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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.


We are looking for a Strategic Partnerships Manager to support projects and manage teams that advance Families USA’s work within the four core focus areas of health care value, equity, consumer experience, and coverage, with a particular focus on health equity. Central to this role is an individual’s ability to direct the advocacy strategy of a project, 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 larger picture and identifying broad goals, while simultaneously focusing on details to execute on key objectives.

Our ideal candidate will:

  • Work with the Director of Strategic Partnerships and/or the 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, recruiting and relationship maintenance at both state and national level.
  • Track and analyze state-level trends/legislation/policy/politics (news scanning, web research, additional phone calls) related to the healthcare landscape, with a specific focus on activity related to project and campaign work and health equity.
  • Identify and implement new digitally driven methods for growing the partnership base with national and state partners and building “people power” at the grassroots level.
  • 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.
  • Partner with the Director of Strategic Partnerships and/or the Director of Health Equity in providing project support for various campaigns, coalitions, and activities, which includes initiating development of overall advocacy strategies, project plans, and timelines, including the Health Equity Academy program.
  • Review draft deliverables from colleagues and junior staff to ensure high quality work products as they move through the organization’s review process.
  • Coordinate and collaborate work with internal departments (Communications, Federal Affairs, Health Policy) to execute grant deliverables and provide strategy and policy assistance for various campaigns and projects.
  • Collaborate with the Communications team to generate email, social media, and web content that engages and mobilizes partner organizations.
  • Contribute to brainstorming and creative thinking surrounding events and activities, such as content and partnership engagement ahead of the annual Health Action Conference.
  • Provide technical assistance, public speaking, and in-person travel (once it is safe to do so based on public health safety guidelines), related to specific campaign or project work.


Bachelor’s degree in public health, communications or marketing, public administration, or related field with 3 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.


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.


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.