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Below are current openings with Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California or our 501(c)(3) sister-arm, California Planned Parenthood Education Fund, or other Planned Parenthood local organizations in California:


Campaign Intern Fall 2014

Organization: Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California/California Planned Parenthood Education Fund
Region:
Sacramento, CA
Department: Public Policy

Organization Background

The Billing Analyst will interface with two organizations: Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California (PPAC) and California Planned Parenthood Education Fund (CPPEF). Together, these organizations handle the state-wide legal, legislative, regulatory, advocacy, and electoral work for California’s eight separately incorporated Planned Parenthood Affiliates. These Affiliates operate 115 health centers and handle more than 1.6 million patient visits annually.

PPAC (a 501 (C) (4) organization) follows state and federal legislation in a number of public policy arenas. It leads the policy, legislative and electoral work for the California Affiliates and coordinates social media campaigns. CPPEF (a 501 (C) (3) organization) promotes education, counseling, and clinical services in the fields of reproductive health care and family planning, and more recently, primary care. We handle administrative, legislative and regulatory actions, including statewide and local initiatives, as well as, on occasion, litigation. We coordinate a number of cross-affiliate projects and regularly convene meetings and trainings for the California Affiliates on a host of issues.

Our mission is to create a personally and politically safe climate in which individuals have universal and unfettered access to sexual and reproductive health care and can make their own decisions about these services.

PPAC’s vision and leadership has spurred lawmakers to enact legislation that makes California a national leader in the funding of family planning and other reproductive health care services. PPAC played a key role in augmenting state funding for family planning and has played a leading role in the fight against anti-choice legislation for 40 years.

campaign intern description

Come join PPAC’s campaign team and gain valuable experience in electoral campaign operations and management. The Campaign Intern will assist the Public Affairs Director in creating resources for local Planned Parenthood affiliate team members working on electoral campaigns. The intern will participate in field tactics and learn to manage phone banks and canvasses. Reports to Public Affairs Director.

qualifications

  • Commitment to Planned Parenthood mission
  • Desire to work in a fast paced political environment.
  • Self-started
  • Skilled at time management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Sense of humor
  • Flexible

position type

Internship. Approximately 15-20 hours per week, flexible according to intern’s schedule and school calendar. This position is based in Sacramento, CA.

compensation

Our internships are unpaid.  We are happy to work with institutions to secure academic credit when available.

how to apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, three references, and short writing sample (5-10 pages).  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
555 Capitol Mall #510
Sacramento, CA 95814
resumes@ppacca.org 

E-mail submissions are preferred.

Note: Applicants must indicate "Campaign Intern, Fall 2014, [last name]" as the subject of emailed applications.  Cover letter, resume, reference contact information, and writing sample should be sent as attachments.

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff.  We strongly encourage people from all groups and communities to apply.

Closing Date: Rolling


Accounting Assistant

Organization: Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California/California Planned Parenthood Education Fund
Region:
Sacramento, CA
Department: Finance/Operations

Organization Background

The Billing Analyst will interface with two organizations: Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California (PPAC) and California Planned Parenthood Education Fund (CPPEF). Together, these organizations handle the state-wide legal, legislative, regulatory, advocacy, and electoral work for California’s eight separately incorporated Planned Parenthood Affiliates. These Affiliates operate 115 health centers and handle more than 1.6 million patient visits annually.

PPAC (a 501 (C) (4) organization) follows state and federal legislation in a number of public policy arenas. It leads the policy, legislative and electoral work for the California Affiliates and coordinates social media campaigns. CPPEF (a 501 (C) (3) organization) promotes education, counseling, and clinical services in the fields of reproductive health care and family planning, and more recently, primary care. We handle administrative, legislative and regulatory actions, including statewide and local initiatives, as well as, on occasion, litigation. We coordinate a number of cross-affiliate projects and regularly convene meetings and trainings for the California Affiliates on a host of issues.

Our mission is to create a personally and politically safe climate in which individuals have universal and unfettered access to sexual and reproductive health care and can make their own decisions about these services.

PPAC’s vision and leadership has spurred lawmakers to enact legislation that makes California a national leader in the funding of family planning and other reproductive health care services. PPAC played a key role in augmenting state funding for family planning and has played a leading role in the fight against anti-choice legislation for 40 years.

Position Summary

The Accounting Assistant is hired to assist the Director of Finance providing support for Finance, Billing, Human Resources, and Recruiting/Staffing.

duties and responsibilities

  • Assist with tracking and maintaining invoices; assist in reconciliation of account statements.
  • Assist with AP and AR month end duties as needed.
  • Assist Director of Finance with audits, reporting and analysis.
  • Assist with Time Reporting and Payroll.
  • Assist with Benefits and 401(k) enrollment and communication with third party administrator(s)
  • Assist Director of Finance with research and special projects (reports, surveys, compliance, training, etc.).
  • Assist with maintaining employee personnel files in compliance with applicable legal requirements.
  • Assist with maintaining job postings on relevant websites and internal communications and networks.
  • Assist with reviewing resumes, performing phone screens, reference checks, scheduling interviews for management team(s) and communicating with job applicants on status.
  • Assist with preparing and processing new hire paperwork and conduct new employee orientation.
  • Perform various administrative duties.

skills and abilities required

  • Belief and commitment to CPPEF/PPAC’s mission and values.
  • Exercises judgment with sensitive and confidential information.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Proficient at Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Critical thinking skills.
  • Ability to reach strict deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Team player, self-motivated.
  • Well organized.

minimum qualifications

  • BA/BS degree in Business, Human Resources, or related field
  • 2 years experience in AP, AR and Accounting
  • 2 years experience in Human Resources, Recruiting/Staffing
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office (particularly Outlook, Excel and Power Point)
  • QuickBooks, preferred

compensation

We have a generous benefits package.  Employees are eligible for medical, vision, and dental benefits and are eligible to participate in our 401(k) and Flexible Spending Account benefits on the first of the month following date of employment.  Salary commensurate with experience and education. 

how to apply

Submit a cover letter and resume. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

California Planned Parenthood Education Fund
555 Capitol Mall #510
Sacramento, CA 95814
resumes@ppacca.org 

E-mail submissions are preferred.

Note: Applicants must indicate "Accounting Assistant, [last name]" as the subject of emailed applications.  Cover letter, resume, reference contact information, and writing sample should be sent as attachments.

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff.  We strongly encourage people from all groups and communities to apply.

Closing Date: Rolling


Legislative Advocate

Organization: Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California/California Planned Parenthood Education Fund
Region:
Sacramento, CA
Department: Public Policy

Organization Background

The Billing Analyst will interface with two organizations: Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California (PPAC) and California Planned Parenthood Education Fund (CPPEF). Together, these organizations handle the state-wide legal, legislative, regulatory, advocacy, and electoral work for California’s eight separately incorporated Planned Parenthood Affiliates. These Affiliates operate 115 health centers and handle more than 1.6 million patient visits annually.

PPAC (a 501 (C) (4) organization) follows state and federal legislation in a number of public policy arenas. It leads the policy, legislative and electoral work for the California Affiliates and coordinates social media campaigns. CPPEF (a 501 (C) (3) organization) promotes education, counseling, and clinical services in the fields of reproductive health care and family planning, and more recently, primary care. We handle administrative, legislative and regulatory actions, including statewide and local initiatives, as well as, on occasion, litigation. We coordinate a number of cross-affiliate projects and regularly convene meetings and trainings for the California Affiliates on a host of issues.

Our mission is to create a personally and politically safe climate in which individuals have universal and unfettered access to sexual and reproductive health care and can make their own decisions about these services.

PPAC’s vision and leadership has spurred lawmakers to enact legislation that makes California a national leader in the funding of family planning and other reproductive health care services. PPAC played a key role in augmenting state funding for family planning and has played a leading role in the fight against anti-choice legislation for 40 years.

Position Summary

The Legislative Advocate will help to advance the mission and goals of CPPEF and PPAC through public policy advancement and lobbying.

responsibilities

  • Implement PPAC’s legislative agenda through actively lobbying the California Legislature and executive branches of government.
  • Analyze legislation of importance to PPAC and develop legislative strategies to effectively respond and position the organization.
  • Actively track and advocate PPAC positions on state budget issues related to health center operations, Medi-Cal and other health care issues.
  • Develop and maintain positive relationships with coalition partners and advocacy organizations, legislative staff, legislators, and administration officials.
  • Assess the political and policy environment and determine whether and what action is needed as well as who to involve in strategic decision-making.
  • Write and deliver testimony before legislative and budget committees.
  • Develop written materials (fact sheets, support/oppose letters, other necessary information) to support legislative efforts.
  • Provide accurate, timely communication and legislative support to PPAC and Affiliate staff
  • Coordinate and participate in legislative briefings.
  • Coordinate and participate in legislative briefings

qualifications

  • Belief in CPPEF and PPAC’s mission.
  • Minimum Bachelor’s Degree. 
  • Three to five years of experience in the California legislative process, as a legislative staff, policy analyst, or lobbyist.
  • A minimum of three years experience working in health care, health care programs serving special populations or in health policy advocacy-related work preferred.
  • Experience with the California Department of Health Care Services, Department of Public Health, the Department of Finance, the governor’s office and other state agencies.

skills and abilities required

  • Knowledge of and experience in the legislative and budget processes.
  • Understanding of a broad range of health-related policy issues, including -- reproductive health, the Affordable Care Act, Medi-Cal, etc.
  •  Strong analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, a self-starter.
  • Ability to set priorities and complete assignments.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and use time efficiently.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Establish rapport with others in legislative and affiliate setting.

compensation

We have a generous benefits package.  Employees are eligible for medical, vision, and dental benefits and are eligible to participate in our 401(k) and Flexible Spending Account benefits on the first of the month following date of employment.  Salary commensurate with experience and education. 

how to apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, three references, and short writing sample (5-10 pages).  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
Attn: Public Policy Department-Legislative Advocate
555 Capitol Mall #510
Sacramento, CA 95814
resumes@ppacca.org 

E-mail submissions are preferred.

Note: Applicants must indicate "Legislative Advocate, [last name]" as the subject of emailed applications.  Cover letter, resume, reference contact information, and writing sample should be sent as attachments.

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff.  We strongly encourage people from all groups and communities to apply.

Closing Date: Rolling


Billing Analyst

Classification:  Full-time, Exempt
Reports to:  Chief Legal Counsel

Organization Background

The Billing Analyst will interface with two organizations: Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California (PPAC) and California Planned Parenthood Education Fund (CPPEF). Together, these organizations handle the state-wide legal, legislative, regulatory, advocacy, and electoral work for California’s eight separately incorporated Planned Parenthood Affiliates. These Affiliates operate 115 health centers and handle more than 1.6 million patient visits annually.

PPAC (a 501 (C) (4) organization) follows state and federal legislation in a number of public policy arenas. It leads the policy, legislative and electoral work for the California Affiliates and coordinates social media campaigns. CPPEF (a 501 (C) (3) organization) promotes education, counseling, and clinical services in the fields of reproductive health care and family planning, and more recently, primary care. We handle administrative, legislative and regulatory actions, including statewide and local initiatives, as well as, on occasion, litigation. We coordinate a number of cross-affiliate projects and regularly convene meetings and trainings for the California Affiliates on a host of issues.

Our mission is to create a personally and politically safe climate in which individuals have universal and unfettered access to sexual and reproductive health care and can make their own decisions about these services.

PPAC’s vision and leadership has spurred lawmakers to enact legislation that makes California a national leader in the funding of family planning and other reproductive health care services. PPAC played a key role in augmenting state funding for family planning and has played a leading role in the fight against anti-choice legislation for 40 years.

Values

For more than 40 years, PPAC/CPPEF has been on the forefront of successful efforts to protect the reproductive freedom of all Californians. We believe that by honoring certain core values in our everyday work, we will be better able to promote sound public policies relating to reproductive health care, family planning services, comprehensive sexuality, education, and clinic services, and ensure access to all.  By working together effectively we are able to serve our affiliates and achieve our common goals.  Our values are: personal responsibility, leadership, communication (effective problem solving, conflict resolution), teamwork, excellence, innovation, ethics, integrity, and honesty.

Position Summary

The primary responsibility would be to liaison with affiliate Billing Staff, collect and manage data related to billing problems, and provide technical assistance to affiliates under the direction of the PPAC Legal Team.  This individual will be responsible for research, coordination, information, and recommendations to maximize Planned Parenthood affiliates revenue flow. 

Essential Functions

  • “Point person” for billing issues and questions:
    • Track and respond to affiliate reimbursement problems, research and develop proposed solutions.
    • Responsible for reviewing Voxent and Next Gen enhancements -- assist with identifying billing issues and escalating when necessary.
    • Collect and analyze data regarding reimbursement under various government programs
    • Provide data/information regarding reimbursement rates to maximize government reimbursement;
    • Provide technical assistance regarding billing compliance with state and federal public health programs.
    • Provide guidance and assistance to clinics regarding contracting with private insurers and health plans.
    • Provide technical assistance to PPFA regarding California’s coding and reimbursement requirements for all public-funded programs.
  • Distributor and interpreter of monthly bulletins:
    • Stay current on monthly Medi-Cal bulletins and related announcements; interpret and communicate impact of same to affiliates.
    • Assist in monitoring healthcare trends with respect to billing and payment issues, including in both government and private healthcare delivery systems, and provide recommendations to affiliates for maximizing reimbursement in an evolving marketplace.
    • Provide updates regarding changes in Medi-Cal and Family PACT procedure codes and reimbursement rates.
  • Develop and maintain billing compliance program and tools:
    • Develop standardized billing policies and procedures, including templates and other tools, for use by all California affiliate billing departments. 
    • Travel to affiliate sites annually or semi-annually to assist affiliates in performing internal compliance reviews of their billing processes.  
    • Provide training relative to claims processing and reimbursement, including development of training materials, as needed, or requested, and clinician training regarding appropriate coding, including development and maintaining training manuals.
  • Provide technical assistance to PPAC lobbyists regarding reimbursement and medical services issues.
  • Assist with transition of key personnel at the affiliates in orientation of billing issues affecting Planned Parenthood.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Familiarity with billing systems and processes (including electronic systems; Next Gen would be ideal).
    • Must have knowledge of claims coding and terminology (ICD-9/10, CPT-4).
    • Must have experience managing billing disputes and/or appeals and grievances processes under California rules governing private health plans and the Medicare and Medi-Cal programs
    • Direct knowledge of Medi-Cal, Medicare, and health insurance billing issues, including experience providing technical assistance related to same.
    • Must possess some familiarity and understanding of DMHC regulations, various health care reimbursement models, pricing mechanisms, and payer relationships.
  • Must demonstrate knowledge of government regulated health care programs and Health Care Reform.
  • Must be familiar with HIPAA and CMIA.
  • Ability to analyze data and follow up effectively to ensure data is responsive to need.
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to translate complex and highly technical billing concepts into plain English.   
  • Able to work independently and draw on the resources of all affiliates to accomplish objectives.
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people on sensitive issues.
  • Excellent attention to detail and research skills.
  • Superb organization and tracking techniques
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite and internet research skills.
  • Ability and desire to travel.
  • Commitment to Planned Parenthood’s mission of reproductive health care and education, advocacy and access.

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with managing large scale projects.
  • Familiarity with the Medi-Cal and Family PACT programs.
  • Familiarity with community clinics.
  • Experience working with attorneys and/or in a legal office environment.

Education / Experience / Knowledge

  • Associate degree and/or equivalent combination of education and experience desired.
  • 5+ years experience in health insurance or medical billing environment with progressive and relevant healthcare billing experience, preferably in a medical claims processing/managing role including claims review, claims research, claims analysis, inventory management, etc.

Physical Demands / Work Environment

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • This position requires nearly all work to be performed in an indoor facility with moderate noise level.  Frequently requires sitting, handling office files, computer use, keyboarding, and phone.  Job occasionally requires standing, walking, bending, reaching, talking, hearing, and lifting up to 20 pounds.

Compensation

We have a generous benefits package. Employees are eligible for medical, vision, and dental benefits and are eligible to participate in our 401(k) and Flexible Spending Account benefits on the first of the month following date of employment.

How to Apply

Email cover letter and resume to: resumes@ppacca.org Note: Applicants must indicate "Billing Analyst, 2014, [last name]" as the subject of emailed applications. Cover letter and resume should be sent as attachments.


Legal Intern Spring 2015

Organization: Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California/California Planned Parenthood Education Fund
Region:
Sacramento, CA
Department: Legal

Organization Background

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California (PPAC) is a 501(c)(4) organization.  California Planned Parenthood Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization.  Both organizations handle the state-wide legal, legislative, regulatory, and advocacy work for California’s eight separately incorporated Planned Parenthood affiliates.  These affiliates run 114 health centers and handle more than 1.5 million patient visits annually.

PPAC follows state and federal legislation in a number of public policy arenas and promotes education, counseling and clinical services in the fields of reproductive health care and family planning. We handle administrative, legislative and regulatory actions, including statewide and local initiatives. PPAC also engages in political activity as allowed by law and provides legal and regulatory assistance to affiliates regarding the provision of healthcare services.  We coordinate a number of cross-affiliate projects and regularly convene meetings and trainings for the California affiliates on a host of issues.

PPAC’s mission is to create a personally and politically safe climate in which individuals have universal and unfettered access to sexual and reproductive health service and are free to follow their own beliefs, values and moral code when making decisions about these services.

PPAC’s vision and leadership has spurred lawmakers to enact legislation that makes California the number one state in the funding of family planning and other reproductive health care services.  PPAC played a key role in augmenting state funding for family planning and has played a leading role in the fight against anti-choice legislation for 30 years.

Responsibilities

Law students are expected to have strong legal research and writing skills and an interest in healthcare, social justice issues, and reproductive rights.  Responsibilities include:

  • In-depth legal and legislative research, analysis and drafting;
  • Presentations to affiliate staff on healthcare related issues;
  • Monitoring and responding to legislative, regulatory, and other litigation and policy developments, including legislative hearings, administrative rulemaking, relevant litigation, and other events; and
  • Development and drafting of policy and advocacy materials, including bill analyses, fact sheets, and talking points, for use in lobbying activities and outreach.

Qualifications

  • Excellent legal research and writing skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including internet research
  • Demonstrated commitment to reproductive rights and social justice
  • Interest in healthcare and public interest law

Position Type

Internship.  Approximately 15-20 hours per week for spring semester (flexible according to your schedule and school calendar).  This position is based in Sacramento, CA. Spring legal interns will be required to work in our office 1 day/week and have the option to work remotely the rest of the week. We will also consider covering travel expenses.

Compensation

Our internships are unpaid. We are happy to work with institutions to secure academic credit when available.

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, three references, and short writing sample (5-10 pages).  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
Attn: Legal Department
555 Capitol Mall #510
Sacramento, CA 95814
resumes@ppacca.org 

E-mail submissions are preferred.

Note: Applicants must indicate "Legal Intern, Spring 2015, [last name]" as the subject of emailed applications.  Cover letter, resume, reference contact information, and writing sample should be sent as attachments.

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff.  We strongly encourage people from all groups and communities to apply.

Closing Date: Rolling


Legal Intern Summer 2015

Organization: Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California/California Planned Parenthood Education Fund
Region:
Sacramento, CA
Department: Legal

Organization Background

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California (PPAC) is a 501(c)(4) organization.  California Planned Parenthood Education Fund is a 501(c)(3) organization.  Both organizations handle the state-wide legal, legislative, regulatory, and advocacy work for California’s eight separately incorporated Planned Parenthood affiliates.  These affiliates run 114 health centers and handle more than 1.5 million patient visits annually.

PPAC follows state and federal legislation in a number of public policy arenas and promotes education, counseling and clinical services in the fields of reproductive health care and family planning. We handle administrative, legislative and regulatory actions, including statewide and local initiatives. PPAC also engages in political activity as allowed by law and provides legal and regulatory assistance to affiliates regarding the provision of healthcare services.  We coordinate a number of cross-affiliate projects and regularly convene meetings and trainings for the California affiliates on a host of issues.

PPAC’s mission is to create a personally and politically safe climate in which individuals have universal and unfettered access to sexual and reproductive health service and are free to follow their own beliefs, values and moral code when making decisions about these services.

PPAC’s vision and leadership has spurred lawmakers to enact legislation that makes California the number one state in the funding of family planning and other reproductive health care services.  PPAC played a key role in augmenting state funding for family planning and has played a leading role in the fight against anti-choice legislation for 30 years.

Responsibilities

Law students are expected to have strong legal research and writing skills and an interest in healthcare, social justice issues, and reproductive rights. Responsibilities include:

  • In-depth legal and legislative research, analysis and drafting;
  • Presentations to affiliate staff on healthcare related issues;
  • Monitoring and responding to legislative, regulatory, and other litigation and policy developments, including legislative hearings, administrative rulemaking, relevant litigation, and other events; and
  • Development and drafting of policy and advocacy materials, including bill analyses, fact sheets, and talking points, for use in lobbying activities and outreach.

Qualifications

  • Excellent legal research and writing skills
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, including internet research
  • Demonstrated commitment to reproductive rights and social justice
  • Interest in healthcare and public interest law

Position Type

Internship.  40 hours per week for at least 10-12 weeks.  This position is based in Sacramento, CA.

Compensation

Our internships are unpaid. We are happy to work with institutions to secure academic credit when available.

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter, resume, three references, and short writing sample (5-10 pages).  Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California
Attn: Legal Department
555 Capitol Mall #510
Sacramento, CA 95814
resumes@ppacca.org

E-mail submissions are preferred.

Note: Applicants must indicate "Legal Intern, Summer 2015, [last name]" as the subject of emailed applications.  Cover letter, resume, reference contact information, and writing sample should be sent as attachments.

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring and dedicated to diversity in our work and staff.  We strongly encourage people from all groups and communities to apply.


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