Join WVU Health Affairs Institute

What We Look For

Are you curious, innovative, and collaborative? Do you want a job that creates a tangible, meaningful, and far-reaching impact on society—and advances your career? Do you feel driven to take ownership of your work and be accountable for outcomes?  

West Virginia University Health Affairs Institute supports a workplace where curious people can thrive in a fast-paced, agile environment with a focus on professional development, flexibility, and well-being. We strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work, providing employees with a collaborative and empowering workplace built on inclusion, high performance, trust, and autonomy.  

Our staff are passionate about improving the health challenges that face our state and are driven to be part of the solution, as both native and new West Virginians. Here, every individual has an opportunity and an obligation to contribute to our shared success.

Together let’s create sound strategies that improve lives.

“Working in Health Affairs as a health data analyst provides me the opportunity to leverage data and analytic methods to evaluate the health outcomes of West Virginians and engage with the evolving process of improving the healthcare system for underserved population.”
Yilin Cai, Health Data Analyst


WVU Health Affairs Institute employees have access to all the generous benefits offered by West Virginia University, including: 

  • 13 paid holidays and 24 annual leave (vacation) days per year 
  • 18 sick days per year 
  • A range of health insurance and other benefits  
  • 401(a) retirement savings with 6 percent employee contribution match, eligibility to continue health insurance, and other retiree perks 
  • Potential remote work: While some positions have in-person responsibilities, hybrid and remote work environments are common and often possible.

Learn more about all the benefits at the WVU Careers site.

University Students 

Health Affairs proudly offers experiential learning opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students at West Virginia University. Students get to apply theories and methods learned in their classwork to real-world issues brought forward by our partners. Through writing, presenting, analyzing data, and managing projects, WVU students play key roles in many of our program teams—and provide a valuable talent pool for full-time careers after graduation.

If you’re an interested student, please contact us!


Current Career Opportunities

WVU Health Affairs Institute hires roles related to policy analysis, data science and analytics, program development and evaluation, project management, public impact research, and beyond. Apply for our jobs through the WVU Careers site, which is linked on each of the opportunities listed below.

Director of Administration (Job ID 23918)

WVU Health Affairs Institute is seeking a Director of Administration to join our team. The Director of Administration will be responsible for the planning, coordination, and direction of administrative activities for the Health Affairs Institute. The Director of Administration serves as the primary advisor to the Institute Deputy Director and also maintains direct oversight of critical functions, including Institute administration and pre-and post-award administration.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Serves as second in command to the Institute Deputy Director.
  • Oversees the administrative leadership team comprised of Assistant Directors and Managers, and the program coordinator functional team and supervises and manages the performance of Health Affairs administrative staff.
  • Oversees, plans, directs, and independently coordinates organizational programs, projects and/or other activities including policy formulation, management of daily operations consistent with business objectives and the strategic plan set by the Institute Deputy Director.
  • Provide strategic insight and advice to the Institute Deputy Director on administrative initiatives that are aligned with the Institute strategic plan.
  • Leads the development and management of the Health Affairs Institute risk register including identification and management of Institutional risks, associated mitigation strategies and issue management and reporting.
  • Oversees the development and management of Health Affairs Institute Standard Operating Guidelines and Procedures and maintains centralized administrative policies for functional areas of responsibility.
  • Leads the development and implementation, management, and sustainability of onboarding, and management of HAI staff.
  • Oversees HAI’s human resources policies, procedures, and practices, including the staff performance management process in accordance with University policies.
  • Oversees international visa processes for multiple Health Affairs staff.  Must have thorough understanding of Federal regulations as they relate to foreign nationals and their employment
  • Develops and maintains collaborative relationships with key University partners including Talent & Culture, Finance, ITS, OSP, Procurement, Post-Award accounting, and Legal Affairs

Apply for Director of Administration (Job ID 23918)