Engagement Manager - Medicaid, State and Local Campaigns - Remote

American Cancer Society Remote
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November 7, 2022
American Cancer Society
Atlanta, Georgia
*** This is a remote position that can be home-based in anywhere in the states of Georgia or Alabama ***


Under the guidance and supervision of the Sr. Manager, Medicaid, this position will work with state coalitions and partners to continue to grow grassroots campaign network, engage diverse and new partner organizations and supports, identify document individual stories and collaborate on communication strategies for the media and public for time-limited assigned issue campaigns. This position is part of a team charged with leveraging the assets and capabilities of ACS CAN to shift and reframe the perceptions of the role the Medicaid program in providing access to care for cancer patients, survivors, those with chronic diseases and those at risk with cancer and chronic diseases and advance public policy issue campaigns.

The Engagement Manager will help grow a story bank, providing a valuable asset for ACS CAN's work to demonstrate the role of the Medicaid program in providing low-income families and individuals access to care. The Engagement Manager will work in close collaboration with the project team, including ACS CAN state and regional staff, ACS CAN's Medicaid project staff and ACS CAN grassroots, media advocacy, and policy teams.

This position will engage in strategic conversations and collaborate with state staff to best identify opportunities to advance campaign strategies and execution.

This is a partially grant-funded position, with time-limited funding.


  • Develop and implement in consultation with field staff and Sr. Manager, Medicaid, a comprehensive plan for engagement of volunteers and partners in support of assigned public policy campaign. Use fundamental principles of Direct Action Organizing.

  • Identify and interview potential storytellers, with the goal of telling compelling stories. May include writing their stories, building relationships, and identifying ways to engage them in ACS CAN campaign work.

  • In collaboration with the project team and media advocacy staff:

(1) Assist in the development and successful execution of a plan for identifying and collecting diverse stories from those that access health care through the Medicaid program within assigned geography.

(2) Support execution of a media plan to leverage these stories through various media channels.

(3) Identify, collect, produce, and deploy stories in a story sharing campaign.

(4) As appreciate, recruit individuals to join ACS CAN as a volunteer.

  • Coordinate campaign activities with grassroots coalition partners, as well as with regional and national ACS CAN grassroots teams.

  • Accurately and effectively represent ACS CAN and its mission in a manner commensurate with the organization's brand.

  • Establish and maintain collaborations and partnerships with other organizations and community influencers to forward assigned campaign objectives.

  • In coordination with ACS CAN Medicaid project team, participate in state coalition strategy calls as appropriate to support, deliver and contribute to campaign strategies.

  • Work with the media advocacy staff, prepare Medicaid stories for dissemination.

  • Working with the media advocacy and grassroots staff, package Medicaid stories to be shared on social media as part of a coordinated digital campaign.

  • Incorporate stories into existing campaign events such as coalition meetings, rallies, town hall/community meetings, briefings, hearings and other related meetings with policymakers.

  • Maintain direct local relationships, as appropriate, with elected officials and their staff persons.

  • Work with manager and appropriate Managing Director to comply with lobbying requirements and reporting.

  • Other duties as assigned.

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