Overview

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Together for Medicaid (TFM) project supports grassroots campaigns to extend Medicaid coverage to low-income adults – or to protect Medicaid against coverage cuts and barriers – in over 10 states.  Under this Health Justice Fund-supported program, Community Catalyst plans and implements grants and technical assistance programs to support and strengthen these campaigns.

The Associate Director will be responsible for managing the campaign’s day-to-day work, supporting the Director of Medicaid Initiatives, and leading the strategy for the project in collaboration with the project’s National Campaign Team, Director, and Community Catalyst’s Director of Strategic Policy. The Associate Director will join the team of TFM staff to work collaboratively with Georgetown University Center for Children and Families and Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and other collaborating organizations to assure that existing expertise and resources are fully leveraged. The Associate Director will coordinate and collaborate with related Community Catalyst programs and staff.

SUPERVISION:
The Associate Director is supervised by the Director, Medicaid Initiatives.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Supervise Project Coordinator and Project Manager.
    • Manage their workflow, assign new tasks and set deadlines
    • Evaluate performance and provide regular feedback to ensure completion of work
  • In coordination with Program Director of Medicaid Initiatives and Director of Strategic Policy, maintain regular communication with collaborating national partner organizations, and carry out communications activities to ensure the visibility of the project.
    • Collaborate closely with staff including Project Managers, State Advocacy Managers, Policy Analysts and Program Associates/Coordinators to ensure strategic support is provided to all Together for Medicaid grantees and other state partners working to expand and protect Medicaid.
    • Guide state-based campaigns with assistance focused on policy, communications, coalition-building and stakeholder and grassroots engagement.
    • Track federal, state and local policy developments in 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
  • Manage the project’s day-to-day work, including project development, ongoing management and project monitoring and evaluation.
  • Manage and provide strategic guidance to the Together for Medicaid Team, including State Advocacy Managers, Policy Analysts and Program Associates/Coordinators.
  • Manage grant deliverables for the Together for Medicaid grant(s), including:
    -Write reports and proposals
    -Assist in the development of grantmaking strategy and oversee grants to state partners and national partners
    -Communications, strategic guidance, and technical assistance to grantees

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree plus at least 6 years relevant work experience and 5+ years relevant advocacy 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
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of the political process and its interface with health policy
  • Strong understanding of state and federal health policy, including knowledge of health policy issues related to Medicaid. Ability to analyze policies to identify trends and emerging issues in area of Medicaid expansion and defense
  • 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
Competitive salary: $75,000- $85,000
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: jobs@communitycatalyst.org. Please put “Associate Director, Together for Medicaid” 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.

To apply for this job email your details to rkorkodilos@communitycatalyst.org

About Community Catalyst

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. For more information, visit http://www.communitycatalyst.org. Follow us on Twitter @CommCatHealth.