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Policy and Advocacy Manager

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Organizational Overview:

Health Equity Solutions Policy & Advocacy Manager Hartford, CT

The mission of Health Equity Solutions (HES) is to promote policies, programs, and practices that result in equitable access to health care, increased quality in the delivery of health care, and improved health outcomes for Connecticut residents. Our mission is motivated by the vision that every Connecticut resident have the opportunity to obtain optimal health regardless of race, ethnicity, or socio-economic status.

Health Equity Solutions’ purpose is to catalyze systemic public policy changes that advance and sustain health equity in Connecticut through a non-partisan, collaborative, results-oriented approach. To accomplish this, HES will work to shape and influence laws, policies and regulations; monitor the implementation of legislation and regulation; conduct policy analysis and research to educate and inform; engage diverse partners; convene public forums and implement campaigns; engage in communications, messaging, and media advocacy; and actively participate on related coalitions and committees. HES is currently seeking a Policy & Advocacy Manager. The position has an anticipated term of 6-12 months.

Job Summary:

Under the supervision of the Director of Policy, this individual will be responsible for policy analysis, engaging in policy research, writing reports, and ensuring timely and accurate communication with HES’ advocacy networks. This will include preparing information for a variety of audiences.

Duties/Responsibilities:

Core Responsibility: Policy & Outreach

  • Analyze and summarize federal, state, and local policy that could impact health equity in
  • Connecticut.
  • Analyze and summarize state legislative and administrative proposals of interest and relevance
  • to HES. Includes health equity impact assessments of proposals on HES legislative priorities.
  • Analyze and summarize Connecticut’s annual budget with a health equity lens—including
  • multiple drafts of state budget in odd numbered years.
  • Work collaboratively with the policy team to write policy briefs, testimony, and other
  • documents related to legislative proposals and/or regulatory efforts.
  • Produce well-written and concise reports on health equity issues at the request of the Executive
  • Director and/or Director of Policy.
  • Prepare talking points and presentations on health equity issues.
  • Prepare research summaries and collaborate in creating deliverables for HES clients and
  • partners in project-based work.
  • Other duties as assigned and relevant to the policy and advocacy goals of the organization.

Health Equity Solutions Policy & Advocacy Manager Hartford, CT

Core Responsibility: Communications/Advocacy

  • Prepare action alerts and advocacy tools relevant to HES priorities and ad hoc as unexpected policy issues arise.
  • Collaborate with policy staff to ensure regular communication with coalition members.
  • Collaborate with policy staff to develop events and communications that engage community
  • members and advance advocacy goals.

Job Specifications: License: Education:

Experience:

Skills:

Other: Characteristics:

Supervisor:

No licenses required for this position.

Master’s Degree in public policy, public health, or other social sciences preferred. Experience may be substituted for relevant graduate degree.

Significant knowledge of public policy and advocacy required; 2-4 years of relevant professional experience preferred; knowledge of and passion for health equity preferred.

Policy analysis/policy communications; skilled at creating, summarizing, and presenting information in a concise and clear manner for multiple audiences; strong problem-solving skills; strong research skills; excellent interpersonal, computer, verbal, and written communication skills; time management; excellent organizational skills mandatory.

Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint; comfortable learning and using internet applications; social media platforms.

Individual self-starter; works well as part of a team and in a fast-paced environment; able to able to organize and manage multiple activities at a time; detail oriented; excellent at pivoting when the unexpected arises; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Must be thoughtful about issues of health equity and health policy though specific expertise in these areas is not required.

Director of Policy

Health Equity Solutions Policy & Advocacy Manager Hartford, CT

How to Apply: Forward your cover letter and resume to jobs@hesct.org with the following subject line: Materials for HES Policy Manager

Organizational Overview:

Health Equity Solutions Policy & Advocacy Manager Hartford, CT

The mission of Health Equity Solutions (HES) is to promote policies, programs, and practices that result in equitable access to health care…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Benefits

Excellent Benefits Package

Excellent Benefits Package

Location

On-site
53 Oak St, Hartford, CT 06106, USA

How to Apply

How to Apply: Forward your cover letter and resume to jobs@hesct.org with the following subject line: Materials for HES Policy Manager

How to Apply: Forward your cover letter and resume to jobs@hesct.org with the following subject line: Materials for HES Policy Manager

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