State Advocacy Manager, State Consumer Health Advocacy Program

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

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 www.communitycatalyst.org.

The Position:

Our State Consumer Health Advocacy Program works in more than 40 states to build consumer leadership and a strong, organized consumer voice to shape health policy and transform the health system at the federal, state and local levels. We develop effective state-based consumer advocacy networks and leverage their influence for multi-state and national impact through the use of our System of Advocacy. The State Advocacy Manager manages relationships with state and community-based advocacy organizations throughout the country, providing technical assistance using this model to build organizations’ capacities.

Join our team and work with state and community based organizations to identify and promote new and proven ways to increase coverage and access to services, strengthen benefits, and leverage the health care system to address health equity and 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 as well as those who face disproportionate health disparities.

A key element of the position is coaching advocacy groups and community organizations on planning issue campaigns, coalition-building, grassroots organizing, strategic communications, policy strategy, and financial sustainability. The Manager will build the capacity of state and local groups to increase access to health services that target health inequities and build sustained community engagement in health related issues.

Supervision:

The State Advocacy Manager will be supervised by the Director of the State Consumer Health Advocacy Program.

Responsibilities:

Qualifications:

      Preferred

Benefits

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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, 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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