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Community Advocate Job

Full Job Title: Community Advocate - Flagstaff

Job Number: 1803623

Location: Flagstaff, AZ

Date Posted: 5-25-2018

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: Advocacy

REPORTS TO: Manager, Community Advocacy

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
Candidate Education:
  • Required a Bachelor's Degree in social work, public health, social services or related field
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 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 ability to establish relationships with community leaders
  • Intermediate knowledge of Medicaid regulations and programs and/or knowledge of public health
Technical Skills:
  • Required beginner Microsoft Excel
  • Required beginner Microsoft Outlook
  • Required beginner Microsoft Word
  • Required beginner Microsoft PowerPoint

Languages:

  • Bilingual helpful

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