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
- 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
- Required 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.
- Preferred sales experience
- 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
- Required beginner Microsoft Excel
- Required beginner Microsoft Outlook
- Required beginner Microsoft Word
- Required beginner Microsoft PowerPoint