United States of Care (USofCare) is seeking a State External Affairs Manager to join its growing team. The mission of USofCare is to ensure that everyone has access to quality, affordable health care regardless of health status, social need, or income. A non-partisan non-profit, we are building and mobilizing a movement to achieve long-lasting solutions that make health care better for everyone. USofCare will help make this happen by working with people from across the country including patients, caregivers, advocates, physicians and other clinicians, policymakers, and business, civic, and religious leaders.
To achieve our people-centered mission, USofCare values and prioritizes inclusion and diverse perspectives on our staff. Seeking unity over uniformity, we pay attention to the unique interests, abilities, needs, and backgrounds of every employee. Applicants from diverse backgrounds and communities are strongly encouraged to apply.
The State External Affairs Manager will play a key role in developing state campaigns to further USofCare’s work and provide support on policy issues aimed at breaking down barriers to accessing high-quality and affordable health care. This includes legislative campaign development, advocacy, lobbying, coalition management, stakeholder education, research, and some policy analysis. The State External Affairs Manager must be familiar with health care policy issues and current affairs and must be able to think strategically about how USofCare can navigate the political landscape in any given state in order to advance USofCare’s objectives. The State External Affairs Manager may work on a variety of issue-specific campaigns, including but not limited to, expanding access to health insurance coverage through public programs and public health insurance options, increasing access to virtual care and telehealth options, and improving maternal and child health.
Working in close collaboration with the entire USofCare Policy and External Affairs team, the State External Affairs Manager will report to the State External Affairs and Partnerships Director and may be responsible for overseeing the work of junior staff and managing interns.
The State External Affairs Manager is responsible for executing state campaigns focused on the objectives of USofCare and seeking opportunities to work with states interested in advancing components of USofCare’s proactive policy agenda, which is shaped by USofCare’s research about what people need and want from the health care system. This position will engage with state-level advocates, policymakers, and other stakeholders in support of advancing USofCare’s policy priorities and will require building strategic relationships with a variety of stakeholders to respond to needs as they arise. Additionally, the State External Affairs Manager is responsible for:
The ideal candidate is self-directed, curious, organized, and shares USofCare’s commitment to people-centered policy change, diversity, equity, and inclusion. You should be comfortable in a fast-paced environment where tasks, priorities, and deadlines can change quickly. You have a passion for learning, understanding, and exploring new ideas. You are not afraid to ask questions, speak up, and be an active and engaged member of our team. You value collaboration and attention to detail and can work effectively across teams and departments within the organization.
Compensation and Location
United States of Care offers a very generous benefits package including medical, dental, and vision insurance; 403b with match and paid time off. This position is full-time and completely remote, with the exception of occasional travel. The salary for this position ranges from $65,000–$75,000, annually, depending on experience and location.
The position is open until filled. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and interviews will begin by June 1, 2022.