State Advocacy Manager, Dental Access Project

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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. Additional information is available at


Oral health is directly related to overall health yet many groups are not getting the care they need. The Dental Access Project (DAP) is an exciting campaign focused on elevating community voice in initiatives aimed at improving the oral health outcomes of all communities.


This State Advocacy Manager (SAM) is within Community Catalyst’s Dental Access Project (DAP) and will work on the dental access team to engage and support community advocates in the development and execution of long- and short-term oral health campaigns—including field, digital, and communication components. The SAM will help support and solidify existing and new partnerships as part of a community lead, community informed oral health advocacy network, engaging non-traditional oral health advocates to participate and elevate oral health as a healthcare issue. The SAM will cultivate and manage relationships with state-based advocacy organizations and partner groups in key states, providing support and guidance to community advocates, providers and policymakers. Assistance to community groups will primarily focus on campaign strategy support such as designing targeted community organizing efforts, trainings, coalition-building work and media relations support. The successful candidate will have experience designing and implementing advocacy campaigns focused on community engagement. The SAM is expected to consistently provide excellent service to our partners as well as represent our partners’ needs and goals within the organization.


The State Advocacy Manager is supervised by the Dental Access Program Director




Community Catalyst is based in Boston, MA with additional offices in Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Washington DC, St. Louis, MO, Lansing, MI, and New York City.


Applicants should submit a resume with a one page cover letter briefly summarizing their interest in and qualifications for the position to: Please put “State Advocacy Manager, Dental Access Project” in the subject line.

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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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