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 e-mail 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 - Access & Quality of Healthcare (posted 2/27/2014)

The policy analyst for Access & Quality of Healthcare provides support in linking policy and systems changes with enduring community-level investments that promote disease prevention and the elimination of health disparities. The AQHC policy area at CHC works through local coalitions to eliminate health disparities and achieve health equity in Los Angeles and California. Our objectives include the following policy priorities as they relate to low-income and under-served communities: (1) support and build the capacity of a comprehensive and sustainable system of care for South Los Angeles; (2) increase the knowledge, participation, and leadership role of consumers and stakeholders in policy and local resource development to address health disparities; (3) ensure equitable access to high-quality healthcare for the underserved; and (4) develop policies and systems changes that support the achievement of health equity.The policy analyst's responsibilities include monitoring and providing updates and analysis of key policy issues at national, state, county and local 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. 

Description:
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

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 AQHC 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, advisory committees, etc. for coalitions

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 learned 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 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 and provide updates/input to help inform CHC’s AQHC 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 and ability 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 social work, public health, public policy, health administration, or other health-related field
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of community-based experience including familiarity with coalition or meeting facilitation and AQHC issues and/or community-based organizations
  • Knowledge in public health, policy development, and legislative process
  • Knowledge of health disparities, access to healthcare services, the safety-net healthcare system, healthcare financing.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, familiarity with GIS and STATA a plus



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