Communications Manager

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

Community Catalyst is a leading non-profit national health advocacy organization dedicated to advancing a movement for health equity and justice. We partner with local, state and national advocates to leverage and build power so all people can influence decisions that affect their health. Health systems will not be accountable to people without a fully engaged and organized community voice. That’s why we work every day to ensure people’s interests are represented wherever important decisions about health and health care are made: in communities, state houses and on Capitol Hill. Additional information about Community Catalyst  can be found at



The Communications Manager will be responsible for providing strategic communications counsel to several Community Catalyst projects, notably: The Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation (the Center), the Dental Access Program and the federal campaign team as well as support the organization’s overall communications.

Both of these initiatives have a particular emphasis on mobilizing or reaching populations that have been left out or behind when it comes to increasing access to health care in our country. The Center places a strong emphasis on working to transform the health care delivery system to be more responsive to those who often need the most attention. This involves supporting state and community advocacy campaigns across the country in their work on a variety of issues including but not limited to; care coordination, medical debt, person-centered care design, and more.

The Dental Access Project within Community Catalyst seeks to elevate the voice and power of communities to expand access to oral health care and foster policy and systems change grounded in what communities really need. The Project uses a health justice framework to improve access to equitable oral health coverage and care. This mean strengthening and diversifying the oral health advocacy base to promote a more equitable oral health care delivery system and promoting effective, community-led workforce solutions like dental therapy. Community Catalyst also serves as a co-chair of the National Partnership for Dental Therapy and, along with the co-chairs and a communication firm, supports that organization it its work.

This position is included in a collective bargaining unit represented by a staff union, Community Catalyst United, and specific employment terms may be subject to a future Collective Bargaining Agreement. 

This is a full time grant-funded position that will begin immediately.



The Communications Manager’s supervisor of record will be the Senior Director of Communications. However, the Communications Manager will work closely with the Directors of the Center and the Dental Access Project and will be a member of the Communications Team.











Applicants should submit a resume with a one page cover letter briefly summarizing their interest in and qualifications for the position to: Please put “Communications Manager” 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 work-life 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, socio-economic 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 socio- economic status. It is important for our staff to reflect the diverse communities with which we work. People of color, LGBTQ identified people, gender-nonconforming people, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people who speak a language in addition to English are encouraged to apply.

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