Policy & Project Coordinator
The Policy and Project Coordinator provides critical policy work, research, advocacy, coalition support, and overall administrative support for HCFA’s priority issues and campaigns.
Health Care For All (HCFA) is a state-based consumer health advocacy organization founded in 1985. HCFA’s mission is to advocate for health justice in Massachusetts by working to promote health equity and ensure coverage and access for all. The organization is recognized as a national leader in its work.
HCFA uses three strategies to conduct its work: direct service, community engagement, and policy and advocacy campaigns. HCFA helps tens of thousands of individuals and families in five languages enroll in and renew their health insurance coverage each year and troubleshoot health coverage issues through a unique, multi-lingual consumer assistance HelpLine. HCFA staff are also in the community working with a diverse group of local community- and faith-based organizations conducting outreach work, education efforts and supporting individuals to share their stories and play a role in policy change. HCFA uses the insights from HelpLine callers and community residents to shape the organization’s advocacy agenda. HCFA policy work is conducting through a health equity lens and seeks to expand health care access to everyone in the state and bring down health care costs in Massachusetts through its leadership of and participation in numerous policy advocacy coalitions. These coalitions bring together a wide variety of organizations to work collaboratively to make meaningful health policy changes. By uniting diverse constituencies, HCFA is able to magnify its policy reach on many fronts.
The organization’s achievements include leading Massachusetts health reform efforts, including legislation in 2006 that was the blueprint for the Affordable Care Act. Today, HCFA is leading the campaigns and coalitions necessary to defend the progress that has been made in health care access and affordability, as well as address the many inequities in our current health care system.
For more information, please visit www.hcfama.org.
HCFA’s office is centrally located in downtown Boston. HCFA works in a hybrid environment where most staff are in the office three days a week and at home for two days.
The Policy and Project Coordinator provides critical policy work, research, advocacy, coalition support, and overall administrative support for HCFA’s priority issues and campaigns. This role includes a focus on engaging statewide coalitions representing various constituencies, such as consumer advocates, diverse community organizations, health care professionals, researchers and insurers to promote the organization’s campaigns.
This position is currently focused on two of HCFA’s campaigns focused on prescription drug reform and medical debt. However, in the future, the topic areas that this position will work on may change due to funding and programmatic opportunities:
- Support the tracking of legislation and budget priorities, coordination of State House literature drops and advocacy days, drafting written testimony, and preparing for public hearings
- Conduct research for advocacy campaigns and support the production of reports, fact sheets, action alerts, blog posts, talking points, and other written materials as needed in coordination with the policy team
- Play an active role in community organizing work by collaborating with HCFA’s Community Engagement team to engage individuals and local groups in advocacy efforts
- Expand, activate, educate and convene coalition membership to promote HCFA’s campaign(s)
- Manage coalition member lists, assist with communications to coalition members and maintain ongoing communication and engagement
- Provide logistical support for campaign and coalition meetings
- Educate diverse communities about HCFA’s campaigns and issue areas
- Coordinate with HCFA’s HelpLine, organizing and outreach staff on efforts to collect and record consumer stories that can be helpful to campaigns and the media
- Represent HCFA at external meetings, as needed
- Facilitate coordination and collaboration with other HCFA coalitions and departments
- Provide grant proposal and report writing support
- Other duties as assigned
This position will report to a Senior Director of Policy and Government Relations.
- Commitment to health care access and social justice
- At least 2 years of experience working in health care policy, politics or a related field; experience in a non-profit setting a plus
- Experience conducting research and interpreting policy analyses
- Understanding of the legislative process
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Highly organized with the ability to manage multiple priorities with poise, patience and professionalism Excellent attention to details and accuracy
- Ability to work independently and be self-motivated, as well as work well as part of a team
- Interest in working with a dynamic and diverse team of colleagues within a rapidly moving landscape
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite required (Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint)
- A sense of humor
- Bilingual language capability a plus
- 401(k) or Roth 401(k) retirement plans with a safe harbor employer contribution of 3% after 1 year of service (you get the 3% whether you contribute or not!)
- Your contributions and the employer contributions vest immediately
- HMO and PPO Options via Blue Cross Blue Shield
Dental and Vision Insurance
Paid Time Off
- 15 vacation days (20 vacation days after two years of service) per year
- 3 personal days per year
- 15 sick days per year
- 12 well-being days per year (each team members gets to take one day off per month to completely unplug and recharge)
- 11 paid holidays per year
- 1 birthday day
- That’s a total of 57 days paid days of per year! And 62 paid days off after 2 years of service.
Medical and Dependent Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)
- FSAs allow you to set aside pre-tax dollars for healthcare and dependent care expenses
Life Insurance and Long-Term Disability Insurance
- Life insurance at 2x your salary with a maximum of $400,000.
- Life insurance for spouse and each child ($10,000 for spouse and $5,000 for child)
- Long-term disability benefit that covers 60% of salary after 90 days of disability
Outside Health Insurance Reimbursement
- If you obtain health insurance elsewhere (through a parent, spouse or domestic partner), you are eligible for reimbursement of up to $13,212.84 per year.
- $150 per year
- Up to 12 weeks of protected leave to bond with your new child
$50,000 – $56,000 per year
Health Care for All is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status or any other legally protected status. We celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive work environment where all team members are encouraged to be their authentic and whole selves.
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