State Advocacy Manager, Children's Health Initiative

Join an organization at the forefront of health advocacy across the nation.

Community Catalyst, a national advocacy organization, has been giving consumers a voice in health care reform for two decades. We provide leadership and support to state and local consumer organizations, policymakers and foundations that are working to guarantee access to high-quality, affordable health care for everyone. Our contributions, which range from policy analysis and strategic assistance to managing national campaigns, enable consumer groups to provide leadership in the hard work of transforming the U.S. health care system. Since 1997, in states and communities across the country, we have been a catalyst for collaboration, innovation, and action in health care reform. Additional information about Community Catalyst can be found at www.communitycatalyst.org

The Position:

Community Catalyst’s Children’s Health Initiative seeks to improve the health and wellbeing of children by ensuring that all children and their families have access to high quality health care. We identify and promote new and proven ways to increase coverage and access to services, strengthen benefits, and leverage the health care system to address the social and economic determinants of health. We approach all of this work with the goal of lifting up the consumer voice, with particular attention paid to communities that have struggled to be heard in health care decision making and face higher health disparities.

The State Advocacy Manager (SAM) manages relationships with state-based advocacy organizations throughout the country, providing advocacy campaign guidance to consumer advocates, providers and policymakers who are working to improve state and local health programs to better serve the needs of children and families, particularly children of color.

The SAM will have the opportunity to support two state pilots that are focused on strengthening state and local partnerships to protect and enhance Medicaid. In addition, the SAM will support a several other states working with advocates on cutting-edge health advocacy campaigns in their efforts to expand coverage, access and benefits, and strengthen opportunities for prevention for children and families.

The State Advocacy Manager will be an active member of the Children’s Health Team and its State Advocacy Managers Team. The successful candidate will be a leader and catalyst in the design and implementation of cutting-edge health advocacy campaigns with some of the best health advocacy organizations in the country.

Supervision:

The State Advocacy Manager is supervised by the Project Director, Children’s Health Initiative.

Responsibilities:

Competencies and Qualifications

Required

Benefits

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 “State Advocacy Manager Children’s Health” 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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