Advancing Justice Southern California,

Health Access Program Associate Director

2 months ago
Employment type
Los Angeles
Closing date

About this organization

We are the nation's largest legal and civil rights organization for Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders (AANHPI). Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Pacific Americans and to create a more equitable and harmonious society. We serve more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year, focusing on the most vulnerable members of Asian American and NHPI communities while also building a strong voice for civil rights and social justice. With our Advancing Justice affiliates in Atlanta, Chicago, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C., we enrich, enhance, and serve our communities all across the country.

About this job

Under the supervision of the Vice President of Programs, the Associate Director seeks to address the health care needs of AANHPI communities and to increase access to affordable, quality, culturally and linguistically appropriate health care for AAPIs through policy advocacy, enrollment, outreach, and education. The Associate Director will lead the Organizational Services - Programs Health Access team by developing and implementing its vision, short and long-term goals, and strategic direction in conjunction with the team. The Associate Director must possess a substantive knowledge of the federal, state and local healthcare systems and programs, an understanding of healthcare reform, and a thorough grasp of a broad range of health-related issues to direct and teach the team, as well as maintain the teams knowledge of the constantly changing healthcare landscape. This position is NOT covered under the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Roles & responsibilities

60% Program Leadership and Strategic Development

Oversee and guide the work of the program and staff to ensure alignment with the agency mission

Develop and implement annual unit work plans with the team that incorporates grant deliverables

Supervise Program Health Access staff to ensure their performance meets goals and deliverables, including increasing their healthcare expertise

Perform administrative functions, including timesheet review and submission, approval of expenses, periodic staff evaluations, etc.

Work with Development to secure funding to achieve proper growth for the team, including drafting and finalizing timely grant proposals and reports, exploring potential funding sources, and meeting with current or potential foundations and funders

Coordinate policy advocacy, client services and community outreach with other units/departments within the Agency

Work with Finance to direct and maintain oversight of unit budget

Strategize appropriate program work given community needs, priorities, and agency resources

30% Program Work

With Advancing Justice LAs Policy Director, lead, supervise and conduct administrative, legislative and policy and advocacy efforts to expand access to health care programs, to ensure culturally and linguistically appropriate health care services, and to improve the overall health care system in California and the U.S.

Participate in strategic meetings with institutions and community groups

Support and strategize campaigns to advance human and civil rights

Monitor legislation in the areas affecting project work

10% Other Duties as Assigned

Engage in public speaking at forums to advance Advancing Justices health access policy agenda

Work in cooperation with other units/projects, senior leadership and other staff members within the agency about health issues and advance organizational issues and policies affecting clients

All other duties as assigned


Minimum Bachelors degree

Minimum of six (6) years of related experience in health care reform and/or health care systems issues, including Covered California, Medi-Cal program, and/or the health care safety net system

Minimum of two (2) years of policy advocacy experience

Minimum of two (2) years of supervisory and project management experience

Development experience and proven ability to raise funding

Ability to decipher complex legislation material and disseminate a simplified version of such material

Bilingual or biliterate in at least one Asian language strongly preferred (Chinese, Korean, Thai, Tagalog, or Vietnamese)

Dedication to serving immigrant communities and a sincere commitment to working on behalf of low-income immigrants

Valid driver's license and/or access to alternative means of transportation

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