Health Team Program Associate
Location: Remote anywhere in California
Justice in Aging seeks a program associate to support our Health Team. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a team whose advocacy and legal expertise advance health equity for millions of low-income older adults across the country. The right candidate will gain from experience in health care advocacy, training, communications, and development while advancing our new Advancing Equity in Aging Initiative.
Justice in Aging uses the power of law and our expertise in health care, long-term services and supports, economic security, and elder justice to fight senior poverty. Our work addresses the systemic and intersectional inequities faced by older adults of color, older women, LGBTQ+ older adults, older adults with disabilities, and older adults who are immigrants or have limited English proficiency. Founded in 1972, we have a rich tradition of successful, high-impact, and strategic advocacy on behalf of the more than 7 million seniors living in poverty nationally. We also run the National Center on Law & Elder Rights through a federal contract with the Administration for Community Living.
This position can be remote anywhere in California. We currently have staff working from Oakland CA, Los Angeles CA, Sacramento, CA. Most of Justice in Aging’s staff are currently working remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Justice in Aging requires COVID-19 vaccination for all staff, with exemptions available in accordance with federal law.
Applications should be submitted by June 6, 2022, for first consideration, although applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Questions about the positions can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Provide support to our Health Director and team members to increase access to health care, home and community-based services (HCBS), long-term care for low-income older adults, and advance organizational objectives, including our new Advancing Equity Strategic Initiative.
- Assist with scheduling meetings for team members.
- Attend internal and external meetings, take minutes, and disseminate summaries and action steps.
- Assist with tracking program activities, preparing reports, and reviewing written materials.
- Assist in tracking federal and state-based legislation and budget priorities and implementation, such as the California Master Plan for Aging.
- Administer training webcasts including set-up, technical support, and facilitation using GoToWebcast and Zoom.
- Support team members in the development of fact sheets, issue briefs, grant proposals, and other written resources.
- Any combination of applicable educational/professional credentials and experience that will enable you to perform the above duties successfully.
- Ability to work collaboratively and independently across multiple teams and the organization.
- Ability to communicate and interact effectively with Justice in Aging staff, aging and legal services network members, partners, federal and state agencies, and funders.
- Experience and/or interest in health policy, advancing health equity, home and community-based services, and long-term care policy, particularly in the areas of Medicaid and Medicare for older adults and people with disabilities.
- Familiarity with the legislative and budget process in California and/or federally.
- Experience and familiarity with Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Zoom and Dropbox.
The salary for this position starts at $60,000 with a potential increase depending on experience. Justice in Aging offers a competitive benefits package, including fully paid health, dental, and life insurance; flexible reimbursement plan; 403(b) retirement savings plan with 8% automatic employer contribution; paid parental leave, sabbatical leave, and compensatory time; federal holidays, sick time, and generous vacation policy.
Please submit the following to email@example.com, with your name and position you are seeking in the email subject line. Applications received by June 6, 2022 will receive first consideration.
(1) Cover letter that describes your interest in this particular position. In your cover letter, you must answer the following question:
To promote social justice and best achieve our mission, Justice in Aging is committed to maintaining a diverse staff and creating an inclusive and respectful workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued. How do you think your personal or professional experience or background has prepared you to contribute to a work environment with a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion? Feel free to think broadly about your response to this question, applying various aspects of your life and personal experiences to your response.
(3) One writing sample of any type (for example, could include writing produced in a school or work environment); and
(4) Three professional or educational references.
Justice in Aging is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to maintaining a diverse staff and we particularly encourage applications from people of color, women, people with disabilities, the LGBTQ+ community, and others whose background may contribute to more effective representation of low-income people and underserved communities.
If you need an accommodation for the application process or any aspect of this position, please contact Deputy Director Jennifer Goldberg at firstname.lastname@example.org. The application and all other questions should be directed to email@example.com.