Story Collection Coordinator
About Georgians for a Healthy Future: Georgians for a Healthy Future (GHF) is a nonpartisan nonprofit consumer health advocacy organization located in Atlanta, Georgia. Founded in 2008 with a mission to build and mobilize a unified voice, vision, and leadership to achieve a healthy future for all Georgians, GHF is one of the leading health advocacy and policy organizations in Georgia. GHF accomplishes its mission through public education and outreach, coalition building and mobilization, strategic communications, and public policy advocacy.
Job Summary: The Story Collection Coordinator is a full-time, temporary grant-funded position working to collect, develop, and share the stories of Georgia individuals and families in order to build support for GHF's policy priorities. Personal stories from Georgians are powerful tools in our efforts to achieve a healthier future for all Georgians. Stories personalize and demystify complex policy issues by illustrating how real people are impacted by the decisions made by public decision makers. The Story Collection Coordinator is responsible for identifying individuals in communities across Georgia (with a focus on those who have Medicaid coverage or are uninsured because they are in Georgia’s coverage gap) who have been impacted by Georgia's health policies, and bringing those stories to a broad, state-wide audience. The Coordinator will also work to engage individuals with personal stories in training, opportunities to share their stories, and development as advocacy leaders. This position will build on GHF’s existing story bank and will coordinate story collection efforts with Cover Georgia coalition partner organizations. The position will work closely with GHF's Outreach & Education Manager and Communications & Special Projects Manager.
- Collect, develop and deploy consumer stories in a story sharing campaign focused on Medicaid expansion in Georgia
- Working with the Outreach & Education Manager, build relationships with statewide and local organizations who can contribute to the campaign’s story-collection efforts
- Conduct outreach in diverse Georgia communities, including tabling at community events and attendance at community and coalition meetings
- Interview Georgians and document their stories respectfully and with ethical considerations and while guarding confidentiality as appropriate
- Draft interview notes, personal stories, testimonials, and letters, including high-quality photo or video
- Document all necessary permissions and waivers and maintain in an organized system
- Develop and conduct trainings with self-advocates to enhance their ability to share their stories
- Participate in a monthly learning community calls on story banking strategies
- Collaborate with the Communications & Special Projects Manager to prepare and share stories with local and state media outlets
- Collaborate with the Communications & Special Projects Manager to share stories on social media as part of a coordinated digital campaign
- Incorporate individuals with stories into existing advocacy events such as community meetings, meetings with policymakers and health care rallies.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- High interpersonal skills and the ability to build rapport and trust
- Creative thinker
- Exceptional writing and editing skills, as well as the ability to adopt the style, tone, and voice accordingly when documenting peoples’ stories;
- Well-organized with ability to prioritize multiple tasks and meet deadlines
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with many different stakeholders and constituencies
- Lived experience with Medicaid or being uninsured, or experience working with people with low incomes
- Videography and photography, or graphic design skills are a plus
- Familiarity with health care policy issues (like Medicaid expansion or the Affordable Care Act) are a plus
- Five (5) years combined of education and experience in storytelling, journalism, public outreach, organizing, advocacy, or social work
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office
- A valid driver’s license, access to reliable transportation
- Strong commitment to social and economic justice
- Familiarity with photo editing and video software a plus
Works in general office environment and travels to venues, community centers, or other outside facilities where meetings are held. Some evening or weekend hours may be required. Applicants must be able to tolerate Georgia’s weather conditions and be willing to drive to venues in varied weather conditions. Sitting, standing, walking, and driving are required. May be required to lift up to 25 pounds.
The anticipated salary for this full-time position is $35,000-$40,000, depending on experience. Funding for this position is currently only available through February 2021. (If sufficient funding is identified, the position would be extended beyond that date.) Medical, dental, and vision insurance will be provided.
1. Please send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com with “Story Collection Coordinator” in the subject line.
2. Please also complete the Preliminary Story Collection Coordinator hiring survey. (If you have trouble opening the hiring survey, please copy this web address into your browser: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScRQwvBYLAlNtn05sseRowE3tsEoS8m3yy7xH3gdI5IBtn1lg/viewform?usp=sf_link.)
(Posted April 3, 2020)