Project Manager — Together For Medicaid

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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 Together for Medicaid (TFM) project 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 Health Justice Fund-supported program, Community Catalyst plans and implements grants and technical assistance programs to support and strengthen these campaigns.

The Project Manager will be responsible for managing elements of the campaign, providing technical assistance to funded partners, and supporting a portfolio of state campaigns. The Project Manager will join the team of TFM staff to work collaboratively with Georgetown University Center for Children and Families and Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and other collaborating organizations to assure that existing expertise and resources are fully leveraged. This project is part of Community Catalyst’s Medicaid Initiatives and will work alongside the State & Community Health Advocacy Program. 

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

Supervision:

The Project Manager is supervised by the Associate Director, Together for Medicaid.

RESPONSIBILITIES

· Assist in the management of the project, including project development.

· Monitors program impact by tracking and reporting on grant project performance measures and program accomplishments.

· Assist in managing and providing strategic guidance to the Together for Medicaid Team, including State Advocacy Managers, Policy Analysts and Program Associates.

· Assist in managing grant deliverables for the Together for Medicaid grant(s), including:

· Collaborate closely with staff including State Advocacy Managers, Policy Analysts and Program Associates to ensure strategic support is provided to all Together for Medicaid grantees and other state partners working to expand and protect Medicaid.

· Guide state-based campaigns with assistance focused on policy, communications, coalition-building and stakeholder and grassroots engagement.

· Coordinate development of central campaign tools, policy briefs, and other resources based on grantee needs and priorities.

· Facilitate grantee learning community.

· Track federal, state and local policy developments in grantee focus areas in order to offer strategic guidance.

· Coordinate closely with related Community Catalyst programs to assure maximum synergy and learning, including relevant members of Senior Management.

· Participate in meeting with key stakeholders and advisors as necessary.

· Perform other duties as necessary to achieve the goals of the project.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

· Bachelor’s degree plus at least 4 years relevant work experience, or 6 years of relevant work experience.

· Commitment to social justice and 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

· Proven campaign and organizing skills

· Demonstrated experience and knowledge of the political process and its interface with health policy

· Strong understanding of state and federal health policy, including knowledge of health policy issues related to Medicaid. Ability to analyze policies to identify trends and emerging issues in area of Medicaid expansion and defense

· Ability to provide strategic direction and guidance to project and exercise strategic political judgement

· Proven written and verbal communications skills, including experience with public speaking, training, facilitating, and/or coaching. Ability to convey complex information in writing and speaking so that it is easily understood by the public

· Strong organizational skills, including an ability to manage several projects at once and respond to tight timelines

· Highly-developed attention to detail, with the ability to manage effectively in a fast-paced environment

· Experience with working independently in a collaborative team environment

Preferred

· Experience providing technical assistance, coaching and/or support to non-profit organizations

BENEFITS & SALARY RANGE

· Salary Range: $62,500 - $72,000

· Generous paid time off policy

· Robust benefits package

· Location: Flexible/Remote

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 “Project Manager, Together for Medicaid” 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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