Associate Director, Community Solutions for Health Equity

Join an organization at the forefront of health advocacy across the nation

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 Solutions for Health Equity is a program of Community Catalyst, funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The focus of CSHE is elevating the voices, stories, and priorities of communities of color and other communities often left out of discussions within local health care systems.   The CSHE program attempts to address issues of systemic racism at the local health care level by supporting communities that have identified a problem that negatively affects their and partnering with health care systems to implement practices of equity. The CSHE program funds 11 grassroots organizations from across the United States with resources needed to support their ability to uplift community priorities, build partnerships, and develop effective strategies that will lead to health care system transformation.

Community Solutions for Health Equity program works with partner’s in 11 states also collaborating with a National Advisory Council made up of 20 members representing diversity in region, culture, ethnicity and lived experience to provide guidance and to leverage influence with the 11 partners and their  local health care systems.

The Associate Director will be responsible for managing the CSHE Programs day-to-day work, supporting the Director of Community Engagement with budgets, supporting the Project Manager with contracts and co-designing the strategy for the continued development of this unique project. The Associate Director will work in collaboration with the project’s National Advisory Council, CSHE’s five Committees, funded partners, RWJF and consultants. The Associate Director will support the development of relationships with our 11 local community-based organizations throughout the country, using a community center approach and ‘Cultural Translation’ model to support organizations building upon their capacities and project deliverables. This position will manage the programs various administrative duties along with supporting the program goals of addressing systemic oppression and other inequities with in local health care eco-systems.  In this position, the Associate Director will provide strategic direction toward the efforts of community to build power through grassroots organizing efforts. A key element of the position is- thought partnership, co-designing and co-creation within the CSHE community including: director, funder, CSHE funded partners, consultants and other partnerships.   The successful candidate will be a team player, a strong manager and facilitator, and have the ability to take initiative within their scope of work.  The Associate Director will coordinate and collaborate with related Community Catalyst programs and staff.



The Associate Director will be supervised by the Director of Community Engagement/ CSHE program director.



  • Supervise Project Coordinator and Project Manager.
    • Manage their workflow, assign new tasks and set deadlines
    • Support PM around contracts and consultants
    • Evaluate performance and provide regular feedback to ensure completion of work
  • Manage the project’s day-to-day work, including project development, ongoing management and project monitoring, budget and evaluation.
  • Assist the Program Director in the co-design of the program and its various initiatives.
  • Manage and provide strategic guidance to the CSHE Team, including Senior TA provider, Health Equity Manager, Communications Coordinator, Program Coordinator and Project manager.
  • Manage grant deliverables for the CSHE  grant(s), including:
    • Write reports and proposals
    • Budget Narrative
    • Assist in the development of grant making strategy and oversee grants to funded partners
    • Communications, strategic guidance, and technical assistance to grantees
  • In coordination with Program Director CSHE along with the Communications team, maintain regular communication with collaborating national partner organizations, and carry out communications activities to ensure the visibility of the project.
  • Guide locally based campaigns with assistance focused on local Health care systems policy, communications, coalition building and stakeholder and grassroots engagement.
  • Coordinate closely with related Community Catalyst programs to assure maximum synergy and learning, including relevant members of Senior Management.
  • Participate in meeting with key stakeholders and advisors.
  • Perform other duties as necessary to achieve the goals of the project.



  • Bachelor’s degree plus at least 10 years relevant work experience
  • 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
  • Proven campaign and organizing skills
  • Experience leading a multi-organization steering committee with partners with sometimes conflicting interests
  • Ability to provide strategic direction and guidance to project and exercise strategic political judgement
  • Proven written and verbal communications skills, including experience with public speaking, training, facilitating, and/or coaching. Ability to convey complex information to the public both verbally and in writing
  • Experience working with development and writing grant proposals and reports as well as demonstrated effectiveness in communicating project updates to donors
  • Experience managing contracts and budgets



  • Competitive salary: $68,959 - $91,458
  • 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 “Associate Director, CSHE” 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


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