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Raising Women's Voices, State Advocacy Manager

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Raising Women's Voices for the Health Care We Need (RWV) is a women-led campaign of the National Women's Health Network, the Black Women's Health Imperative and the Women’s Health Program of Community Catalyst.  RWV serves as a voice within the health reform movement for the needs of all women, LGBTQ people and our families. Our mission includes moving resources and policy strategies that are empowering to women and LGBTQ people who are low-income, people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities and young people. While informed by expert policy and situational analysis, RWV work is rooted in grassroots knowledge, as well as movement-building expertise. 


The State Advocacy Manager builds, supports and activates the RWV regional coordinator network of advocates working in states and localities to expand and improve access to quality, affordable health care for women and families.  As the primary contact for 10-15 RWV regional coordinators engaged in outreach, education and advocacy, the State Advocacy Manager is responsible for strengthening and expanding the RWV network of advocates in targeted states, as assigned.


Additionally, the State Advocacy Manager proactively monitors developments in the field, writes for external and internal audiences and represents RWV in coalitions and other public forums.  This position reports directly to the National Women's Health Network's Executive Director.


We are seeking candidates with a track record of demonstrated success in organizing for social/policy change.  Candidates with experience working in the Southeast United States are of particular interest.  


Key duties and responsibilities

  • Provides strategic support to RWV coordinators in 10-15 states, as assigned
  • Maintains relationships with existing and potential stakeholders and coalition partners
  • Tracks developments in Affordable Care Act implementation and other related areas such as health care access, health equity and health care quality
  • Takes the lead in developing resource materials for advocacy, education and outreach efforts
  • Prepares content for the RWV website, newsletter and social media channels on short deadlines, as well as draft meeting reports, updates and reports for funders
  • Identifies emerging issues and opportunities and work with the RWV national leadership team to develop new initiatives 
  • Represents RWV at conferences, meetings and other public events, as assigned


Qualifications 

  • Demonstrated success organizing and managing a network of advocates or activists
  • Professional experience in women’s health, community organizing and health policy
  • Experience tracking policy issues at a state or national level
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work successfully with internal and external partners
  • A self-starter who is able to work in teams as well as work independently and who has a demonstrated ability to problem solve
  • Strong written and oral presentation skills
  • Attention to detail and capacity to work on multiple high priority tasks and meet deadlines

This is a remote position, with a preference for candidates who live in Washington, D.C. or in the Southeast US region. The State Advocacy Manager will spend significant time in the field to strengthen state partner collaborations, expecting approximately 25 percent travel.


How to apply

Send a resume and letter of interest addressing these questions to leadership@nwhn.org

In the letter of interest, please respond to the following three questions: 

  1. What most excites you about this opportunity?
  2. What are 1-2 pressing issues impacting women’s health?
  3. At the Network, we aim to ensure that our internal practices and organizational priorities are upholding a culture of equity and inclusion. What’s your experience in being a part of upholding these values?


No phone calls, please.  Applications will be accepted until June 30, 2021, and early applications are appreciated.


The National Women’s Health Network welcomes, values, and celebrates diversity. The NWHN is strongly committed to the promotion of race, gender, ability, and class equity throughout the organization. The Network does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other status or condition protected by applicable Federal or District law. The NWHN encourages applications and inquiries from people of all races, genders, abilities, and classes - particularly individuals from underrepresented communities.

Raising Women's Voices for the Health Care We Need (RWV) is a women-led campaign of the National Women's Health Network, the Black Women's Health Imperative and the Women’s Health Program of Community Catalyst.  RWV serves as a voice within the…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    July 12, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    June 30, 2021

Salary

$55,000 - $65,000Salary + Benefits This is an exempt position. The annual salary range for this position is $55k-$65k depending on experience

Benefits

the National Women's Health Network offers generous benefits including: 100% employer-paid health insurance/ 80% employer-paid spouse + dependents health insurance, flextime, paid sick and vacation time, paid parental leave, comprehensive life and disability insurance, 403b retirement plan with 3% employer contribution.

This is a remote position, with a preference for candidates who live in Washington, D.C. or in the Southeast US region. The State Advocacy Manager will spend significant time in the field to strengthen state partner collaborations, expecting approximately 25 percent travel.

the National Women's Health Network offers generous benefits including: 100% employer-paid health insurance/ 80% employer-paid spouse + dependents health insurance, flextime…

Level of Language Proficiency

English proficiency required; multilingual candidates encouraged to apply.

English proficiency required; multilingual candidates encouraged to apply.

Location

Remote
Work may be performed anywhere in United States
Associated Location
1413 K Street, NW, Fourth Floor, Washington, DC 20005, United States

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In the letter of interest, please respond to the following three questions: 

  1. What most excites you about this opportunity?
  2. What are 1-2 pressing issues impacting women’s health?
  3. At the Network, we aim to ensure that our internal practices and organizational priorities are upholding a culture of equity and inclusion. What’s your experience in being a part of upholding these values?

Questions may be directed to leadership@nwhn.org

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