Overview

Applicants must submit a cover letter and resume for serious consideration.

 

Missouri Family Health Council, Inc. is seeking a dynamic leader to spearhead efforts to advance the advocacy agenda of MFHC and effectuate systemic change.

MFHC is a private, nonprofit organization that champions access for every individual to culturally sensitive, quality, sexual and reproductive health education and services. Our mission is achieved in two primary ways: through advocacy to break down systemic policy barriers that decrease health equity and impede access to services, and improving quality services through programming. MFHC is proud to support systems of care throughout the state, with particular emphasis on safety net providers, in delivering patient-centered reproductive healthcare to all those who seek services. Learn more about MFHC by visiting www.mfhc.org.

Position Summary: The Director of Policy and Advocacy (DPA) is responsible for the development and implementation of MFHC’s advocacy plan. The DPA works directly with federal, state, and local officials to accomplish MFHC’s policy agenda. Additionally, the DPA works to engage MFHC’s network of health centers and community stakeholders in order to hold policymakers accountable. The DPA is part of the leadership team, and by breaking down systemic policy, racial, and health equity barriers, is integral to MFHC’s success of ensuring high-quality healthcare for all. The DPA supervises the Policy & Advocacy Manager.

Responsibilities include:

• Establish/Implement MFHC’s policy priorities, strategies, and advocacy plan.

• Lead MFHC’s policy and regulatory work, including lobbying; strengthen and coordinate policy efforts by leading the Healthy Families Priorities coalition.

• Build and maintain strong, strategic relationships with policymakers, state department officials, media, and stakeholders.

• Leverage MFHC’s network of health centers to engage, organize, and advocate for MFHC’s policy priorities.

• Hold policymakers accountable by engaging community partners and building an activist base.

• Supervise the Policy & Advocacy Manager; work with the leadership team to transform conceptual ideas into tangible outputs.

• Lead staff on grant writing and reporting for advocacy-related grants.

 

Qualifications include:

• Passionate belief in MFHC’s values and guiding principles, including that all people deserve quality, affordable healthcare, including accessible reproductive and sexual health services.

• A Bachelor’s degree required; graduate level degree in public policy, political science, social work, or law is strongly preferred.

• 3+ years’ experience with legislative/policy affairs, advocacy, organizing, or campaigns.

• Strong knowledge of the political landscape in Missouri as well as the legislative process.

• Strong critical thinking skills and ability to react/adapt quickly to a changing environment.

• Experience drafting and analyzing legislation and regulations.

• Experience in organizing community events to build support for issues.

• Established relationships with policymakers across the political spectrum and the health advocacy community preferred.

• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills; experience and comfort with public speaking preferred.

• Must be a self-directed and motivated individual who is comfortable and capable of working without direct supervision.

• Ability to work extended days at the Missouri Capitol and attend evening meetings/events.

• Must be able to register as a Missouri lobbyist.

 

This position is based out of the MFHC office in Jefferson City, MO. Compensation is commensurate with experience and education with a range of $65,000 – $80,000. This is a full time position with excellent benefits, a passionate and dedicated team, and the chance to make a real difference in people’s lives.

 

If you are qualified and interested, please email your cover letter and resume to rbeul@mfhc.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled. For greatest consideration, apply by January 20, 2020. All resumes will be treated as confidential. MFHC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Missouri Family Health Council, Inc.

MFHC is a private, nonprofit organization that champions access for every individual to culturally sensitive, quality, sexual and reproductive health education and services. Our mission is achieved in two primary ways: through advocacy to break down systemic policy barriers that decrease health equity and impede access to services, and improving quality services through programming. MFHC is proud to support systems of care throughout the state, with particular emphasis on safety net providers, in delivering patient-centered reproductive healthcare to all those who seek services. Learn more about MFHC by visiting www.mfhc.org.