May 12, 2021

Strategic Partnerships Campaign Manager

  • Families USA
  • Washington D.C., DC, USA
Full-Time Advocacy/Lobbying Policy

Job Description

 

CALLING ALL CAMPAIGN ORGANIZERS! Are you passionate about social justice and health equity? Does the prospect of building relationships with national and state health advocates across the country spark your passion? Is the thought of activating and leading a coalition of consumer advocates in the fight to eliminate barriers to health coverage, prescription drugs, and overall care exhilarating?

Yes to all of the above? Great! Come join our committed team of consumer advocates to help build and galvanize Families USA's grasstops and grassroots partnerships.

 

Who we are

Since 1981, Families USA Foundation has been a leading national voice for health care consumers.  Through our long-standing relationships of consumer leaders, advocates, and partner organizations across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, we have remained steadfast in our mission – Dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable healthcare and improved health for all. We advance our mission through public policy analysis, advocacy, and collaboration with partners to promote a patient-and community-centered health system.

 

Your Role

We are looking for a high-energy Strategic Partnerships Campaign Manager to support projects and manage teams that advance Families USA’s work to advance policy changes in four core focus areas of health equity, coverage, health care value, and consumer experience. Central to this role is an individual’s ability to direct the advocacy strategy of a project/issue campaign, including applying a deep understanding of the stakeholder landscape and how to tactically navigate and activate various stakeholder segments at both the grasstops and grassroots levels. This individual should be familiar with ways to activate partner networks in a digital environment, bringing into this role former campaign or digital advocacy experience. This individual possesses good political judgement, is passionate about developing strong relationships with partners across the country, knows how to motivate colleagues and teams, and is adept at seeing the big picture strategy and stakeholder landscape, while simultaneously focusing on details to execute on key objectives.

 

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Work with the Director of Strategic Partnerships and/or the Senior Director of Health Equity in managing partnership building functions in the Department and for assigned campaigns and projects, which includes partnership identification, outreach, tactical planning, nurturing/maintaining relationships at both the state and national level.
  • Identify and implement new digitally driven methods for growing Families USA’s partnership base of national and state partners and building power for bold policy change among organizations and leaders working at the grasstops and grassroots levels.
  • Lead and contribute to cross-functional teams in executing grant deliverables for various campaigns and projects, including developing advocacy and coalition-building strategies and implementing project plans, timelines, and budget.
  • Track and analyze state-level trends/legislation/policy/politics (e.g., news scanning, web research, additional phone calls with partners and other stakeholders, etc.) related to the healthcare landscape, with a specific focus on assigned projects, campaign policy issues and health equity.
  • Develop series of collateral including template letters to legislators, sign on letters, fact sheets, issue briefs, blogs, talking points, comparison spreadsheets, resource lists, and other products.
  • Review draft deliverables from colleagues and junior staff to ensure high quality work products.
  • Collaborate with the Communications team to generate email, social media, and web content that engages and mobilizes partner organizations in support of shared advocacy goals.
  • Contribute to strategic planning and content development for events and activities designed to engage and activate state and national partners, such as content and partnership engagement ahead of the annual Health Action Conference.
  • Provide technical assistance, public speaking, and occasional in-person travel (once it is safe to do so based on public health safety guidelines), related to specific campaign or project work.

Hiring Organization

Families USA

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in public health, communications or marketing, public administration, or related field with 2 to 5 years’ experience working for political or issue-based campaigns, non-profits, lobbying or consulting firms, and/or state/federal government.  A solid understanding of the health justice movement and health equity is a plus, as is campaign experience in a strategic, digital, operational, or field capacity.  Has a sophisticated understanding of state/local political dynamics and working with stakeholders to influence policy at the state/local level.  Exceptional research, project management, organizational, writing and oral skills with a proven track record with campaign organizing strategies, tactics and grassroots activation systems.  A passion for social justice and for the mission of Families USA.

Industry/Service Area

Advocacy/Social Action, Public Policy

Level

Mid-Senior level

Benefits

We offer a dynamic, empowering, and collaborative work environment that allows staff to reach their full potential. We offer an extremely attractive total compensation package, including competitive salary, medical, dental, vision, disability and life, 403(b), paid parental leave, 3+ weeks’ vacation, nine (9) Federal holidays and our office is closed between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day, and many more exciting benefit programs.

Application Instructions

We encourage qualified candidates to apply online at Families USA’s website and include in your application: your cover letter, resume, and desired salary.  Direct hire only – no recruiters.  EEO.


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