Job Description: POLICY & PROJECT COORDINATOR

Job Description: POLICY & PROJECT COORDINATOR

POLICY & PROJECT COORDINATOR

 

THE ORGANIZATION

Founded in 1985, Health Care For All (HCFA) is one of the most important state-based consumer health advocacy organizations in the country. Our mission is to advocates for health justice in Massachusetts by working to promote health equity and ensure coverage and access for all.

HCFA works to expand health care access, improve quality and control costs in Massachusetts through its sponsorship of numerous policy advocacy coalitions. These coalitions bring together a wide variety of organizations to work in concert to make health care changes. By uniting diverse constituencies, HCFA is able to magnify its policy reach on many fronts. HCFA also helps thousands of individuals enroll in and renew their health coverage each year through our consumer assistance HelpLine. We use the health care access barriers that HelpLine callers report to inform our state-level health advocacy agenda.

 

The organization’s achievements include leading four waves of broad Massachusetts health reform, including legislation in 2006 that was the precursor for the Affordable Care Act. The latest legislation in 2012 resulted in the nation’s first comprehensive law aimed at controlling health care cost growth through adoption of alternative payment methodologies, care coordination, and investments in technology, wellness and prevention. Today, serious threats to the Affordable Care Act at the national level threaten health access for the people of Massachusetts. Health Care For All is working with its partners and its coalitions to defend and protect the progress we have made in health care access, quality and affordability.  For more information, please visit www.hcfama.org.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Policy and Project Coordinator provides critical research, analysis, coalition coordination, event planning, and overall support and coordination for HCFA’s children’s health and public health insurance work. The Policy and Project Coordinator plays an important role within HCFA’s policy department and also coordinates technical assistance support to other organizations. The position is supervised by the Co-Director, Policy and Government Relations.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate and facilitate the Children’s Health Access Coalition (CHAC), including coalition meetings, communications; coalition recruitment, retention and management; and advocacy strategy and implementation
  • Support efforts of the Children’s Mental Health Campaign, including meeting participation and advocacy activities
  • Help develop and execute policy and advocacy strategies for children’s health and public health insurance work
  • Work collaboratively with policy staff around legislative and budget priorities
  • Track legislation, coordinate State House drops, draft written testimony and organize panels for public hearings
  • Monitor and help analyze legislative, regulatory, and other policy actions related to children’s health and public health insurance
  • Produce reports, fact sheets, action alerts, blog posts, talking points, and other written materials as needed
  • Coordinate with HCFA’s HelpLine, organizing and outreach staff on story collection and consumer engagement efforts
  • Conduct and document research to support HCFA and coalition advocacy
  • Assist with event planning, such as State House advocacy days, press conferences, and other public events
  • Represent HCFA at external meetings, including State House meetings, as needed
  • Coordinate HCFA’s advocacy technical assistance support to other organizations
  • Facilitate coordination and collaboration with other HCFA coalitions and departments, including active participation in the internal outreach and organizing working group
  • HCFA’s office is centrally located in downtown Boston. This position will include some local travel outside of the office to surrounding communities and neighborhoods depending on the relevant coalition and campaign work
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 2.5 years of related experience;
  • Experience in nonprofit setting a plus;
  • Proven writing, time management and multi-tasking capabilities;
  • Experience working in health care policy, politics or a related field;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint) required;
  • Highly organized and excellent attention to details and accuracy;
  • Commitment to social justice with particular interest in children’s health;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
  • Ability to self-motivate and to manage multiple tasks at once;
  • Strong oral and written skills;
  • Ability to speak Spanish or Portuguese highly valued.

BENEFITS

  • Generous paid time off policy
  • Robust benefits package
  • Convenient downtown Boston location

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter summarizing their interest in and qualifications for the position to: jobs@hcfama.org. Please put “Policy and Project Coordinator” in the subject line.

Health Care For All is an equal opportunity employer.  Persons of color, women and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.