Skip to content

Partner Mobilization Associate

  • Full Time
  • Washington, D.C.
  • $52K - $58K USD / Year
  • Salary: $52K - $58K

Website FamiliesUSA Families USA Foundation

A leading national voice for health care consumers.

Position Location: Washington D.C. with Hybrid Work Schedule, Requiring 3-Days of In-Office Presence

Who We Are

Since 1981, Families USA Foundation has been a leading national voice for health care consumers.  Through our long-standing relationships of consumer leaders, advocates, and partner organizations across all 50 states and the District of Columbia, we have remained steadfast in our mission – Dedicated to the achievement of high-quality, affordable healthcare and improved health for all.  We advance our mission through public policy analysis, advocacy, and collaboration with partners to promote a patient-and community-centered health system.


Your Role

We are looking for a Partner Mobilization Associate to assist the department with the strategy and execution of all of Families USA’s external events and activations, to equip national, state and community-based advocates and activists with resources, tools, and technical assistance to advance our project work. Central to this role is an ability to work collaboratively with staff across the organization’s departmental and project teams to ensure partner engagement and activation is aligned with Families USA’s health policy advocacy goals. This includes playing an active role with internal awareness of best practices in digital and traditional organizing strategies.  This individual will also assist in ensuring that the EveryAction database is running smoothly providing a seamless flow of information throughout the organization, considering both backend data structure and frontend accessibility for end-users.

Main responsibilities include:

  • Contribute to developing and implementing engagement strategies for coalition members regarding direct outreach and relationship management.
  • Coordinate with project teams to assist with the strategies to engage local, state and national partners in furthering Families USA’s advocacy goals.
  • In collaboration with the Senior Director, work to center mobilization and partner needs in Families USA events, by strategically engaging partners with the execution and follow-on activations associated with the Health Action Conference and all other Families USA external events.
  • Assist with communications to generate social media, web content and other communications that engages and mobilizes partner organizations in support of shared health policy advocacy goals.
  • Employ the use of EveryAction software to expand and maintain a database of partners, including national, state and local advocates, stakeholders, policymakers, and community leaders. Ensure data integrity and effective utilization of EveryAction across the organization, including equipping Families USA’s EveryAction Super User Committee and staff with appropriate guidance, training and tools.
  • Assist with the identification and implementation of new digitally driven methods for growing the partnership base with national and state partners and building “people power” at the grassroots level.


Your Experience

Associate’s degree with 2 to 3 years’ experience working for issue-based advocacy or political campaigns, associations, and/or non-profits. General understanding of the health justice movement and campaign experience in a strategic, digital, operational, or field capacity is a plus.  A passion for social justice and for the work and mission of Families USA.

To perform successfully in this role, applicant should possess the specific knowledge, skills and abilities outlined below:

Knowledge (acquired information necessary to do the job, kind of knowledge required for the job)

  • Understanding of national, state, and local political dynamics, and the constellation of stakeholders influencing policy at those levels.
  • Knowledge of U.S. health care policies and the political landscape.
  • Knowledge of the stakeholder landscape and understanding of what motivates major stakeholder segments, how they interact, and how to mobilize them.
  • Familiar with campaign organizing strategies, tactics, and grassroots activation systems (e.g., EveryAction, Asana, VAN, Action Network, ThruTalk/ThruText, etc.)


Skills (position-specific learned activity, generally gained through training)

  • Solid project management and organizational skills to ensure successful project execution.
    Strong interpersonal skills that motivate colleagues, to engage and expand Families USA’s network of partners.
  • Excellent communication skills to maintain smooth working relationships internally and foster trust and dependability with partners.
  • Creative strategic and outside-of-the-box thinking when it comes to building diverse coalitions and forging new partnerships.
  • Compelling and persuasive writer and editor with the ability to adapt messages for a variety of audiences.
  • A highly motivated team player who contributes to an atmosphere in which people collaborate enthusiastically and effectively to produce results.
  • A self-starter and possesses a team and solutions-oriented mindset.
  • Experience utilizing applications, digital tools and measures for tracking goals and relationship management.


Abilities (position-specific talents; potential to perform tasks or functions)

  • Ability to communicate information – synthesize and clearly share information and ideas – both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to effectively build professional relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Ability to work independently and in close coordination with teams with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to identify obstacles and address problems cooperatively and in a timely manner.
  • Ability to balance multiple tasks and competing demands to achieve quality results in a timely manner.


Our Workplace

We offer a dynamic, empowering, and collaborative work environment that allows staff to reach their full potential. We provide an extremely attractive total compensation package, including competitive salary, hybrid work schedule: 3 days in office/2 optional WFH days, medical, dental, vision, disability and life, 403(b) retirement matching plan, 3+ weeks’ vacation, ten (10) Federal holidays and our offices are closed between Christmas Eve and New Year’s Day and many more exciting benefit programs.  Salary will be commensurate with experience, our salary range for this role is $52K – $58K.


How to Apply

We encourage all qualified candidates to apply online and include in your application: your cover letter, resume and writing sample.  Families USA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity.  We do not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, religion, age, disability, gender identity or expression, personal appearance, family responsibilities, political affiliation, results of genetic testing, or service in the military.

To apply for this job please visit