Healthcare Advocate

Based in Staten Island, NY

Provide on-going advocacy and health education based services to community organizations and community members. Responsible for developing meaningful long-term relationships with grassroots community leaders within assigned regions; while also serving as liaison between Union Leadership and members of the GNYHA affiliated partners. Candidates must be goal-oriented and results driven, with demonstrable creative and innovative approaches to community organizing. Successful candidates will oversee the development and implementation of multiple neighborhood plans to establish progressive community-based coalitions organized to protect and defend the right of working families in New York State, with a focus on access to affordable, quality healthcare.


  • Develop and maintain relationships with key constituencies
  • Work closely with staff, union members and leadership and maintain regular communications.
  • Represent the project at forums, meetings and conferences.
  • Research and analyze regional demographics, civic participation, local organizations; project and evaluate measurable goals for activities.
  • Identify opportunities to deliver presentations to large groups on campaign objectives.
  • Develop demographic segmentation strategies that align with communities within assigned territories.
  • Assist with development of issues and community specific educational literature and assist in developing regional distribution outlets.
  • Attend monthly community meetings, i.e. Community Boards, Joint Community Partnership Coalitions, Civics, Precinct Board, Clergy meetings, Elected Officials Breakfast meetings
  • Generate useable material relevant to campaigns to support HEP promotional efforts such as quotes, photographs etc.
  • Coordinate and execute campaign events, rallies, health fairs, seminars, press conferences, district lobby visits.
  • Build and maintain non-partisan political relationships with local legislators, political staff, labor leaders, community leaders and clergy.
  • Plan Logistics and strategize for events that require multi level planning example annual Washington DC lobby day.
  • Prepare written reports and compile statistical data on campaign event performance
  • Develop and implement tactics to support regional and national campaign strategies.
  • Develop regional communication plans that include print and digital medium.


  • Perform special projects and assignments as directed by management.
  • Maintain the confidentiality required of the organization and the department.
  • Adhere to policies and procedures as set forth by the project.
  • Maintain Funds’ performance standards including attendance and punctuality.


  • Computer competency (Word, database) required
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational and presentation skills
  • Ability to oversee a program by diligent tracking of goals and progress
  • Able to work independently, solve problems and manage time and priorities:
  • Commitment to social change a must
  • Ability to develop meaningful and productive relationships with community leaders and organizations
  • Able to work well with all religious, cultural, ethnic and social groups
  • Successful execution in coalition building is a plus
  • Foreign language skills helpful, but not required


  • HS Diploma or GED required, some college preferred
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience with social justice, political or progressive campaigns required.


  • Ability to work long and often irregular hours, including early mornings, late evenings meetings and weekends.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license.

The above description is intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees in this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications of employees assigned to this job.

We offer a competitive salary, an excellent fully employer-paid comprehensive benefits package and talented professional colleagues. For consideration and to apply, please visit us at https://www.1199seiubenefits.org/. Please mention you saw this ad in UnionJobs. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

WHEN APPLYING: Be sure to indicate that you saw this information at UNIONJOBS.COM.