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Job Title: Policy Advocate
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Organization: North Carolina Justice Center
Posted: 4/20/2018
Type: Full-Time
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Raleigh,  NC   
Compensation: DOE, minimum salary $50,000
Position Description: The Health Advocacy Project (HAP), a project of the NC Justice Center, is seeking a Policy Advocate to provide strategic campaign direction and build support for the Health Advocacy Project’s health policy agenda, including coordinating work with partners and allies, managing coalitions, and leading efforts to build support for health care policies among the public, media, and thought leaders. Working in close collaboration with Health Advocacy Project staff, the Policy Advocate will lead the Project’s community and stakeholder engagement strategies, which includes planning public education activities, managing coalition efforts, and overseeing story collection activities, among other duties. The Policy Advocate also has primary responsibility for developing the Project’s external communications vision, including strategies for engaging and managing the HAP email list and database, as well as for designing an earned media and social media plan for the Project’s advocacy work.

The Justice Center offers inspired co- workers committed to health care for all North Carolinians, as well as a competitive salary (DOE, minimum starting salary $50,000) and excellent benefits, including but not limited to: six weeks paid time off, paid parental leave, twelve holidays, free parking, retirement plan contribution and match, flexible spending account, high quality medical, disability, and life insurance coverage.

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

Qualifications: The ideal candidate should have the following experience and qualifications: • Master’s degree in a related field (e.g., public policy, public health, social work) or equivalent professional training. • A minimum of three years of professional experience working in policy analysis and/or advocacy, including issue- based campaigns, organizing, or other public awareness and engagement efforts particularly with a focus on issues affecting individuals with low- and moderate-incomes. • Experience leading issue campaigns, including coalition-building, communications and messaging, and civic engagement. • Superior written and oral communication and public presentation skills for all audiences, including the ability to help produce communications materials. • Ability to work independently and collaboratively to support the work of others in a fast-paced, project-oriented organization. • Proficiency in Microsoft Office. • Demonstrated commitment to the mission of eliminating poverty through social, economic, and racial justice. • Availability to travel and work some evenings and weekends, with occasional overnight stays. • Preferred: Familiarity with health coverage programs and policy, including Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act. • Preferred: Experience leveraging social media for advocacy/policy change.

Organization Description: 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 organization comprises of projects that provide in- depth expertise on seven major policy areas. Our staff of researchers, community educators, litigators, public policy advocates, and communications specialists use our unique five-strategy approach to improve the lives of North Carolinians with low to moderate incomes.

Closing Date: 7/20/2018
Desired Starting Date:
Contact Name: Lucy Martinez,  Policy Advocate
Contact Location: 224 South Dawson Street

Raleigh   NC  27601
United States
Contact Location: 224 South Dawson Street
  Raleigh   NC  27601
  United States
Contact Phone: 9198562570 
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How to Apply: To apply send a cover letter, resume, and professional references as a single PDF file that has your name in its title, and “Health Policy Advocate” in the subject line to . We will begin reviewing resumes on Monday, May 7th.

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