Friday, December 31, 2010

Healthcare Outreach Coordinator (Washington, DC)

Healthcare Outreach Coordinator (Washington, DC)

Small Business Majority (SBM), based in Sausalito, CA, with offices in Washington DC, New York and Sacramento, is the leading national voice for the rapidly growing ranks of small business owners, freelancers and other entrepreneurs who are advocating for progressive public policy solutions such as healthcare reform and clean energy. Our organization has successfully advised state and national leaders using our in-depth research and policy analysis, and our results have direct relevance for small business owners, policymakers, and other stakeholders.

We are expanding our dynamic team and seek an enthusiastic field coordinator who has a passion for making a difference. This position is in Washington D.C.


1. Execute state small business healthcare outreach plan. Continuously work to evolve plan to make it more effective.
• Execute plan to educate and inform small businesses and the self-employed about the Affordable Care Act (ACA - the new healthcare law)
• Seek feedback from state partners, business groups, and small business owners about additional tools and resources Small Business Majority (SBM) can provide
• Implement suggestions from state partners and business groups on how SBM can be more helpful and relevant

2. Identify state-based partners, quickly build and maintain relationships, and serve as liaison.
• Identify, develop relationship, and serve as liaison with local and state partners (business organizations, healthcare advocacy groups, etc.) that have the capacity and willingness to work as partners with SBM to educate small business owners and self-employed about the ACA
• Nurture and develop relationships between SBM and state-based partners, particularly maintain communications with organizational leadership to assure the network is building local capacity
• Work with all interested state partners, ideally business organizations (Chambers of Commerce, Rotary Clubs, Urban League, Kiwanis, etc), to engage their organization and members in events pertinent to small business issues

3. Educate & conduct outreach to business groups and other partners
• Present information to state and national business groups, healthcare advocacy groups, and appropriate public venues (conferences, etc) on how the ACA affects small businesses and the self employed
• Inform small business owners on how they can take action to affect state policy decisions, especially as it relates to the Affordable Care Act
• In close partnership with SBM’s communications team, provide relevant information to small business owners via social media, a monthly newsletter, as significant events arise
• Plan, facilitate, and organize events including, face-to-face events, webinars and conference call briefings on specific issues related to small business owners
• Participate in panels, press conferences, events, and possibly testify at legislative hearings.

4. Build and activate Small Business Owners Network
• Use creative techniques to help grow the Small Business Owner Network
• Work with state organizations to identify individual small business owners willing to serve as spokespeople on key healthcare issues for media, press conferences, and government events
• In close partnership with SBM’s communications team, quickly activate and communicate with small business owners for events, legislative priorities, and press events

5. Maintain information in database and outreach archives
• Work with SBM’s data team to ensure that appropriate information is entered into system
• Keep small business owner and contact data base up to date
• Ensure that small business network is being consistently grown
• Keep detailed records of outreach efforts and work in conjunction with development manager to present information for funder reports
• Develop weekly report on progress in states

• Proven ability doing field work on a campaign or for a state/national field program
• Excellent public speaking skills
• Strong organizing and coordination experience, including detailed follow up
• Ability to quickly build relationships with all types of people
• Track record of ability to build and complete action plan
• Self starter who has ability to make cold calls and network
• Desire to “think outside the box” and be flexible to accommodate unexpected developments and changing priorities
• Strong entrepreneurial spirit
• Interest in staying updated on healthcare policy and comfort in talking about those polices; however, this is NOT a policy position; it is a field/organizing position
• At least 2 years of work experience
• NOTE: Regular national travel required!!

Reports To
• National Outreach and Government Affairs Manager (located in Washington, DC) 

If interested in applying, please submit cover letter and resume to:

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