Senior State Advocacy Manager, State & Community Health Advocacy Program (SCHAP)

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 State & Community Health Advocacy Program (SCHAP) works in more than 40 states to build community leadership and a strong, organized community voice to shape health policy at the federal, state and local levels. Working with state and local partners, we develop effective state-based advocacy networks and leverage their influence for multi-state and national impact, working intentionally to build community power and advance a broader movement anchored in racial equity and health justice.  

In the Senior State Advocacy Manager role, you will manage relationships with state and community-based advocacy organizations throughout the country, providing technical assistance to build organizations’ capacities. You will manage a portfolio of state and local partners who are running campaigns to improve affordability at the state level for enrollees in Affordable Care Act (ACA) Marketplace coverage and private insurance plans more broadly. You will offer strategic coaching to partners to support them in organizing health insurance enrollees in driving policy change. You will support partners in centering community knowledge and grounding their campaign work in the voices of those who are most impacted by inequities in current policies and have been historically excluded from decisions around coverage and care. 

You will create advocacy toolkits, facilitate learning webinars, and help craft the narrative of our work to advance equity within the ACA Marketplace and private insurance more broadly. You will be a solutions-oriented team player, a strong facilitator, and have the ability to take initiative within your scope of work. Ideally, your experiences will be grounded in community-oriented organizing and you will have a deep commitment to racial equity and anti-racism.

This a two-year position, funded by a two-year grant. However, we aim to secure additional resources with the goal of providing long-term sustainability to this role.

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 Senior State Advocacy Manager is supervised by the Associate Director of the State & Community Health Advocacy Program 

RESPONSIBILITIES

QUALIFICATIONS

Required

Preferred

SALARY & BENEFITS

Applicants should submit a resume as a document with a one page cover letter briefly summarizing their interest in and qualifications for the position to: jobs@communitycatalyst.org. Please put “Senior State Advocacy Manager, SCHAP” 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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