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Who We Are
United States of Care is seeking a Policy Manager to join its growing team. The mission of United States of Care is to ensure that every single American has access to quality, affordable health care regardless of health status, social need, or income. A new non-partisan non-profit, we are building and mobilizing a movement to achieve long-lasting solutions that make health care better for everyone. United States of Care will help make it happen by working with Americans from across the country: patients and caregivers, advocates, physicians and other clinicians, policymakers, and business, civic, and religious leaders.
The Policy Manager works with other members of the Policy team to support the development and execution of the organization’s policy agenda. The Policy Manager is able to work with a high degree of independence on discrete projects, such as researching and writing internal and external analyses, memos, presentations, and briefing documents. S/he is well versed in health care policy and current affairs and how that shapes our policy work, and is always keeping the goal of expanding coverage in focus. The Policy Manager is highly self-motivated and creative, with the ability to work in a start-up atmosphere with evolving priorities and is willing to pitch in on other duties as assigned.
Responsibilities and Duties
- In collaboration with Policy team, produce or contribute to reports, resources, blog posts, op-eds, and other external communications materials;
- Assist the Senior Policy Director and other senior policy team members in the analysis and evaluation of policy proposals and contribute to the development of legislative positions for the organization;
- Work with USofC colleagues, Founder’s Council, partners, and other experts to support policy technical assistance for state and federal contacts;
- Assist with day-to-day management of external partnerships, including United States of Care’s collaboration with Penn LDI;
- In collaboration with other USofC colleagues, serve as a liaison with external stakeholders including Congressional and state legislative staff, national and regional non-profit organizations, and other interested parties;
- With minimal direction from leadership, coordinate external engagements, including briefings, meetings and special events;
- Other duties as assigned.
- Strong commitment to ensuring every American has access to quality, affordable health care;
- Superb writing, analytical and research skills; ability to produce high quality writing and analysis under time pressure when required;
- Excellent time management skills and the capacity to proactively navigate multiple deadlines and competing priorities;
- Deep knowledge of a wide range of state, federal, and private health insurance programs, including Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP, and the Affordable Care Act, and policy areas related to increasing access to care and controlling health care costs;
- Dedication to operating in a diverse, bipartisan, learning atmosphere exploring multiple policy solutions to achieve that mission;
- Ambitious thinking and exceptional work ethic;
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and use sound judgment and critical thinking skills;
- Meticulous attention to detail and proofreading skills;
- Flexible and enthusiastic about working in a startup environment and willing to take on a wide range of tasks necessary to support a growing policy operation;
- Facility for building and maintaining positive, professional relationships with a wide range of colleagues and stakeholders;
- At least 5 years experience in health care policy at the state or federal level, including service in a legislative or executive branch role, think tank, advocacy organization, association or other external organization;
- USofC values having a diverse set of viewpoints on our team. Applicants of all party affiliations, and those with previous experience in a bipartisan or nonpartisan work environment, are encouraged to apply.
- Previous experience representing an organization to external audiences preferred;
- Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s degree in public administration, policy, public health, or a related field preferred;
- Located in either Minneapolis, MN, or Washington, DC.
Interested candidates should email resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include “Policy Manager” and your last name in the subject line.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that values a multicultural, diverse working environment. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply. We prohibit discrimination of employment, promotion, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment based on gender, disability, race, age, national origin, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex (including marital and parental status), gender identity and expression, religion, economic status, ethnic identity, veteran's status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law
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