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Community Organizer

Topeka, KS

Company: Community Care Network of Kansas - Alliance for a Healthy Kansas ("AHK")
Job Title: Community Organizer
Job Classification: Full-Time, Exempt
Supervisor: Executive Director, Alliance for a Healthy Kansas
Salary Range: Negotiable based on experience
Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00pm (or similar schedule)
Location: Topeka, KS

Primary Accountabilities:
The Alliance for a Healthy Kansas Community Organizer leads the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas effort to engage and organize advocates and the public in order to advance policies that improve the health and well-being of Kansas residents. The Community Organizer plays a vital role in ensuring the success of community meetings around the state and maintaining a relationship with advocates and grassroots organizations.

This position requires the ability to travel and maintain relationships with people from all over Kansas in order to complete events and activities, meeting objectives and established outcomes in a timely and successful manner.

Major Duties:

  • Develop and implement a strategic plan around the recruitment, mobilization, training and retention of grassroots consumer health advocates.
  • Maintain regular communication with members of the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas grassroots advocacy network to keep them engaged and active throughout the year- including phone calls, emails, social media messaging, etc.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with partners and community supporters.
  • Schedule and manage logistics for community events.
  • Activate and engage Alliance for a Healthy Kansas grassroots advocates in offline tactics as appropriate to impact public policy campaigns. Examples include rallies, spokesperson opportunities, phone call campaigns, events, etc.
  • Assist in maintaining data systems related to outreach efforts.
  • Organize and deliver presentations to small and large groups on Alliance policy issues.
  • Monitor legislative action on consumer health topics and organize activities and campaigns to affect change when appropriate.
  • Participate in lobbying efforts for Alliance policy priorities.
  • Perform all other duties assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in social work, public health, political science, communications or related field is required.
  • Candidate is expected to have experience planning and executing trainings and policy events, including developing agendas, coordinating speaker outreach, creating materials, and managing logistics.
  • Exceptional public speaking and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed within the State of Kansas.
  • Working knowledge of grassroots advocacy principles and the legislative process.
  • Ability to implement programs and initiatives by engaging all key partners and constituents.
  • Demonstrated ability to simultaneously manage multiple, complex projects in varying stages of development under time constraints.
  • Ability to work with and relate to diverse groups of people.
  • Unrestricted driver’s license required.
  • Ability to promote a professional and positive appearance and work environment.
  • Ability to make sound, independent decisions in a fast-paced environment.
  • Proficiency with Windows operating systems, Microsoft Office, and webinar and meeting hosting platforms.

Additional/preferred qualifications

  • Resilience, flexibility, and creativity
  • High level of attention to details
  • Passion and commitment to improving health and social justice
  • High level of diplomacy and ability to interact with staff at all levels
  • Ability to work effectively with multiple individuals and manage several projects at once with minimal supervision

Physical Demands

  • Regularly required to speak and hear, sit, stand, bend, stoop, kneel and walk.
  • Ability to read computer screens and operate computer peripherals for an extended period of time, or the ability to discern electronic information through reasonably available accommodations.
  • Frequently required to travel with occasional overnight stays necessary.
  • Regularly required to work at community events on evenings and weekends.
  • Ability to lift or have the ability to utilize reasonably available resources to maneuver, up to fifty (50) pounds.
  • Regularly maintain stationary position, with regular need to relocate to attend meetings internally and externally.
  • Regularly communicate with staff, members and stakeholders in writing, video conferencing and in person meetings.

Work Environment:

  • Professional and deadline-oriented environment in an office setting with regulated temperatures and moderate noise level.
  • Frequent interaction with staff and business partners.

About Joining the Community Care Team:

Essential skills necessary to this position are communication, organization, critical thinking, time management, teamwork, evaluation and feedback, and project management.

Community Care is a member association for community care clinics across Kansas; thus, Community Care staff demonstrate an interest in health care access for all, especially the underserved and uninsured. Each team member can demonstrate Community Care’s why, vision, mission and values and behaviors.

Additional Duties: Additional duties and responsibilities may be added to this job description at any time. The job description does not state or imply that these are the only activities to be performed by the employee(s) holding this position. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related responsibilities are requested by their supervisor.

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