The Parent Engagement Manager is a detail-oriented project manager who excels at managing calendars, meeting details, tracking information, and organizing bilingual events, with a very personalized approach. Their goal is to help parents – the true experts on their children’s health care – become powerful advocates for policy change. NC Child’s Parent Advisory Council (PAC) is made up of 18 parents and caregivers across the state who reflect the diversity of those who are served by NC’s Medicaid program in terms of race, ethnicity, and geography. Approximately 1/4 of our PAC members speak Spanish as a first language.
The Parent Engagement Manager is in charge of coordination and support of NC Child’s Parent Advisory Council (PAC). This position plans, organizes, and facilitates PAC meetings and events. They coordinate resources to further support members, serving as a liaison between the PAC and stakeholders. They work with PAC members and NC Child staff to identify, develop, and advance priorities for policy advocacy through story collection and evaluation. This is a highly collaborative position, working with all 18 PAC members, as well as the Co-Director of Community Engagement, NC Child Health Policy Director, Communications team, and other NC Child staff.
NC Child’s Parent Advisory Council is an advocacy group of parents and caregivers from across the state whose children rely on Medicaid for their health care. The goal of the Parent Advisory Council is to ensure that the true experts on Medicaid and NC Health Choice have a say in how these critical programs work for North Carolina’s children.
This position will organize PAC meetings and events and ensure that PAC members have what they need to participate fully. The Parent Engagement Manager will facilitate the evaluation of the PAC as a model for community-driven policy change. PAC members have interviewed members of their own communities about their experiences with health care, for themselves and their children. Those interviews will inform NC Child’s policy choices, campaign work, and media advocacy. The Parent Engagement Manager will support PAC members in evaluating the data and working with policy staff to develop policy recommendations for advocacy. In addition, the Parent Engagement Manager will act as the point person for PAC members, including addressing challenges they face with public benefits and services like Medicaid, NC Health Choice, and others.
|Position Type:||Full-Time, Permanent|
|Salary & Benefits:||NC Child offers a competitive salary and benefits package, including health and dental insurance, paid sick days, vacation, paid family leave, a paid sabbatical after five years of service, and a commitment to professional development. Learn more about our benefits here. The salary range for this position is $53,000-$61,000/year depending on training and experience.|
|Reports to:||Co-Director of Community Engagement|
How to Apply:
- You will need to upload your Cover Letter, Resume, and a list of 3 professional references.
- In your cover letter, please share:
- What most interests you about this position; and
- Your experience with facilitating bilingual groups and/or meetings.
- Your Cover Letter and Resume should be no more than two pages each.
- The Cover Letter, Resume and List of References should be uploaded as .doc, .docx, or .pdf files. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Deadline to Apply: January 23, 2023
About NC Child
NC Child builds a strong North Carolina by advancing public policies to ensure that all children— whatever their race, ethnicity, or place of birth—have the opportunity to thrive. NC Child is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Raleigh, NC. NC Child is an equal opportunity employer. We encourage people of all backgrounds to apply for this position.