National Partnership for Women & Families

Health IT Policy and Outreach Coordinator

The National Partnership for Women & Families is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that uses public education and advocacy to promote access to quality health care, fairness in the workplace, and policies that help women and men manage the dual demands of work and family. Health information technology (health IT) is the necessary backbone for delivery reform, patient engagement, quality measurement, and population health, and the effective use of health IT is a critical component of helping patients and their family caregivers be active partners in their care. The National Partnership is the leading consumer voice in national debates about how to most effectively implement health IT in patient-centered ways.

Position Summary

The Health IT Policy and Outreach Coordinator provides policy, project and operational support for work in all health IT program areas, and oversees the health IT program’s congressional outreach and education efforts. S/he contributes to the team’s policy analyses and the development and communication of policy positions and priorities, including drafting of regulatory comments, legislative testimony, and program fact sheets and reports. S/he will represent the National Partnership and advocate consumer interests on some external committees, as assigned. This position reports to the Director of Health IT Policy and Programs.


  • Provide comprehensive program and operational support for work in all health IT program areas.
  • Oversee the health IT team's congressional education and outreach efforts; help develop and execute legislative strategies to advance consumer health IT interests.
  • Conduct policy analysis and develop policy options and strategies for existing and emerging health IT issues.
  • Draft regulatory comments, position statements, and educational materials.
  • Monitor federal agency activities; monitor and provide staff support for federal advisory committee activities and external private sector activities; represent the National Partnership and consumer perspective on such committees as assigned.
  • Help coordinate coalition meetings and activities; assist with recruitment and retention of coalition members.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • One to three years of work in health and legislative policy.
  • A Bachelor's degree; advanced degree preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of health care delivery system reform; knowledge and understanding of health information technology a plus.
  • Clear understanding of regulatory and legislative process; experience working with Congressional staff a plus.
  • Experience representing and advocating policy positions on external committees and meetings a plus.
  • Ability to think strategically and creatively.
  • Excellent writing, organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Experience with program management.

To apply, submit resume, letter (including salary requirements), two writing samples and 2-3 references to (subject line: Health IT), or to Health IT Policy & Outreach Coordinator, National Partnership for Women & Families, 1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW, Suite 650, Washington, DC 20009.

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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