Nurse-Family Partnership positively transforms the lives of vulnerable babies, mothers and families.

A future where all children are healthy, families thrive, communities prosper, and the cycle of poverty is broken.

Position Description
The primary purpose of the Government Relations Manager, Northwest Region, is to pursue a range of advocacy strategies directed at policymakers at the state and local level (as well as District staff of Members of Congress, stakeholders and other funders) to generate both support and funding to sustain and grow the Nurse-Family Partnership programs in the assigned states. This position may require managing contract lobbyists and requires working across the States of Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming and Hawaii. It may involve travel to other regions in the country, including to the Nurse-Family Partnership National Service Office in Denver, Colorado. The preferred candidate will be based in Seattle/Olympia WA, or Portland/Salem Oregon.

Key Job Outcomes

  • Develop and successfully execute advocacy strategies within assigned states
  • Significantly grow existing investments in NFP across the assigned states
  • Sustain all current investments in NFP across the assigned states
  • Advance all opportunities for Pay for Success or other innovative growth/funding strategies
  • Formalize a strong grassroots network and strong partnerships with a stakeholder network in all assigned states

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Generate sustainable funding and new funding for expansion
  • Develop and execute state advocacy plans
  • Establish a personal presence throughout the assigned region and states, in order to build and maintain extensive networks among key constituencies
  • Develop and support statewide leadership boards in appropriate states
  • Contribute to the support of federal MIECHV funding through state/local action
  • Manage state lobbying contracts

Knowledge, Skills & Experience

  • Experience developing and executing annual advocacy plans
  • Experience successfully managing contract lobbyists
  • Familiarity with Federal funding programs that support Maternal and Child health and/or Two Generation Initiatives, including Title V, TANF and MIECHV (Maternal and Infant Early Childhood Home Visiting Program)
  • Knowledge of Medicaid, health care systems or managed care is preferred.
  • Demonstrated entrepreneurial spirit, initiative, energy, the capacity to both lead and inspire others, the capacity to be both a high performer and a team player
  • Flexible and adaptable; adjusts to frequently changing priorities and conditions and copes well with complexity and change
  • Excellent skills in written and verbal communication
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively impact state policies and or legislation through advocacy and education
  • A deep desire to help solve America’s poverty issues and a passion for our work and the families that
  • we serve
  • Skill in building and leveraging relationships
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree in Public Policy or Administration, Public Health, or related field preferred
  • Minimum of two to four years of experience in lobbying and/or advocacy.

Supervisory Responsibilities
This position reports to the National Director of State Government Relations and does not have any direct reports.

Organizational Values

With an intentional and intense sense of urgency to change lives, we will

  • Be tenacious caregivers by bringing passion and excellence to our nursing practice and professional services
  • Actively listen to and persistently serve our families and our implementation network
  • Provide leadership in the field of evidence-based and home visitation programs
  • Seek and find solutions
  • Innovate and stay relevant
  • Translate and enhance the science of pregnancy, brain and early childhood development to serve vulnerable babies and families
  • Respect and honor differences in race, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and veteran status

To learn more about NFP and the National Service Office, please visit  www.nursefamilypartnership.org

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume on the Nurse-Family Partnership Careers Page:

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