Campaigns Technical Assistance Provider – Federal Campaign Team And State Consumer Health Advocacy Program

  • Full Time
  • Remote

Campaigns Technical Assistance Provider – Federal Campaign Team And State Consumer Health Advocacy Program

Community Catalyst is a national non-profit advocacy organization working to build consumer and community leadership to transform the American health system. Our first priority is quality, affordable health care for all and to ensure that all individuals and communities sustain the power to influence local, state and national decisions that affect their health. Since 1998, we have provided leadership and support to consumer organizations, policymakers and foundations working to ensure the health care system serves everyone – especially historically marginalized communities. Community Catalyst strengthens organized consumer voices in communities, at statehouses and on Capitol Hill when advocates fight for changes that improve our health. As an organization, we believe an inclusive and open environment fosters creativity, contributes to the quality of our work, and provides growth opportunities for our employees.

THE PROJECT
Community Catalyst runs a number of long and short-term campaigns, working with state and local partners to improve access, equity, and affordability of health care at the national level, in turn influencing policy and outcomes at the state level. With current campaigns focused on the implementation of the American Rescue Plan Act, Consumer Assistance funding and outreach and enrollment resources, improving national priorities around racial justice and health justice, and more, Community Catalyst works to ensure there is a strong feedback loop from partners around the country to the federal government. We prioritize making sure the voices of those impacted by these policies are lifted up to these key federal decision makers.

POSITION SUMMARY
The Campaigns Technical Assistance Provider provides support, strategy, and coordination to Community Catalyst’s Federal Team, as well as state and local partners working on different federally-connected campaigns. This person will work closely with Community Catalyst’s Director of Policy and Partnerships and the Campaign Manager, as well as other staff on the State Consumer Health Advocacy Team to plan out campaigns and engage partners, assuring high quality technical assistance that is tailored to different audiences.  The position will be tasked with building out tools and trainings for related campaigns, such as tool kits, talking points, template materials, and sign on letters.

 

This is a two-year funded position.

 

SUPERVISION
The Campaigns Technical Assistance Provider is supervised by Director of Policy & Partnerships.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES
Manage relationships and provide tailored technical assistance to state and local partner organizations engaged in federal campaign initiatives;
Partner with other Community Catalyst programs to provide internal campaign support;
Contribute to federal team’s strategic thinking and work plan development, and identify opportunities to integrate state and local efforts into federal campaign initiatives;
Serve as an active participant in all federal team meetings and initiatives, helping craft strategy and infuse campaigns with a racial justice lens;
Assist in funder proposals and reports, tracking metrics and outcomes of campaigns;
Provide general administrative support including updating databases, tracking technical assistance, coordinating meetings, etc. for the federal team;
Other responsibilities as assigned to achieve the goals of federal campaign initiatives.
Offer timely, efficient, tailored coaching on our Systems of Advocacy to local and state-based organizations, drawing on other Community Catalyst staff members as needed;
QUALIFICATIONS
Required

Bachelor’s plus at least 3 years’ experience leading state-wide issue campaigns; or 5 years relevant work experience;
Experience working on issue or electoral campaigns:
Strong understanding of campaign tactics and strategies;
Strong organizational skills/attention to detail, including an ability and desire to manage several projects at once and respond to tight, fast-moving timelines;
Demonstrated commitment to health justice and racial justice;
Ability to translate wonky policies into campaign-oriented language to enable people to take action;
Experience in developing and implementing strategic communications tied to campaigns;  and
Ability to drive campaigns through a racial justice lens and apply that lens to messaging materials and technical assistance delivering.
Preferred

Experience with digital tactics and strategies;
Experience working on federal and state-level initiatives.

LOCATION
Community Catalyst is based in Boston, MA with additional offices in Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Washington DC, St. Louis, MO, Lansing, MI, and New York City. Position may be based remotely.

 

BENEFITS & SALARY
Salary Range: $58,000-$64,000
Generous paid time off policy
Robust benefits package
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 “Campaigns Technical Assistance Provider” 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 please visit www.communitycatalyst.org.