UnitedHealth Group Director, Engagement and Advocacy - Multiple Locations in Los Angeles, California

Help write the history of UnitedHealth Group as a part of Government Relations while healing the health care system and improving the lives of others.

Bring along your passion and do your life's best work.(sm) The Director of Engagement & Advocacy would be primarily responsible for helping the growth team develop and implement actionable strategies to engage community members and CBOs in key growth and expansion states. The Director would work with the BD team and other members of the growth team to identify gaps in community-focused relationships and those organizations that advocate on their behalf. The purpose being to identify the influencers, develop outreach and engagement plans with the goal of creating on the ground coalitions and partnerships that will advance our reputation within and enhance our learnings from the communities we seek to serve. This individual would come to the position with substantive experience in working with diverse low-income communities and developing targeted community coalitions/partnerships with the aim of improving population specific health challenges within those respective communities.

This individual would have experience taking policy positions/analysis and translating it to the “what is the impact on the Medicaid beneficiary” level and articulating how we can collectively work together with that aim in mind. This individual would be strategic and know how to coordinate with policy and thought-leadership in a manner that furthers our reputation and aims to move the system in question to the next level of transformation.

This position will support existing markets with advocacy recommendations during re-procurement and on an ongoing basis as identified by the Market Health Plan CEO or SVP, Policy and Strategy. The Director will also be responsible for developing educational materials for internal constituents to help them become proficient on the needs of the population, positions taken by stakeholders, and market-specific advocacy efforts to ensure that the organization is optimally positioned with stakeholders. In total, C&S employs over four-thousand employees and serves more than six-million members in 24 states and the District of Columbia.

C&S is the largest health benefits company dedicated to the economically disadvantaged, medically underserved and those without employer-funded health care coverage.

This position will report to the VP, Community & Strategic Development within the UnitedHealthcare Community and State organization. Primary Responsibilities: Contribute to and Execute on Market Entry Plans Assist VP, Community & Strategic Development in developing annual and market-specific advocacy plans to support growth and business objectives Work collaboratively with the Business Development team to support and conduct market assessment and engagement opportunities Develop and implement targeted advocacy frameworks for specific market opportunities Elevate awareness and ensure perspectives and concerns raised by external organizations are appropriately reflected in the market entry plans Cultivate and maintain strategic relationships as directed by the national advocacy plan with organizations to support growth and business objectives Developing model partnerships with key constituencies that could be replicated or leveraged in multiple states.

Dissemination of Knowledge Develop internal materials with culturally-appropriate information about the identified population and related messaging from advocates and stakeholders Support and inform market engagement strategies to ensure positive growth position Serve as an SME for new health plans and functional leaders to develop capacity and competencies about opportunities to advance collaborations or partnerships in the market Serving as an SME at external conferences to raise the profile of UHC and its efforts to advance improvements or partnerships in diverse communities.

Support National Initiatives Support the Product and Clinical teams by providing ongoing insights into the needs of the populations, messaging of stakeholders, and changing environment Work collaboratively with the Operations, Finance, Sourcing and Procurement, and Business Development teams on RFP opportunities to help assess and identify ways to differentiate UHC in the market. Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy, Law, Public Health or a related field 5+ years of lobbying or advocacy experience at the national or state level Experience working with low-income, diverse communities Experience creating or conducting trainings or educational sessions Strong written and verbal communication skills Strong interpersonal skills around building strategic relationships with individuals across the political and advocacy spectrum Bilingual or bi-literate Spanish/English, preferred but not required Careers at UnitedHealthcare Community & State.

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We serve the health care needs of low income adults and children with debilitating illnesses such as cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS and high-risk pregnancy.

Our holistic, outcomes-based approach considers social, behavioral, economic, physical and environmental factors.

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Work with proactive health care, community and government partners to heal health care and create positive change for those who need it most.

This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm) Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law. UnitedHealth Group is a drug-free workplace.

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Director, Engagement and Advocacy - Multiple Locations California-Los Angeles 759882