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Policy and Advocacy Manager

Policy and Advocacy Manager

Coalition of Community Health Clinics
Date posted: May 1, 2023
Region: Portland Metro
Job type:
Full Time
$60,000-65,000 (DOE), exempt/salary

Job Description:

The Coalition of Community Health Clinics (CCHC) is seeking a Policy and Advocacy Manager to join our diverse and growing team.  This position is responsible for leading the Policy work of CCHC and supporting our member community health clinics in advancing our advocacy priorities while strengthening relationships and partnerships with Black, Indigenous, Latinx/a/o, Pacific Islander, and Asian communities and community-based organizations. This position will have an active role in shaping how to advance the objectives for CCHC and its member clinics and will work with the Executive Director in envisioning CCHC’s long-term policy, advocacy, health equity, research justice, climate justice, and emergency preparedness strategies to build community resilience and reduce health disparities.

Primary Responsibilities:
• Work with Executive Director, CCHC Board, and Clinic Leadership in developing advocacy strategies that promote health equity in clinics and in the community at a local and legislative level.
• Lead CCHC’s clinic learning collaborative, in partnership with CCHC’s Health Equity and Community Partnership Manager, to build the advocacy capacity of member clinics, foster collaborative learning and best practice sharing; support training; and build a sustainable cohort of peers.
• Work with stakeholders and CCHC’s Emergency Preparedness Technical Advisor to identify and address inequities in public health as it relates to climate justice and emergency preparedness response.
• Work in partnership with Emergency Preparedness Technical Advisor to coordinate emergency preparedness convening events and training with safety-net clinics’ staff throughout the region to share best practices and learnings.
• Develop strong and trusting partnerships with BIPOC organizations, coalitions, and marginalized communities to enhance the ability of health clinics to support their health equity strategies and to help improve communities’ access to culturally and linguistically responsive care.
• Research, compile, and present best practices and resources on topics such as policy/advocacy, health equity, social determinants, diverse community response, etc. 
• Manage program-related grants and contracts and ensure grant objectives are met.
• Work with the Executive Director and staff to support deepening and advancing equity work within the organization, including research on training and discussions about organizational equity.
• Attend CCHC meetings and training, and represent CCHC during external partnership and coalition meetings.
• Collect and analyze annual and quarterly data from clinics, including on race/ ethnicity, income, and gender.
• Complete multiple reports including the agency’s monthly, quarterly, and annual reports.
• Other responsibilities as assigned.u


Medical, dental, vision, life, and long-term and short-term disability benefits, IRA contribution, paid holidays, vacation, sick leave, and flexible hybrid 4-day workweek schedule

Required Qualifications and Experience:

Bachelor’s Degree in Public Health, Human Services, Social Work, or other related degrees. Master’s Degree preferred but not required. 
• Minimum of four years of experience in advancing equity, advocacy, community organizing, and/or developing and executing health equity programs and objectives.
• Minimum of two years of experience leading focus groups and/or conducting community needs assessment or research.
• Minimum of one year of experience managing programs, contracts, and teams in health, educational, or social service settings.
• Is part of or has lived experience working with BIPOC, low-income, immigrant/refugee, disability, LGBTQ+, or other impacted communities.
• Is passionate about and has demonstrated commitment to equity, inclusion, and social justice work, and has the ability to engage in and facilitate conversations around racial/health inequities and justice in a trauma-informed and inclusive manner.
• Ability to forge strong and collaborative relationships with a wide variety of people, including staff, community, clinic members, partners, and stakeholders.
• Strategic, creative, and innovative problem-solving skills. 
• Ability to balance and maintain flexibility around multiple priorities.
• Employee is regularly required to communicate and be able to operate a personal computer, printer, telephone, and photocopier.
• May need to be able to carry outreach materials of approx. 5-10 pounds. 
• Some travel and driving may be required to ensure the appropriate delivery of PPE to clinics and the community.
• Proof of full Covid-19 vaccination is required upon hire.

Position address: 401 NE 19th
Portland , OR 97232
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