Hunger and Child Health Specialist, Public Citizens for Children and Youth

Posted by Public Citizens for Children and Youth on August 18, 2014

Job Description
Hunger and Child Health Specialist

REPORTS TO: Executive Director and Director of Health Policy

Child Health Care Responsibilities
• Initiate and assist with maintaining relationships with southeast Pennsylvania partner organizations that refer parents to PCCY to be interviewed about the health and financial impact of having a child ineligible for public health insurance.
• Schedule and conduct interviews with parents in English and Spanish languages.
• Supervise and assist interns to enter interview data into a database and analyze the data.
• Stay abreast of local and national data on the health and financial impact of being undocumented and uninsured on children, families and society.
• Write a report integrating the interview and research data.
• Expand and support the Health Policy Director’s convening of PCCY’s Insurance for Undocumented Children Coalition.
• Assist with devising and implementing a communications plan to raise public awareness about the initiative and the report’s release.
• Supervise students assisting with the initiative.

Hunger and Poverty Portfolio Responsibilities

• Complete and routinely update available Census, USDA, DPW and PDE data concerning child poverty, hunger/ food insecurity, and nutrition programs (including SNAP, school meals, summer meals, CACFP and others as needed)
• Participate in limited coalition work with other anti-hunger and school nutrition advocates
• Keep abreast of research on child poverty and hunger issues
• Work with up to three school districts annually to increase school breakfast participation

General Communications Responsibilities

• Work cooperatively with Communications Director to draw attention to child health, poverty and hunger issues
• Draft materials – power points, fact sheets, outreach materials, etc. as needed, for speaking events
• Develop relationships with press (print, radio, etc.)
• Assist with preparing social media posts
• Routinely add new contacts to PCCY Salsa database/e-alert list


  • Fluent in Spanish and English
  • Proficient in Excel and strong data analysis skills
  • Persuasive writer
  • Master Degree or Juris Doctorate
  • Five years work experience in child poverty, hunger and/or health care sectors and in advocacy

Commensurate with experience

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