Position Title: Advocacy Manager – US Health Policy
Reports to: Director of Advocacy
Location: Boston, MA
Employment Type: Full Time, 12 months
The Advocacy Manager – US Health Policy will lead Partners In Health’s US domestic health policy advocacy strategy development and implementation. They will ensure the delivery of a coordinated strategy of organizational advocacy tactics with the legislative branch of the US Government and perform a range of policy analysis and related work – including developing strategies, legislative text, policy papers, advocacy materials and policy recommendations – to influence health policies and decision makers in advancing a more just and equitable US public health infrastructure. The successful candidate will have experience and strong skills in managing advocacy campaigns, large-scale coalition building and applied policy analysis within the US context and in communicating evidence to decision makers. They will understand the importance of data as the foundation of sound policies, and will be able to create advocacy materials that compellingly integrate evidence on complex concepts in accessible formats and messages. They will work closely with the PIH US Public Health Accompaniment Unit on time-sensitive policy advocacy efforts to inform and finance the US’s ongoing response to COVID-19 and work to bring together advocacy for public financing for health care with the need for rebuilding the US’s community and public health infrastructure.
- Co-develop and oversee the delivery of PIH’s US health policy advocacy strategy;
- Increase access to quality information on US domestic health issues across the organization;
- Conduct analysis to guide the strategic direction of PIH’s USpolicy and advocacy work;
- Navigate US legislative processes and help define grasstops and well as grassroots engagement strategies;
- Engage in the research, writing, editing, and publishing of policy papers, policy briefs, policy recommendations, advocacy materials, reports and articles, and internal messaging through collaboration across the organization for US domestic health policy efforts;
- Liaise directly with the US Public Health Accompaniment Unit team as representative of the advocacy team
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse range of parties from grassroots organizations through to policy makers;
- Synthesize health policy recommendations for the global, national and sub-national levels through critical examination of the evidence base.
- Master’s degree in public health, political science or a related field desired
- At least 5 years of US domestic legislative and policy writing and analysis experience, including at least 2 years of experience leading advocacy campaign and strategies
- Track record of providing recommendations to and influencing senior US policy makers;
- Experience and or strong understanding of US public institutions;
- Outstanding attention to detail and proven ability to independently advance research projects;
- Experience working in complex multi-stakeholder environments, and ability to quickly gain and understand the political dynamics;
- Strong communications and writing skills including the ability to communicate complex messages to broad audiences;
- Interest in social justice strongly desirable.
Partners In Health (PIH) is an international health organization relentlessly committed to improving the health of the poor and marginalized. PIH partners with local governments to build local capacity and works closely with impoverished communities to deliver high-quality health care, address the root causes of illness, train providers, advance research, and advocate for global policy change.
PIH currently has implementation programs in Haiti, Rwanda, Lesotho, Liberia, Kazakhstan, Malawi, Peru, Mexico, Sierra Leone and Navajo Nation. Through our partnership with Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital, we support a wide range of programs in dozens of other countries around the world.
Partners In Health (PIH) is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee. It is the policy of PIH not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, ancestry, age, religion, creed, disability, sex and gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law. PIH works in and with a number of governments in and outside the U.S., and to the extent applicable, this statement is intended to incorporate the prohibition of any unlawful discrimination covered by applicable laws in such countries, states and municipalities.