Communications Associate

The Association for Community Affiliated Plans (ACAP) seeks a Communications Associate to provide communications and research support on projects and advocacy efforts related to Medicaid, CHIP, Marketplace Qualified Health Plans, and Medicare plans for low-income populations.

This position offers an excellent opportunity to be a part of a leading organization committed to increasing access to quality health coverage and services for people with low incomes.

The position requires top-notch verbal, organizational, writing and interpersonal skills, and the ability to perform independently in a fast-paced environment under general supervision. The successful candidate must be able to customarily and regularly exercise judgment and discretion.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The responsibilities of the Communications Associate include:

• Development and dissemination of public-facing ACAP communications products, including its newsletter.
• Perform media surveillance.
• Update and manage ACAP’s web site in collaboration with other staff.
• Serve as primary staff for ACAP social media accounts, and development of new social media products, or presence on new platforms.
• Development, design, and dissemination of member-facing ACAP resources, including staff directories and Preferred Vendor program materials.
• Research and develop data-driven communications products.
• Support for executive-level presentations and reports.
• Support the development and management of ACAP-sponsored conferences.
• Serve as primary staff for select ACAP award programs.
• Responding to member inquiries and addressing member concerns.
• Provide editorial support as needed to staff.
• Communicate effectively and frequently with colleagues and members.
• Other duties as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE REQUIREMENTS
Competitive candidates must possess a college degree, a demonstrable interest in health care policy, and fluency in Microsoft Office products. The ideal candidate will have a background in communications or journalism; 1-2 years relevant work experience not necessary but preferred. Knowledge of Medicaid, Medicare, the Affordable Care Act, and prior work or internships in health policy organizations or associations are all pluses.

Strong writing, interpersonal, and communications skills are a must.

ORGANIZATIONAL INFORMATION
ACAP represents 66 not-for-profit Safety Net Health Plans in 29 states, which collectively serve more than 20 million people enrolled in Medicaid, Medicare, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and other public health programs. ACAP’s mission is to strengthen not-for-profit safety net health plans in their work to improve the health and well-being of lower-income and vulnerable populations.

SALARY AND COMPENSATION
The salary range is commensurate with work experience and educational level. A competitive benefit package is offered.

 

Application instructions are in the link below.

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