Home | Program Manager, Health Reform Capacity Building Campaign

Program Manager, Health Reform Capacity Building Campaign

Job Opportunity

*Anywhere in California – Remote or hybrid if in Sacramento, Los Angeles County, Oakland/Bay Area

Position Summary

Health Access Foundation seeks a dedicated and energetic candidate to take a leadership role as Program Manager.

The Program Manager will be responsible for implementing a program to build the capacity of health consumer advocates to engage in health systems transformation on behalf of Health Access and partner organizations. Their work would seek to benefit the communications, organizing, and policy advocacy goals of the broader health consumer advocacy community and movement. The Program Manager will ensure all program deliverables are completed, coordinate with internal and external partners, help set the strategic vision of the program, and complete evaluations and reporting on the progress toward program goals.

The Program Manager will be a highly organized and skilled coalition organizer and public affairs professional. Strong communication skills, work ethic, and passion for health care advocacy are essential.  Candidates must be able to work within a team, have proven leadership ability and experience handling a great deal of responsibility, among multiple partners. Strong self-direction and the ability to take initiative are also necessary qualifications.

The position will have a hybrid work structure, with work completed both remotely, and from one of Health Access’s statewide offices. This position will include occasional travel throughout California, including overnight trips, and will be directly supervised by the Deputy Director with oversight from the Executive Director.

Specific Responsibilities Include

  • Work with Health Access staff and program partners to develop capacity and power building goals to benefit the broader community of health consumer advocates;
  • Ensure timely and accurate completion of all program deliverables;
  • Convene and facilitate conversations between the Health Access and project partners to coordinate on collaborative deliverables, discuss recurring issues, share best practices, and develop policy solutions on a regular basis as required for the program;
  • Proactively identify challenges and barriers to completing program activities, and work with supervisor and program officer to identify solutions to those challenges;
  • As necessary, research and draft educational materials related to health policy campaigns and advocacy in collaboration with the communications team;
  • As necessary, research, design, and conduct issues and skills trainings to related to health advocacy and specific program goals;
  • Identify additional health consumer organizations and reach out to potential new coalition partners; maintain the broad diversity of organizations participating in program activities;
  • Coordinate with Operations team to identify potential subcontractors and execute subcontracts related to the program, and ensure compliance with all applicable program rules;
  • Implement evaluation of the program, as required, in collaboration with internal and external evaluators;
  • In collaboration with project staff and partners, compile activities and tracking measures for required program reporting;
  • Maintain frequent communication with program officers as necessary to provide updates on the progress of the program;
  • In partnership with Operations team, manage program budget;
  • Provide support to other projects and/or programs as needed
  • Participate in and provide updates during staff calls and board meetings;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities

    • Supervise one or more project staff;
    • Provide support and direction for project goals, help design workplans and manage workload;
    • Identify professional development opportunities; and
    • Manage performance, including setting goals and expectations, conducting annual evaluations, and provide accountability and coaching as needed.

Qualifications and Requirements

We encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds and experiences to apply for this position. We understand that some candidates may hesitate to apply if they don’t meet every listed competency. However, we welcome all applicants regardless of whether they meet every qualification. We value a range of experiences and career paths, and we are committed to creating an inclusive and supportive work environment.

  • At least three 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;
  • Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and group situations.
  • 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;
  • 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 health policy, state agencies and state legislative process, and/or non-profit advocacy is a plus;
  • Experience with social media, online organizing strategies, and content development;
  • Familiarity with federal, state, and county policies regarding health care a plus;
  • Write professional correspondence;
  • Strong computer skills (MS Office environment);
  • Valid California Drivers’ License;
  • Bi-lingual skills 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. This is a full-time position that may require work outside of the typical 9-5 workday (i.e., weekend and evening events). Work may be completed remotely, and/or from Health Access offices.

Compensation & Benefits

The anticipated salary range is $74,000 – $84,000. However, depending on qualifications, a successful candidate can be hired above or below this range.

Benefits Include

    • Health, vision, and dental insurance with premiums 100% paid by Health Access
    • Wi-Fi, phone, and parking reimbursement
    • 401(k) retirement plan with 8% employer contribution
    • 10 paid vacation days within the first year, 3 personal days, 12 days of sick time, and 13 paid holidays a year
    • Expected Start Date: July 1, 2024

About Health Access

Health Access is the state-wide health care consumer advocacy coalition working for quality, affordable health care for all Californians. Our coalition consists of organizations representing seniors, children, people with disabilities, immigrants, communities of color, LGBTQ people, health care professionals, people of faith, labor, and working families. Health Access offers a competitive salary with excellent benefits including health, life, and disability insurance, 401k savings plan, and a fastpaced but casual work environment. For over 30 years, Health Access has been a leader in the state’s health care reform movement, most recently as the lead coalition working to pass, implement, and defend the Affordable Care Act in California. Health Access was the leading sponsor of the California HMO Patient Bill of Rights, the Hospital Fair Pricing Act, and worked to expand and preserve Medi-Cal and Healthy Families health coverage.

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.

The goal of this project, supported by The California Endowment, is to strengthen and grow a power-building infrastructure that partners with other organizations to support the goals of:

  • Creating a health system that advances racial equity by addressing prevention and coverage, strengthening community governance and building a diverse health workforce pipeline;
  • Securing dedicated funding mechanisms to accelerate health system transformation and workforce diversity; and
  • Building statewide and local infrastructure for policy advocacy and campaigns for community-centered and community-led health system reforms.
  • Grant Funded Positions Disclosure: Positions funded by external grants are subject to immediate conclusion if the grant funding ceases.

How to Apply

Please email hajobs@health-access.org and include:

  • “Program Manager in subject line of email
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three references
Email to Apply