Community Catalyst is a national non-profit advocacy organization working to build consumer and community leadership to transform the American health system. Our first priority is quality, affordable health care for all and to ensure that all individuals and communities sustain the power to influence local, state and national decisions that affect their health. Since 1998, we have provided leadership and support to consumer organizations, policymakers and foundations working to ensure the health care system serves everyone – especially historically marginalized communities. Community Catalyst strengthens organized consumer voices in communities, at statehouses and on Capitol Hill when advocates fight for changes that improve our health.
As an organization, we believe an inclusive and open environment fosters creativity, contributes to the quality of our work, and provides growth opportunities for our employees. Additional information is available at www.communitycatalyst.org.
Oral health is directly related to overall health yet many groups are not getting the care they need. The Dental Access Project (DAP) is an exciting and innovative project focused on elevating community voice in campaigns aimed at improving the oral health outcomes of underserved communities. The Dental Therapy Project (DTP) is part of the DAP, a joint initiative between Community Catalyst and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation focusing on empowering community groups and consumer health advocates to improve access to dental care by expanding the dental team to include a community-based practitioner called a dental therapist. The DTP partners state advocates, community coalitions, dentists and dental hygienists, state and federal lawmakers. As part of the DAP our partners have changed the policy environment, helping to improve access to oral health care.
The State Advocacy Manager (SAM) is within Community Catalyst’s Dental Access Project (DAP) and will work with the Program Director to support consumer advocacy groups in the development and execution of long- and short-term state-based campaigns—including field, digital, and communication components. The SAM cultivates and manages relationships with state-based advocacy organizations throughout the country, providing advocacy campaign guidance to consumer advocates, providers and policymakers. Assistance to states will primarily focus on campaign strategy support such as designing targeted community organizing efforts, trainings, coalition-building work and media relations support. The successful candidate will be a key player and catalyst in the design and implementation of cutting-edge advocacy campaigns focused on consumer engagement.
The SAM is expected to consistently provide excellent service to our partners as well as represent our partners’ needs and goals within the organization.
The State Advocacy Manager is supervised by the Dental Access Program Director
Community Catalyst is based in Boston, MA with additional offices in Pittsburgh, Atlanta, Washington DC, St. Louis, MO, Lansing, MI, and New York City.
Applicants should submit a resume with a one page cover letter briefly summarizing their interest in and qualifications for the position to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Please put “State Advocacy Manager, Dental Access Project” in the subject line.
Last updated by Janet Umenta Aug 8, 2018.