KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation)


San Francisco, CA or Washington, DC, California

Date Posted

January 5, 2022

Job Category

KFF is seeking a qualified candidate for a Director, Immigrant Health Policy to lead an initiative aimed at expanding our policy and data analysis and research focused on the health and well-being of immigrant families. KFF’s Racial Equity and Health Policy Program provides timely and reliable data, information, and policy analysis on health and health care disparities affecting people of color and underserved groups and efforts to advance health equity. This work has always included a focus on immigrant families, and, with this role, we are seeking to expand this focus through a combination of policy and data analysis and surveys. The Director, Immigrant Health Policy will play a foundational role in establishing, directing, and conducting this portfolio of work, working closely with other members of KFF’s Racial Equity and Health Policy Program team as well as our Public Opinion and Survey Research team.

The successful candidate will have extensive knowledge of immigration policy and health; demonstrated analytic and communication skills with quantitative analysis experience; and a personal interest in, and commitment to, addressing disparities and advancing health equity.

STATUS: Full-Time; Exempt
PROGRAM AREA: Racial Equity and Health Policy Program

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop, direct, and execute a portfolio of policy and data analyses focused on the health and well-being of immigrant families.
  • Direct and conduct policy analysis, including review and synthesis of policy documents, proposals, regulations, or other secondary sources of information.
  • Direct and conduct quantitative analysis using national and state-level data.
  • Write and prepare fact sheets, policy briefs, presentations and other documents and prepare figures, tables, charts and other data visualizations to effectively communicate key findings.
  • Collaborate with the Public Opinion and Survey Research team on design and analysis of surveys and qualitative research on the health and well-being of immigrants.
  • Represent KFF as a national policy expert on the health and well-being of immigrants at external events and with the media.
  • Collaborate with KFF’s communications team and staff across KFF program areas to facilitate effective communication of work and advance opportunities for cross-program work.

Minimum Desired Experience and Skills

  • Master’s degree in a related field (such as statistics, biostatistics, econometrics, public health, public policy) and at least five years of work experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and commitment to understanding and researching issues related to health and well-being of immigrant families, including in-depth understanding of health policies for immigrants.
  • Superb written and verbal communications skills, including demonstrated experience writing and speaking about complex policy issues and quantitative data for a lay audience.
  • Experience synthesizing secondary data and conducting health policy analysis.
  • Strong quantitative analysis skills, with a preference for database and statistical programming experience.
  • Ability to communicate data analysis and research findings clearly through data visualizations, including tables, charts, and figures.
  • Ability to work independently on concurrent projects and balance multiple priorities, with strong project management skills and a high level of attention to detail.
  • Ability to effectively work in teams and to develop and maintain strong working relationships with internal staff and members of the external policy and research community

This full-time position will be based either at KFF’s Washington, DC office or its headquarters in San Francisco, CA. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications, and includes an excellent benefits package.

How to Apply:

If this position is of interest to you, please send resume, cover letter, contact information for three references, and a writing sample to Please label your documents “Last Name_First Name_Document Title” and Include “Director, Immigrant Health Policy” in the email heading.

KFF has an efficient applicant review process and will contact candidates who have applied for this position and whose qualifications most closely fit the criteria for the job. No phone inquiries please.

It is the policy of KFF to actively promote a diverse and inclusive workplace in every respect, and to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and employees in every phase of employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, political affiliation, arrest or conviction records, or other categories protected under the law.

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About the Organization

A leader in health policy analysis and health journalism, KFF is dedicated to filling the need for trusted information on national health issues.

KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation) is a nonprofit organization focusing on national health issues, as well as the U.S. role in global health policy. KFF develops and runs its own policy analysis, journalism and communications programs, sometimes in partnership with major news organizations.

KFF serves as a nonpartisan source of facts, analysis and journalism for policymakers, the media, the health policy community and the public. Our product is information, always provided free of charge — from the most sophisticated policy research, to basic facts and numbers, to in-depth health policy news coverage provided by our news service, KHN, to information young people can use to improve their health or the general public can use to understand health insurance.

The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation was established in 1948, but it was completely remade in 1991, under the leadership of CEO Drew Altman. We have not changed our name, but nowadays refer to ourselves simply as KFF — our legal name can cause occasional confusion because we are neither a foundation, a family foundation, nor are we associated with Kaiser Permanente. We keep the name to honor the legacy of our original benefactor, the great industrialist Henry J. Kaiser, whose motto “find a need and fill it,” we have adapted into our motto: “Filling the need for trusted information on national health issues.”

KFF is not associated with Kaiser Permanente.