The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) is a nonpartisan organization that serves the legislators and legislative staff of the nation's 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues. Our mission is to serve state legislatures by providing support, promoting fresh ideas, connecting legislators and staff with experts and each other, and provide a strong, cohesive voice in the federal system.
Since its founding in 1975, NCSL's staff has grown from 15 employees to over 150 employees in its offices in Denver, CO and Washington, D.C. Our growth has been due to the increasing activity and responsibility of the nation's state legislatures and the complexity and diversity of issues that legislators face. Employees work in a challenging, often fast-paced environment where they assist legislators and legislative staff in their work to promote the common good of the citizens of the states. We look forward to your contributions to our mission in the Health program.
NCSL is seeking an individual to provide leadership for the Health Program in our Denver office. NCSL’s Health program conducts policy research and provides support to state legislators and legislative staff in all 50 states and the territories on many health policy issues such as health insurance, Medicaid, public health and prevention, health care access, primary care, maternal and child health, long-term care, prescription drugs, behavioral health, and many other topics. The Group Director is responsible for administering and directing all activities and personnel, overseeing project budgets, fundraising, establishing program priorities, and specifying and ensuring the quality of the work. The Group Director should have expertise in a range of health policy issues important to states. A significant role of the Group Director is to maintain and expand external funding for the program. In addition, the Group Director may co-staff and provide support for NCSL’s national committee that deals with Health and Human Services in collaboration with other NCSL staff.
This position has direct supervisory responsibilities of approximately 15 staff members.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as laptop computers, copy machines, scanners and smartphones.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
This is largely a sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see, lift small objects up to 50 lbs., open filing cabinets and bend, stoop, or stand on a stool as necessary. Requires the ability to travel locally, regionally and nationally, including overnight and weekends.
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.