mission of Health Equity Solutions (HES) is to promote policies, programs, and
practices that result in equitable access to health care, increased quality in
the delivery of health care, and improved health outcomes for Connecticut
residents. Our mission is motivated by the vision that every Connecticut
resident will obtain optimal health regardless of race, ethnicity, or
socio-economic status. Our work is fueled by the belief that increasing health
equity requires leadership, advocacy, and collaboration to advance systems
level policy change to transform the lives of those most affected by health
disparities in Connecticut. This translates to work focused on policy change
driven by the needs of the uninsured, persons of color, and economically
disadvantaged individuals in the state. HES does its work with a three-pronged
focus to educate, agitate, and advocate. HES is currently seeking a full-time, grant supported Community Engagement Specialist. The position is funded through December 31, 2020.
The Community Engagement Specialist will support community engagement work for two projects: Protect Our Care Connecticut coalition and the State Innovation: Expanding and Improving Coverage project.
The Community Engagement Specialist will be responsible for building relationships with residents and community and neighborhood organizations throughout the state in an effort to support the work motivated by these projects. The person in this position will be responsible for assisting in the execution and coordination of organizing people and projects focused on systems level interventions.
High school diploma or GED equivalent required
Experience: 3-5 years experience in grassroots organizing, community organizing, grassroots advocacy, or community development. Experience with diverse populations is required.
Skills: Strong community organizing and power building skills; really talented at building strong non-transactional relationships; excellent verbal and written communication skills; well organized. Knowledge of health equity, health care, health care affordability and Medicaid required.
Other: Must be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint; Internet Applications; Social Media platforms.
Characteristics: Strategic, self-aware, and authentic leader. Individual self-starter; work well as part of a team and in a fast paced environment; able to organize and manage multiple activities at one time, detail oriented, and able to communicate professionally. Good attitude and must enjoy thoughtful conversations about policy, advocacy, and health equity. Must enjoy coordination and engaging people.
Supervisor: Executive Director
How to Apply: Forward
your cover letter and resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
with the following subject line: Materials for HES Community Engagement Specialist.