Director, Power Building and Organizing

DIRECTOR, POWER BUILDING AND ORGANIZING

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. For more information, visit http://www.communitycatalyst.org. Follow us on Twitter @CommCatHealth

POSITION SUMMARY

Community Catalyst recently concluded a significant five-year strategic planning process. The plan pushes the organization to focus its work on race equity and health justice, long-term vision setting, and power building. The Director, Power Building and Organizing role is critical to the success of the organization’s new strategic direction and overall organizational advancement. 

Reporting to the Sr. Director, Programs and Advocacy, the Director of Power Building and Organizing will help Community Catalyst enter the power building space with humility – focused on identifying the needs of the eco-system and shaping a strategic role for Community Catalyst to play in driving knowledge-sharing and strategic collaboration across local, state and national organizations.

The Director of Power Building and Organizing is a very experienced organizer with a proven track record of developing authentic relationships with community partners, and sustaining and growing an organized base of people to set agendas, shift public discourse and advance social justice change. This person is deeply invested in developing organizing and campaigning strategies that are rooted in race equity and support grasstops and grassroots advocacy grounded in 21st century power building. They will have a deep understanding of incorporating online and offline tactics in a way that reinforce each other. The Director of Power Building and Organizing has a strong familiarity and fluency with both on-the-ground and digital organizing and is able to translate it for organizations across the health justice movement. 

The Director of Power Building and Organizing is also constantly drawing connections between the need for a shared vision for long-term policy change rooted in race equity, health justice, and community leadership – and how it impacts movement partners and organizing across all issues – recognizing that Community Catalyst cannot be successful in the fight for health justice without the participation of communities most impacted by health inequities across the country.

The person in this position is a partner in the health justice movement by proactively developing knowledge of community needs, working toward solutions, and cultivating and stewarding relationships with stakeholders.

This is a new and exciting position - that will build and lead a new team - designing critical work for a national health justice organization at a unique inflection point.

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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 Power Building and Organizing” 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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