Senior Policy Associate | Greater Los Angeles Area

The Children’s Partnership (TCP) is seeking a highly motivated professional to help shape and implement strategies in all aspects of its health policy and advocacy work and support other projects aimed at improving the well-being of children. Serving as an internal expert on children’s health coverage and care issues, responsibilities include research and analysis, writing, project management, legislative tracking, relationship development and management, strategy development, community engagement, and local and state advocacy.

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PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Coordinate multiple aspects of children’s coalition work aimed at increasing access to and enrollment in health coverage and care for children, including coordinating and finalizing coalition communications such as letters, press outreach, and fact sheets.
  • Lead cross-organizational project management related to coverage and care policy deliverables.
  • Serve as an expert on children’s health coverage (i.e., Medi-Cal and Covered California) & care issues.
  • Develop and implement strategy for advancing coverage & care policy goals, working closely with TCP team.
  • Work closely with TCP outreach staff to manage key partnerships and collaborations to enhance TCP’s efforts to reach and work with underserved families and children through public policy, advocacy, communications, and digital efforts.
  • Provide strategic analysis and background for the development of TCP’s annual policy agenda.
  • Monitor state and federal health policy and research and stay on top of key issues and developments.
  • Provide timely, accurate, in-depth, and relevant policy research for TCP staff, including highlighting unexpected issues, barriers, or opportunities that may arise in researching particular topics.
  • Write high-quality briefing documents, public education and media/communications materials & other products.
  • Participate in the execution of relevant funder activities with TCP’s development team.
  • Coordinate production & dissemination of materials & outreach—including press, website & social media—with TCP’s communications team.
  • Develop relationships with local policymakers, community partners, and state and local officials.
  • Participate in and lead internal & external

Full-time position. Reports to Director of California Health Program. 
Salary: Commensurate with experience. Excellent health, retirement & other benefits. Some travel required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Expertise in health policy & children’s health issues, at both the state and federal level, including Medi-Cal and Covered California (particularly eligibility and enrollment, pediatric benefits, access & quality issues)
  • Excellent writing, research, project management and analysis skills
  • Flexible team player who thrives in environments requiring ability to effectively prioritize and juggle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong oral communication & public speaking skills
  • Highly adaptable, mobile, positive, resilient, patient
    risk-taker who is open to new ideas
  • Strong familiarity with the state legislative process
  • Strong track record in working with coalitions and managing relationships with stakeholders
  • Ability to think strategically and provide thoughtful input to a broad range of internal and external contacts across all levels of management
  • Familiarity with social media

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s preferred
  • At least three (3) years experience (5 preferred) in social/health policy and/or advocacy

APPLICATION PROCESS

Email resume, cover letter summarizing interests & qualifications, and brief writing sample to search@childrenspartnership.org. State “Senior Policy Associate” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.

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