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Associate Director, Community Solutions for Health Equity

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Community Catalyst


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Published 21 days ago

$68,900 - $82,500

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 Program

The Consumer and Community Engagement Program is a national program that supports community based organizations to build power to improve health care delivery and address equity. The program will pair funding resources for community organizations and a robust technical assistance program. The program equips consumer and community organizations with the resources, strategies and partnerships needed to foster respectful relationships between consumers and local health systems based on honesty and a commitment to equitable, positive care for consumers. Technical assistance is structured around Community Catalyst’s System of Advocacy Approach. The program will carry out a robust national communications strategy to influence the way the health care system responds to consumer and community demands and needs. Communications will promote the importance of consumer and community voice to produce more equitable health outcomes among philanthropy, opinion leaders, health care stakeholders and community advocates. 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.

Position

The Associate Director (AD) is a program manager who oversees the day-to-day aspects of the grantee technical assistance program including the grantee selection process and grant reporting. The position manages at least two Technical Assistance Providers (TA) staff and consultant TA providers, assuring that grantee needs are met, well-coordinated and tailored to local circumstances. The AD oversees analysis of grantee needs, adapting tools and building a national grantee learning community. The position is responsible for building a strong collaborative team among the TA staff and consultants.

Supervision

The Associate Director is supervised by the Program Director and coordinates closely with:

 The Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

 The Director of the Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation

 The Director of the State Consumer Health Advocacy Program.

The Associate Director supervises consultants, contractors (as needed) and dedicated project staff. The Associate Director may also collaborate with a y cross-functional project team.

This position is a member of a variety of organizational teams such as: Program Managers, the Health Equity team and other teams as necessary.

Responsibilities

 Oversee the TA and grant program including Call for Proposal Development, ongoing day-to-to management and project monitoring and evaluation.

 Curate each site’s TA team based on assessment of local needs.

 Lead TA team (including consulting contractors) in the development of technical assistance programs including training and other tools based on grantee needs.

 Build national learning community including peer-to-peer learning opportunities.

 Assist the Program Director in maintaining regular communications about site work with the Foundation staff and collaborating national partner organizations, highlighting key learning and outcomes in written and verbal formats.

 Assist the Program Director in collaborating with the communications team to convey program learning and to foster visibility for site work.

 Coordinate closely with related Community Catalyst programs to assure maximum synergy and learning.

 In conjunction with the Program Director, provide direct technical assistance and support to a portfolio of state advocacy organizations.

 Perform other duties as called upon.

Qualifications

 Bachelor’s degree with 5+ years of relevant professional experience, at least two (2) of which are at a program/project and staff management level.

 Strong commitment to social justice and experience in social change activism such as community organizing; working with marginalized populations – such as people living with low incomes, people living with HIV (PLHIV), People of Color (POC), and or Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender & Queer (LGBTQ) communities, working with coalitions; legislative advocacy or political/policy issue campaigns; and/or implementing communications strategies.

 Experience in racial justice training and facilitation strongly preferred.

 Strong leadership, relationship development, collaborative, and team building skills.

 Demonstrated knowledge of relevant health care delivery system issues and how underserved populations fare in the current health system.

 Demonstrated experience working and managing relationships with funders and national partners.

 Strong organizational, writing, public speaking and communications skills; ability to manage multiple tasks at one time.

 Demonstrated understanding of the needs of the program and partners and proven ability to address those needs.

 Demonstrated mastery of Community Catalyst TA Model with proven success providing comprehensive TA services to partners.

 Strong program planning and program management skills.

 Ability to anticipate strategic opportunities and/or challenges and develop responses.

 Strong management and supervisory skills.

 Highly-developed attention to detail, with the ability to manage multiple initiatives, deliverables and team members in a fast-paced environment.

 Ability to listen and receive constructive feedback.

 Flexibility regarding hours, including the ability to work some evenings and weekends; some travel required.

 Qualified candidates from diverse personal, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Location

Community Catalyst is based in Boston, MA with additional offices in Pittsburgh, PA; Atlanta,GA; Washington DC; St. Louis, MO; Lansing, MI; and New York City. We expect the Associate Program Director to be based in our Boston or Washington DC office, but to work with organizations across the country.

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 “Associate Director, Responding to Health Care Consumer Needs” 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.

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…

Details at a glance

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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 “Associate Director, Consumer and Community Engagement” 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.

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…

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Boston, MA

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