Public Health Organizer with Human Impact Partners

Human Impact Partners (HIP) seeks a Public Health Organizer to grow our national work to mobilize public health to engage in social justice movements. This is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of leveraging the power of public health to advance social justice.

  • Salary: $62,500 - $70,000 annually
  • Start date: January 2, 2019
  • Location: Oakland, CA
  • Deadline: Please submit applications by 9:00 am PT on Friday, November 16, 2018.  This position is open until filled.

About Human Impact Partners

HIP’s mission is to transform the policies and places people need to live healthy lives by increasing the consideration of health and equity in decision-making. We use research, advocacy, and capacity-building strategies to advance our vision of a world where all communities have optimal health, and where the resources for health are equitably shared across race, class, gender, immigration status, criminal record, geography, and other attributes.

HIP is a growing nonprofit with 12 staff. Our research and advocacy efforts primarily focus on economic security, criminal justice, and equitable housing, transportation, and land use. We are looking to build a diverse staff as we continue to grow. For more details about HIP and our approach,

HIP has a long history of partnership in advocacy campaigns, primarily focused on criminal justice, economic security, and built environment. In response to the 2016 election, HIP launched Public Health Awakened, a national network of public health professionals organizing for health, equity, and justice. Public Health Awakened works with social justice movements on strategic and collective action to create a world in which everyone can thrive and to resist the threats faced by communities of color and low-income communities. For more information on Public Health Awakened, visit:

About the Position

Working with HIP’s Lead Organizer, the Public Health Organizer will mobilize the public health community through Public Health Awakened to engage in social justice movements and campaigns. The Public Health Organizer will also engage in advocacy campaigns to advance health equity as part of other HIP research, advocacy and/or capacity-building projects.

This position will require a strategic thinker and doer to collaborate on expanding HIP’s growing advocacy portfolio. The ideal candidate will be a dynamic health equity and social justice-focused leader who possesses strong organizing and communications skills, is comfortable doing significant externally-facing work, and thrives in a team-oriented and fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities include:

  • Growing the Public Health Awakened network, implementing the vision and strategy, and engaging the membership to take action around social justice issues.
  • Engaging the membership of Public Health Awakened to take action around social justice issues. This includes, but is not limited to, developing educational action-oriented resources, coordinating work groups, writing calls-to-action for digital engagement, developing social media content, and participating in local and national actions.
  • Building the organizing capacity of Public Health Awakened members by developing and facilitating trainings on organizing skills, social justice issues, and health equity.
  • Creating a structure to build out local chapters of Public Health Awakened that will carry out the goals and strategies of Public Health Awakened at a local, regional or state level. The Public Health Organizer will also support those chapters through leadership development, training, and coaching.
  • Participating in the development and implementation of a strategy for HIP’s advocacy work around criminal justice, economic security, housing, immigration, and other issues, and supporting staff in their advocacy work (e.g., communicating with decision makers, writing letters, providing testimony, participating in legislative briefings and lobbying, and engaging in other activities to use our research to bring a health lens to policy debates).
  • Developing relationships and collaborations between public health professionals and social justice movements in our priority issues areas.
  • Representing HIP externally at coalition meetings, webinars, conferences and similar venues, and in writing (e.g., blog posts, publications).



  • A deep commitment to racial, economic, and gender justice and HIP’s mission
  • At least 4 years of relevant experience in the fields of political, community, or labor organizing; experience leading local, state, and/or national organizing campaigns a plus
  • Public health experience preferred; graduate studies in public health are considered relevant experience
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and in writing; ability to communicate effectively about issues related to racial justice
  • Experience developing leadership through trainings and coaching, ideally in an organizing setting
  • Experience using digital organizing tools and social media platforms (especially Facebook and Twitter)
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment; multi-task; and shift priorities
  • Can work collaboratively in a team-oriented setting and with multiple senior staff, and also work independently to move tasks forward
  • Demonstrated success building relationships and collaborating with partners from diverse backgrounds and life experiences
  • A demonstrated commitment to high professional ethical standards and putting values into practice
  • Ability to travel nationally as needed, approximately every 1-2 months


HIP provides medical, dental, vision benefits; pre-tax deductions for health expenses, transportation, and childcare; 403(b) plus employer contribution after six months; Work From Home Wednesdays; and a flexible, collaborative, and team-oriented workplace.




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To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to Applications we receive by the deadline of 9:00 am PT on Friday, November 16th will have priority in our review process.

Human Impact Partners is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage people directly impacted by the issues we work on (such as criminal justice, economic security, immigration), people of color, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ folks to seek employment or board opportunities with us. We don’t conduct criminal background checks on candidates.


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