Community Education Group, Inc. Policy Advocate (Remote located in WV) Remote · Full time

Our Policy Advocate is focused on building and maintaining relationships with local and state-wide stakeholders supporting policy efforts, analysis, and research related to issues that impact their states and communities. This role is key in evaluating needs with our partner organizations and how to best support changing state-level requirements, policies for state reimbursement, and other regulatory or legislative advocacy issues related to CEG project goals.

Description

About Us


Community Education Group (CEG) was founded on a mission to address the health, socio-economic, environmental, and systemic challenges facing the Black community through creating and enhancing community and peer-based outreach and service programs more than 30 years ago. Since then, the organization has evolved to support all underserved communities that are affected by health outcomes and health access disparities, especially those in rural areas. CEG is successfully creating change and implementing intervention models in those communities burdened by poorer health outcomes and health access disparities. As an organization, CEG is committed to ending the HIV, Viral Hepatitis, and Substance Use Disorder (SUD) syndemic throughout Appalachia.


Our Policy Advocate is focused on building and maintaining relationships with local and state-wide stakeholders supporting policy efforts, analysis, and research related to issues that impact their states and communities. This role is key in evaluating needs with our partner organizations and how to best support changing state-level requirements, policies for state reimbursement, and other regulatory or legislative advocacy issues related to CEG project goals.


What’s in it for you?


An opportunity to:


  • Support a key mission focused organization in the community by working with CEG
  • Build, develop, and maintain relationships in local, state, and federal governments, agencies, and other organizations to continuously move CEG’s policy work forward
  • Assist state partner organizations across the region with their local advocacy capacity building by identifying and recruiting participants for CEG-led community health worker trainings
  • Draft and develop content to be used with internal or external audiences to help advance CEG policy priorities
  • Develop and implement major new policy initiatives, including planning policy related workshops and meetings, in partnership with broader policy team
  • Attend and report on briefings, hearings, and coalition meetings that impact your state
  • Conducts research related to issues that impact the Appalachian region including HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, and substance use disorder (SUD) syndemic. 
  • Research and track relevant state and federal legislation and other policy developments related to the syndemic 


 What do you bring?


Required:


  • Bachelor’s degree in public policy or public health or commensurate experience (additional graduate training is preferred)
  • 1 – 3 years of local and/or state-level policy advocacy experience
  • 1 – 3 years of experience in using Excel, SPSS, or other analytical tools to conduct data analysis
  • Familiarity with principles of harm reduction and/or advocacy issues related to HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis, or substance use disorders
  • Cultural humility, integrity, and respect for others, including ability to work effectively with diverse populations
  • Excellent oral, written, interpersonal communication, public speaking, and presentation skills
  • Collaboration and team building skills
  • Focus and self-management to be able to work remotely
  • Organization and prioritization to work independently
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office and virtual platforms Teams and Zoom


Preferred:


  • Experience developing policy content, including letters, press releases, issue briefs, white papers, blog posts, conference abstracts, and social media collateral
  • Previous experience in multi-state policy work
  • Previous experience working in a nonprofit organization

 

Position Type: Full-time, exempt, remote (must live in state noted above)

 

Salary: $55,000 - $65,000, commensurate with experience and qualifications.

 

Benefits: CEG offers a benefits package that includes dental/vision insurance, life insurance, paid time off, and starting 7/1, a 401k plan.


Travel Requirements: 25%

 

Interested applicants should submit a resume and (optional) cover letter through our posting on Gusto, our Applicant Tracking System. 

 

We welcome people of different backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives to apply. We encourage you to apply if you are interested and meet the requirements of the position. 

 

CEG does not discriminate on the basis of disability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, sexual orientation, veteran status, or criminal record. We encourage diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for our employees where everyone can thrive, feel a sense of belonging and do meaningful work for our community. 

 

The Community Education Group is an equal opportunity employer. For more information about us, visit www.communityeducationgroup.org

Salary

$55,000 - $65,000 per year