Policy Analyst - State Consumer Health Advocacy Program (SCHAP)

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. 

POSITION SUMMARY

Our State Consumer Health Advocacy Program works in more than 40 states to build consumer leadership and a strong, organized consumer voice to shape health policy and transform the health system at the federal, state and local levels. The Policy Analyst builds relationships with state and community-based advocacy organizations throughout the country, providing technical assistance on a range of emerging policy issues. We aim to ensure that our work incorporates a strong health and racial justice approach. 

We are seeking a Policy Analyst who is interested in opportunities to ensure that there is a strong consumer and community voice in health care programs, and who is able to work on a range of issues. We anticipate that initial projects will focus on (1) securing new pathways to coverage and improving health outcomes for immigrant communities; (2) building on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) by providing policy research and analysis, strategic coaching and advice to consumer advocates; and (3) targeted technical assistance to states working on immigrant coverage and ACA related issues. The Policy Analyst will broadly support our learning community of state advocates across the country providing leadership, strategic advice, policy analysis, and accessible written materials to consumer advocates.

 

SUPERVISION: 

The Policy Analyst is supervised by the Policy Manager. This Policy Analyst may be responsible for supervising policy interns as needed.

 

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QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

 

Preferred:

 

BENEFITS & SALARY:

o   A note on location: This position will start virtual/remote which means you can be located anywhere in the U.S. We anticipate opening the offices no earlier than July 6, 2021.

 

Applicants must submit a resume and a cover letter briefly summarizing their interest in and qualifications for the position to: jobs@communitycatalyst.org. Please put “SCHAP Policy Analyst” 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 socioeconomic 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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