National Partnership for Women & Families

Health Communications Manager

At the National Partnership for Women & Families we believe that actions speak louder than words. For more than four decades we have fought for every major policy advance that has helped women and families.

Today, we promote fairness in the workplace, reproductive health and rights, access to quality affordable health care, and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family.

Founded in 1971 as the Women’s Legal Defense Fund, the National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan 501(c)3 organization located in Washington, DC.

Position Summary

The Health Communications Manager develops and implements the strategies, messages and materials that make the National Partnership for Women & Families and its multi-faceted health program visible to media, policy makers, advocates, and the public.  S/he works closely with the President and Vice Presidents, health team, and other members of the communications team.


  • Developing and implementing a highly visible, integrated communications strategy to promote the work of the National Partnership.
  • Working closely with policy staff to identify media opportunities related to the organization’s health policy work.
  • Working closely with policy staff to support the organization’s work on Affordable Care Act implementation and enrollment.
  • Writing news releases, statements, media alerts, editorial memoranda, op-ed pieces, speeches, remarks, testimony, brochures, newsletter stories, blog posts, web copy and other materials on health policy issues.
  • Designing materials including fact sheets, issue briefs and reports for public distribution.
  • Pitching media and handling media queries on health policy issues.
  • Generating and setting up interviews, edit board meetings, deskside briefings, and other such opportunities.
  • Preparing National Partnership spokespersons to give interviews.
  • Writing talking points, questions-and-answers, and other message materials on health policy issues.
  • Supporting the organization’s work in numerous coalitions.
  • Helping build and maintain a high quality, consistent brand for the organization in all of its public materials.
  • Integrating with the National Partnership’s full, multi-issue communications operation.


  • Five to eight years work on health policy communications.
  • Familiarity with health-specific public policy through work on Capitol Hill, with policy makers at the state or national level, or with like-minded advocacy groups.
  • Familiarity with advocacy work from the perspective of a non-profit advocacy group, think tank, foundation or similar organization.
  • Excellent strategic, writing and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience writing media materials.
  • Experience in media relations.
  • Experience working under tight deadlines.
  • A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in communications or a health-related field.
  • Experience writing for websites, and media contacts with journalists covering health-related issues a plus.

To apply, submit resume, letter (including salary requirements), two writing samples and references to, or to Health Communications Manager, National Partnership for Women & Families, 1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 650, Washington, DC 20009. Position will remain open until a qualified candidate is chosen.

The National Partnership is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate based upon gender, race, national origin, disability, age, religion, sexual orientation or gender identity. People of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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