Director of External Affairs – Washington, DC (867598)

07 May, 2020


Director of External Affairs – Washington, DC (867598)

United HealthGroup
Washington, DC

Position Description

Help write the history of UnitedHealth Group as a part of Government Relations while healing the health care system and improving the lives of others. Bring along your passion and do your life’s best work.(sm)


Primary Responsibilities:


  • Manage the EA Update. Manage the process for framing, structuring, editing, and executing a strategic update on priority External Affairs (EA) activities, engagement, and results 2-3 times per week 
  • Contribute to/ Support EA Priorities. Contribute to and develop timely content to support declared priorities, including – but not limited to – talking points, videos, executive updates, advocacy materials, brochures, PowerPoint presentations, scripts, talking points, website copy, and other collateral materials 
  • EA Visibility. Partner with EA leadership and colleagues on the development and execution of externally facing visibility plans, activities, and events to advance priorities and amplify key EA and UHG deliverables, such as Thought Leadership, research, policy positions, solutions, and capabilities 
  • Measurement and Reporting. Ability to develop clear, cogent action plans with meaningful measurement and metrics, dashboards, and/ or other reporting tools 
  • Ongoing Knowledge Development. Proactive pursuit of opportunities to stay current on internal and external political dynamics, policy positions, and messaging, and the relevant external environment. Must be able to distill complex topics and issues for executive and lay audiences


You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.


Required Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 5 years minimum of experience working in government, politics, public affairs, communications, or related functions
  • 2 years minimum at creating content/data visualization
  • 2 year minimum PowerPoint presentations, written materials, and other collateral


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree
  • Health care sector experience and/ or expertise
  • Health care policy expertise
  • Experience producing newsletters and/ or content for publication
  • Experience with digital content distribution

Mental and Physical Requirements:

  • Creative, highly motivated, and detail-oriented self-starter
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, high-stakes environment
  • Proven multi-tasker
  • Flexibility and adaptability
  • Exceptional written and oral communications skills
  • Exceptional project and time management skills

Learn more here

Careers at UnitedHealth Group. We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these select few, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 6 company. We provide an environment where you’re empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks. And we offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. We believe the most important is the opportunity to do your life’s best work.(sm)

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Job posted: 2020-05-07