Coordinator, Health Advocacy Project (Part-Time)

The North Carolina Justice Center is the state’s leading research and advocacy organization dedicated to transforming North Carolina’s prosperity into opportunity for all. Our staff includes researchers, community educators, litigators, public policy advocates and communication specialists who work across a broad range of issues that impact the lives of families who earn low to moderate incomes.

The Health Advocacy Project, a project of the NC Justice Center, is seeking a Coordinator to manage the education and outreach work of the Implementation Promotion Project, which is part of an innovative pilot effort to work with Wake and Edgecombe county communities to help identify and address barriers to utilization of Medicaid coverage for children. The Coordinator will lead focus groups, roundtable discussions, as well as individual meetings with community stakeholders, in order to conduct an assessment and determine strategy for increasing utilization of Medicaid benefits.

The goal of this work is to increase the availability of resources throughout the community and the understanding and support for the Medicaid program. This project will include coordinating work with existing partners, identifying new allies, and raising awareness of North Carolina’s Medicaid and NC Health Choice programs among parents, caregivers, school personnel, providers, business, and other community leaders including policymakers. Some travel (within the Triangle and a few identified communities) and some limited weekend and evening work may be necessary.

This part-time (anticipated 20 hours per week) 1099 contract has an expected duration of one year, with the possibility of a one-year extension.

The successful coordinator will have a bachelor’s degree in a health-related field of study, public policy, or related course of study or equivalent professional training; familiarity with and understanding of broader poverty and equity issues and their interconnectedness with health care, especially public health policy; some familiarity with state legislative processes; experience working on issue campaigns including coalition-building, communications and engagement; superior written, oral and presentation skills, including the ability to effectively produce, present and communicate complex policies to a wide variety of audiences; proficiency in Microsoft Office; ability to work independently and support the work of others in a fast-paced, project-oriented organization; and a demonstrated commitment to social justice.

To apply send a proposal, resume, and professional references as a single PDF file that has your name in its title, and “Coordinator” in the subject line to on or before June 23, 2017.

The Justice Center is an equal opportunity employer. People of color and individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply. The Justice Center does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ethnic background, citizenship status, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, or disability.