Tuesday, February 5, 2013

California Center for Public Health Advocacy in search of a State Policy Coordinator

The California Center for Public Health Advocacy (CCPHA) is a nationally recognized leader in raising awareness about the causes and consequences of the obesity and diabetes epidemics and promoting the establishment of state and local policies to promote healthy eating and physical activity.

CCPHA seeks a midlevel professional to coordinate our state legislative advocacy efforts.
Reporting to the Executive Director, the State Policy Coordinator will be the Center’s day-to-day liaison with our contract lobbyist in the Capitol.

The State Policy Coordinator’s duties will include the following:
(1) developing background materials for CCPHA-sponsored bills;
(2) writing letters of support and opposition to state and national legislation;
(3) preparing legislative testimony;
(4) meeting with legislative staff and interest groups to advance CCPHA’s legislative interests;
(5) attending legislative hearings;
(6) participating in strategic coalitions and developing strategic partnerships;
(7) informing CCPHA’s statewide advocacy network about legislative activities and activating them at appropriate times;
(8) using social media to advance our policy agenda; and
(9) coordinating CCPHA’s state policy work with the other activities of the organization.
Qualifications for the position include:
  • Exceptional writing skills and good public speaking skills.
  • A public health or public policy background (knowledge of nutrition and physical activity issues is a plus).
  • Knowledge of the state policy making process (experience developing and/or advocating for policy reforms, and doing such work in California is a plus)
  • Ability to work independently, coordinate multiple tasks simultaneously, and work as a member of a team. 
  • Computer skills including working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite.
This position is fulltime and is based in Davis, California.    Salary range is $40,000 - $55,000 depending on experience. Benefits include generous health, dental, and vision insurance and 403(b) contribution.

To apply, send a resume, writing sample and a cover letter postmarked by February 11, 2013 to:
California Center for Public Health Advocacy
ATTN: John Perez
PO Box 2309 Davis, California 95617

The California Center for Public Health Advocacy is an equal opportunity employer.