Communications Director

United States of Care

Anywhere Remote only

Full time

$110-125k (annually)

Non-Profit

Jan 18

Who We Are

United States of Care (USofCare) is a non-partisan non-profit organization on a mission to ensure that everyone has access to quality, affordable health care regardless of health status, social need, or income. We champion fair and commonsense policy changes to meet people’s urgent needs: the certainty that their health care will be affordable, that their coverage will be dependable and there when they need it, that their health care is personalized, and that the system is easy to understand and navigate.

In order to achieve our people-centered mission, USofCare has developed highly intentional organizational values and we are committed to building a diverse team at all levels of our organization, cultivating an inclusive culture, and engaging with people who bring different perspectives and lived experiences to our efforts. Our values are how we work internally and externally, what we hold up and celebrate, and what we are constantly striving for and aspiring to be as an organization. View our values at unitedstatesofcare.org/who-we-are

In building our team, at every level we value and prioritize inclusion and diverse perspectives. Seeking unity over uniformity, we pay attention to the diverse interests, abilities, needs and backgrounds of every employee and strive to create an environment where everyone is heard and feels that they belong. We strongly encourage applicants from diverse backgrounds and communities to apply to join our growing team.


Position Overview and Responsibilities

USofCare is seeking a Communications Director to join our team of passionate, adaptable, accountable, innovative problem-solvers dedicated to making our health care system better for all people. 

The Director of Communications serves a critical role in advancing USofCare’s public brand and visibility. Through strategic planning, department, project management, staff management, narrative development, earned media, and executive communications, the Director helps to advance USofCare’s policy and advocacy efforts as we work to become the national leader in people-centered health care policy.

The Director serves as an important member of the Communications team, working closely with the Chief Communications Officer to build and refine the organizational narrative, brand, and comprehensive press strategy. The Director leads on all major written communications, collaborating across departments and with experts on content goals, substance, and strategic rollout plans, as well as preparing spokespeople to engage with the media and give external speeches with messaging that aligns with our strategic narrative and programmatic work. 

The Director will effectively manage a growing Communications staff and assist in hiring and management of vendors, freelancers, and capacity-increasing personnel. 

The Director is an important role in the organization, and possesses a background in political or advocacy communications and supports USofCare’s people-first organizational priority. They will work closely with research and policy team members, consultants, and vendors to ensure that USofCare messaging is appropriately and informatively tested and that research lessons are incorporated most effectively to support our goals. 

Qualifications

  • To be successful in this role, you must have a strong commitment to ensuring everyone has access to quality, affordable health care, and have a dedication to operating in a diverse, bipartisan, learning atmosphere that explores multiple policy solutions to achieve our mission. You are willing to respect different points of view, and are committed to applying an equity lens and prioritizing diversity, equity, and inclusion principles in all your work; 
  • 8-10 years of professional experience, at increasing levels of responsibility and leadership preferably in health care, public health, or other national issues. You have experience in and enjoy leading diverse communications staff, can build trust, and can leverage the strengths of your team members; 
  • Excellent and persuasive writing and communication skills, and the ability to engage with grasstops and/or grassroots storytellers to amplify a message; 
  • Effective project management skills, with the ability to balance innovation and creativity with the ability to organize in order to get the work done. You are able to juggle projects, priorities, deadlines, and resources to drive strategic brand, campaigns, products, and narratives; 
  • Willingness to be adaptable, entrepreneurial, collaborative, and to accept and meet challenges head on. 


Work at United States of Care

USofCare is committed to equity in our compensation policy. The salary range for this position is $110,000 - $125,000 depending on experience and location. 

United States of Care offers a very generous benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance in addition to a 403b retirement plan with match and flexible paid time off. A full summary of benefits is available upon request. 

This position is full-time and is fully remote. Candidates may be located anywhere in the United States. 

All USofCare employees are required to provide proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Exceptions to this requirement will be made as required by law. 

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire. United States of Care is unable to commence (“sponsor”) an immigration case in order to employ an applicant.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should apply at www.usofcare.org/careers and submit your name, contact information, and resume and cover letter to be considered for the position. 

The position is open until filled, and the hiring committee will begin screening applications on January 30, 2023 and we hope to begin the first round of interviews by mid February. 

United States of Care is 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.

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