and Research

THE ORGANIZATION
The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that aims to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for two groups of people: High-need and high-cost individuals – the sickest 5 percent of Americans who account for 50 percent of health care costs, and America’s most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, ethnic and racial minorities, and the elderly. The Fund carries out this mandate by supporting independent research on health care issues and making grants to improve health care practice and policy. In so doing, the Fund has become a national leader in investigation and policy development related to tracking the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, reforming the health care delivery system, international health policy and practice, cost control and Medicare. The Fund has an endowment of $700 million, and an annual budget of $32 million, approximately 60 percent if which is spent extramurally on grants and 40 percent intramurally on developing programs, conducting research, and communicating results to influential audiences.

THE POSITION
The Senior Vice President for Policy and Research (SVP-PR) reports to the Executive Vice President for Programs, who is responsible for all of the Fund’s program areas. The position is inherently cross cutting. S/he also participates frequently in meetings of the Fund’s Executive Management Team. While strong candidates will be expected to bring expertise and a publication history in at least one of the Fund’s core program areas, the successful candidate will also be expected to add value to the organization’s work in all of its core areas. This includes participating in deliberations about the Fund’s strategic direction, and working with other Fund staff to develop the research design of grant proposals and future publications.

The SVP-PR serves in an advisory capacity on all Fund-initiated surveys and works with senior Fund staff to develop a strategic plan for Fund surveys that support the work of the Fund programs. The position has traditionally provided thought leadership in identifying key trends and messages in Fund surveys. S/he also contributes to Fund publications and journal articles as co-author or lead author with analyses based on findings from Fund surveys or federal databases. For example, the SV-PR is responsible for working with the International Health Policy & Practice Innovations Program to develop creative annual international health policy surveys, including the annual international health policy survey effort. Working as a team with the Vice President of the International Health Policy & Practice Innovations Program, the SV-PR develops the sample design and survey questionnaire for the annual survey and the contract with a survey firm to conduct the multi-national survey. This responsibility has included being lead author of the paper summarizing survey findings, normally published by Health Affairs, and presentation at the annual IHP fall symposium.

The SV-PR is responsible for leading key Fund initiatives. Historically this has included responsibilities such as having served as the research director of the Commission on a High Performance Health System and overseeing the Fund’s Scorecard and Market Analysis project and staff, a three-person research team based in Denver and Boston with responsibilities for developing and producing national, state and sub-state regional analyses on health care system performance and related insurance and care system market structure analyses.

The SV-PR participates in the Fund’s Publications Review Committee and in the Board Proposal Review meetings leading up to recommended Board-level grants. This effort includes vetting research designs for projects, bringing to bear a wide range of experience on health insurance, health care access, health care policy and quality issues. The individual in this position also serves as a crucial quality control officer for Fund reports and publications, ensuring that the information is accurate and timely and that the key issues are communicated properly.

As a frequent contributor to the Fund’s Executive Management Team, the SV-PR participates in annual review and discussion of program strategic plans and assessment of completed projects and grants.

The Fund’s philosophy regarding successful performance in the job includes the willingness on the part of all senior staff members to handle any assignment necessary to further the goals of the institution. This may include taking on responsibility for other program areas or departments or specific projects if the need arises.

QUALIFICATIONS
Successful candidates must have extensive experience as a researcher or policy analyst and must have demonstrated an ability to manage complex research and evaluation projects and to produce high quality analytic work.

Specific job qualifications include extensive experience managing a research or evaluation team, a PhD or equivalent research training, and at least ten years of experience in health policy research. Formal economics and statistics training at the graduate school level or the equivalent in job experience is necessary. This training should include demonstrated skill and experience in managing and analyzing databases.

This person will have demonstrated writing skills and a peer-reviewed publishing record as a policy analyst and researcher. The ability to work independently and creatively across a range of social and health policy issues is required, along with the expertise and familiarity with health services research and economics literature related to health and social policy issues. This person must have the ability to lead and manage team efforts, strong interpersonal and management skills, and the ability to work constructively and collaboratively with both senior and junior research staff.

The Fund has a relatively small staff, and judgment, integrity, and the ability to listen with sensitivity to others are traits that are particularly important in an organization of the Fund’s size, where teamwork is essential to effectiveness. The ability to work collegially with a variety of Fund staff is a key qualification. So too are an interest in, and strong commitment to, the Fund’s mission and grants programs.

COMPENSATION
Compensation is commensurate with background and experience. The Fund offers an excellent benefits package (medical/dental insurance, life/disability insurance, pension plan, tuition reimbursement, ample vacation and lunch in staff dining room).

CONTACT
Send resume and cover letter via e-mail to: dd@cmwf.org  
Diana Davenport
Vice President, Administration
The Commonwealth Fund
One East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021-2692

The Commonwealth Fund values diversity and is committed to the recruitment and retention of individuals of diverse backgrounds, sex, race, religion, and sexual orientation.

Research Associate
International Program in Healthcare Policy

THE ORGANIZATION
The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that aims to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for two groups of people: High-need and high-cost individuals – the sickest 5 percent of Americans who account for 50 percent of health care costs, and America’s most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, ethnic and racial minorities, and the elderly. The Fund carries out this mandate by supporting independent research on health care issues and making grants to improve health care practice and policy. In so doing, the Fund has become a national leader in investigation and policy development related to tracking the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, reforming the health care delivery system, international health policy and practice, cost control and Medicare. The Fund has an endowment of $700 million, and an annual budget of $32 million, approximately 60 percent if which is spent extramurally on grants and 40 percent intramurally on developing programs, conducting research, and communicating results to influential audiences.

INTERNATIONAL HEALTH POLICY AND PRACTICE INNOVATIONS
Across the industrialized world, health care policymakers face mounting pressure to “bend the cost curve” while at the same time maintaining access to the latest in medical technologies, improving the quality and safety of care, and making the health system more responsive to patients’ needs and preferences. How other advanced countries address these challenges should be of particular interest to the United States, which spends far more on health care―per person and as a percentage of the nation’s economic output―than any other nation and yet receives less in return than most.

The Commonwealth Fund’s International Health Policy and Practice Innovations program seeks to learn about successful approaches taken by other advanced countries to ensure access to high-quality, cost-effective health care, and then share those lessons among our peer nations. The program promotes cross-national learning by:

  • Annually surveying the public, patients, and physicians in 11 countries to compare health system performance.
  • Organizing an annual International Symposium on Health Care Policy, attended by health ministers and senior government officials, as well as other multinational forums.
  • Sponsoring the Harkness Fellowships in Health Policy and Practice, which enable promising health care policy researchers and practitioners in nine countries to spend up to 12 months in the U.S. conducting policy-oriented research, gaining firsthand exposure to innovative models of health care delivery, and working with leading policy experts. The fellowship has a number of international cosponsors.
  • Identifying and disseminating information about health care delivery system innovations abroad that might also work in the U.S.

DESCRIPTION OF POSITION
Reporting to the Vice President and Director of the International Health Policy Program (VP&D), the Research Associate works closely with the VP&D and the other program staff to provide research, writing and analytic support on an on-going basis. The Research Associate researches and tracks health care policy developments in industrialized countries for program development; provides support to the external IHP Consultant/Editor who oversees the International Issue Briefs series and authors selected Issue Briefs; provides research support to the Fund’s annual international health policy surveys; working with IHP grantees and Fund communication staff, coordinates the dissemination strategy for all IHP grant-related publications; as a member of the IHP team, provides support to the Program Associate for Management and Marketing in developing the IHP website (e.g. synthesizing Harkness and IHP-commissioned research studies, and providing analyses of country health care system reforms); and supports the planning and implementation of key IHP program meetings, e.g. the International Symposium on Health Policy and the Commonwealth Fund-Nuffield Trust International Meeting on Quality Improvement; supports the VP&D and the external Senior Fellowships Adviser in identifying placements and mentors for new Harkness Fellows in Health Care Policy and in monitoring the research projects of the current Harkness Fellows; tracks Harkness Fellows’ projects and publications and analyzes their impact on U.S. and home country policy; and drafts IHP program-related reports and materials for the Board. Specifically, the Research Associate’s responsibilities include:

IHP Research Support:

  • Researches, conducts Internet literature reviews, and tracks policy issues and international innovations in industrialized countries for IHP program planning and project development.
  • Prepares PowerPoint presentations for Board and invited outside presentations by the VP&D and, as needed, by the Fund President and Executive Vice President for Programs.
  • Supports the IHP Consultant/Editor who produces an International Issue Brief series, including 4-6 issue briefs each year, based on the annual international survey, IHP-commissioned papers for the International Symposium and Pennyhill Park, and Harkness Fellows’ research; conducts background research and literature reviews on selected topics; and coordinates work by commissioned international experts.
  • Authors at least one International Issue Brief each year.
  • Under the direction of the VP&D, designs a system for and tracks Harkness Fellows’ project findings and their impact on U.S. and home country policy.
  • Works with Fund grantee (JHU) to review and edit annual cross-national comparisons of OECD data for inclusion in International Symposium Briefing Book and to finalize and update the revised Chartpack for the Fund’s website and update country profiles.
  • Develops IHP capacity to be a resource for policymakers, academics and journalists.

International Symposium on Health Policy, Commonwealth Fund-Nuffield-Trust International Quality Meetings, International Alliance for Health Reform Briefings, Congressional Retreat International Session:

  • Drafts the substantive content for the Briefing Books for all major IHP meetings, (e.g. the International Symposium and Commonwealth Fund-Nuffield-Trust International Quality Meeting, Harkness Fellowships seminars, and international Alliance Briefings), including: synthesizing the commissioned papers submitted by international authors, drafting cross-national comparative papers/briefs based on panel themes and descriptions of country health care systems and international innovations.
  • Prepares other meeting-related materials, such as background readings and materials for press events.
  • Works with the VP&D to identify potential international authors and conducts background research on policy issues and speakers in each country.
  • Reviews and provides substantive and editorial comments on commissioned papers and PowerPoint presentations for IHP meetings.
  • As a member of the IHP team, attends and provides on-site administrative and logistical support, as needed.

Annual International Health Policy Survey Responsibilities:

  • Assists in developing the survey themes and the survey questionnaire for the annual International Health Policy Survey.
  • Does background research on other surveys and related questionnaires, and updates each iteration of the survey, as needed.
  • Under the direction of the SVP for Research and Evaluation creates the exhibits for each year’s survey from the 7-country Banner Books, checks and re-checks numbers for accuracy, prepares 60-80 survey charts for presentation at the Pennyhill Park meeting, the International Symposium, and for the Fund’s website.
  • Drafts the Methods and other sections for the Health Affairs article, and may co-author the Health Affairs article.

IHP Dissemination Responsibilities:

  • Works with Program Associate for Management and Marketing and Communications to develop an organized dissemination strategy for the 30+ IHP–supported publications generated each year and the IHP website.
  • Works with Program Associate for Management and Marketing to develop the IHP website as a resource for outside audiences, by:
    • a) integrating the findings from the OECD annual analyses, international surveys, and quality indicators projects into a combined chartpack that provides a cross-national perspective on US health care system performance;
    • b) writing policy syntheses for the IHP website that summarize the key messages and findings from IHP commissioned papers, IHP Small Grants, Harkness Fellows’ work, Packer Policy Fellows’ findings; and
    • c) expanding IHP’s current health care system profiles for Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Germany, the Netherlands, and the UK, to provide in-depth and analytical descriptions of the different systems and recent reforms.
  • Tracks IHP media coverage

Harkness Fellowships in Health Care Policy and Packer Policy Fellowships Activities:

  • Works closely with the external Senior Fellowships Adviser to ensure that Harkness Fellows’ progress and deliverables are on schedule; reviews interim progress reports and final reports, providing written updates to alert the VP&D of any problems or obstacles that may undermine completion of a successful fellowship; critiques Harkness Fellows’ papers submitted for Fund publication; reviews Harkness Fellows’ draft presentations for the Final Reporting seminar; and communicates with fellows and mentors on a regular basis.
  • Drafts, with the VP&D and the Senior Fellowships Adviser input, a List of Suggested Projects for Harkness applicants to be posted on the Fund’s website.
  • Works with Program Associate for of Management and Marketing, who has lead responsibility, in planning and coordinating the Harkness Fellowships meetings.

General IHP Program Responsibilities:
As a member of the IHP team, works with the VP&D to ensure smooth and efficient day-to-day management of the international program annual calendar of activities.

  • Drafts IHP program–related reports and prepares materials for the Fund and Board, such as, Completed Grants Reports, the IHP Annual Report section, and Making a Difference.
  • Assists the VP&D in preparing Annual IHP Program Plan, Board Updates, etc.
  • Works with the VP&D to develop Board proposals and Small Grants proposals and monitor progress of IHP grants.
  • Prepares general correspondence in response to inquiries about the International Program.
  • Assists on IHP special projects.

The Fund’s philosophy on successful performance in the job includes the willingness on the part of all staff members to handle any assignment necessary to further the goals of the institution. This may include taking on responsibility for other program areas or departments if the need arises.

EXPECTATIONS IN THE FIRST 12 MONTHS
The person in this important position will take about 12 months to be fully functional across all responsibilities. During the first 12 months, the Research Associate will be expected to:

  • become an integral member of the IHP team and understand the annual work flow in the department;
  • become very familiar with the responsibilities of the two external advisors: the IHP Consultant/Editor and the Senior Fellowships Advisor and develop strong working relationships with both;
  • become knowledgeable about the current class of Harkness Fellows and their projects and be familiar with previous classes of Fellows and their major publications;
  • help design a system and track Harkness Fellows’ project findings and their impact on U.S. and home country policy;
  • take the lead on drafting the contents for the Briefing Book for IHP meetings, and Fund reports, e.g. Completed Grants Reports and IHP Annual Report section (with direction from the VP and D);
  • participate in the annual international survey and provide research support;
  • prepare the exhibits for the IHP survey from the Banner Books and the charts for the Fund meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS
A Masters degree in Public Health, Health Policy or Public Administration, at least two years of related work experience is required. A combination of related work experience and education will also be considered. Demonstrated interest in health policy is essential: familiarity with U.S. health care system, current health care financing and delivery issues, current health policy research. Preference will be given to applicants with prior research assistant experience and to those with experience writing for public audiences and working with statistical software (SAS and STATA).

Candidates must have strong writing and analytic skills as well as organizational and administrative skills. The ability to manage and work on multiple tasks and prepare graphics and tabular data presentations in a fast paced environment is essential. Flexibility and skill in working as a team member as well as independently are a must as the position requires working in a high demand, multiple task environment with changing priorities. The successful candidate will be intellectually curious and able to gather, assess and synthesize information from various sources.

The Fund has a relatively small staff, and judgment, integrity, and the ability to listen with sensitivity to others are traits that are particularly important in an organization of the Fund’s size, where teamwork is essential to effectiveness. The ability to work collegially with a variety of Fund staff and interest in and strong commitment to the Fund’s mission and grants programs are key qualifications.

COMPENSATION
Commensurate with background and experience. The Fund offers an excellent benefits package (medical/dental insurance, life/disability insurance, pension plan, tuition reimbursement, ample vacation and lunch in staff dining room).

QUALIFIED CANDIDATES ONLY
Send resume and cover letter via e-mail to: dd@cmwf.org  
Diana Davenport
Vice President, Administration
The Commonwealth Fund
One East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021-2692

Note: If the recruiting team decides to pursue the candidacy, applicants will be asked to provide college and graduate school transcripts, salary history and at least two writing samples demonstrating writing and analytic skills. For these, a preference will be given to work-related products with no co-authors.

The Commonwealth Fund values diversity and is committed to the recruitment and retention of individuals of diverse backgrounds, sex, race, religion, and sexual orientation.

 

Program Assistant, Health Coverage and Access

 

THE ORGANIZATION
The Commonwealth Fund is a private foundation that aims to promote a high performing health care system that achieves better access, improved quality, and greater efficiency, particularly for two groups of people: High-need and high-cost individuals – the sickest 5 percent of Americans who account for 50 percent of health care costs, and America’s most vulnerable, including low-income people, the uninsured, ethnic and racial minorities, and the elderly. The Fund carries out this mandate by supporting independent research on health care issues and making grants to improve health care practice and policy. In so doing, the Fund has become a national leader in investigation and policy development related to tracking the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, reforming the health care delivery system, international health policy and practice, cost control and Medicare. The Fund has an endowment of $700 million, and an annual budget of $32 million, approximately 60 percent if which is spent extramurally on grants and 40 percent intramurally on developing programs, conducting research, and communicating results to influential audiences.

THE PROGRAM ON HEALTH CARE COVERAGE AND ACCESS
The number of people without health insurance in the United States climbed steadily over the past decade, rising from 37 million in 2000 to 50 million in 2010. By 2012, however, the picture began to brighten, as the number of uninsured declined to 48 million people. This improvement was likely driven by an increase in the number of young adults who were enrolled in their parents’ health plan, a direct result of one of the Affordable Care Act’s first reforms. The recent gains in coverage for young adults foreshadow the further progress expected as the law’s major insurance provisions are fully implemented over the next few years. Millions of Americans are now eligible to enroll in private subsidized health plans offered through the new state insurance marketplaces, while others are eligible for coverage through the Medicaid program. Many people are also benefiting from a panoply of new insurance market reforms, including a new standard for essential health benefits and bans on insurers from charging people more based on health or gender or barring enrollment because of a preexisting health condition. In all, some 37 million Americans are expected to gain new or more affordable coverage over the next decade.

Program Goals
As the central coverage reforms go into effect, The Commonwealth Fund’s Health Care Coverage and Access program will furnish policymakers and key stakeholders with timely analysis to inform successful implementation. Activities will include:

  • Providing timely information about the Affordable Care Act’s reforms and the status of their implementation.
  • Tracking enrollment and people’s experiences with the new insurance options.
  • Evaluating the effects of insurance reforms and state and federal innovation on the extent and quality of health coverage, access to health care, changes in employer-based coverage, affordability of premiums and out-of-pocket costs, health plan competition, innovation in insurance markets, and sustainability of the insurance marketplaces.
  • Analyzing and developing national and state short-term policy solutions to address implementation issues as they arise.
  • Identifying gaps in the law and its implementation that may leave some groups of people without coverage or adequate protection from costs.

SUMMARY POSITION DESCRIPTION
Reporting to the Vice President and working closely with the Senior Research Associate, the program assistant is the staff member responsible for providing daily support for the Health Care Coverage and Access Program. The program assistant will be expected to perform a variety of duties ranging from daily administrative and grants management tasks to writing, editing and research responsibilities.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES
Grants Management (40%)

  • Provide support in the development of grants, including: conducting background research; working with potential grantees to refine proposals and ensure completion of all required documents; assisting in internal reviews of proposals; preparing summaries of proposed Board-level and Small Grants. Drafts correspondence to current and prospective grantees; assembles and provides materials on Fund programs, projects, and other activities.
  • Provide support for the program, including: drafting payment and review schedules and letters of agreement; monitoring timelines and tracking grantee products, including papers and conferences; scheduling grant payments accordingly; assisting in the review of grantee products, including papers and reports; planning meetings, forums or conferences related to grantee work; and preparing memos analyzing completed projects.
  • Act as a liaison with Communications to ensure the dissemination of all grant products, including: coordinating the review of draft grantee publications by Fund staff and the promotion of grantee-published articles; drafting language for the Fund website that publicizes grantee work; reviewing and providing program updates to the Fund website as needed; coordinating with grantees and Communications staff to produce webinars, podcasts, and other multimedia to promote grantee work and publicize the program.

General Administrative Responsibilities (20%)

  • Provide administrative support to the vice president: including the calendar, phone, travel, meetings, expense reports, correspondence, and distribution of program work.
  • Arrange appointments and schedules conference calls and some in-house meetings. Involved in the facilitation of discussion, content of materials for attendees and minutes/reports of the meeting/conference.
  • Prepare documents for internal meetings, including the annual program plan meetings and proposal review meetings. This includes closely monitoring grantee work status throughout the year, Internet and library research and assembling materials and detailed information about projects. Prepare materials, including PowerPoint slides, for public and internal presentations.
  • Prepare correspondence to current and prospective grantees, consultants, and experts reviewing proposed projects; assemble and provide materials on Fund programs, projects, and other activities as requested by grantees and other individuals.
  • Occasionally, the assistant will travel to relevant meetings and conferences to represent and support the work of the program and its grantees.

Research (30%)

  • Provide research and writing support for Fund reports based on Fund commissioned surveys. This work may include survey development, statistical analyses (using computer statistical software), tables and chart preparation and report writing.
  • Provides research and writing support for Fund reports, fact sheets and issue briefs based on Fund commissioned surveys and congressional legislation. After a reasonable period of time, the assistant will be expected to participate and otherwise assist in the analysis of Fund survey data. This includes statistical analysis using SAS, STATA or other software as appropriate. Will draft tables and charts and drafts summaries of grantee reports.
  • Under direction, tracks, evaluates and summarizes federal legislation, regulations and guidance issued on health reform law as regards health insurance coverage and related issues, as well as state implementation of health reform. Conducts background research, including literature reviews, Internet searches and tracking journals, working papers, legislative developments and public coverage of health policy issues related to health reform and the Affordable Health Insurance program area.
  • Maintains up-to-date internal databases of literature on the Program’s areas of interest and current health reform issues, authored by other researchers or research organizations as well as government reports including GAO, CRS, etc.

Additional Duties (10%)

  • This position supports the Vice President who serves as the Team Coordinator for the Health Care Coverage and Access Program, with additional responsibility for: coordinating all program officer activities within this program, developing and maintaining the work plan for the program, convening program team meetings and representing the program internally to the executive management team. The Vice President is also assigned as a team member of the Advancing Medicare and the Engaging Federal and State Health Policymakers initiatives.
  • The Program Assistant will support the Senior Research Associate and will back her up in the other’s absence, so is expected to cross-train and ultimately know the other’s responsibilities at a level that provides for reasonable back-up.
  • The Fund’s philosophy on successful performance in the job includes the willingness on the part of all staff members to handle any assignment necessary to further the goals of the institution. This may include taking on responsibility in other program areas if the need arises.

QUALIFICATIONS
A college bachelor’s degree with a major in economics and one to two years of related experience is required. Demonstrated interest in health policy is essential. Preference will be given to applicants with some policy research or administrative experience. Demonstrated strong administrative skills are an absolute necessity, as are project management skills and meeting management experience.

Candidate must have strong writing and quantitative skills. Candidate must also be able to manage and work on multiple tasks and under tight deadlines, to write and condense information for various audiences, to work with budgets, and to prepare PowerPoint graphics, charts and tabular data presentations. The position requires strong computer skills, including knowledge of the Windows Office Suite of products, Salesforces, Outlook and the Internet. Familiarity with Stata, SAS or similar statistical software a plus. Candidate must be willing to learn new computer skills as necessary to work with the Fund’s web site and surveys.

Flexibility and skill in working as a team member are a must as the position requires working in a highly demanding, multiple task environment with changing priorities. Candidate must have the ability to work independently in an intellectually challenging environment as well as the willingness to handle the more routine tasks that keeps the office functioning. Candidate must be intellectually curious and able to gather, assess and synthesize information from various sources.

The Fund has a relatively small staff, and judgment, integrity, and the ability to listen with sensitivity to others are traits that are particularly important in an organization of the Fund’s size, where teamwork is essential to effectiveness. The ability to work collegially with a variety of Fund staff and interest in and strong commitment to the Fund’s mission and grants programs are key qualifications.

COMPENSATION
Commensurate with background and experience. The Fund offers an excellent benefits package (medical/dental insurance, life/disability insurance, pension plan, tuition reimbursement, ample vacation and lunch in staff dining room).

CONTACT
Send resume and cover letter via e-mail to: dd@cmwf.org  
Diana Davenport
Vice President, Administration
The Commonwealth Fund
One East 75th Street
New York, NY 10021-2692

The Commonwealth Fund values diversity and is committed to the recruitment and retention of individuals of diverse backgrounds, sex, race, religion, and sexual orientation.