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Vice President, Policy and Advocacy

Posted: November 15, 2021

Resolve to Save Lives

Resolve to Save Lives is an initiative of Vital Strategies with a mission to prevent 100 million deaths from heart disease and to make the world safer from epidemics. We are led by Dr. Tom Frieden, former director of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Resolve to Save Lives has been incubated by Vital Strategies, a US-based international public health organization working in more than 70 countries to strengthen public health systems and address leading causes of morbidity and mortality.

Resolve to Save Lives is transitioning to an independent public health organization in early 2022 to maximize global impact with speed, simplicity, and scale. Focused policy advocacy efforts with US, global and national institutions will be an important component of our work in this new phase. Learn more about our work at resolvetosavelives.org.
We believe our programs are strengthened when they are developed and supported by individuals with diverse life experiences, whose understanding of social and cultural issues can help make our work and workforce more inclusive. We encourage people of all racial, ethnic, economic, social, cultural, sexual orientation, and gender expressions to apply.

Vital Strategies and Resolve to Save Lives are committed to helping prevent the spread of COVID-19 and to protecting the safety of our employees. All U.S. employees will be required to be fully vaccinated unless the employee is approved for a reasonable accommodation due to a disability or a religious reason.

Overall Role
Resolve to Save Lives seeks a Vice President, Policy and Advocacy to support our core programs - Prevent Epidemics and Cardiovascular Health – with effective policy and advocacy partnerships, analysis, strategy and action to advance epidemic preparedness, reduce sodium intake, eliminate artificial trans fat, and strengthen public health capacity globally. Reporting to the President and CEO, the VP, Policy and Advocacy will work closely with Resolve’s headquarters and country program teams as well as a range of advocacy partners in the US and globally. Resolve’s policy advocacy efforts are rooted in public health evidence and program experience including from our government partners in low- and middle-income countries.

This role will lead a focused policy-change agenda, influencing US, global health, and country policies and resource allocation to support strengthened health outcomes and public health generally. The role advises Resolve leadership on strategic partnerships and levers required to achieve our policy and advocacy goals. The incumbent will set strategy, analyze and package evidence, and build advocacy networks and bridges between in-country advocates and key national and global decision-makers. The VP, Policy and Advocacy will strategically engage our leadership and global partnerships, helping to translate evidence and practical experience into resource mobilization advocacy and targeted policy solutions. The role requires skills in policy analysis, data analysis, strategy development and implementation, partnership building and management, effective communication, and monitoring and accountability.

This full-time position is currently remote. The incumbent will be expected to convene periodically for team meetings in NYC beginning in January 2022.

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