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Work with the senior leadership to shape a vision for the
organization’s policy and health and racial equity work.
Lead the development of executable and measurable organizational
policy and equity implementation plans and evaluation strategies
and establish bodies of work and project-based policy and equity
goals and priorities.
Provide thought leadership and depth on crosscutting issues to
ensure high impact policy positions.
Work with and advise senior leadership on emerging policy
priorities as well as internal and external health and racial
equity opportunities and challenges.
Develop, coordinate, and monitor policy and equity related
performance metrics for the organization, and within and across
programs/bodies of work/functional areas.
Coordinate company rapid response to high priority
issues/threats through direct engagement of key external
stakeholders and internal teams.
Advance our commitment to equity in our organizational culture,
staff recruitment and retention, professional development,
programs, and approach to engaging and managing external
Serve as a catalyst and inspire an organizational culture of
Conceive and draft high-impact reports, policy briefs, position
papers, memoranda, testimony, talking points, letters, and other
materials in support of company policy priorities and
Work closely across the organization to explore and define data
analytics, infographics, and narrative storytelling necessary to
highlight issues and influence and drive decision-making. Oversee
production of policy and related materials, including graphical and
Recommend approaches for disseminating policy and equity
products (e.g., social media, newspapers, newsletters, journals,
town hall meetings, neighborhood gatherings).
Identify systemic and institutional racist policies and provide
concrete ideas and strategies to highlight and address the
inequities and their impact on people of color.
Monitor local, state, and federal governing bodies for actions
of importance to the organization and issues affecting Louisiana
Build and enhance internal and external health and racial
inequity frameworks to operationalize the organization’s Health
Determine and negotiate scopes of work and contracting with
Write proposals and lead proposal development and securing new
business that aligns with policy and health and racial equity
Develop project management timelines and set priorities and
metrics to meet and assess program goals and deadlines.
Significant work experience (7-10+ years) in fields relevant to
assigned responsibilities as well as a broad, generalist background
with deep and comprehensive understanding of program design and
development, systems, and networking.
Master’s degree in relevant field required
Strong understanding of the root causes of inequities, systemic
racism, and the social determinants of health.
A proven record of developing and implementing policy and
advocacy strategies and tactics.
Sound and strategic judgment, ability to problem solve, and
nimbleness in adapting to changing circumstances.
Demonstrated ability to influence and engage diverse audiences
and to build long-term collaborative relationships with key
organizational and individual partners.
Superior oral and written communication skills, including the
ability to explain the public health priorities and issues in
compelling terms and to communicate complex ideas clearly and
Demonstrated capacity and ability to lead, oversee, and manage
start-up organizational initiatives and track outcomes.
Outstanding time management and organizational skills, with
careful attention to detail, and a demonstrated ability to manage
multi-faceted projects and perform well independently with grace
under pressure in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment.
Ability to work with diverse personalities, and the wide variety
of backgrounds and experiences.
Commitment to centering diversity and equity in executing key
Ability to travel up to 40% of the time.