About The Health Initiative:
Founded in 2018, The Health Initiative (THI) is a not for profit organization/campaign focused on catalyzing a new conversation about - and new investments in - the known drivers of health. The U.S. spends ~12 billing every day on healthcare - even though only ~20% of health outcomes are tied to clinical care. This disconnect is increasingly untenable, especially in the wake of COVID and a national reckoning on racial inequities. Even pre-COVID, 24% of those with commercial health insurance still lacked adequate food, housing, or other basics - driving up health care costs.
THI's theory of change is rooted in effecting a flywheel between cultural and technical change, with a focus on three primary drivers: (1) mobilizing broad support for investing in health; (2) increasing public and private investments in health; and (3) ensuring those investments yield healthy food, safe homes, and well-paying jobs in communities.
As instigator and advisor, THI works intensively with public and private healthcare institutions that control billions of dollars and impact millions of lives (health insurers, federal agencies, state departments of health and human services, and foundations) to partner with communities to invest in health, not just healthcare. With THI's guidance, these institutions make investing in health central to their strategy, business model, and operations - and engage with communities to mobilize and align resources for healthy food, safe homes, and well-paying jobs while building community wealth and addressing historical inequities, THI Co-founders Rebecca Onie and Rocco Perla are national leaders whose careers offer critical insights into and experience with the drivers of health, healthcare delivery, and healthcare policy.
About the Position:
The Health Initiative (THI) seeks a resourceful, thoughtful, and detail-oriented Associate Manager, Special Projects. This team member has four primary functions:
- Support the development of content for THI partners
- Co-own short- and long-term special projects
- Own maintenance and improvement of relationship management and knowledge management systems
A successful candidate will thrive in the fast-paced context of issue-based campaigns and/or start-up environments, effectively translate senior leadership requests into clear, concise materials, and have a demonstrated eye for details. We seek candidates with excellent relational instincts, strong attention to detail, and good communication skills. The Associate Manager, Special Projects will need to be able to build systems, adapt approaches to different styles, and continuously improve work with an eye to what is needed to get results rather than rigid execution of an existing plan. As THI is a small organization, the person in this position will work closely with all team members, including THI’s Chief Campaign Officer, Senior Campaign Director, and Project Manager to understand goals and implement plans for achieving them. The position reports to the Associate Director of Campaign Operations, who drives systemic improvements supporting all aspects of THI’s work.
All staff at THI work collaboratively and across functions to deliver on our mission. The Associate Manager, Special Projects will be tasked with both owning and providing support to a broad variety of projects and tasks ensuring their successful completion. Given the dynamic nature of the organization, the projects below are designed to give you a representative sample of what you should expect in the role, but should not be considered exhaustive.
- Provide dedicated support for THI’s Board of Directors meetings, ensuring that every detail from event logistics, material development, and translation of outcomes into strategic initiatives is executed in a timely and meaningful manner
- Development of and systematizing a database of organizations committed to health – researching, vetting, and prioritizing these individuals; facilitating integration of them into THI’s operational priorities; and supporting mobilization of them throughout the campaign
- Conduct background research on potential partners or identify tools that can help THI better manage knowledge, and make recommendations on how to integrate them into THI’s priorities and workflows
- Support the finalization of content, including formatting, proofing, and ensuring the knowledge management of new and existing content
What we are looking for:
There are innumerable ways to learn, grow, and excel professionally. We respect this when we review applications and take a broad look at the experience of each applicant. We want to get to know you and the unique strengths you will bring to the work.
This position might be a good fit for someone that has experience supporting teams by taking ownership of a broad variety of projects, big and small; someone interested in applying skills with an eye for detail while gaining broad exposure to US health policy; someone with experience as a writer or editor; or someone that finds energy in working across a wide and varied range of tasks.
We are most likely to be interested in your candidacy if you can demonstrate the majority of the qualifications and experiences listed below.
- One to three years’ experience working in a fast-paced, detail-oriented team setting
- Excellent background research and briefing development skills including experience summarizing key details in a written format for senior leadership
- Strong written communication skills, ideally including experience writing on behalf of others
- The ability to translate problems into potential solutions and a project plan
- The ability to work independently and as a team member
- A talent for prioritizing and managing multiple projects with short-, medium-, and long-term deadlines; ability to successfully meet deadlines consistently
- Strong strategic and systems thinking skills, combined with an entrepreneurial mindset and a get-it-done attitude
- Continuous improvement mindset, ability to learn and use new systems and technology
- Good judgment; ability to recognize and successfully navigate ambiguity
- Scrupulous attention to detail while also recognizing that creativity and flexibility are essential for long term success
- Commitment to and deep understand of the mission, vision, and values of THI and their impact on healthcare
- Equity-minded individual who displays an informed and thoughtful commitment to diversity and inclusion both internally and externally
Compensation and Benefits:
THI offers a comprehensive benefits package. The salary for this position is between $70,000 - $77,000 (commensurate with experience). THI has a no-negotiation compensation policy and candidates will be offered compensation based on experience. In addition to a competitive salary, THI also offers:
- Full coverage of medical, dental, and vision insurance
- Generous 401K matching and parental leave
- Unlimited sustainable vacation and sick time
This is a full time, exempt role and is fully remote within the US. THI prefers staff to work eastern time zone hours.
Equal Opportunity Statement:
The Health Initiative values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual identity, veteran status or any other status protected by law. People of color, LGBTQ identified people, gender non-conforming people, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people who speak a language in addition to English are encouraged to apply.