Friday, January 28, 2011

Community Health Councils Opportunity

Policy Analyst

The Policy Analyst (PA) provides support in linking policy and systems change with enduring community-level investments that promote disease prevention. Responsibilities include monitoring and providing updates and analysis of key policy issues at national, state, county and city levels.  The PA helps develop the project’s annual policy agenda as defined by CHC and community stakeholders; writes policy briefs; develops and implements action plans to advocate a policy agenda; coordinates and performs relevant stakeholder training; develops and disseminates policy updates; and participates in the publication of CHC’s monthly newsletter. 

The position requires the ability to multi-task; to follow-up on policy activities; prepare and maintain documentation of policy and advocacy actions; act as liaison or representative between CHC and a variety of local and statewide policy committees and workgroups. The successful candidate must be able to communicate with all sectors and levels of diverse communities. 

Requirements: a Master’s degree in public policy, public health, sociology, urban planning or a related field; a minimum of two years policy and/or research experience; knowledge of the legislative process, chronic disease disparities, and key healthcare policy issues.  Strong verbal and written skills, coalition experience, good presentation skills required; knowledge of South Los Angeles communities and organizations a plus.
Competitive salary plus excellent benefits. Send resume and cover letter to Mary Johnson or fax 323.295.9467.

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