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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.
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.
This position is contingent upon the bid award in the state of Illinois to WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
A Bachelor's Degree in social work, public health, social services or related field 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 required.
Sales experience preferred.
Knowledge of community, state and federal laws and resources.
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.
Beginner - Ability to establish relationships with community leaders.
Intermediate - Knowledge of Medicaid regulations and programs and/or knowledge of public health.
Beginning proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.