Manager of Health Policy

About the Organization

The New York Immigration Coalition (NYIC) is an umbrella policy and advocacy organization for nearly 200 groups in New York State. We envision a New York state that is stronger because all people are welcome, treated fairly, and given the chance to pursue their dreams. Our mission is to unite immigrants, members, & allies so all New Yorkers can thrive. We represent the collective interests of New York's diverse immigrant communities and organizations and devise solutions to advance them; advocate for laws, policies, and programs that lead to justice and opportunity for all immigrant groups; and build the power of immigrants and the organizations that serve them to ensure their sustainability, to improve people's lives, and to strengthen our state.

Our organizational values: Inclusive & Representative; Fair & Just; Accountable & Trusted.

Position Overview

The Manager of Health Policy will work closely with the Director of Health Policy, within the NYIC’s Policy Department, to support work at the municipal, state, and federal levels to improve access to high-quality health care for immigrant New Yorkers. The Manager will be responsible for a range of health policy, advocacy, technical assistance, and training responsibilities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct policy analysis on a range of immigrant health access issues, including health insurance eligibility and health care financing
  • Work with the NYIC’s senior staff to advocate on issues affecting immigrant access to health care, identify systemic problems and define strategies for change, support health care policy campaigns, and conduct administrative and legislative advocacy
  • Coordinate meetings and working groups, prepare minutes, assist with execution of events, and engage members in Health Policy trainings and convening spaces
  • Make presentations and represent the NYIC at conferences, workshops, meetings and committees
  • Oversee and increase the Health Policy program’s social media presence on Twitter and other platforms
  • Support creation of training curricula and develop community education materials
  • Coordinate legislative visits and advocacy events, and participate in outreach to and meetings with public policymakers and elected officials
  • Contribute to other organizational events and projects as necessary

Qualities Sought:

  • At least three (3) years of relevant experience in health policy analysis, program/training evaluation, and/or access to services and benefits; focus on immigrant communities strongly preferred
  • Knowledge of the U.S. health care system, including the Affordable Care Act and publicly-financed health care programs such as Medicaid
  • Strong communication skills - drafting testimony; preparing policy memos; and supporting the creation of op-eds, press releases, and statements
  • Experience working within a coalition and facilitating meetings with diverse stakeholders
    Fluency in Spanish or another of the top 6 languages spoken in New York State strongly preferred
  • Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, website management, and social media skills
  • Good judgment and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, high-energy environment, and manage multiple competing deadlines
  • Sense of humor and ability to be flexible

To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume, and a brief writing sample to [email protected] with the subject line: Manager of Health Policy. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; early applications are encouraged.

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Call the NYS Immigration Hotline at 1-800-566-7636 or view our directory of service providers here