Asian Americans Advancing Justice - LA

Building upon the legacy of the Asian Pacific American Legal Center

Health Program Educator

Position Summary: Through HAP, Advancing Justice-LA anchors the Health Justice Network (HJN), a statewide network of close to 60 AANHPI and other communities of color organizations working on health care issues, including health care reform and access to health care services. Under the supervision of the Program Director, the Health Program Educator will conduct outreach, education, enrollment, post enrollment, case management, and advocacy activities, help develop curriculums and conduct trainings and workshops, and work with Advancing Justice – LA staff and other organizations to increase health care options, including Covered California (the state’s health care marketplace), Medi-Cal programs and other health care programs.  The Health Program Educator will also provide in-language post-enrollment work, technical assistance, and case management for Chinese-speaking clients who have been assisted with enrollment into appropriate health programs, as well as assist with the translations of community outreach, education and advocacy materials.
 
Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Conduct outreach, education, enrollment, post-enrollment, case management of clients, and other navigator activities as a Covered California Certified Enrollment Counselor (CEC) 
  • Support advocacy activities, including facilitating trainings, developing culturally and linguistically appropriate outreach and education materials, and updating training curricula for consumers, Health Justice Network (HJN) local and regional partners
  • Provide technical and other support, including conducting trainings, to Advancing Justice–LA’s hotline staff, HJN partners, and other partners working on health care reform activities, on Covered California, the Medi-Cal program, and other aspects of health care reform
  • Maintain relationships with organizations and policy makers to move HAP outreach, education, enrollment, navigation, and advocacy efforts forward 
  • Conduct communications and media outreach, including through social media, to promote HAP and HJN 
  • Review relevant materials on health care reform and recommend appropriate resources for consumers, advocates, and HJN partners and assist with translations of community education and advocacy materials when needed
  • Work with HAP staff and Advancing Justice – LA policy team to support partner organizations implementing community education, working in coalitions, and supporting policy efforts that promote community engagement
  • Other Duties as Assigned
 
Qualifications:
  • Minimum Education and Work Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree (a relevant graduate degree a plus)
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience working on health care programs  
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience conducting trainings, workshops and/or public speaking
 
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Familiarity with Covered California and/or publicly funded programs, including Medi-Cal and local safety net programs (certification as a CEC a plus)
  • Knowledge of health-related issues, including health care reform, health equity and health disparities, as well as an understanding of the local, state and federal health care landscape
  • Bilingual ability in Chinese or another Asian American or Pacific Islander language, both oral and written skills
  • Strong organizational skills, with strong attention to detail and task oriented
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge and experience working with diverse communities and coalitions, especially AANHPI communities, in California 
  • Strong commitment to social justice
  • Must be creative, self-directed, motivated, organized, comfortable working independently and have the ability to initiate and coordinate projects in a timely manner
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends
  • Access to reliable means of transportation a must
  • Strong computer, word processing, and database skills and familiarity and experience with Microsoft Office Suit products
  • Design experience, including familiarity with Adobe Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and other software programs a plus
 
Compensation/Benefits: Salary will be negotiated, depending on experience. Benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance with retirement plan. Parking provided.
 
Application Process: Applicants should send a cover letter, resume and references to: hr@advancingjustice-la.org.

 

Agency Description: 

Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Los Angeles is the nation’s largest Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) legal and civil rights organization and serves more than 15,000 individuals and organizations every year. Founded in 1983 as the Asian Pacific American Legal Center, Advancing Justice - LA’s mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society. Through direct legal services, impact litigation, policy analysis and advocacy, leadership development and capacity building, Advancing Justice - LA seeks to serve the most vulnerable members of the AANHPI community while also building a strong AANHPI voice for civil rights and social justice. Advancing Justice–LA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply, regardless of race, color, creed, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression, disability, HIV status, marital or domestic partner status, or religious affiliation. 

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Our mission is to advocate for civil rights, provide legal services and education, and build coalitions to positively influence and impact Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders and to create a more equitable and harmonious society.