Kentucky Voices for Health Seeks Outreach Coordinator
About KVH: Kentucky Voices for Health has been a respected voice of consumer advocates and a catalyst in health policy decision-making since 2007. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit and nonpartisan coalition, we bring together individuals, advocates, community organizations, state agencies, and policymakers to address the underlying causes of poor health by connecting Kentuckians with opportunities to make change through policy advocacy. We believe every Kentuckian, regardless of race, place, gender, or age, has the right to live a healthy life and contribute to the health of their communities.
Position Overview: KVH seeks to hire an Outreach Coordinator to improve access to health insurance for Kentuckians facing barriers to coverage; communicate the benefits of the ACA, Medicaid, and a strong social safety-net; inform debate around policy issues that impact health and racial justice; strengthen existing coalition partnerships and build new relationships with a diverse range of community groups, organizations, agencies, and policymakers; cultivate relationships with boots-on-the-ground networks and safety-net providers; translate the impact of health system changes into meaningful, actionable information for consumers; and further the mission of KVH to amplify the voices of consumers and health advocates in the decisions that affect the health and wellbeing of Kentuckians.
The responsibilities of the Outreach Coordinator include the duties outlined below.
Outreach & Coalition-Building
- Work in collaboration with staff to develop and implement an outreach and enrollment plan with targeted regions/groups across the Commonwealth.
- Provide clear and useful information to Kentuckians about options for health coverage, with timelines and mechanisms for enrollment.
- Assist people experiencing barriers with enrollment and reenrollment.
- Strengthen relationships with existing boots-on-the-ground partners and safety-net providers and engage new stakeholders working to assist Kentuckians in accessing health insurance, healthcare services, and other types of public assistance to meet basic needs.
- Identify and track benefits-eligible individuals/groups experiencing barriers to coverage or care, working through partnerships with providers and outreach workers, surveys, and open records requests.
- Serve on advisory committees and work groups to represent the needs of consumers.
- Work in collaboration with state agencies, Medicaid providers, and community organizations to improve coverage and access to care, with a focus on Kentuckians facing barriers caused by poverty and racism.
- Coordinate KVH’s outreach and enrollment activities with coalition members, boots-on-the-ground networks, and other safety-net providers.
- Work in collaboration with staff and coalition partners to build and maintain an effective feedback loop among local, regional, and state partners to collect and share information.
- Support the development of a speakers’ bureau featuring advocates and consumers representing KVH in their communities.
- Work in collaboration with staff to develop and plan coalition meetings, webinars, and community forums.
- Coordinate KVH’s education activities with relevant coalition members and partner organizations.
- Cultivate story-leads to highlight the value of coverage and Kentucky’s social safety net, acting as a liaison between media and boots-on-the-ground partners to collect stories from impacted individuals.
- Work in collaboration with staff and coalition partners to amplify consumer voices through story-banking, comment collection, testimony, press conferences, surveys, and earned media.
- Assist staff in translating policy changes into meaningful information, plain language educational materials, policy briefs, blogs, toolkits, and tailored messaging for consumers, advocates, providers, and policymakers.
- Contribute outreach and enrollment content to weekly newsletters, radio and television, social media, and direct communications to KVH stakeholders.
- Prepare and provide presentations to community groups.
- Track goals, objectives, and tasks; manage grant activities and deliverables; and write reports as required by funding sources.
- Carry out administrative tasks as needed, including database entry, mailings, events and other activities.
- Attend and participate in meetings on behalf of KVH.
- Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements, Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Strong commitment to health and racial justice.
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field or equivalent professional experience.
- Two years of experience working as a kynector, Application Assister, Certified Application Counselor, or Community Health Worker preferred.
- Experience with policy advocacy or grassroots advocacy a plus.
- Experience working with individuals and communities impacted by poverty or structural racism.
- Knowledge of public policy and barriers faced by low-income and minority populations.
- Knowledge of the ACA, Medicaid, and other public assistance programs.
- Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to engage with a diverse range of consumers and professionals.
- Outstanding communication skills with the ability to connect with diverse audiences.
- Strong writing skills that demonstrate ability to translate complex information into plain language for various audiences.
- Ability to adapt to changing situations, prioritize work, meet deadlines, handle confidential information, and switch between different projects and tasks on short notice.
- Ability to be self-motivated and self-directed, working constructively both independently and in teams.
- Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and G Suite.
- A valid drivers’ license and reliable transportation.
This position is grant-funded and offers a competitive salary based on experience, with benefits. KVH’s office is located in Louisville, but applicants from across Kentucky will be considered. Work from home procedures are in place during the COVID-19 emergency.
KVH is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to building a team that is diverse in background, experience, race, color, national origin, gender identity, age, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, gender expression, abilities, veteran status and other qualities. We encourage people of all backgrounds and experiences to apply.
Please email your resume and contact information for three professional references and a cover letter specifically explaining why you are a good fit for this position to email@example.com. Applications submitted before 5pm ET on September 4, 2020 will receive priority review, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. The interview process will be conducted remotely according to public health guidelines during the COVID-19 emergency. For more information about KVH, visit our website at: www.kyvoicesforhealth.org.