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 low-income people.
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.
Reports To: Senior Communications Director. FLSA Status: Exempt. Revision Date: September 2019.
The position is located in Washington, D.C. Occasional travel (less than 10%) required.
TO APPLY, send resume, cover letter, and a writing sample to Jeff Van Ness at email@example.com. Put "Communications Associate" in the subject line.
Writing sample specifications: A solely-authored writing sample of no more than two pages. Please avoid submitting scanned printouts wherever possible.
No phone calls.
About Association for Community Affiliated Plans
ACAP represents 66 Safety Net Health Plans, which collectively provide health coverage to more than 20 million people with low incomes or significant health needs. Safety Net Health Plans serve their members through Medicaid, Medicare, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), the Marketplace and other publicly-sponsored health programs.
For more information, visit www.communityplans.net.