Medicaid Outreach Organizer for Medicaid Expansion (Remote & Contract)

Medicaid Outreach Organizer for Medicaid Expansion (Remote and Contract)

Reports to: Project Partner

Supervisory Responsibilities: This is not a management or supervisory position

Supervises:   N/A

FLSA Status: Exempt

This position is a temporary six month contract with potential for extension through Jan. 31, 2023. 

United for Respect (UFR) and United for Respect Education Fund (UFREF) is a national organization building an industry voice of people working for the country’s largest corporations. Through scaled leadership development and base-building, UFR’s growing network is challenging major corporations and policymakers to provide family‐sustaining jobs for all working people. We leverage technology — social media, relational tools, and our digital platform, WorkIt — and bring the workforce into a shared community of support and advocacy. 

United for Respect is seeking motivated, dynamic Medicaid Outreach Organizers to join our Medicaid Expansion team. Our campaign is seeking to grow the leadership of low wage workers by empowering volunteers, activist leaders, and supporters to organize their communities around the local and national fight for medicaid expansion  and  health access. Medicaid Outreach Organizers are responsible for identifying retail workers impacted by the health coverage gap, and providing mentorship and support to organize their communities, provide education on medicaid expansion, and uplift strategies for enrollment and advocacy. Outreach will focus specifically in Texas, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. 

We encourage you to apply for this position if you are excited about direct volunteer empowerment around Medicaid expansion and health access and are passionate about investing time and resources into deep organizing and training. The ideal candidate is familiar with discussing health and access to healthcare, excels at relationship-building and leadership development. 

This position is housed in the Political and Policy department and will report to the Medicaid Expansion Project Manager at United for Respect.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Work in coalition with organizational partners in target States

  • Use digital tools to support organizing on the ground 

  • Identify, recruit, and support volunteer leaders by building meaningful relationships

  • Recruit, train and develop teams of volunteers 

  • Motivate volunteers to meet contact goals and participate in policy advocacy

  • Organize events and meetings

  • Develop educational materials on Medicaid expansion 

  • Help manage and drive metrics with Project Manager 

  • Other duties as assigned.

What You’ll Bring

  • At least 2 years of relational organizing & volunteer support 

  • At least 1 year experience working on improving health access strongly preferred

  • Ability to multitask, create and achieve goals, meet deadlines and creatively solve problems

  • Proficiency using digital tools

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and listening skills

  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

  • Strong willingness to learn and adapt

  • Ability to take feedback and implement changes in real time

  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working or volunteering on electoral, union, or community organizing campaigns

We’re Excited About You Because You

  • Have a vision for funding a powerful renewal of the labor movement driven by a commitment to grassroots worker power and the leadership of working class people to define our own destiny

  • Utilize a values-based approach when approaching your work

  • Embrace technology as an enabler to help you get your job done and to collaborate in a culture that promotes passion in technology

  • Have the ability to manage multiple projects, create and execute work plans, anticipate obstacles and identify ways to navigate challenges,  and drive projects independently.

Salary Range: $4000/monthly, plus $500/monthly healthcare stipend.  This position is a temporary six month contract with potential for extension through Jan. 31, 2023. 

United for Respect is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and actively recruits people of color, women, individuals with disabilities, and members of the LGBTQIA+ community. United for Respect provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

 

Location: Remote. Strongly preferred to be in or near North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, or Texas