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STATE ADVOCACY MANAGER- DENTAL ACCESS PROJECT

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Community Catalyst | Boston, MA
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Published 20 days ago

Salary

Competitive salary


Join an organization at the forefront of health care advocacy around 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 Project

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.

The Position

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.

Supervision

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

 Responsibilities

·        Leads, facilitates and promotes cross-community and cross-state communication between consumer advocates elevating oral health as a health, equity and social justice issues

·        Leads, facilitates and supports community-led, community-informed learning activities, webinars, calls and actions that elevate and promote improved oral health access

·        Participates, and represents Community Catalyst, in Oral Health Progress and Equity Network and other local and national meetings

·        Works with state advocates to develop strategic advocacy plans to advance oral health as a healthcare, Race and social justice issues

·        Manages relationships with community-based partner organizations from a variety of states interested in identifying and carrying out their project goals

·        Offers timely, efficient, tailored coaching on our Systems of Advocacy to community and state-based organizations, drawing on other Community Catalyst staff members as needed. 

·        Lead support to states in the creation and execution of organizing strategies that promote/defend quality efforts to advance project initiatives

·        Work as part of a team to offer excellent support and technical assistance state-partners that are part of overall dental access program

·        Assist in all phases of project documentation production and distribution, including developing tracking systems for state support projects

·        Provide administrative support including updating databases, preparing mailings, coordinating meetings, etc.

·        Communicates with state partners and internal team on support requests, grant deliverables and other issues

·        Other responsibilities as assigned to achieve the goals of the project

 Qualifications

·        Bachelor’s plus at least 3 years’ experience leading state-wide issue campaigns; Master’s with 2 years relative experience; or equivalent

·        Proven skills in community organizing/engagement, relationship development, group/ meeting facilitation and team building

·        Commitment to social justice and experience in social change activism such as: legislative advocacy or political/policy issue campaigns; community organizing; working with coalitions and stakeholders; and/or implementing communications strategies

·        Experience with public speaking, community training, and/or coaching

·        Ability to convey complex information in writing and speaking so that it is easily understood by the public

·        Experience running or working on issue-based campaigns, community organizing practices

·        Knowledge of volunteer engagement strategies, base/movement building and community engagement tactics helpful

·        Strong organizational skills, including an ability to manage several projects at once and respond to tight timelines

·        Highly-developed attention to detail, with the ability to manage effectively in a fast-paced environment

·        Experience with working independently in a collaborative team environment

·        Bilingual/bicultural background highly desirable

·        Prior training in anti-oppression, equity and inclusion a bonus

·        Ability to travel required

Location

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

Benefits

·        Competitive salary

·        Generous paid time off policy

·        Robust benefits package



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, Dental Access Project” 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.

Join an organization at the forefront of health care advocacy around the nation

Community Catalyst is a national non-profit advocacy organization working to build consumer and community leadership to transform the American health…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required

Benefits

Generous paid time off policy

Robust benefits package

Convenient downtown Boston location

Generous paid time off policy

Robust benefits package

Convenient downtown Boston location

Level of Language Proficiency

Bilingual/bi-cultural background highly desirable 

Bilingual/bi-cultural background highly desirable 

How To Apply

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, Dental Access Project” in the subject line.

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…

Location

Boston, MA
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