Community Advocate-community relation building experience

Cultivates relationships with community based organizations, advocacy and civic/community leaders throughout an assigned area or state. Researches social safety net providers (community based and other) in order to populate and update “My Family Navigator,” a database of regional social safety net programs and services, and identify creative gap-fill strategies and fundraising opportunities with state and regional leadership as dictated by available social safety net and public health statistics.

Department: Community Advocacy

Reports To: Mgr, Community Advocacy

Location: Phoenix, AZ


Essential Functions:

  • Researches social safety net providers and services in assigned local market to build relationships with important community based organizations, advocacy and civic/community leaders, schools, faith-based organizations and other service organizations.
  • Maintains relationships with important social safety net providers in order to populate and update “My Family Navigator,” (Navigator) a database of regional social safety net programs and services.
  • Utilizes social safety net data in Navigator to identify gaps when compared to county public health data and membership data. Determines and identifies creative gap-fill strategies.
  • Establishes and plugs into regional community planning efforts through HealthConnection Councils in order to help identify creative community based gap-fill strategies using local knowledge of needs and resources combined with community health and Navigator data.
  • Establishes need-based partnerships with social safety net providers working in evidence-based programs with positive health outcomes.
  • Identifies inbound and outbound grant opportunities and pursues obtainment in collaboration with Advocacy & Community Based Programs Department.
  • Serves as a community advocate for WellCare at local events and activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned
Additional Responsibilities:
    Candidate Education:
    • Bachelor's Degree in social work, public health, social services or related field required OR equivalent work experience directly related to performing the duties and level of the position
    Candidate Experience:
    • Required 1 year of experience in proven success working in community advocacy and/or “grass roots” advocacy efforts to achieve results.
    • Required 1 year of experience in non-profit, advocacy, community organization, or social work/social services.
    • Preferred Other Sales experience
    Candidate Skills:
    • Beginner Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from families, members, and providers
    • Intermediate Ability to represent the company with external constituents
    • Intermediate Ability to work independently
    • Beginner Demonstrated negotiation skills
    • Intermediate Demonstrated interpersonal/verbal communication skills
    • Intermediate Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills
    • Knowledge of community, state and federal laws and resources
    • Beginner Other Ability to establish relationships with community leaders
    • Intermediate Other Knowledge of Medicaid regulations and programs and/or knowledge of public health
    Licenses and Certifications:
    A license in one of the following is required:
      Technical Skills:
      • Required Beginner Microsoft Excel
      • Required Beginner Microsoft Outlook
      • Required Beginner Microsoft Word
      • Required Beginner Microsoft PowerPoint
      Languages:

        About us
        Headquartered in Tampa, Fla., WellCare Health Plans, Inc. (NYSE: WCG) focuses exclusively on providing government-sponsored managed care services through Medicaid, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Prescription Drug Plans to families, children, seniors and individuals with complex medical needs. WellCare is a Fortune 500 company, and in 2018, was recognized as a Fortune "World's Most Admired Company", ranking in the top five among the health insurance and managed care industry-a testament to the hard work and dedication of the company's nearly 9,000 associates who each day live WellCare's values and deliver on its mission to help its members live better, healthier lives. The company serves approximately 4.4 million members nationwide as of Dec. 31, 2017. For more information about WellCare, please visit the company's website at www.wellcare.com. EOE: All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, age, sex, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, ancestry, disability, genetic information, childbirth or related medical condition or other legally protected basis protected by applicable federal or state law except where a bona fide occupational qualification applies. Comprehensive Health Management, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V/SO.