Director of Medicaid Initiatives, Together for Medicaid (TFM)

Join an organization at the forefront of health care advocacy around the nation.

Community Catalyst is a leading 501(c)(3) 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 community power so all people can influence the decisions that impact 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. For more information, visit www.communitycatalyst.org. Follow us on Twitter @CommCatHealth. 

POSITION SUMMARY

The Director of Medicaid Initiatives will play a lead role in developing and leading an overall strategy linking state and federal campaigns and policy, which may include numerous Medicaid initiatives, such as Medicaid expansion and expansion implementation, Medicaid enrollment, Medicaid coverage benefits and related protections.

The largest and primary initiative the Director of Medicaid Initiatives will currently oversee is the Together for Medicaid (TFM) program. Together for Medicaid (TFM) supports grassroots campaigns to extend Medicaid coverage to low-income adults – or to protect Medicaid against coverage cuts and barriers – in over 10 states. Under this program, Community Catalyst works in close partnership with both state and national organizations to plan and implement programs to support and strengthen these campaigns.

The Director will also be charged with leveraging TFM strategies for other initiatives, both existing and prospective. This role will serve a cross-organizational function, helping identify linkages between different state campaigns, identify key capacity building needs for partners engaged in these campaigns, and communicate these efforts - and ultimately, victories- to funders. The Director will work with program directors to build out capacity coaching for state partners in the context of these campaigns. In addition, the Director will work to ensure state partners are integrated within federal campaigns in close coordination with our federal team

Supervision

The Director of Medicaid Initiatives is supervised by the Senior Director of Programs and Advocacy.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Serve as the Director of Medicaid initiatives.
  • Supervise consultants, contractors (as needed) and dedicated program staff.
  • Oversee grant budgets and work with Finance Team and other internal teams as needed to forecast revenue, track grant spending, and allocate FTEs.
  • Serve as a member of the organization’s Program Managers, Development Docket, Health Justice Fund Steering Committee and other teams as necessary.
  • In partnership with the Director of Development, manage relationships with existing Medicaid donors.
  • Collaborate with the Development Team to implement fundraising strategies and work with Sr. Director of Programs & Advocacy, Director of Development, Program Directors, Director of Policy and Partnerships, and Strategic Policy Director to implement fundraising plan for continued campaigns.
  • Collaborate with Program Directors and Policy Team around the design of Medicaid campaigns that respond to changing political dynamics.
  • Provide consultation on state-specific political environments to TA providers supporting state policy efforts.
  • Develop program concepts and create related grant proposals that involve state and/or federal campaigns, goals, strategies, and tactics.
  • Collaborate with Program Directors on prospecting efforts and efforts to expand CC’s existing cohort of organizations with campaigns capacity.
  • Coordinate with national partners involved in federal and state campaigns.
  • Collaborate with Communications Director, Federal Team, and relevant Program Directors to maintain relationships related to campaign activities.
  • Coordinate as needed with other TA providers including review of campaign plans, messaging documents, call scripts, and campaigns RFPs relevant to Medicaid program issues.
    • Engage in Board reporting as needed.
    • Participate in resource development and potential management of new funding opportunities;
    • Oversee the implementation of efficient methods for organizing, monitoring, and generating statistical and other program reports.
    • Maintain positive relationships with external stakeholders and partners (state and national)
    • This position may evolve to include changes to Medicaid policy at the state and/or federal level.
    • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

  • Bachelor's degree with at least 6 years relevant experience, including experience in program development and management, as well as staff management;
  • Experience with campaign planning and implementation, including strategy development and execution that includes media work, digital communications, grassroots and grasstops efforts, and partnership building.
  • Strong organizational, writing, public speaking and communications skills; ability to manage multiple tasks at one time
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and experience as a supervisor of other staff
  • Demonstrated understanding of training development, resource development, and tailored and technical assistance responsive to the unique needs of state/local partners
  • Proven ability to work in coalition with broad range of organizations, including experience developing strategic alignment across a coalition. Must be able to forge consensus on activities and materials, and pursue coordinated action with other stakeholders who may have different views, needs and constituencies
    • Familiarity with relevant health policy issue(s) and the understanding of federal and different state political environments and effects on advocacy and policy campaigns
    • Demonstrated experience working and managing relationships with funders as well as state and national partners
    • Strong program planning and program management skills
  • Demonstrated ability to identify and generate new ideas and implement those ideas
  • Experience with resource development assisting with fundraising, report writing
  • Proven skills in leaderships, relationship development and team building

Preferred

BENEFITS & SALARY

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 “Director of Medicaid Initiatives” 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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