Dignity Health Director of Policy in LOS ANGELES, California


Founded in 1887, Dignity Health - California Hospital Medical Center is a 318-bed, acute care, nonprofit hospital located in downtown Los Angeles. The hospital offers a full complement of services including a Level II trauma center, the Los Angeles Center for Women’s Health, obstetrics and pediatric services, and comprehensive cardiac and surgical services. The hospital shares a legacy of humankindness with Dignity Health, one of the nation’s five largest health care systems. Visitfor more information.


Position Summary:

This position assumes responsibility for coordination of all policy and advocacy activities for the LA Best Babies Network, including those related to the expansion of Perinatal and Early Childhood Home Visitation. This individual works directly with the Executive Director, Director of Programs, and Network staff to ensure that policy and advocacy activities described in the Scope of Works of all contracts are completed appropriately. This individual will be responsible for writing position papers on selected policy issues that require completion of literature searches, interviews, and data analysis. This individual will represent the Network at community and professional meetings that are policy focused. The Director of Policy will oversee all activities related to development and dissemination of information on selected policy and advocacy topics to increase public awareness, as well as oversee the technical assistance related to policy and advocacy strategies and methods provided through the Network. This individual will develop and implement outreach activities to communicate the policy agenda to community stakeholders. The Director of Policy as a part of the management team will participate and assist in the organizational strategic planning processes and ensure that the Network activities are well integrated.



  • At least three years’ experience as a policy analyst researching and analyzing complex issues and developing recommendations on possible solutions or amendments and subsequent recommendations for policy actions.

  • Highly-developed writing skills required, including the ability to publish journal articles, write public testimony, conference papers, reports, issue briefs, and public comments.

  • Experience communicating policy recommendations in public settings such as hearings, committees, conferences, etc., and ability to clearly communicate complex policy information to a variety of audiences.

  • Demonstrated political acuity.

  • Master's degree in Public Health, Health Policy, Political Science or other relevant discipline

  • A valid California driver’s license and proof of full coverage auto insurance and/or the ability to travel within the county using various routes of public transportation.

  • Must be able to attend offsite meetings 3 times per week and travel out of town 2 times per month.

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Job ID 2018-52007

Employment Type Full Time

Department FSOE

Hours / Pay Period 80

Facility California Hospital Medical Center

Shift Day


State/Province CA

Standard Hours 8AM-5PM