Associate Director, Consumer & Community Engagement

Join an organization at the forefront of health advocacy across the nation

Community Catalyst is a national non-profit advocacy organization working to build consumer and community leadership to transform the American health system. Our first priority is quality, affordable health care for all and to ensure that all individuals and communities sustain the power to influence local, state and national decisions that affect their health. Since 1998, we have provided leadership and support to consumer organizations, policymakers and foundations working to ensure the health care system serves everyone – especially historically marginalized communities. Community Catalyst strengthens organized consumer voices in communities, at statehouses and on Capitol Hill when advocates fight for changes that improve our health. As an organization, we believe an inclusive and open environment fosters creativity, contributes to the quality of our work, and provides growth opportunities for our employees. Additional information is available at www.communitycatalyst.org.

 

The Program

The Consumer and Community Engagement Program is a national program that supports community based organizations to build power to improve health care delivery and address equity. The program will pair funding resources for community organizations and a robust technical assistance program. The program equips consumer and community organizations with the resources, strategies and partnerships needed to foster respectful relationships between consumers and local health systems based on honesty and a commitment to equitable, positive care for consumers. Technical assistance is structured around Community Catalyst’s System of Advocacy Approach. The program will carry out a robust national communications strategy to influence the way the health care system responds to consumer and community demands and needs. Communications will promote the importance of consumer and community voice to produce more equitable health outcomes among philanthropy, opinion leaders, health care stakeholders and community advocates. We approach all of this work with the goal of lifting up the consumer voice, with particular attention paid to communities that have struggled to be heard in health care decision making as well as those who face disproportionate health disparities.

 

Position

The Associate Director (AD) is a program manager who oversees the day-to-day aspects of the grantee technical assistance program including the grantee selection process and grant reporting. The position manages at least two Technical Assistance Providers (TA) staff and consultant TA providers, assuring that grantee needs are met, well-coordinated and tailored to local circumstances. The AD oversees analysis of grantee needs, adapting tools and building a national grantee learning community. The position is responsible for building a strong collaborative team among the TA staff and consultants.

 

Supervision

The Associate Director is supervised by the Program Director and coordinates closely with:

 

The Associate Director supervises consultants, contractors (as needed) and dedicated project staff. The Associate Director may also collaborate with a y cross-functional project team. This position is a member of a variety of organizational teams such as: Program Managers, the Health Equity team and other teams as necessary.

 

Responsibilities

 

 

Qualifications

 

 

Location


Community Catalyst is based in Boston, MA with additional offices in Pittsburgh, PA; Atlanta, GA; Washington DC; St. Louis, MO; Lansing, MI; and New York City. We expect the Associate Program Director to be based in our Boston or Washington DC office, but to work with organizations across the country.

 

Benefits

 

 

Applicants should submit a resume with a one page cover letter briefly summarizing their interest in and qualifications for the position to: jobs@communitycatalyst.org. Please put “Associate Director, Consumer and Community Engagement” in the subject line. Community Catalyst is strongly committed to building a work environment that recognizes, respects, and encourages the unique contributions of a broad spectrum of qualified employees. We strive to make employment decisions that support inclusion to maintain a work atmosphere that is diverse, equitable and promotes family friendly practices and worklife benefits so that people of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles may grow personally and professionally. We do not discriminate in hiring based on age, color, ethnicity, race, national origin, primary language, religion, socioeconomic status, family status, mental and physical disabilities, veteran status, gender identity characteristics and/or expression, sex, medical condition, sexual orientation or any other classification that is protected by federal, state, or local law. Through all of our programs, Community Catalyst works to build a better future for all individuals by advancing health equity, focusing on people of color, immigrants, as well as disability, gender, sexual identity and socioeconomic status. It is important for our staff to reflect the diverse communities with which we work. People of color, LGBTQ identified people, gendernonconforming people, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people who speak a language in addition to English are encouraged to apply.

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