Associate Director, Voices for Health Justice

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.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Voices for Health Justice (Voices) program builds the power of health care advocates with a focus on grassroots organizing, racial justice and anti-racism. Voices currently provides 25 State Project Teams across 24 states with sub-grants, technical assistance, and capacity building support. Each of the 25 State Project Teams emphasizes building the power of people at the grassroots level to demand and work toward health system policy change at the local, state, and/or national level.

The Associate Director will be responsible for managing and overseeing Voices’ day-to-day work, and leading the strategy for the project in collaboration with Community Catalyst’s Sr. Director of Programs & Advocacy, the Voices Steering Committee. The Associate Director will join staff on the Voices team to work collaboratively with Community Change and the Center for Budget and Policy Priorities, as both national organizations work together with Community Catalyst to comprise the Voices Steering Committee. The Associate Director will supervise Voices staff, and coordinate and collaborate with related Community Catalyst programs and staff. The Associate Director will also ensure all fiscal and other requirements of the initiative are met.

SUPERVISION

The Associate Director role is supervised by the Sr. Director of Programs & Advocacy.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Oversee the programmatic work of Voices.
  • Provide strategic and programmatic support to Community Catalyst staff who are engaged in the Voices initiative. Specific responsibilities in this regard would include:
    • Setting the agenda and facilitating Voices meetings internal to Community Catalyst as well as external with engagement from Steering Committee organizational partners.
  • Manage the project’s day-to-day work, including project development, ongoing management and project monitoring and evaluation.
  • Manage grant deliverables for the Voices grant(s). Specific responsibilities in this regard would include:
    • Writing grant reports and proposals
    • Assisting in the development of sub-granting strategy and oversight of sub-grants to Voices State Project Teams.
    • Supervise Voices staff
  • Provide communications, strategic guidance, and technical assistance to State Project Teams engaged in the Voices initiative.
  • In coordination with other Community Catalyst colleagues, maintain regular communication with collaborating Steering Committee members and/or national partner organizations
  • Identify and assist with implementing communications activities to ensure the visibility of the project and to translate promising practices that emerge from the initiative to inform the broader field.
  • Collaborate closely with Community Catalyst staff, including Project Managers, State Advocacy Managers, Policy Analysts and Program Associates/Coordinators to ensure strategic support is provided to all Voices State Project Teams.
  • Provide strategic guidance and input to help inform Voices State Project Teams in areas that include policy, communications, coalition-building and stakeholder and grassroots engagement.
  • Track federal, state and local policy developments in sub-grantee focus areas in order to offer strategic guidance.
  • 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.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus at least 10 years relevant work experience
  • Proven relevant advocacy experience is a must
  • 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
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of the political process and its interface with health policy and social justice.
  • Strong grasp of state and federal health policy, especially those that pertain to health policy and social justice. Ability to analyze policies to identify trends and emerging issues to inform ongoing strategy for Voices.
  • 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.

BENEFITS AND SALARY RANGE


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, Voices for Health Justice” 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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