Applicants should send a resume, writing sample and letter of interest to Julia Osgood, Tennessee Justice Center, 211 7th Ave. N, Ste. 100, Nashville, Tennessee 37219, Fax: 615-255-0354, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Due to the high volume of applications, TJC cannot return phone calls about the position and, regrettably, cannot notify applicants of the status of applications unless an interview is requested.
The Tennessee Justice Center, a non-profit, public interest law firm, is seeking a Health Action Associate. This position will be a part of a team that focuses on maintaining and increasing access to health care coverage for all Tennesseans. This requires the ability to work well as a team member, to quickly adapt to fast-changing environments, and to have a positive energy and strong focus.
Since opportunities and challenges will arise unexpectedly due to the changing health policy landscape, the individual must be a flexible utility player who is willing to take on new projects. The job may include: educating communities about health needs and policies affecting particular demographics (likely children); updating and engaging volunteers and community partners; assisting with messaging and media engagement to educate Tennesseans about health access and policy issues; building a strong coalition of partners across the state; gathering and sharing stories of Tennesseans who need access to health care or whose health care is at risk.
Because of budget and time restrictions, most of the work will be done from our Nashville office, so the use of phones, email, Skype, and webinars will be crucial; ideal candidates will be very comfortable with making cold calls and having conversations over the phone. There will be some travel required.
Bachelor's degree and solid GPA from 4-year accredited college or university
Two years relevant work experience in non-profit/human service sector
Passion for social justice and health care
Strong social, communication, and writing skills
Comfort with making cold calls and spending time on the phone
Well-organized and detail-oriented
Comfort taking direction from supervisor
Self-motivated with a strong work ethic
Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities within the overall goal
Positive attitude to flourish in a small (and open space!) office
Ability to work full time, with overtime during busy periods
Ability to prioritize work load and manage multiple deadlines
Ability to tend to multiple details simultaneously
Ability to use the team approach and to be solutions focused
Salary depends on experience
Long and short-term disability insurance (fully paid for by employer)