Join a national organization committed to advancing a movement to race equity and health justice.

Community Catalyst is a leading non-profit national health advocacy organization dedicated to advancing a movement for health equity and justice. We partner with local, state and national advocates to leverage and build power so all people can influence decisions that affect their health. Health systems will not be accountable to people without a fully engaged and organized community voice. That’s why we work every day to ensure people’s interests are represented wherever important decisions about health and health care are made: in communities, state houses and on Capitol Hill. Learn more about our vision for the future in our five-year strategic plan.


Community Catalyst is looking for a strategic and thoughtful communications partner to develop strategy and related materials centered in race equity and health justice. Specifically, the Communications Manager will work to spark organizational transformation centered on cultural translation and language justice, as informed by key lessons and insights of the Community Solutions for Health Equity (CSHE) program. Additionally, this person will further efforts to transform health care systems overall through the development of externally facing messages and materials that center the voices of and learnings from a diverse network of community-based partners.As we embark on the fourth year of the CSHE program, the Communications Manager will play a critical role in shaping the work for the year/s ahead, including overseeing the priorities and day-to-day activities of a designated communications agency partner. This person will also be responsible for the day-to-day management, growth and mentorship of a communications coordinator.

The Communications Manager will also support the larger Community Catalyst communications team on various activities to ensure best practices as well as consistent voice and tone that centers the organizations commitment to race equity and health justice.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Be familiar with the concepts of cultural humility and agility, intersectionality, and issues of systemic racism and white supremacy.
  • Have a skillset that is innovative around communications strategies, particularly in communities that have been historically disinvested from and may have technology challenges, speak other languages, have a variety of accessibility needs, and may have literacy issues.
  • Have experience developing communication strategies that elevate the voices, stories, culture, and priorities of a diverse set of community partners.

About CSHE

Launched in 2019, CSHE seeks to make local health care systems more responsive to the needs of the community by elevating the voices and culture of the people who hold the solutions. By sharing their stories, experiences and priorities, people of color and those who are underrepresented can play a critical role in co-developing responsive policies and practices that drive transformative change within the health system.

About Community Catalyst

Our Mission: To build the power of people to create a health system rooted in race equity and health justice and a society where health is a right for all.

Our Vision: Everyone has what they need to be healthy and our system is shaped by and accountable to all people.

Our Values:

  • Race Equity & Health Justice
  • Boldness & Action
  • Collaboration & Humility
  • Learning & Adaptability
  • Transparency & Integrity

This is a full-time grant-funded position that will begin immediately.

This position is included in a collective bargaining unit represented by a staff union, Community Catalyst United, and specific employment terms may be subject to a future Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Supervision: The Communications Manager’s supervisor of record will be the Senior Director of Communications and will serve as a core member of the communications department. However, the Communications Manager will work closely with the CSHE Program Director and team in a collaborative manor to develop and execute best-practice communications strategies that are reflective of and responsive to community wants and needs.


Organizational transformation and programmatic leadership:

  • Work in partnership with CSHE leadership to understand key trends and lessons learned from the first phase of the program and translate those lessons into an accessible narrative platform and assets for both internal and external audiences
  • Work in partnership with the communications team to identify and shape key storytelling opportunities for Community Catalyst to amplify the voices of program leadership and diverse community partners on social media and other channels (blogs, op-eds, etc.)
  • Provide strategic council on how best to infuse photo, video and data visualization to articulate the importance of centering cultural translation and language justice into race equity and health justice movements
  • Leverage programmatic insights to inform broader organizational transformation as we vision towards 5-year strategic plan, with a specific focus on power building and cultural transformation

Technical assistance (TA) in service of community-based organizations (CBOs) and partners:

  • Conduct research that will inform overall communications strategy for the project (e.g., audience mapping, synthesis of research, stakeholder lists, etc.)
  • Develop media relations, bilingual communications structure and protocols, messaging and implementation plan for partners
  • Support funded partners to improve communications strategies
  • Facilitate a training or workshop for funded partners and the national learning community
  • Ideate and oversee the development and initial facilitation of a community focused list-serve, with the goal of collaboration and resource sharing across a growing network of interested partners



  • Bachelors’ degree plus 3 years related work experience or 5 years of relevant work/educational experience
  • Commitment to race equity and/or experience in health justice communications centered on social change activism
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively with diverse groups of people in a variety of settings
  • Strong adherence to ensuring content and messaging are culturally appropriate and reflect the experiences of diverse people and communities
  • Project management experience working with internal staff and external partners and/or vendors
  • Excellent writing, editing and presentation skills, including for lay audiences
  • Ability to set realistic timelines, communicate clearly about challenges and opportunities, and when necessary, respond to tight timelines


  • Bilingual/Bicultural background
  • Familiarity with race and culture media and platforms
  • Experience providing training and technical assistance to community-based organizations
  • Experience with e-CRM (constituent management) software


  • Salary Range: $55,167—$68,959
  • Generous paid time off policy
  • Robust benefits package
  • Location: Flexible/remote

Applicants should submit a resume with a one page cover letter briefly summarizing their interest in and qualifications for the position to: Please put “CSHE Communications Manager” 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.