Employment Opportunities

Community Organizer, Southern California - Los Angeles, CA

Position Summary:

Health Access seeks an experienced community, coalition, and/or political organizer to lead our Southern California advocacy activities—from organizing coalition meetings, delegation visits with policymakers, press conferences, town halls and other events to recruiting individual and organizational support for our goals to expand care and coverage for all Californians, implement and improve health reform, protect health care consumers from unfair practices or inflated costs by insurers or providers, win investments in our health care safety-net and public health, and encourage a healthier California.

Strong communication and motivational skills, work ethic, and passion for health care policy are essential. Candidates must be able to work within a team, have proven leadership ability and experience handling a lot of responsibility. Strong self-direction and the ability to take initiative are also necessary qualifications. The position is based in our Glendale office and is directly supervised by our Organizing Director. Some travel is required.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Development, implementation and monitoring of strategies to carry out advocacy campaigns, building a large coalition partner network to support a broader regional and statewide advocacy agenda.
  • Coordinate regional health coalitions, including maintaining relationships with key members and informing them of developments in Sacramento and Washington, DC.
  • Organize press conferences, actions, and events to support statewide issue campaigns.
  • Serve as a regional spokesperson for the organization, including giving presentations to groups, and testimony at public hearings.
  • Familiarity with federal, state, and county policies regarding health care a plus. 
  • Ability to foster relationships with elected officials and key stakeholders.
  • Build strategic partnerships and alliances among diverse groups and constituencies in the region.
  • Formulate and execute strategy and tactics in political issue campaigns.
  • Recruit new members and affiliates to the coalition.
  • Identify and work with uninsured families, immigrants, seniors, and patients.
  • Maintain and add content to a health care consumer story bank.
  • Develop grassroots leaders to be active on health care issues.
  • Promote effective communication throughout the region by increasing regional presence in online social networks, sending email blasts, and responding to email and phone inquiries.
  • Record Keeping: Organizers will keep consistent records about meetings, events, contacts, and work schedule.
  • Assist in research, fundraising, and other organizational operations.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

None

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • General familiarity with health policy issues, California state politics, and nonprofit advocacy required.
  • A minimum of three years of relevant community or political organizing/advocacy experience required.
  • Experience with social media, online organizing strategies, and content development a plus.
  • Excellent speaking and writing, and analytical skills. Able to translate complex policy into clear and actionable language in person and on paper.
  • Strong computer skills (MS Office environment).

Language and Communication Skills:

  • Read and comprehend general instructions, correspondence, and memos.
  • Ability to collaborate and participate in complex decision making processes.
  • Effectively present information in one-on-one and group situations.
  • Analytical approach to problem-solving.
  • Excellent communications and interpersonal skills.

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.
  • Bi-lingual skills a plus

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.

About Health Access:

A nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving quality, affordable health care for all Californians, Health Access is the statewide health care consumer advocacy coalition of organizations representing seniors, children, people with disabilities, immigrants, communities of color, health care professionals, people of faith, labor, and working families.

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

Administrative Assistant - Sacramento, CA

Position Summary:
Health Access Foundation seeks an Administrative Assistant who will assist in general operational and programmatic functions of the organization, providing support to the executive director and director of operations, and other administrative projects of Health Access and its policy consulting firm, Capell & Associates.

Occasional travel to our office in Oakland and Los Angeles may be necessary.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Be responsible for the upkeep of relationships with vendors that provide services to the organization.
  • Troubleshoot office problems (phone, internet, copier, maintenance, etc.) and contact service providers accordingly; act as triage and point person for office IT needs.
  • Assist in preparation of quarterly lobbyist and lobbyist employer disclosure reports.
  • Coordinate, format, and send out correspondence to legislature, state agencies, and other organizations.
  • Organize and maintain internal databases and files.
  • Manage and serve as the primary point of contact for consumers seeking assistance through www.HospitalBillHelp.org; provide basic assistance and referrals to appropriate agencies.
  • Complete office management tasks, including supply ordering, copying, and filing.
  • Assist with planning and preparation for quarterly board meetings, take meeting minutes and prepare drafts of meeting notes. Coordinate catering and venue for meetings. Print and assemble board packets.
  • Be primary point person for event planning & logistics, including large-scale meetings of 40-45 people.
  • Schedule frequent meetings, conference calls, and travel for the executive director, policy consultant, and other staff.
  • Some AP/AR duties and balancing accounts

Supervisory Responsibilities:  No supervisory requirements. Depending on experience and desire, may have the opportunity to supervise interns.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree, or a combination of education and experience necessary to consistently execute all of the above duties and responsibilities.
  • A minimum of three years of relevant experience as an administrative/legislative/policy assistant, preferably in a nonprofit setting.
  • Strong proficiency in QuickBooks Online accounting software preferred. Prior accounting or grant administration experience preferable.
  • Excellent proficiency in MS Office software, Excel, database, and internet research skills.
  • Experience working with donation database(s) a plus.
  • Must be able to prioritize multiple projects, meet deadlines, be responsive, and complete administrative functions in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to keep calm in stressful situations.

Language and Communication Skills:

  • Read and comprehend general instructions, correspondence, and memos.
  • Write professional correspondence.
  • Analytical approach to problem-solving.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Other Skills and Abilities:

  • An independent thinker, resourceful, self-motivated, problem solver, and team player, with a commitment to excellence.
  • Excellent organizational skills, and meticulous attention to detail; ability to stay focused on multiple tasks with competing deadlines.
  • Excellent communication skills; ability to respond compassionately.
  • Familiarity with nonprofit advocacy is a plus, but not required.

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.

About Health Access:

A nonprofit organization dedicated to achieving quality, affordable health care for all Californians, Health Access is the statewide health care consumer advocacy coalition of organizations representing seniors, children, people with disabilities, immigrants, communities of color, health care professionals, people of faith, labor, and working families.

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

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 Fall 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 Fall 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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