Employment Opportunities


Health Advocate Position Available for the Public Policy and Education Fund

(Buffalo, New York)

General Description: The Public Policy and Education Fund (PPEF), a non-profit organization with offices throughout New York State, has a position available related to enrollment in health insurance programs under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), the landmark law passed by Congress in 2010.  The position is full time.

Under the ACA, individuals and small businesses can enroll health insurance coverage under health insurance “exchanges.” In New York, the exchange is called “NY State of Health,”  https://nystateofhealth.ny.gov/.   The state funds “navigators” to recruit individuals and small businesses who may wish to enroll in health coverage, to advise them as to their health insurance options, and to assist them to enroll.  Our navigators also do community outreach to publicize the program.

Successful candidates will demonstrate these types of strengths:

  • Undergraduate degree strongly preferred.
  • Experience in social service delivery with individual clients and community organizing or equivalent volunteer experience.
  • Experience in recruitment and outreach highly preferred.
  • Experience in public speaking preferred.
  • Strong preference for applicants who are fluent in Spanish or otherwise multilingual.
  • Support of health care reform and of PPEF’s mission.
  • Comfortable with databases (a component of the position is reporting on a database).

Additional Information: PPEF (www.ppefny.org) is a statewide community based organization that that advocates for social, racial, economic and environmental justice.  The position is salaried with full benefits (including family health coverage). This position is 40 hours/week, with nighttime and weekend hours, especially during the open enrollment period of NY State of Health. We require a reliable car and a valid driver’s license; significant local travel and occasional out of area travel is required (travel is reimbursed).  The position is funded by a New York State grant.

How to Apply: Please provide a resume and cover letter to Tracy Givens-Hunter, Principal Navigator/Program Director, Public Policy and Education Fund, 257 Route 17K, Suite 200, Newburgh, New York 12550 or by email at ACA@PPEFNY.org (email is strongly preferred). Please indicate that you are applying for the “Buffalo Navigator Position” in the subject line of your email and in your cover letter.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but to ensure full consideration, we suggest you apply by Friday, September 1, 2017.

The Public Policy and Education Fund is an equal opportunity employer.  People of color are especially encouraged to apply.