Community Health Policy Specialist / UMMS

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Job ID: 57516
Area of Interest: Professionals
Location: Baltimore, MD US
Hours of Work: M-F
Job Facility: University of Maryland Medical System
Employment Type: Full Time
Shift: DAY
What You Will Do:

The University of Maryland Medical System is a 12-hospital system with academic, community and specialty medical services reaching every part of Maryland and beyond. UMMS is a national and regional referral center for trauma, cancer care, Neurocare, cardiac care, women's and children's health and physical rehabilitation. UMMS is the fourth largest private employer in the Baltimore metropolitan area and one of the top 20 employers in the state of Maryland. No organization will give you the clinical variety, the support, or the opportunities for professional growth that you’ll enjoy as a member of our team. UMMS is currently seeking a Community Health Policy Specialist in our Baltimore location.
****Advanced Law Degree with a concentration in Healthcare or Healthcare Administration & 1 or more years of experience related to Community Heatlh Programs and/or community benefits reporting is REQUIRED****


The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.

1. Provides support for to UMMS system-wide community health initiatives, programs and program development.

2. Assists system hospitals with federal and state community benefit reporting requirements and federally mandated community health needs assessments.

3. Assists with the development and implementation of programs responsive to UMMS’ hospitals community health needs assessments including but not limited to work with community health workers and social determinants of health.

4. Collaborates with community-based organizations and participates in UMMS’ or its partners’ health improvement events and programs, as needed. Serves as an UMMS representative and liaison with community health committees and outreach events, and provides staff services to event committees and projects.

5. Provides support for UMMS events that may include, but are not limited to, working with committees and vendors, preparing mailings and programs, seeking sponsorship opportunities, working on logistics and establishing follow-up strategies. Additional responsibilities include:

     a. Participating in event and planning committee meetings and activities.

     b. Providing appropriate follow up, as necessary.

     c. Ensuring the timely distribution of all mailings for all events to includes sponsorship packages, donor acknowledgments, and thank you letters.

     d. Expands existing community health improvement marketing strategies by utilizing social media in coordination with UMMS’ media department, to actively boost exposure and increase community participation/turnout at community health events and programs

6. Works with external vendors, contractors, sponsors, donors and community-based organizations to develop events and programs to benefit the community and improve community-health outcomes.

7. Assists in the preparation of written documents in support of events and programs, including correspondence, agendas, scripts, invitations, promotional materials and VIP briefings and reports. Drafts follow-up assessments of events and programs.

8. Collaborates with the Office of Public Relations and other appropriate offices and departments within UMMS to coordinate media coverage for special events.

9. Reports and records financial and other relevant information for individuals, corporations, foundations and government agencies for funding and partnership contracts to promote and enhance community health, outreach and education as well as clinical support programs under health reform and related issues.

10. Identifies, researches and writes grant and contract proposals, or assists as needed. Develops and implements departmental processes for administering and following up with grant and contract opportunities, proposals and awards. Researches, enters and maintains data and information for secured grants and data for community outreach and community health needs assessments, as needed.

11. Researches and analyzes current trends and developing issues in healthcare law and policy, including legislative proposals and policies impacting UMMS and the healthcare industry.

12. Follows and contributes, as needed, to workgroups and task forces created by the legislature, healthcare agencies and other similar entities. Assesses and supports legislative, executive and regulatory activities impacting the healthcare industry. Supports legislative and healthcare agency initiatives and assists with the development of appropriate strategies for UMMS at the local, state, and federal level.

13. Provides support to on-going work within and/or matters before healthcare agencies and regulatory bodies including, but not limited to, the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, the Maryland Healthcare Commission, and the Maryland Board of Physicians.

14. Researches and prepares reports on the background, history, best practices and/or legal implications regarding new healthcare delivery policies, liability issues or other related initiatives.

15. Contributes to special projects as directed by the Senior Vice President.

Employee Benefits

As a University of Maryland Medical System (UMMS) employee, you will enjoy a comprehensive benefits program designed with you and your dependents in mind. Subject to any eligibility waiting period, all of the benefits are available to regular full-time employees and most benefits are available to regular part-time employees who are regularly scheduled to work twenty (20) or more hours per week. Many benefits are provided at no cost to employees. For others, the cost is shared between UMMS and employees.

What You Need to Be Successful:

1.  Advanced degree in law with a concentration in healthcare or healthcare administration or an equivalent combination of education and experience from which comparable knowledge and abilities have been acquired.

2.  One or more years of experience related to community health programs and/or community benefits reporting.

3.  One to three years of experience in legislative compliance, analysis, and presentation of healthcare laws, policies, and regulations.


1.  Familiarity with and participation with the Maryland General Assembly and Legislative Process.

2.  Prior work experience with a healthcare government agency.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

1.  Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

2.  Experience drafting legislation, conducting legislative/legal research and preparing testimony for the legislature, administrative and/or regulatory agencies.

3.  Flexibility to commute to events and participate in weekend and evening programs.

4.  Demonstrated ability to work collegially within complex systems and external organizations.

5.  Experience using Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, etc.)


6.  Experience or familiarity with the grant soliciting and writing process.

7.  Familiarity with the new Maryland Legislative Services website.

8.  Bilingual or multilingual proficiency (reading, writing, or speaking).

We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. 
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