Healthcare Advocate

Requisition #: 5481H
# of openings: 1
Fund: 1199SEIU Training and Employment Funds
Department: Healthcare Education Project (HEP)
Position Status: Permanent
Employment Type: Full time
Category: Non-Bargaining
Location: Bronx, NY
Work Hours: M - F, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



  • Develop and maintain relationships with key constituencies, work closely with staff union members, leadership and maintain regular communications
  • Represent the project at forums, meetings and conferences
  • Research and analyze regional demographics, civic participation, local organizations; project and evaluate measurable goals for activities
  • Identify opportunities to deliver presentations to large groups on campaign objectives
  • Develop demographic segmentation strategies that align with communities within assigned territories
  • Assist with development of issues and community specific educational literature and assist in developing regional distribution outlets
  • Attend monthly community meetings, i.e. Community Boards, Joint Community Partnership Coalitions, Civics, Precinct Board, Clergy meetings, Elected Officials Breakfast meetings
  • Generate useable material relevant to campaigns to support HEP promotional efforts such as quotes, photographs etc
  • Coordinate and execute campaign events, rallies, health fairs, seminars, press conferences, district lobby visits
  • Build and maintain non-partisan political relationships with local legislators, political staff, labor leaders, community leaders and clergy
  • Plan Logistics and strategize for events that require multi level planning example annual Washington DC lobby day
  • Prepare written reports and compile statistical data on campaign event performance
  • Develop and implement tactics to support regional and national campaign strategies
  • Develop regional communication plans that include print and digital medium
  • Available to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends as required
  • Maintain the confidentiality required of the organization and the department
  • Adhere to policies and procedures as set forth by the project
  • Perform special projects and assignments as directed by management
  • Must meet performance standards including attendance and punctuality


  • HS Diploma or GED required, some college preferred
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience with social justice, political or progressive campaigns required
  • Intermediate skill level in Microsoft Word and Excel required
  • Bilingual fluent in Spanish preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Strong organizational and presentation skills
  • Ability to oversee a program by diligent tracking of goals and progress
  • Able to work independently, solve problems and manage time and priorities
  • Must have commitment to social change
  • Ability to develop meaningful and productive relationships with community leaders and organizations
  • Able to work well with all religious, cultural, ethnic and social groups
  • Successful execution in coalition building preferred
  • Available to work flexible hours including evening and weekends as needed
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license

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