May 17, 2024

Manager, State Government Relations

$70,000 - $80,000 yearly
  • Families USA
  • Hybrid
Full-Time Advocacy/Lobbying Policy

Job Description

Position Type: Exempt, Full-time position

Reporting to: Senior Director, Government Relations

Position Location: Washington D.C. with Hybrid Work Schedule, Requiring 3-Days of In-Office Presence

Influence Progress: Lead State Advocacy Policy Initiatives for Better Healthcare


About Us:

At Families USA Foundation, we're more than just a workplace - we're a community dedicated to making a difference in the lives of individuals and communities nationwide. Since 1981, we've championed high-quality, affordable healthcare and improved health for all, and have cultivated strong relationships with consumer leaders, advocates, and partner organizations across all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

Position Overview and Key Responsibilities:

Passionate about driving impactful change through state policy and advocacy initiatives for health equity and social justice? Join us as our Manager of State Government Relations. In this newly created, pivotal role, you'll collaborate closely with our Government Relations leadership team to craft and implement a comprehensive state government relations strategy aligned with our mission. Your duties will involve monitoring, assessing, and influencing state policy in key health priority areas, cultivating relationships with state officials and legislators, and overseeing vital projects. Ensuring strategic alignment across state project teams, you'll manage project budgets and staffing, and produce top-notch materials like legislative testimony and issue briefs. Additionally, you'll actively engage in representing our organization with integrity at various meetings and events, including FUSA- and stakeholder-led coalition gatherings, administrative meetings, and state legislatures, both in-person and remotely. Your presentations at Families USA-run events, webinars, and partner meetings will further our advocacy efforts and mission.

Why Join Us:

Joining our team means embracing a dynamic, empowering, and collaborative work environment where you'll have the opportunity to reach your full potential while contributing to a meaningful mission. We foster an atmosphere of respect and support, where every team member is valued for their unique contributions. We believe in equity, recognizing that our differences allow us to accomplish our most effective work. Collaboration is at the heart of what we do - we optimize our collective resources, skills, and experiences to carry out our mission and maximize our impact. We strive for excellence in everything we do, working tirelessly to increase our organizational impact and improve the lives of the people we serve. Accountability is paramount - we embrace practices that build trust, reduce stress, and enable us to work more effectively and efficiently. Transparency is key - we communicate clearly and proactively to gain insight into our priorities, make informed decisions, and encourage camaraderie.


Families USA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity or expression, personal appearance, family responsibilities, political affiliation, results of genetic testing, or service in the military.




Hiring Organization

Families USA


The ideal candidate will have an undergraduate or graduate degree in public policy, public health, government relations, or a related field, along with a minimum of 5 years of state legislative or executive branch experience, or state policy and advocacy experience at a similar organization. A passion for social justice, health equity, and the mission of Families USA is essential. Candidates should demonstrate experience working in bipartisan settings, fostering consistent and productive collaboration across party lines, with preferred experience in southern and midwestern states. Additionally, they should possess the ability to lead and execute highly impactful projects, contribute to a collaborative team environment, and proactively advance ideas and priorities within a project-matrixed organizational structure. This combination of qualifications and skills will enable the successful candidate to drive impactful change in state government relations.

Industry/Service Area

Advocacy/Social Action, Public Policy, Social Justice


Mid-Senior level


Our salary range for this role is $70K - $80K and will be commensurate with experience. In addition to competitive compensation, we offer a hybrid work schedule, comprehensive health and retirement benefits, generous vacation time, and much more.

Application Instructions

We encourage all qualified candidates to apply online and include in your application: your cover letter, resume, and writing sample. This position will remain open until filled. Successful candidates will be contacted for first interviews.

Link To Apply:

Apply Now