Program Associate, National Grassroots Advocacy

Washington, District of Columbia, United States Full-time

The Program Associate is a member of NACHC’s National Grassroots Advocacy team. The Program Associate is responsible for managing the daily grassroots advocacy requests and program details. The successful candidate will work diligently with advocacy team and overall division to ensure access to affordable, quality and equitable health care.


What You Will Do:

Under the leadership of the Director of National Grassroots Advocacy, manage the day-to-day work of the Advocacy Center of Excellence ACE) Program, including application review, maintenance of the ACE webpages and master lists, and welcome packets.

  • Work with the Deputy Director of National Grassroots Advocacy to promote the ACE Program, reward/recognize ACE Health Centers, and continue to build a sustainable program.
  • Regularly monitor and perform maintenance on HC Advocacy and National Health Center Week websites for needed content updates.
  • Assist with the administration of National Health Center Week Picture & Video Contests.
  • Manage National Health Center Week online event portal.
  • Manage all external advocacy data requests, and internal data reporting as necessary/requested.
  • Organize, schedule/coordinate, and provide logistical support for events, including webinars, conference sessions, department meetings, and other events as assigned.
  • Provide support and assist with preparation of advocacy elements of P&I and CHI.
  • Work with Deputy Director and other division colleagues to produce a monthly Spanish advocacy newsletter.
  • Support the development and preparation of materials and resources to educate health centers, partners, and other stakeholders/audiences on advocacy issues.
  • Provide project management support, as needed.

 Ideal Candidate Will Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related discipline.
  • Previous work experience with community health centers and/or primary care associations preferred but not required.
  • Proficient with Microsoft applications (Word, Excel and Outlook); familiarity with online advocacy tools a pl
  • Experience with program development, management and evaluation a plus.
  • Exceptional attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to engage at a high level with issues of racial equity and
  • Commitment to NACHC's mission and
  • Recognition of importance of interdepartmental coordination and communication,  and of the need to keep leadership informed of problems and issues.

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