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High Value Health Care Director

Washington, DC, USA | Non Profit Organization

  • Industry:
    Non-Profit / Social Enterprise
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    General Management
  • Experience:
    5-7 years
Job Description:
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As the US PIRG Healthcare Campaign Director you’ll exercise independent judgment and discretion to develop policy solutions and implement a variety of campaign strategies to mobilize the public and influence insiders. Representative responsibilities include:

Program Development: Create campaigns by researching the issue, creating viable policy solutions, and proposing political strategy and messaging to fix the nation’s healthcare system. You will work to develop campaigns with our state affiliates as well. 

Advocacy: Build relationships with legislators critical to our healthcare program,represent U.S.PIRG in legislative meetings and hearings. Build relationships with leaders at regulatory agencies andGovernors’ offices.

Campaign Strategy: Develop plans to win our campaigns; assess opportunities for building political support for our agenda through coalition-building, grassroots organizing, media coverage, and message development.

Coalition Building: Build relationships and mobilize support with key constituencies, from health professionals, business owners, school board members and others.  

Media Outreach: Serve as the chief spokesperson for our campaigns through tactics like media events, press releases and editorial board meetings.

Fundraising: Write grant proposals, build relationships with foundation staff, and meet with major donors. Work with our citizen outreach staff to build and develop our membership base.

Staff Recruitment and Development: Recruit new interns, staff and volunteers. Oversee program interns and staff to develop and implement work plans; provide training and leadership development opportunities.


Candidates must have at least 6 years of relevant professional experience. Advanced degrees like a JD or a master’s degree are preferred, but not required. Qualified candidates will have a demonstrated commitment to citizen-based social change, as well as a track record of leadership. We're looking for people who are goal-driven and results-oriented, who have excellent verbal, writing and analytical skills, the ability to speak persuasively in a charged atmosphere, and enthusiasm for the work. Candidates must have excellent judgment and discretion and the ability to oversee significant projects. Experience with related policy issues and how Washington, D.C. or statehouses work preferred.

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