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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 Center for Consumer Engagement in Health Innovation is seeking a State Advocacy Manager to join its Hospital Equity and Accountability Project (HEAP). The HEAP team is working to strengthen requirements for hospitals and health systems to address the needs of the communities they serve and advance health equity, and apply a race equity analysis, while building the power of communities to hold their hospitals accountable.

The State Advocacy Manager will play an important role within the HEAP team to implement the project’s workplan, lift up the project’s work internally and externally and engage national and state partner organizations to advance policies related to hospital equity and accountability. The right candidate for this position will have the opportunity to build or strengthen advocacy skills and become a subject matter expert in meetings with allied advocacy organizations and with staff of other programs within Community Catalyst.

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.


The State Advocacy Manager is supervised by the Associate Director of the Center for Community Engagement in Health Innovation.


The HEAP State Advocacy Manager works closely with the project staff to build and maintain relationships with national experts, state and community advocates to:

  • Document and educate the public about the disproportionate negative impact of hospital and health industry consolidation and enforced religious restrictions on systemically excluded communities — including Asian, Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and Pacific Islander communities, immigrants, women, LGBTQ+ people, people with disabilities, older adults, and rural residents.
  • Build community power to advance policies that can help (1) address harmful hospital policies (such as refusing to provide certain reproductive services, gender-affirming care and end-of-life treatment options), and advance health care rights for systemically excluded communities.
  • Plan and facilitate a broad learning community of national, state and community advocates from across the country by providing strategic advice, policy analysis, accessible written materials about policy approaches to strengthen oversight of hospitals to enhance their accountability for serving communities and advancing health equity.
  • Monitor policy developments and provide policy analysis and research, including analyzing regulatory and legislative proposals on issues related to hospital equity and accountability.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other Community Catalyst programs on crosscutting issues and participate on relevant teams, as necessary.
  • Perform other duties as called upon.



  • Bachelor’s degree plus 3 years’ experience or 5 years minimum of related worked experience or an equivalent combination of education and/or work experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly learn complex areas of health policy, including providing legislative and regulatory analysis.
  • Outstanding writing skills with the ability to convey complex information in writing and orally so that it is easily understood by the public.
  • Strong verbal communications skills, including experience with public speaking, training, facilitating, and/or coaching.
  • Understanding of—and commitment to—building capacity and policy pathways that support communities to meaningfully engage local institutions.
  • Experience and knowledge of the political process and its interface with health policy.
  • Demonstrated commitment to social justice, health equity, racial justice, and working with a broad range of stakeholders.
  • Flexibility and ability to take on and identify emerging policy issues.
  • Strong leadership, relationship development and collaboration skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple tasks at once, respond to tight timelines, pay attention to detail, and operate independently and effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to travel on average once a month (does not apply during public health emergencies).
  • Commitment to social justice and experience working in a multicultural environment.


  • Knowledge of how hospital policies can lead to refusals of reproductive health services, LGBTQ+-inclusive care and end-of-life options.
  • knowledge of the mechanisms by which state and federal agencies conduct licensing, funding and oversight of health facilities.
  • Experience in social change activism such as: legislative advocacy or political/policy issue campaigns; community organizing; working with community and state advocacy organizations, coalitions, and stakeholders; and/or implementing communications strategies.
  • Bilingual/bicultural background.

Salary & Benefits

  • Salary Range: $54,500 – $69,000
  • Generous paid time off policy 
  • Robust benefits package 
  • Location: Remote position, flexibility in supporting different time zones will be required  

Applicants should submit a resume as a document with a one page cover letter briefly summarizing their interest in and qualifications for the position to: Please put “State Advocacy Manager, HEAP” in the subject line.