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Community Advocate Job

Full Job Title: Community Advocate*

Job Number: 1702584

Location: Belleville, IL

Date Posted: 10-2-2017

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.

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.
This position is contingent upon the bid award in the state of Illinois to WellCare Health Plans, Inc.
Candidate Education:
  • A Bachelor's Degree in social work, public health, social services or related field required.
Candidate Experience:
  • 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.
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.
  • Beginner - Ability to establish relationships with community leaders.
  • Intermediate - Knowledge of Medicaid regulations and programs and/or knowledge of public health.

Technical Skills:

  • Beginning proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

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