United States of Care (USofCare) is seeking a Policy Innovation 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 Policy Innovation Manager will support the design and implementation of USofCare’s people-centered policies. Working in close collaboration with the Senior Director, the Policy Innovation Manager will take on substantive policy research, analysis and writing to further USofCare’s work. They will work with the Senior Director and Director of Research & Community Engagement to bring together diverse groups of stakeholders–from people to policymakers to private sector leaders–to innovate on solutions to address people’s health care needs. The Policy Innovation Manager must be familiar with health care policy issues and current affairs, and must be able to critically evaluate how changes in these areas impact USofCare’s policy work.
The Policy Innovation Manager takes initiative, is collaborative and passionate about developing and advancing health care policies that reflect the needs of people and address inequities in our health care system. They must have strong analysis and writing skills, as well as excellent attention to detail. Ability to multi-task and work independently are essential, as is willingness to help out with other duties as assigned.
Responsibilities and Duties
- Conduct relevant policy research on a wide range of topics, with the ability to independently identify key themes and big picture implications as well as dig deeply into details when needed;
- Evaluate state and federal legislation, regulations and other policy documents to identify opportunities to advance USofCare’s objectives;
- Collaborate with USofCare’s Research and Community Engagement team to review research from listening to people about their health care needs, and translate the findings into policy solutions that support our priorities;
- Support USofCare’s cross-sector collaboration of policymakers, private sector, health system, and other leaders to identify innovative solutions that meet people’s health care needs;
- Serve as an internal resource on the organization’s policy priorities, and provide policy support to the External Affairs team’s efforts to advance these priorities into enacted state and federal legislation;
- Lead the analysis and writing of reports, resources, memos, blog posts, op-eds, and other external communications materials related to USofCare’s policy work, in close collaboration with the Senior Director;
- Independently manage projects with careful attention to deadlines;
- Serve as a liaison to external partners and represent USofCare in external meetings, and assist the Senior Director with day-to-day management of external partnerships, including contractors, consultants and policy fellows;
- Occasionally provide support with scheduling, planning and follow up for external briefings and engagements and internal meetings;
- Prioritize diversity, equity and inclusion principles, including utilizing the organization’s equity lens to inform all work;
- Contribute to other organizational initiatives as needed.
- Four or more years of health policy experience including some professional work experience;
- A strong commitment to ensuring every person–no matter their health status, social need or income–has access to quality, affordable health care;
- Knowledge of health care policy and program areas in both public and private sectors, such as private health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP, or other policy areas related to increasing access to care, promoting health equity and addressing costs and affordability;
- Exceptional writing, editing, verbal, organizational, and presentation skills;
- Dedication to operating in a nonpartisan environment exploring multiple policy solutions to achieve that mission;
- Demonstrated skills and abilities to work collaboratively with colleagues to ensure work and outcomes are equitable and aligned with organizational goals;
- Ability to handle multiple projects at once and deal with competing priorities from multiple sources;
- Demonstrated ability to work independently on assignments and projects and use sound judgment and critical thinking skills;
- Commitment to supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion principles in the workplace;
- Ability to build and maintain positive, professional relationships with a wide range of colleagues and stakeholders;
- Ability to take informed risks, step out of your comfort zone and embrace ambiguity;
- Strong computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and G suite;
- Bachelor’s degree required.
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 located in Washington, D.C. or Minneapolis, MN preferred, however remote work will be considered. The salary for this position ranges from $65,000 – $75,000 depending on experience and location.
The position is open until filled. Qualified candidates will be contacted by our recruiting partner, Talent Remedy, if selected to move forward in our hiring process.