Full Job Title: Mgr, Community Advocacy
Job Number: 1804971
Location: Chicago, IL
Date Posted: 2018-08-02
Department: IL Community Advocacy
Reports to: Regional Manager, Community Advocacy-Public Affairs Advocacy
Location: 200 W. Madison Street, Suite 3950 Chicago, IL 60606
Do you thrive on making a difference? Is it important to you to be part of a health care organization that flourishes on improving the health and vitality of its members and surrounding communities? If so, then our Manager of Community Advocacy position may be your next great opportunity! Preferably, our ideal candidate will be someone who already has a strong presence in Chicago and the surrounding areas; is closely connected in the community via local boards, non-profits, heavy volunteering and the like. This person will minimally have 5 years of community/grass roots advocacy experience in managed care, public health or social/community based services. Ideally, our selected candidate will have experience managing others remotely and effectively be able to balance priorities successfully.
Some considerations before applying to this position:
· This position requires regular travel (including overnights) that may include initial training in one of our other markets/states; within the state and locally on a regular basis as well as representing WellCare at conferences, etc.
· The general hours for this exempt position are 8-5 but candidate will need to be flexible to attend leadership meetings, reoccurring community and coalition meetings and events after hours
· The first 3-6 months will be all in office-work from home potential thereafter
· Must have a valid driver’s license
Supervises the statewide community advocacy department. Work with market leadership to drive direction of the advocacy program. Creates and implements market focused strategy that includes positioning WellCare as a thought leader in the community. Establishes annual advocacy outreach plans including those for special populations as required by the state. Cultivates relationships with community based organizations, advocacy and civic/community leaders throughout the state. Manages a team that researches social safety net providers in order to populate and update “My Family Navigator,” a database of regional social safety net programs and services and identifies creative gap-fill strategies.