Deputy Director of Federal Affairs for Public Health

15 Jun, 2020


Deputy Director of Federal Affairs for Public Health

March of Dimes
Arlington, VA

March of Dimes leads the fight for the health of all moms and babies. We’re advocating for policies to protect them. We’re working to radically improve the health care they receive. We’re pioneering research to find solutions. We’re empowering families with programs, knowledge and tools to have healthier pregnancies. By uniting communities, we’re building a brighter future for us all.

We are dedicated to hiring a diverse workforce that fosters opportunities for personal and professional development. We provide a collaborative and supportive environment built upon our fundamental core principles where each employee is valued. Join us in the fight for healthy moms and strong babies.

To promote the March of Dimes public policy agenda related to public health programs that improve the health of pregnant women, infants and children.

Position Responsibilities

Lead March of Dimes’ federal advocacy activities related to public health agencies, authorizations, and appropriations.


Research, analyze, summarize and make recommendations on federal legislation, regulations and other initiatives.
Generate proactive legislative and regulatory initiatives as well as data analysis, substantive memoranda, comment letters, and talking points
In partnership with the Director of Federal Affairs, devise strategy to advance associated March of Dimes policy goals.
Assist in developing March of Dimes policy positions and communicate them effectively to a wide range of audiences, including Congress, regulatory agencies, other organizations, the media, and March of Dimes staff and volunteers.
Produce March of Dimes testimony, statements, and letters to Members of Congress.
Represent March of Dimes at conferences, meetings with Congressional offices, Administration officials, coalitions, and other organizations, and other events.
Promote March of Dimes public policy agenda as appropriate in these settings.
Maintain and grow a wide network of professional contacts through Congress, public health agencies, and other organizations to help advance MOD policy priorities.
Develop educational materials and lead seminars and webinars for March of Dimes staff and volunteers on these issues.
Review policy research literature on assigned issue portfolio and advise the Director of Public Policy Research on the need for related research activities.
Manage planning and execution of congressional briefings, lobby days, and other OGA hosted events.

Position Qualifications
Ideal candidate holds an advanced degree in health policy, public administration, law, economics, or equivalent field.
Experience in public policy development, lobbying, coalition building.
Excellent communication skills.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.
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Job posted: 2020-06-15