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Organization: Community Catalyst
Posted: 4/26/2017
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Health Policy
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Boston,  MA    USA
Compensation: Competitive
Position Description: The Position: The Dental Access Project (DAP) Policy Analyst will join our dynamic Policy and Oral Health Teams in providing leadership, strategic advice, policy analysis, and accessible written materials to consumer advocates, providers and policymakers. The Policy Analyst will provide leadership and policy support on issues related to oral health and health system transformation, with a particular focus on eliminating disparities faced by low-income populations and communities of color through organizing, advocacy, teaching and learning. The Dental Access Project supports consumer advocacy organizations in state and regional non-lobbying advocacy efforts to pursue policy and health system changes that increase the value of oral health care by expanding coverage, improving oral health outcomes and lowering health care costs, especially for populations that have disproportionately poor outcomes. The Policy Analyst will support states working on a broad range of dental access issues that build a consumer-centered health care system that delivers better care, better value and better health for every person in every community. We combine practicable, credible, implementable, short and long-term solutions to address causes of rising health care costs. Our proposals do not shift additional costs onto consumers, but instead provide solutions for better care at lower costs. The Policy Analyst will work as part of team to offer technical assistance to state consumer health advocates; our technical assistance includes support across a range of capacities including coalition building, communications support, grassroots engagement, policy analysis, organizational sustainability, and campaign strategy and implementation. We believe that all these capacities are needed to build a system of advocacy and sustain and influence policy change. Consumer voice is central to our mission and at the core of our work. Supervision: The DAP Policy Analyst is supervised by the Dental Access Project Director. Responsibilities: • Develop expertise in a number of policy areas that are part of the DAP agenda and the broader Community Catalyst’s health system transformation agenda • Support efforts to expand access to dental care and improve oral health care by providing policy research and analysis, and strategic technical assistance to DAP state partners, the broader advocacy community and Community Catalyst staff • Support state and local consumer advocates on a range of issues that may include improving access and affordability of dental care, addressing inequality and reducing barriers in obtaining oral health care. • Be prepared to immerse himself/herself in new policy issues that may arise • Analyze legislation, regulation and/or guidance and provide strategic political advice to consumer advocates at the state and local level and formal comments to state and federal policymakers • Build and maintain relationships with DAP state partners and the broader national advocacy community • Maintain and develop relationships with collaborating national organizations, including management and oversight of partner organization contracts to conduct policy work • Actively participate as a member of the DAP team, and the cross- organizational Policy Teams • Participate in program design, development and evaluation • Perform other duties as necessary to achieve the goals of the department

Qualifications: Qualifications: • Broad, diverse knowledge and experience in state or federal health policy analysis and/or Medicaid policy and dental care financing and delivery. • An interest and capacity in translating evidence-based research and knowledge into public policy strategies and practice • Experience and knowledge of the political process and its interface with health policy and/or knowledge of oral health policy or care delivery systems • Strong ability to convey complex information in writing and orally so that it is easily understood by the advocates • Demonstrated communication skills with ability to provide coaching to advocates in person and on the phone. • Strong research and analysis skills, as well as the ability to analyze qualitative and some quantitative data • Experience running public policy campaigns • Experience advocating for local, state or federal policy or systems change • Flexibility and ability to take on and identify emerging issues in health policy • Ability to provide strategic direction and guidance to state partners and Community Catalyst staff • Demonstrated history of working with a broad range of stakeholders • Strong organizational skills, including the ability to manage multiple tasks at once, respond to tight timelines, pay attention to detail, and operate effectively in a fast-paced environment • Strong leadership, relationship development, collaborative, and team building skills • Strong verbal communications skills, including experience with public speaking, training, facilitating, and/or coaching • Commitment to social justice and experience in social change activism such as: legislative advocacy or political/policy issue campaigns; community organizing; working with coalitions and stakeholders; and/or implementing communications strategies • Experience working in a multicultural environment • Ability to travel, on average, about once a month • Bilingual/bicultural background highly desirable • Relevant work experience: 10 years, or Bachelor’s plus 5 years, or Master’s plus 2 years

Organization Description: Community Catalyst, a national advocacy organization, has been giving consumers a voice in health care reform for more than a decade. We provide leadership and support to state and local consumer organizations, policymakers and foundations that are working to guarantee access to high-quality, affordable health care for everyone. Our contributions, which range from policy analysis and strategic assistance to managing national campaigns, enable consumer groups to provide leadership in the hard work of transforming the U.S. health care system. Since 1997, in states and communities across the country, we have been a catalyst for collaboration, innovation, and action in health care reform. Additional information about Community Catalyst can be found at

Closing Date: 7/26/2017
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Contact Location: One Federal Street
Floor 5
Boston   MA  02110
Contact Location: One Federal Street
  Floor 5
  Boston   MA  02110
Contact Phone: 617-350-6035 
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How to Apply: Applicants should submit a resume with a one page cover letter briefly summarizing their interest in and qualifications for the position to: Please put “DAP Policy Analyst” in the subject line.

Community Catalyst is strongly committed to building a work environment that recognizes, respects, and encourages the unique contributions of a broad spectrum of qualified employees. We strive to make employment decisions that support inclusion to maintain a work atmosphere that is diverse, equitable and promotes family-friendly practices and work-life benefits so that people of diverse backgrounds and lifestyles may grow personally and professionally.

We do not discriminate in hiring based on age, color, ethnicity, race, national origin, primary language, religion, socio- economic status, family status, mental and physical disabilities, veteran status, gender identity characteristics and/or expression, sex, medical condition, sexual orientation or any other classification that is protected by federal, state, or local law.

Through all of our programs, Community Catalyst works to build a better future for all individuals by advancing health equity, focusing on people of color, immigrants, as well as disability, gender, sexual identity and socio-economic status. It is important for our staff to reflect the diverse communities with which we work. People of color, LGBTQ identified people, gender-nonconforming people, individuals with disabilities, veterans, and people who speak a language in addition to English are encouraged to apply.

Additional Information: Benefits ? Competitive salary ? Generous paid time off policy ? Robust benefits package ? Convenient downtown Boston location

Web Site Delete Date: 7/1/2017