Who We Are
United States of Care (USofCare) is a non-partisan non-profit organization on a mission to ensure that everyone has access to quality, affordable health care regardless of health status, social need, or income. We champion fair and commonsense policy changes to meet people’s urgent needs: the certainty that their health care will be affordable, that their coverage will be dependable and there when they need it, that their health care is personalized, and that the system is easy to understand and navigate.
In order to achieve our people-centered mission, USofCare has developed highly intentional organizational values and we are committed to building a diverse team at all levels of our organization, cultivating an inclusive culture, and engaging with people who bring different perspectives and lived experiences to our efforts. Our values are how we work internally and externally, what we hold up and celebrate, and what we are constantly striving for and aspiring to be as an organization. View our values at unitedstatesofcare.org/who-we-are.
In building our team, at every level we value and prioritize inclusion and diverse perspectives. Seeking unity over uniformity, we pay attention to the diverse interests, abilities, needs and backgrounds of every employee and strive to create an environment where everyone is heard and feels that they belong. We strongly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and communities to apply to join our growing team.
USofCare is seeking a Senior Manager of Federal Affairs to join our team of passionate, adaptable, accountable, innovative problem-solvers dedicated to making our healthcare system better for all people. The Senior Manager of Federal Affairs plays a critical role in building out USofCare’s influence, brand, and thought leadership with federal policymakers and national organizations in the health policy arena. With leadership support, they work to plan and execute a comprehensive federal affairs strategy, including building and maintaining relationships that further the organization’s mission, goal and campaigns with Congress and the Administration. This person functions with a high degree of independence and proactively works to identify, cultivate and maintain external relationships with officials and staff on Capitol Hill and the Administration, as well as national organizations. They are well versed in health care policy and the political landscape, understand the key priorities across the organization, and find opportunities to advance these priorities through federal relationships and partnerships.
The Senior Manager contributes to the organization’s policy work, including researching and writing internal and external comment letters, analyses, memos, presentations, blogs, briefing documents and other public content. The Senior Manager is entrepreneurial, collaborative, and passionate, with excellent political and strategic judgment. The Senior Manager is highly self-motivated and creative, with the ability to work in a start-up atmosphere with evolving priorities.
Responsibilities and Duties
With support from leadership, helps develop and execute a proactive federal strategy to reach organizational goals, including identifying opportunities, cultivating partnerships, strategic planning, and tactical execution;
Monitors legislative and regulatory opportunities for USofC engagement;
- Serves as one of the organization’s key liaisons with members of Congress, Congressional and federal agency staff, and prioritizes building and maintaining bipartisan and bicameral relationships;
- Engages with external organization leaders, proactively identifies, pursues and maintains relationships and connections with federal policy and advocacy organizations and other stakeholders to advance USofCare’s work and mission;
- Represents USofCare in coalition meetings with national organizations and stakeholders;
- Utilizes USofC’s network, including Board members, Founder’s Council members, partners, and other experts to provide technical assistance for federal contacts and partners;
- Produces or contributes to the organization’s policy work, including analysis and generation of policy proposals, fact sheets, comment letters, reports, resources, blog posts, op-eds, and other external communications materials;
- With support from colleagues, coordinates external engagements, including Congressional briefings, and meetings;
- Understands and tracks organizational compliance with relevant laws and regulations on federal lobbying and advocacy using USofCare’s internal tracking tools;
- Models the highest standards of integrity and communication both internally with our teams and externally with stakeholders, partners, and funders;
- Participates in fundraising strategy and pitches when necessary;
- Supports and executes tracking and reporting against programmatic grants when necessary;
- Prioritizes diversity, equity and inclusion principles, including utilizing the organization’s equity lens to inform all work;
- Contributes to other organizational initiatives as needed.
- Strong commitment to ensuring everyone has access to quality, affordable health care;
- Superb writing, analytical and strategic thinking skills; ability to produce high quality writing and analysis under time pressure when required;
- Knowledge and familiarity with Congress and the Executive Branch including experience developing bipartisan working relationships with Hill staff;
- Knowledge and familiarity with the inside-the-Beltway landscape of policy, political and academic organizations that may further USofCare’s mission;
- Ability to successfully represent United States of Care to outside stakeholders and convey our work in a thoughtful way;
- 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 a 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 and advocacy operation;
- Facility for building and maintaining positive, professional relationships with a wide range of colleagues and stakeholders;
- 5-8 years experience in policy and/or government affairs work at the federal level, with at least some of that time focused on health policy. Recent Capitol Hill or Executive Branch experience and/or experience representing organizations on Capitol Hill strongly preferred.
- Diversity, equity and inclusion are core values of USofC, and we seek out diverse sets 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;
- Bachelor’s Degree required;
- While United States of Care is a fully remote working environment, applicants must be located in the Washington, DC area.
Work at United States of Care
The salary range for this position is $90,000-$95,000 depending on experience and location.
United States of Care offers a very generous benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance in addition to a 403b retirement plan with match and paid time off. A full summary of benefits is available upon request.
All USofCare employees are required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Exceptions to this requirement will be made as required by law.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. United States of Care is unable to commence (“sponsor”) an immigration case in order to employ an applicant.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should apply at www.usofcare.org/careers and submit your name, contact information, and resume and cover letter to be considered for the position.
The position is open until filled. We will be accepting applications on a rolling basis.
United States of Care is 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.