Policy Manager

  • United States of Care
  • Washington, DC
  • Jun 25, 2021
Full time Public Health Public Policy Health Care Nonprofit-Social Services

Job Description

Policy Manager

Who We Are
United States of Care is seeking two Policy Managers to join its growing team. The mission of United States of Care 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. United States of Care will help make it happen by working with people from across the country: patients and caregivers, advocates, physicians and other clinicians, policymakers, and business, civic, and religious leaders.

Position Overview

The Policy Managers work in close collaboration with Directors of Policy to develop, support, and execute USofCares people-centered policy priorities. The Policy Managers will take on substantive policy research, analysis, and writing work to further USofCare's agenda. They must be familiar with health care policy issues and current affairs, and must be able to critically evaluate how changes in these spheres impact our policy work. 

The Policy Managers are entrepreneurial, 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 pitch in on 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 across the Policy team and with the Public Engagement team to ensure that policy work reflects what USofCare is hearing from people in our community engagement and listening findings;
  • 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; 
  • Lead the development of reports, resources, memos, blog posts, op-eds, and other external communications materials related to USofCare’s policy work in close collaboration with the Policy Directors;
  • Independently project manage projects with careful attention to deadlines; 
  • Serve as a liaison to external partners and represent USofCare in external meetings, and assist the Policy Directors 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.


  • 4 or more years of health policy work experience; 
  • A strong commitment to ensuring every person has access to quality, affordable health care; 
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion principles in your work;  
  • Experience working on a range of health care policy and program areas, including private health insurance, Medicare, Medicaid and CHIP, and/or 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 diverse, bipartisan learning atmosphere exploring multiple policy solutions to achieve that mission; 
  • 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; 
  • Facility for building and maintaining 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; use organization’s collective intelligence to solve problems, weigh outcomes, and take calculated risks; 
  • Strong computer proficiency, including Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and G suite; 
  • Flexibility and enthusiasm; 
  • 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, and the hiring committee will begin the first round of interviews the week of July 12, 2021.


Apply for this position at www.usofcare.org 


$65,000 - $75,000 depending on experience and location

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