Director of Policy

20 Aug, 2019


Director of Policy

United States of Care
Washington, DC
Who We Are
United States of Care is seeking a Director of Policy to join its growing team and lead a new  policy initiative that will tackle critical issues in health reform.  The mission of United States of Care is to ensure that every single American 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.
Job Title
Director of Policy, Building Blocks of Health Reform
Reports To
Senior Director of Policy
Job Overview
The Director of Policy will work with the Senior Director of Policy to build and manage a new policy initiative that examines underlying components in various approaches to expanding access to health care.  He/she will work closely with the Senior Director of Policy to develop, manage, and drive simultaneous research and writing projects that identify and analyze key policy challenges in any health reform effort.  He/she will oversee and manage the work of external experts and vendors related to this initiative. 
The Director of Policy is entrepreneurial, collaborative, and passionate, with deep expertise and passion for health policy. The Policy Director is highly self-motivated and creative, with the ability to work in a startup atmosphere with evolving and competing priorities.  He/she pays close attention to details and specifics of policy while maintaining focus on the big picture implications and identifying and connecting key findings and conclusions across different work streams. The Director brings a non-partisan, analytical approach to all his/her work. 
Responsibilities and Duties


  • Take a primary leadership role in the management of the organization’s signature policy initiative – handling day-to-day communications with experts and partners; providing strategic advice and work plan development and oversight. Operate with a high degree of autonomy while ensuring that the Senior Director of Policy and the Senior Leadership Team are appropriately informed and involved;
  • Create in-depth health policy research and writing content, synthesize information, and review and edit written products and other deliverables produced by external experts and Fellows;
  • Plan and execute meetings, convenings, and other public events related to the project, with the assistance of  USofCare staff;
  • Create and write presentations and other public facing content;  
  • Support and execute tracking and reporting against programmatic grants when necessary;
  • Other duties as assigned. As a start-up organization, every team member plays an important role in cross-cutting work that may fall outside the specific purview of their position.




  • Commitment to ensuring every American has access to affordable health care;
  • Expertise in current issues in health policy, including payment, coverage and benefit design, and other insurance issues;
  • Ability to represent the organization, as needed, both verbally and in writing, in interactions with experts, other organizations, and the public;
  • Strong research and writing skills;
  • Close attention to detail;
  • Excellent time management skills and the capacity to proactively navigate multiple deadlines and competing priorities;
  • Entrepreneurial individual with interest and ability to succeed in a fast-changing start-up atmosphere;
  • Ambitious thinking and exceptional work ethic;
  • Ability to plan strategically and work both independently and as a member of the team;
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s degree in public affairs, public administration, policy, public health, or a related field preferred;
  • 7+ years experience in health care policy, 
  • Dedication to operating in a diverse, bipartisan, learning atmosphere exploring multiple policy solutions to achieve that mission;
  • Previous experience in a bipartisan or nonpartisan work environment preferred. USofC values having a diverse set of viewpoints on our team. Applicants of all party affiliations and backgrounds are encouraged to apply;
  • Located in Washington, DC. or Minneapolis, MN.  Washington, DC preferred. 


Compensation and Location
The salary range for this position is $105,000-$135,000. This position is full-time and United States of Care offers a very generous benefits package. This position is located either in Washington, DC or Minneapolis, MN (Washington, DC preferred). 
Interested candidates should email resume and cover letter to Please include “Building Blocks Director” and your last name in the subject line.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that values a multicultural, diverse working environment. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are welcomed and encouraged to apply.  We prohibit discrimination of employment, promotion, compensation, terms, conditions, or privileges of employment based on gender, disability, race, age, national origin, color, creed, sexual orientation, sex (including marital and parental status), gender identity and expression, religion, economic status, ethnic identity, veteran’s status, or any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

Job posted: 2019-08-20