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Community Advocate Job

Full Job Title: Community Advocate

Job Number: 1802937

Location: Phoenix, AZ

Date Posted: 2018-05-25

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.


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


      • Bilingual helpful

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