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AHK Storybank Specialist

Topeka, KS

Company: Community Care Network of Kansas - Alliance for a Healthy Kansas ("AHK")
Job Title: AHK Storybank Specialist
Job Classification: Full-Time, Exempt | Temporary (1 year)
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 Storybank Specialist is responsible for collecting, developing, and sharing personal stories of Kansans in the health care coverage gap. The Storybank Specialist will work in close collaboration with the Executive Director, Director of Communications, and other Alliance team members to gather stories illustrating the difficulties facing low-income Kansans as they seek health care.

This position requires the ability to organize and prioritize responsibilities resulting in successful and timely completion of events/activities, meeting objectives, and achieving established outcomes.

Major Duties:

  • Collect, develop, and deploy consumer stories in a story sharing campaign focused on KanCare expansion.
  • Work with the Community Organizer and other members of the Alliance team to build relationships with statewide and local organizations who can contribute to the campaign’s story- collection efforts.
  • Work with the Director of Communications to prepare and send story capsules to reporters in statewide and regional media outlets at key moments in the public discussion regarding KanCare.
  • Work with the Director of Communications to post consumer story capsules on the Alliance for a Healthy Kansas website with a new featured consumer each month.
  • Work with the Alliance team to identify consumers to include in the KanCare Consumer Corps, a core group of volunteers willing to share their stories to educate policymakers and the public.
  • Assist in preparing KanCare Consumer Corps members for interacting with the media and policymakers.
  • Perform all other duties assigned.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Services, Communications, Journalism, Political Science or related field is required.
  • Skilled in creative thinking and problem solving.
  • Exceptional interpersonal, organizational, written and verbal communication skills, as well as the ability to adopt the style, tone and voice accordingly when documenting people’s stories.
  • Well-organized and detail oriented.
  • Highly collaborative style.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with many different stakeholders and constituencies.
  • Proficient in Microsoft programs, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
  • Unrestricted driver’s license required.
  • Experience working in/with a health center environment preferred.
  • Ability to promote a professional and positive appearance and work environment.
  • Ability to make sound, independent decisions in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to communicate complex and technical information in a clear and concise manner, both verbally and written.
  • Serve as a resource and subject matter expert (SME) to other Community Care team members.
  • Creative thinking and problem-solving skills; willingness to seek input regularly for process improvement.

Additional/preferred qualifications

  • Resilience, flexibility, and creativity
  • High level of attention to details
  • Passion and commitment to improving health and social justice
  • Ability to work collaboratively with people of diverse skills, cultures, and backgrounds
  • High level of diplomacy and ability to interact with staff at all level
  • Ability to work effectively with multiple individuals and manage several projects at once with minimal supervision
  • Ability to travel as needed within the State of Kansas and nationally

Physical Demands

  • Some travel required with occasional overnight stays necessary.
  • Regularly maintain stationary position, with regular need to relocate to attend meetings internally and externally.
  • 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.
  • Regularly communicate with staff, members and stakeholders in writing, video conferencing and in person meetings.
  • Ability to lift or have the ability to utilize reasonably available resources to maneuver, up to fifty
  • (50) pounds.
  • Regularly required to speak and hear, sit, stand, bend, stoop, kneel and walk.

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.

Community Care requires each staff member to participate in and support Community Care’s strategic plan, contributing toward the successful achievement of all performance targets. Community Care expects each staff member to stay current with its communications, including Community Care News (weekly newsletter), all-staff meeting summaries, and any relevant departmental communication vehicles.

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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