State Advocacy Manager, Substance Use Disorders and Justice Involved Populations

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 more than a decade.  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. 


Our program on Substance Use Disorders and Justice-Involved Populations builds broad-based consumer advocacy to change local, state and national policies and practices. We catalyze action to boost prevention of drug and alcohol addiction, promote health and social services not punishment, and expand insurance coverage and access to high-quality care. We fight against inequities that send Black and brown people with drug issues to jail and white people to treatment.

The State Advocacy Manager will lead partnerships with advocates at the community and state levels to expand harm reduction-focused community alternatives to punitive drug policies and arrest. They will bridge silos among the criminal justice, substance use disorders, harm reduction and consumer health advocacy movements. They will also provide sophisticated coaching to support service innovation and to build advocacy capacity. The State Advocacy Manager will be an integral member of a dynamic team working on Substance Use Disorders and Justice-Involved Populations and will coordinate with other teams across Community Catalyst.   The successful candidate will be a bold team player and a catalyst.


The State Advocacy Manager will be supervised by the Program Director for Substance Use Disorders and Justice-Involved Populations.







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, Substance Use Disorders and Justice-Involved Populations” 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 socioeconomic 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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