Good news for kids – MCA is hiring!

LOGO.gifThe Maine Children’s Alliance (MCA) is seeking a full-time, two-year grant funded Outreach and Enrollment Specialist.

Position Summary:

The Outreach and Enrollment Specialist provides a high level of coordination, organizational support, training, education and customer service for the Connecting Maine Kids to Coverage Project., a multi-organizational initiative led by Consumers for Affordable Health Care (CAHC). The primary goal of the Connecting Maine Kids to Coverage Project is to help eligible families enroll or re-enroll in Medicaid and CHIP health care coverage (known as MaineCare). This position reports to MCA’s Executive Director.

About the Maine Children’s Alliance: The Maine Children’s Alliance (MCA) is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization committed to improving the lives of Maine’s children, youth and families. MCA provides comprehensive data and information about the status and well-being of Maine’s children, partners with local, regional and state service providers and advocates, and promotes sound policies and best practices that give Maine children the best chance at success.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Developing educational materials and distributing them at schools, child care centers, and other kid serving organizations throughout Maine.
  • Training professionals about the importance of health coverage for kids and how MaineCare fits that role for low income children.
  • Managing the logistics of and coordinating content development for meetings, conferences, trainings, and other project-related events.
  • Reaching children and families through outreach events in communities across the state.
  • Providing individual, telephone based assistance to families who may be eligible for Medicaid/CHIP by answering calls on the CAHC HelpLine for 6-8 hours per week.

Knowledge:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Maine’s health care environment, including expertise in health coverage programs such as MaineCare.
  • Demonstrated organizational, work management, and group process skills, ability to take initiative to identify and propose new tasks and procedures.
  • Demonstrated experience in working on multiple priorities consecutively and sequentially and meeting quality standards for accuracy, attention to detail, and timeliness.
  • Highly proficient user of MS Office products (Excel, Word, Access, Publisher & Outlook).
  • Understanding of issues impacting child well-being (poverty, education, health).

Skills required:

  • Excellent communication skills, able to communicate complicated topics clearly to diverse audiences, both in writing and orally.
  • Excellent program and project management skills.
  • Ability to network with others and share information in an effective and timely fashion.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with a diverse group of staff, partners and professionals.
  • Ability to function effectively both independently and collaboratively within a team environment. Ability to participate in team planning and decision-making.
  • Ability to manage time and prioritize tasks, producing quality products within tight time constraints.
  • Statewide travel with a reliable vehicle is required.

Degree required: Minimum of a BA/BS, preferably with focus in health care, social services or public health.

Physical Demands: The ability to sit and write, to operate a computer, printer, scanner, photocopier, and use telephone communication devices. Must be able to drive a car to attend external meetings. Must be able to able to do light lifting.

Work Environment: The primary location of this position is a typical office environment. However, the responsibilities may require running errands, traveling to meetings, conferences, trainings, etc. that require an individual to be in various public places.

Salary and Benefits: This is a Full Time, Two Year position.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.  The benefits package is excellent and includes full medical/dental coverage, life insurance, short term disability and Simple IRA.

Additional Job Information

How To Apply: Please send a cover letter, résumé, short writing sample and three (3) references to mainekids@mekids.org. No phone calls please.
Application Deadline: 7/8/2016
Category: Health Care
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Start Date: August 1, 2016
Region Statewide/Regional Travel
Specific Location: Augusta, ME

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