TFAH Job Posting

January 2024


Trust for America’s Health (TFAH), a leading public health policy, research, and advocacy organization, seeks an insightful, health equity-focused Policy Development Manager with the ability to manage and support department initiatives across a range of public health policy issues.  This position will work with the Director of Policy to engage partners, offer broad expertise and knowledge in public health, and support the identification of emergent policy issues.


TFAH is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that promotes optimal health for every person and community and makes the prevention of illness and injury a national priority.  Some focus areas at TFAH include public health funding, public health preparedness, obesity and chronic disease, health equity, substance misuse and suicide, population health, and healthy aging.  More information may be found at www.tfah.org.


Core Responsibilities

Reporting to the Director of Policy, core responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:


·       Manages key components of assigned Policy Development initiative(s), such as efforts focused on state public health policy and social determinants of health, among others.

·       Leads development and implementation of technical assistance component of initiative(s).

·       Develops relationships with key stakeholders nationally and at state and local levels.

·       Supports the planning and execution of webinars, policy convenings, and learning and action networks/collaboratives. May initiate planning and execution activities, as appropriate.

·       Conducts policy research and writes policy reports, issue briefs, and other materials.

·       Develops and manages content for initiative(s)-related communications.

·       Delivers presentations and speeches at conferences and meetings.

·       Other duties and tasks as assigned.



The ideal candidate will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes, and experiences:


·       5-7 years of relevant policy experience, preferably in health policy and/or health equity.

·       Bachelor’s degree in public health, public policy, health administration or a related field.

·       Knowledge of social determinants of health, public health, and/or advancing health equity through policy and programs

·       Understand multiple levels of policy development and implementation federally and across U.S. states and localities.

·       Ability to identify, analyze, and synthesize policy information.

·       Ability to understand policy environments and tailor writing and projects for policymaker and general audiences.

·       Experience with research, analysis, and writing.

·       Strong communication skills (interpersonal, written, and verbal).

·       Ability to manage multiple projects, timelines, and deadlines at once.

·       Ability to work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

·       Ability to work both independently and within a team with confidence and reliability.

·       Commitment to a non-partisan approach and the gravitas and maturity to engage with diverse audiences and perspectives.


This position is based in Washington, DC and currently requires in-office presence at least two days per week. TFAH requires its employees to be up to date with the recommended COVID-19 vaccinations, as defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). In accordance with applicable law, TFAH will consider potential reasonable accommodations to the COVID-19 vaccination requirement for a bona fide medical reason or because of a sincerely held religious belief, practice, or observance.


To Apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter and résumé to jobs@tfah.org with “Policy Development Manager” in the subject line. Please, no calls or faxes.


Trust for America’s Health is an equal opportunity employer. TFAH does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, age, sex or gender (including pregnancy, childbirth and pregnancy-related conditions), gender identity or expression (including transgender status), sexual orientation, marital status, military service and veteran status, physical or mental disability, genetic information, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local laws and ordinances.


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About Trust for America's Health (TFAH)

To Apply

Applicants should submit a cover letter and résumé to jobs@tfah.org with “Policy Development Manager” in the subject line. Please, no calls or faxes.