Our mission at Apicha Community Health Center is to improve the health of our community and to increase access to comprehensive primary care, preventive health services, mental health, and supportive services. We are committed to excellence and to providing culturally competent services that enhance the quality of life. We advocate for and provide a welcoming environment for underserved and vulnerable people, especially Asians and Pacific Islanders, the LGBT Community and individuals living with and affected by HIV/AIDS.
We are currently seeking an Advocacy Coordinator to work at our Manhattan location.
Position Summary: Apicha Community Health Center’s pioneering legacy in HIV/AIDS with focus on policy advocacy and direct services for Asians and Pacific Islanders, continues to thrive. Today, we exist to ensure community members have a place to go for their health care needs -from primary medical care to dental, mental health services, care management and community health education. Our care and support teams work together to help patients attain beneficial health outcomes. Our expertise in HIV, LGBQ and Transgender health is harnessed to bring quality care to more marginalized communities, to everyone who come through our doors. And we treat patients regardless of their ability to pay.
The Advocacy Coordinator (AC) intersects with the work of the entire organization. The AC will be in charge of engagement and mobilization of Apicha CHC’s constituents to advocate for support of policies that address the healthcare needs of marginalized and medically underserved APIs, HIV, LGBTQ+, and other communities of color. The AC grows and maintains positive relationships with policy advocacy volunteers and community organizational partners to assist in accomplishing the health center’s advocacy goals. The AC will work in-person and remotely, as needed.
Qualifications: Proven ability to plan and implement engagement and mobilization initiative related to public health, LGBTQ+, HIV or other social issues; Bachelor’s degree in health or social services preferred; equivalent full-time work experience, preferably in not-for-profit setting will be considered; Knowledge of policy-making processes in New York City and State and the Federal government desirable; Fluency in Spanish, or one or more Asian languages desirable; Effective written and verbal communication skills; Experience working with the following groups: LGBTQ+, Asian and Pacific Islanders, Immigrants; Ability to work as part of a team; Ability to occasionally work during evenings and weekends; Must be competent in common office applications such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and Power Point; Knowledge of social media platforms