External Affairs Director - Washington DC

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External Affairs Director - Washington DC - 721331

Position Description

UnitedHealth Group’s (UHG) mission is to help people live healthier lives and help the health care system work better. We are looking for an individual to join UHG External Affairs to work with members across External Affairs’ domestic and international advocacy, thought leadership, business development, and social responsibility teams on the timely and successful implementation of high profile initiatives. This will include assisting with multi-faceted projects and developing content in an effective manner for a broad range of internal and external audiences. Join us. And start doing your life's best work.(sm)


Primary Responsibilities:  

  • Working across External Affairs on the writing and creation of content, including memos, newsletters, advocacy materials, brochures, PowerPoint presentations, talking points, and website copy
  • Assisting with External Affairs initiatives, such as visibility events, roll outs of thought leadership materials, and internal reporting. This would include developing and organizing action plans and meaningful dashboards, working across External Affairs to ensure timely follow up of action items, and tracking select work streams
  • Attending key events, such as opinion-elite forums, briefings, and legislative hearings to provide timely summaries of the events to External Affairs members. For events which UHG is hosting, this would include assisting in the planning and execution of the event
  • Timely and effective communication to External Affairs leaders and others across External Affairs on identified projects


To be considered for this position, applicants need to meet the qualifications listed in this posting.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 8 to 10 years of experience working in government, politics, public affairs, communications, or related functions
  • A creative, highly motivated, detail-oriented team player
  • Someone who thrives in a fast-paced environment, is able to multi-task, and has strong time management skills
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Exceptional project management skills.
  • Strong skills and demonstrated experience in creating compelling and effective PowerPoint's, written materials and other collateral.

UnitedHealth Group is working to create the health care system of tomorrow.

Already Fortune 6, we are totally focused on innovation and change. We work a little harder. We aim a little higher. We expect more from ourselves and each other. And at the end of the day, we're doing a lot of good.

Through our family of businesses and a lot of inspired individuals, we're building a high-performance health care system that works better for more people in more ways than ever. Now we're looking to reinforce our team with people who are decisive, brilliant - and built for speed.

Come to UnitedHealth Group, and share your ideas and your passion for doing more. We have roles that will fit your skills and knowledge. We have diverse opportunities that will fit your dreams.

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. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

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Job Details
Contest Number: 721331
Job Title: External Affairs Director - Washington DC
Job Family: External Affairs
Business Segment: Corporate
Job Location Information:
Region: North America
Country: United States
City: Washington
State/Province: District of Columbia
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Additional Job Detail Information:
Employee Status: Regular
Schedule: Full-time
Job Level: Director
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 25 % of the Time
Telecommuter Position: No
Overtime Status: Exempt