Jobs at TACHC

Director of Policy and External Communications

The Director of Policy and External Communications (DPEC) serves as a liaison with state and federal policy-makers on behalf of community health centers and the people they serve to strengthen and preserve the health care safety net. The DPEC serves as a member of TACHC’s Leadership Team, providing input on TACHC’s overall strategic direction and organizational management, integrating policy in all TACHC activities, programs and services, engaging membership on federal and state policy developments and ensuring that TACHC’s Leadership and staff are kept up-to- date on the latest policy developments at both the federal and state level.

This position leads and supervises a highly qualified team who are responsible for the design and implementation of public policy and grassroots advocacy strategy and communications to ensure the provision of vital health care services in vulnerable Texas communities and the continued financial stability of community health centers.

Candidates must have the ability to address a constantly changing health care and political environment at the federal and state level; gather, communicate and distill complex policy information to both health centers and policymakers; address varied levels of policy knowledge among health center members and other advocates in presentations and training sessions; handle a multitude of projects simultaneously; and address other tasks as assigned by the Executive Director.

Required

* Masters level degree in Public Policy, Public Administration or related field and at least 7 years of health care policy experience
* Strong writing, communication and presentation skills
* Strong research and analytical skills

* Leadership and managerial experience
* Experience working with the state legislature

Preferred

* Understanding of community health centers
* State or federal lobbying experience
* Knowledge of state and federal health care policy
* Medicaid policy expertise
* Training experience
* Nonprofit experience
* Spanish language skills

Please send resume to dop@tachc.org