Program Coordinator, Together for Medicaid, State Consumer Health Advocacy Program

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 

The Program Coordinator will provide programmatic and administrative support to Community Catalyst’s Together for Medicaid (TFM) project. Together for Medicaid is a multi-organizational project that provides funding, strategic guidance and policy support to campaigns to expand Medicaid in the remaining non-expansion states. Together for Medicaid's work has led to 2.5 million people with low incomes gaining health coverage since 2014. TFM works with state and local partners to: expand the Medicaid program in non-expansion states; defend and build support for the Medicaid program; and build community power through grassroots organizing efforts. 

The Program Coordinator position plays a crucial role on the team supporting the project through coordinating the grantmaking process and working with directly with grantees, managing internal and external reporting, providing support to the project director and project manager to manage grantmaking and technical assistance initiatives and provide additional project coordination for the project. The Program Coordinator will work closely with State Advocacy Managers and other TFM team members to keep the project running on track and assist the TFM project and our state partners in meeting grant deliverables and deadlines.  

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 is funded through May 15th, 2023.   

Supervision  

The Program Coordinator is supervised by the Project ManagerTogether for Medicaid, State Consumer Health Advocacy Program. 

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Support project staff, including coordinating administrative aspects of TFM grant making, managing proposal review and grant reporting processes. This includes communicating with prospective grantees, supporting the development of TFM’s annual Request for Proposals and managing application materials (budgets, budget narratives, checklists, demographic data, additional supporting materials) as well as ensuring the distribution of the RFP to state partners, tracking receipt of proposals, contributing to proposal review and drafting feedback for state partners, and managing the grant approval,  grant agreements and reporting guidelines 

  • Maintain and manage detailed records of TFM grant making activities and documents. 

  • Work with Grants Manager and TFM Project Manager to maintain close communication with relevant finance staff to ensure timely payment of TFM grants and track TFM grant balances. 

  • Support project staff and working closely with the Grants Manager to develop report templates, distribute, and collect quarterly narrative and budget reports.  

  • Assisting with internal and external reporting, including reports for Community Catalyst’s Board of Directors, requests for information from Senior Managers, and Together for Medicaid grant reports and other updates for foundation funders and prospective funders as needed.  

  • Where interest and experience allowsassisting with development of social media content (Twitter, Facebook), blog posts, and preparing and handling communication with TFM grantees.  

  • Assisting with building and maintenance of the Together for Medicaid Learning Community, including planning webinars and developing materials for the grantee cohort. 

  • Generating initial drafts of grantee and funder communications, grantmaking and program materials. 

  • Serving on the organization’s Together for Medicaid  team and engaging in team duties, as needed 

  • Maintaining contact databases and electronic files; Managing databases, electronic and paper files 

QUALIFICATIONS 

Required 

  • Bachelors plus 1 year experience, or equivalent 3 years of relevant work experience 

  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to manage many tasks simultaneously 

  • Flexibility, creativity and ability to solve problems 

  • Commitment to health justice and racial justice 

  • Pro-active work style with excellent follow-up and follow-through skills 

  • Familiarity with social media platforms like Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other digital tools 

  • Ability to work with diverse groups of people 

Preferred 

  • Familiarity with advocacy campaigns, Medicaid or public coverage programs 

  • Experience in graphic design creation for social media platforms 

  • Experience planning meetings or trainings or facilitation 

  • Experience in social change activism such as: legislative advocacy or political/policy issue campaigns; community organizing; working with coalitions and stakeholders; and/or implementing communications strategies 

BENEFITS AND SALARY RANGE 

  • Salary Range: $46,680- $54,000  

  • Generous paid time off policy 

  • Robust benefits package 

  • Convenient downtown Boston, Massachusetts or Washington, D.C. location, open to remote work. 

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 “Program Coordinator, TFM” 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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