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Organization TypePublic Interest
Years of Experience
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ProfileProgram Director of Rural Health Disparities Program Responsibilities: Coordinate the development of CRLA’s Rural Health Disparities Program. Work with Directing Attorneys and Program Directors to develop strategy for RHDP. Coordinate, monitor and evaluate advocacy strategies and projects, including litigation. Collaborate with management, to ensure new substantive legal knowledge, advocacy strategies and grant supported projects are successfully executed, completed and implemented throughout the organization. Develop professional activities, conduct trainings for CRLA advocates, related to skills, legal knowledge advocacy strategies what will advance work towards identified outcomes. Develop outreach and education action materials in collaboration with the Director of Community Workers, Deputy Directors, Regional Directors, DLATs, and other senior directors as appropriate. Lead advocacy projects and legal case work that have potential for replication, organizational learning and significant impact on client communities and client groups. Work in collaboration with the Administrative Director for Technology and Other Services, Development Department, Deputy Directors and Regional Directors to ensure oversight, monitoring, and review of direct health consumer assistance in local offices and within regions. Manage company partnerships with the Health Consumer Alliance, National Health Law Project, Western Center on Law and Poverty, California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation, and other health organizations. Collaborate with Program Directors as necessary to evaluate advocacy needs targeting particularly vulnerable populations and to develop and implement advocacy plans. Collaborate with the Program Director of the Community Equity Initiative (CEI) to develop advocacy efforts that help meet priority area outcomes related to the built environment and other social determinants of health. Collaborate with Directing Attorneys, Regional Directors and DLATs, as appropriate to manage and provide oversight of local or regional advocacy projects, including the Imperial Valley Health Consumer Center. Attend state and national conferences to elevate CRLA RHDP efforts.
Qualification and Experience
Qualifications: The candidate should have a degree in J.D. required, member of the CA State Bar in good standing, additional degree in Public Heath or related field a plus. Working knowledge of the Affordable Care Act, and related programs/regulatory policies. Experience working in community based settings with low income families. Experience with management and supervision of professional teams and legal work. Proven track record of collaborating with internal professional teams and external records. Ability to establish rapport, trust with a diverse set of professional teams, partners & institutional leaders. Ability to manage multiple tasks, projects and demands in a timely & professional manner. Bilingual Fluency in Spanish preferred. Finger printing and background check required.