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VP, External Affairs - Washington, DC

UnitedHealth Group

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737763 VP Military and Veterans External Affairs Washington DC

VP, External Affairs - Washington, DC (737763)

Position Description

If you want to achieve more in your mission of health care, you have to be really smart about the business of health care. Challenge yourself, your peers and our industry by shaping what health care looks like and doing your life's best work.(sm)

UnitedHealth Group’s (UHG) mission is to help people live healthier lives and help the health care system work better for everyone. The Vice President, UHG External Affairs represents multiple priorities across the Enterprise. The role leverages government and policy expertise, military and veterans’ health care expertise, thought leadership, business acumen and interpersonal skills to establish key stakeholder relationships, identify and advance business opportunities, and keep business segment leadership informed of key public policy activities and developments within Congress, the Administration and key agencies.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Develop, implement and lead a strategic approach to position the company as a diversified health care provider, partner, and advocate supporting UHG growth priorities
  • Drive visibility across the Enterprise and externally for UHG’s broad commitment to military and veterans
  • Design, coordinate and execute a strategy to showcase UHG’s thought leadership on health care issues
  • Draft, disseminate, summarize and analyze public policy positions on key military and veterans business priorities to ensure coordination and alignment with the Business
  • Serve as the primary liaison between business UHG, UHC and Optum leaders and External Affairs for Enterprise military and veterans health care priorities
  • Coordinate and facilitate business leader engagement in external positioning with key stakeholders as needed
  • Develop and coordinate third party outreach efforts with beneficiary associations, charitable organizations, and United Health Foundation grant partners
  • Working across External Affairs and the Business, define and implement strategic engagement opportunities to advance relationships, communications, health program coordination and performance
  • Serve as the liaison with United Health Foundation to identify, support and guide military and veterans’ philanthropic initiatives designed to demonstrate Enterprise commitment to service members, veterans and their families
  • Timely and effective communication to External Affairs leaders and others across External Affairs on key issues, priorities and opportunities
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Public or Health Policy, or related field
  • 8 or more years of experience working in health care with a primary concentration in military or veterans’ health policy
Careers at UnitedHealth Group. We have modest goals: Improve the lives of others. Change the landscape of health care forever. Leave the world a better place than we found it. Such aspirations tend to attract a certain type of person. Crazy talented. Compassionate. Driven. To these select few, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a Fortune 6 company. We provide an environment where you're empowered to be your best. We encourage you to take risks. And we offer a world of rewards and benefits for performance. We believe the most important is the opportunity 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. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.  



Job Details

  • Contest Number737763
  • Job TitleVP, External Affairs - Washington, DC
  • Job FamilyExternal Affairs
  • Business SegmentCorporate

Job Location Information

  • Washington, DC
    United States
    North America

Additional Job Detail Information

  • Employee StatusRegular
  • ScheduleFull-time
  • Job LevelDirector
  • ShiftDay Job
  • TravelYes, 25 % of the Time
  • Telecommuter PositionNo
  • Overtime StatusExempt

UnitedHealth Group is the most diversified health care company in the United States and a leader worldwide in helping people live healthier lives and helping to make the health system work better for everyone.

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