Employment Opportunities

Outreach and Advocacy Coordinator, CA LGBT Health & Human Services Network - Sacramento, CA

Position Summary:
Health Access seeks a dedicated and energetic candidate to take a leadership role as the Outreach and Advocacy Coordinator for the California Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health & Human Services Network (CA LGBT HHS Network), a statewide coalition working to advance LGBT health. This position will specifically work on a project of the CA LGBT HHS Network to advance LGBTQ mental health equity through education, outreach, and advocacy, in addition to supporting the overall health equity goals of the CA LGBT HHS Network.

The Outreach and Advocacy Coordinator will be part of a team that is responsible for developing and implementing a statewide LGBTQ mental health policy agenda, engaging organizations across California in working towards those policy goals, and coordinating regular communication among CA LGBT HHS Network participants.

The Outreach and Advocacy Coordinator will be a skilled coalition organizer and policy advocate. Strong communication skills, work ethic, and passion for LGBTQ health and mental health are essential. Candidates must be able to work within a team, have proven leadership ability and experience handling a great deal of responsibility. Strong self-direction and the ability to take initiative are also necessary qualifications.

The position is based in our Sacramento office with occasional travel to other parts of California, including overnight trips.

Specific responsibilities include:
Operations and Network Coordination

  • Work with the CA LGBT HHS Network Director and Steering Committee to plan monthly conference calls and take minutes;
  • Convene conversations between CA LGBT HHS Network participants to discuss recurring issues, share best practices, and develop policy solutions;
  • Identify additional LGBTQ-serving organizations and reach out to potential new coalition partners; maintain the broad diversity of organizations participating in the CA LGBT HHS Network;
  • With the CA LGBT HHS Network Director and project partners, compile project activities for quarterly and other reports for LGBTQ mental health contract; Assist with the coordination of Network-sponsored events.

Policy Advocacy

  • Attend state agency meetings about topics that are relevant to LGBTQ health and mental health; present public comment representing the CA LGBT HHS Network’s and the LGBTQ Stakeholder Project’s positions and comments on various topics;
  • Work with advocates to ensure the successful implementation of legislation and policies benefitting LGBTQ health, mental health and wellness;
  • Work with Steering Committee members and Project Workgroup members to inform policy goals (at the state, county, and/or local levels) that will improve LGBTQ mental health in California;
  • Research, design, and present advocacy trainings for coalition partners;
  • Research LGBTQ mental health resources and draft educational materials related to LGBTQ mental health disparities and advocacy;
  • Compose sign-on letters and comment templates that organizations can utilize in their advocacy.

Outreach and Communications

  • Maintain the CA LGBT HHS Network and the LGBTQ Stakeholder Project website, keeping the information on legislation and broad policy work current, and providing links to fact sheets, sample letters from our partner organizations, and other resources;
  • With the Network Director, develop and send regular email updates to the CA LGBT HHS Network and LGBTQ Stakeholder Project participants about trainings, webinars, policy developments, advocacy opportunities, and funding opportunities;
  • Maintain Facebook and Twitter accounts for the CA LGBT HHS Network and the LGBTQ Stakeholder Project;
  • Maintain a Network blog, which may include writing Network blog posts, soliciting guest posts, and maintaining the blog webpage.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • At least two years of experience in a leadership role in community and/or political organizing, communications, and/or policy advocacy; or equivalent relevant educational experience;
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to stay focused with attention to detail while working on multiple projects;
  • Skilled at electronic communications and social media (Facebook and Twitter); proficient with Microsoft Office; quick to learn new technologies;
  • An independent thinker, self-motivated, problem solver, and team player, with a commitment to excellence;
  • Familiarity with the complex health care and/or healthcare delivery issues in California, understands connections with mental and behavioural health;
  • Passion for and commitment to addressing the issues, needs and interests of LGBTQ youth, adults, families and community, including knowledge of the spectrum of gender identity and transgender issues;
  • Commitment to inclusive, multi-cultural programming; prior experience working within coalitions with diverse communities and an understanding of intersectional oppressions;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with a wide range of personalities;
  • Must be able to meet deadlines, be responsive, and demonstrate excellent communication skills;
  • Knowledge of mental health policy, state agencies and state legislative process, and/or non-profit advocacy is a plus.
  • Skills designing flyers, PowerPoint slides, and/or social media graphics is a plus.

Work Environment:
The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate, as multiple telephone conversations and normal office equipment continue throughout the day. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Salary: Salary ranges from $40,000 - $60,000 depending on experience.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume referencing CA LGBT HHS Outreach and Advocacy Coordinator in the subject line to: jobs@health-access.org or 1127 11th Street, Suite 925, Sacramento, CA 95814.

 

Finance Manager - Sacramento, CA

Position Summary:
Health Access seeks an experienced Finance Manager for our Sacramento office. The Finance Manager will work closely with the Director of Operations & Development and accounting company to perform financial management duties.

The Finance Manger will be responsible for assisting with financial planning, forecasting, and projecting; monitoring of revenues and expenditures; assuring the quality and accuracy of accounting documents; coordinating the preparation of the annual budget, including mid-year and quarterly Board financial reports.

This is a part-time contracted position with flexibility on days and hours. This position has the possibility of becoming a full time position. Preferably working out of our Sacramento office but with some ability to work from home. The incumbent will share office space with the Director of Operations & Development so a friendly, good natured, hard worker is a must. Strong self-direction and the ability to take initiative are also necessary qualifications.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Work with accounting company on (reconciling accounts, monthly financial reports and quarterly Board financial reports, review and in some cases prepare staff expense and credit card reports, AP/AR, prepare payments, invoices, records, filing, proper coding)
  • Work with the Director of Operations on the development and tracking of grant budgets, organization budget planning, yearly audit and tax preparations and payroll processing;
  • Analyze spending and funding needs

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance/Business; MBA is a plus
  • Minimum 7 years of combined accounting and finance management (preferably in the nonprofit field)
  • Experience with grant budgets
  • Solid technical and analytical skills in finance and general accounting
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office, Excel and QuickBooks Online
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Self-motivated with strong organizational/prioritization skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Proven ability to work effectively under pressure & meet deadlines.

Language and Communication Skills:

  • Ability to collaborate and participate in complex financial decision making processes.
  • Analytical approach to problem-solving. 
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.

Supervisory Responsibilities:
None

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • An independent thinker and problem-solver, who is also self-motivated and a team player.
  • Support the organization’s goal of quality, affordable health care for all Californians.
  • Have strong organizational skills, and ability to stay focused with attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet multiple, shifting deadlines and priorities with nimbleness and flexibility while maintaining a perspective on long-term goals.

Work Environment:
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud, as multiple telephone conversations and normal office equipment continue throughout the day. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This is a part-time, contract position with some flexibility in working from home and in the office.

Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume and salary requirements referencing Finance Manager position in the subject line to: jobs@health-access.org or 1127 11th Street, Suite 925, Sacramento, CA 95814.

 

Internship Opportunities

We are currently looking for interns! We have opportunites in both policy and communications. A general description is below. If you would like more information or to apply, please send a resume to Jose Tapia at jtapia@health-access.org or 1127 11th Street, Suite 925, Sacramento, CA 95814.

PUPLIC POLICY INTERNSHIP - Now accepting Summer Applicants

Health Access interns play an active role in both the groundwork and forefront of health advocacy and legislature, focusing on consumer rights and access. Students will be offered a stipend and parking assistance. This unique internship allows interns to gain a broad experience in the legislative and non-profit aspect of healthcare policy, including:

  • Attending committees hearing in the Capitol Building
  • Attending local conferences on issues you are interested in
  • Shadowing one of Health Access’ Lobbyists, when possible
  • Conducting and presenting substantive research
  • Meeting with members of the Legislature and their staff
  • Learning how a non-profit organization is structured and how it functions
  • Assist with additional projects as assigned

This internship is an excellent opportunity in gaining insight into the world of public health, non-profit organization, and excellent mentorship and networking opportunities.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Must be a current or recent undergraduate student
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • All majors welcome to apply with strong preference given to political science majors.
  • Must include a resume
  • Must be available to dedicate 12 hours a week

 

COMMUNICATIONS INTERNSHIP - Now accepting Summer Applicants

Health Access communications interns will be at the forefront of a broad and impactful campaign to expand access to quality, affordable health care in California. Students will be offered a stipend and parking assistance. Communications interns will work directly with the Director of Communications to:

  • Draft and edit press releases
  • Outreach to statewide media 
  • Attend press conferences
  • Contribute to the Health Access blog
  • Develop content for social media
  • Update organization's website
  • Maintain email listserv
  • Assist with additional projects as assigned

This internship is an excellent opportunity to gain insight into the world of political communication, public health, non-profit organization, and provides excellent mentorship and networking opportunities.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Must be a current or recent undergraduate student
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • A cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • All majors welcome to apply with strong preference given to communications majors
  • Must include a resume
  • Must be available to dedicate 12 hours a week 

About Health Access: Health Access is a nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving quality, affordable health care for all Californians, and a statewide coalition of member organizations representing seniors, children, people with disabilities, immigrants, communities of color, LGBT communities, health care professionals, people of faith, labor, and working families. For more than twenty-seven years, Health Access has been a leader in the state's health reform movement and in ongoing implementation efforts.

Health Access offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits including health, life, and disability insurance, 401k savings plan, and a fast-paced but casual work environment.

Promoting diversity is integral to the mission of Health Access. Health Access seeks applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, or physical or mental disability. Health Access embraces equality of opportunity and treatment for all employees in all employment matters.

 

Our Mission

Founded in 1987, Health Access is the statewide health care consumer advocacy coalition advocating for quality, affordable health care for all Californians. Our agenda includes:

  • Expanding Coverage: Implementing and improving upon health reform.
  • Fighting for a Fair Budget for the Future: Protecting public investments to preserve access to care.
  • Protecting Consumers: Ensuring consumer representation and protection.

Contact Us

SACRAMENTO OFFICE
1127 11th Street, Suite 925   map
Sacramento, CA 95814
Phone: 916-497-0923
Fax: 916-497-0921
Email: info@health-access.org
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