Iowa Primary Care Association Policy & Communications Coordinator


Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Policy & Communications Coordinator will assist with federal and state policy, advocacy, and communications work relative to the strategic direction and positioning of the Iowa Primary Care Association, INConcertCare, and IowaHealth+ and member community health centers. This position will also work with the Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs to develop policy.


The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Policy & Advocacy

  • Supports the Director of Communications and the day-to-day operations of the Policy and Advocacy team including but not limited to preparing presentations, reports, and correspondence.
  • Conduct research and collect data on state and federal policy issues affecting community health centers and the Iowa Association of Rural Health Clinics.
  • Represents and links the Iowa PCA externally on matters related to public policy including participation in coalitions, conferences, and task forces.
  • Participates in Iowa PCA Advocacy Committee meetings. This includes minutes, meeting follow-up, and research on various advocacy and policy topics.
  • Occasional travel within the state for healthcare meetings and events with elected officials.
  • Assist with other policy and advocacy requests from Director of Communications, Director of Legal and Regulatory Affairs, or other leadership staff members as requested.

Communications and Events

  • Assists with planning of communications, advocacy, or outreach events including Annual Conference, Day on the Hill, etc.
  • Develops content for blog posts and social media related to policy and advocacy.
  • Responsible for weekly Friday Update and monthly Policy Update.
  • Assists with other communications requests from Director of Communications or other leadership staff members as requested.
  • Participates in Iowa PCA Communications and Engagement Committee meetings.


This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor’s degree and experience in public policy, legislation, or communications preferred; demonstrated ability to produce work with a high degree of accuracy under minimal supervision in a team based environment; excellent written and oral communication skills and strong proofreading and editing skills; experience or ability to represent the organization in a public setting; knowledge of federal and state legislative and executive branch processes a plus.

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Additional Info

  • Specialty: Iowa Primary Care Association
  • Position Type: Full Time
  • Location: Urbandale

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