Employment

Community Health Councils is a non-profit, community-based health advocacy, policy and educational organization. We offer a competitive salary and generous benefits including medical, dental, vision and 403b plans; vacation, sick and holiday benefits. CHC is an equal opportunity employer. Women and persons of color are encouraged to apply.

TO APPLY: Please email a Cover Letter, Resume and Complete Salary History (including all positions) as separate attachments to humanresources@chc-inc.org. Include the exact title of the position you are applying for in the Subject line of your email, e.g. “John Doe – Policy Analyst – Air Quality.”


Current job openings are listed below.



Policy Analyst - Nutrition Resources/Food Systems - Retail (posted 8/22/2014)The policy analyst provides support in linking policy and systems changes with enduring community-level investments that promote disease prevention and the elimination of health disparities.  Responsibilities include monitoring and providing updates and analysis of key policy issues at national, state, county and city levels; developing the project’s annual policy agenda and priorities as defined by community and coalition partners; writing policy reports, issue briefs, and comment letters; developing and implementing advocacy strategies inclusive of community stakeholders; regular communication and dissemination of policy topics; participating in the publication of CHC’s monthly newsletter; and more.

The Nutrition Resources Development policy area works through local stakeholder coalitions to eliminate health disparities by improving access to quality nutrition through policies that change institutional practice, improve existing resources, and promote local investment towards health equity in South Los Angeles and LA County. The project's specific objectives are to: (1) transform the school and city infrastructure to support healthful decision-making; and (2) Increase the knowledge, participation, and role of community stakeholders in policy decisions and local resource development to address health disparities. NRD centers its approach on three food systems arenas: food retail, land use/urban design and urban agriculture or alternative food resources.

Description
The policy analyst’s primary job duties include:

  • Develop and produce policy reports, issue briefs, comment letters or similar materials to inform community members and policymakers;
  • Research and maintain a database of relevant materials related to [policy area] issues including news articles, regulations and/or best-practice models;
  • Work with staff, coalition members and key stakeholders to research and analyze [policy area] policies;
  • Develop written community assessment reports;
  • Work with other staff and Policy Directors to provide planning and analysis for case study and other evaluation tools that documents process, successes/challenges, and lessons to share with other communities as well as project reporting;
  • Support other staff in co-facilitating meetings, preparing materials for community meetings and other responsibilities;
  • Attend relevant meetings on nutrition resources and provide updates/input to help inform CHC Nutrition Resources advocacy strategy;
  • Work with other staff and Project director to develop testimony and other input to local and state policy makers and stakeholders.


Qualifications/Experiences:

  • Master’s degree in urban planning, public health, public policy, or other health-related field;
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of community-based experience including familiarity with coalition or meeting facilitation and nutrition resource policy issues and/or community-based organizations;
  • Ability to interact with diverse communities, stakeholders, researchers and government;
  • Experience working in underserved and minority communities, particularly the South LA region;
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment;
  • Strong work ethic;
  • Willingness to travel throughout the local area and statewide;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; bi-lingual Spanish a plus;
  • Highly organized;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, familiarity with GIS and STATA a plus.


Policy Analyst - Environmental Health – Air Quality (posted 8/22/2014) The Policy Analyst for Air Quality in the Environmental Health policy area provides support in linking policy and systems changes with enduring community-level investments that promote disease prevention and the elimination of health disparities. The objectives of Environmental Health policy area include improved regulation and mitigation of local pollution sources; prioritization of vacant and underutilized land for the development of new green space, including parks and community gardens, through innovative partnerships and policies; streetscape improvements that encourage walking, biking, and active transportation; health-promoting land-use standards in community long-range planning documents; “healthy kids zones” around targeted schools; and multi-unit housing anti-smoking ordinances that don’t result in unnecessarily harmful collateral consequences.

This position will focus principally on air quality issues, including tobacco control. Responsibilities include monitoring and providing updates and analysis of key policy issues at national, state, county and local levels; developing policy agenda and priorities as defined by community and coalition partners; writing policy reports, issue briefs, and comment letters; developing and implementing advocacy strategies inclusive of community stakeholders; regular communication and dissemination of policy topics; participating in the publication of CHC’s monthly newsletter; and more.

Description of job duties and responsibilities
:

Policy development and advocacy

  • Develop and produce policy reports, issue briefs, comment letters or similar materials to inform community members and policymakers
  • Research and maintain a database of relevant materials related to environmental health issues including news articles, regulations and/or best-practice models
  • Develop and publish policy briefs
  • Develop and publish white papers/issue briefs
  • Convene policy work groups per coalition


Training and Education

  • Work with other staff and Policy Directors to provide planning and analysis for case study and other evaluation tools that documents process, successes/challenges, and lessons to share with other communities as well as project reporting
  • Conduct educational activities to build coalition advocacy capacity (some activities will be to assist the team)
  • Develop written community assessment reports


Policy Monitoring

  • Research, data collection, and analysis of relevant policies
  • Monitoring and providing updates and analysis of relevant policy issues at national, state, county, and city levels


Government and public relations

  • Work with staff, coalition members and key stakeholders to research and analyze environmental health policies;
  • Work with other staff and Policy director to develop testimony and other input to local and state policy makers and stakeholders
  • Attend relevant meetings on environmental health and provide updates/input to help inform CHC advocacy strategy
  • Support other staff in co-facilitating meetings, preparing materials for community meetings and other responsibilities


Skills:

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact with diverse communities, stakeholders, researchers, and government
  • Experience working in underserved and minority communities, particularly the South LA region
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
  • Willingness to travel throughout the local area and statewide
  • Comfortable acting as an individual contributor and are self-motivated to work independently
  • Highly organized


Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in urban planning, public health, public policy, or other health-related field
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of community-based experience including familiarity with coalition or meeting facilitation and environmental health issues and/or community-based organizations
  • Knowledge of public health, policy development, and legislative processes
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office; familiarity with GIS and STATA a plus



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