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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:


Regional Field Manager

Classification: Temporary Full-time, Exempt            
Reports to:
 Public Affairs Director

California Planned Parenthood Education Fund, Inc.’s (CPPEF) and Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California’s (PPAC) Mission:

To create a personally and politically safe climate in which individuals have universal access to sexual and reproductive health services.

CPPEF and PPAC Values

CPPEF and PPAC have been in the forefront of successful efforts to protect the reproductive freedom of all Californians.  We believe that through practicing the following 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 to ensure access to same.  By working together effectively we are able to better serve our affiliates and achieve our common goals.  As a part of the CPPEF and PPAC team, daily we strive to practice the following values: personal responsibility, leadership, communication (effective problem solving, conflict resolution), teamwork, excellence, innovation, ethics, integrity and honesty.

Position Summary

2014 is going to be a big year across the country. In California we have several exciting congressional and state races. 

Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California is seeking a Regional Field Organizer responsible for implementing local field, voter identification and voter engagement programs in Planned Parenthood targeted races. 

The Regional Field Organizer will support the state and local public affairs team in implementing local campaign plan, voter identification, engagement and mobilization programs.  The Regional Field Organizer will direct community outreach, field work, voter contact, and potentially some media relations.  The Regional Field Organizer will be responsible for recruiting and managing volunteers in targeted races.  The Regional Field Organizer reports to the Director of Public Affairs and works closely with state and local affiliate public affairs team. 

The Regional Field Organizer is a temporary position from July to November, 2014 and based in various cities in California. Possible locations for Regional Field Organizers include Santa Barbara and Orange County.  Must be willing to relocate throughout California as priority races change.

Major Responsibilities

  • Implements voter contact and field programs in assigned area and collaborates with Director of Public Affairs and local affiliate staff on goals.
  • Builds / cultivates relationships with key community and coalition members.
  • Generates new volunteers through organizing outreach efforts and guiding the development of staff members, volunteers and interns’ abilities to be effective organizers and community leaders.
  • Manages existing activist base by initiating frequent and regular communication with activists.
  • Executes tactics outlined in the statewide campaign plan.
  • Regular, reliable, and punctual attendance required. Attends meetings and trainings as required.
  • Works evenings and weekends as needed.
  • Demonstrates trustworthy and respectful behavior.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Directs the activities of volunteers and interns.

Education

  • BA/BS in related field preferred, or comparable professional experience.

Experience

  • 2+ years experience in organizing/advocacy work and electoral campaigns. Must have at least one election cycle experience as full time campaign staff. 
  • Experience using VAN a must.
  • Computer proficient with Microsoft Office required, experience with the internet and other databases as needed. Experience with e-organizing and social networking is preferred.
  • Use of standard office equipment and ability to move within a standard office setting.
  • Ability to walk to do door-to-door canvassing, as well as ability to stand for long periods of time while doing canvassing, visibility or tabling.
  • Must comfortable with “cold calling” on issues and for volunteer recruitment in some cases.

Skills

  • Able to effectively inspire and mobilize people who are committed to reproductive health and rights, defending and increasing access to family planning services and sexuality education, and ensuring that a woman’s right to choose remains secure.
  • Self-motivated, and is able to successfully manage multiple tasks, work under pressure and produce quality work within tight time constraints.
  • Skilled at working independently as well as within a team, able to collaborate across organizations and amongst departments, exhibits a solid understanding of priorities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to communicate a public affairs agenda to the voting public as well as the general public.
  • Strong commitment and ability to recruit, train, manage and perform the following voter engagement tactics including but not limited to: Phone banking, canvassing, visibility efforts, rallies, media events, and tabling.
  • Sense of humor required.
  • A valid driver’s license required and reliable transportation. 

Travel

  • Ability to travel both in-state and nationally as needed. Must have reliable transportation.

Compensation

  • $2800-$3,700 a month depending on experience.
  • Mileage reimbursement for work travel.
  • Stipend for use of personal phone and computer.

How to Apply

To apply send resume and cover letter to Kathleen Cogan at kathleen.cogan@ppacca.org


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 Counsel

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

Organization Background

The Legal Counsel will provide legal representation to 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 Legal Counsel is responsible for providing legal research, analysis and opinions, interfacing with regulatory agencies and analyzing legislation on a variety of issues for CPPEF, PPAC and the eight independently incorporated Planned Parenthood Affiliates in California. This position is responsible for ensuring that CPPEF/PPAC and their Affiliates are provided legal guidelines, analysis and support; researching statutes, regulations, provider manuals and other official government documents; gathering, analyzing, and drafting policies and procedures; reviewing contracts; and other related services in connection with Planned Parenthood’s involvement in relevant legislation, regulations, government policies and administrative actions. Duties of this position include assisting Affiliates and their health centers on compliance with federal and state legal requirements, and providing legal counsel for their electoral and advocacy work, including social media campaigns. The exact responsibilities will depend on the experience and qualifications of the candidate.

Functions

  • Handle legal work in connection with statewide compliance efforts, including facilitating quarterly meetings with Affiliate compliance staff.
  • Provide legal guidance to Affiliates on electoral and advocacy work, interfacing with outside counsel as necessary.
  • Provide research and guidance on social media campaigns.
  • Review contracts, where necessary.
  • Develop and draft CPPEF/PPAC-sponsored state legislation and necessary amendments to pending state legislation; evaluate the effect of pending state legislation and state regulations; draft comments and amendments to proposed state regulations; and advocate CPPEF/PPAC’s position before the legislature and the administration when necessary.
  • Prepare legal guidance, opinions, and amicus briefs.
  • Research statutes, regulations and policies related to licensed community clinics and their participation in Medi-Cal, Family PACT, 340B/Drug Program, and other state and federal programs.
  • Research statutes, regulations and policies related to community clinics’ participation in private health care plans.
  • Provide information to Affiliates about changes in statutes, regulations, policies, and other rules pertaining to relevant state and federal health-related programs. Interact with state and federal administrative agencies to resolve issues affecting Affiliates and their health care operations.
  • Partner with Planned Parenthood Federation of America and other health care organizations to identify and develop remedies for barriers to health centers’ provision of health care.
  • Answer questions from and provide general legal direction to Affiliates.
  • Meet with other groups or associations interested in assigned issues, forming coalitions as appropriate.
  • Represent CPPEF/PPAC and the Affiliates on other duties and projects as assigned.

Skills and Abilities Required

  • Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, problem-solve and meet demanding deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to research and analyze complex legal and regulatory issues.
  • Ability to work independently, drawing on the resources of Affiliates, CPPEF/PPAC staff and coalition allies to accomplish objectives and advocacy on their behalf in a variety of forums.
  • Ability to respond to Affiliate processes and constituent service.
  • Self motivated and demonstrated ability to work successfully with a diverse group of people.
  • Critical thinking skills.
  • Basic computer and internet skills.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Member in good standing of the California State Bar.
  • Belief and commitment to CPPEF’s mission and values.
  • 3-5 years legal experience in the health care field. Understanding of California licensed community clinic operations and the applicable law.
  • Experience with IRS 501(c)(3) & (c)(4) organizations, including electoral and campaign finance issues.
  • Experience with HIPAA, CMIA and California data breach laws.
  • Working knowledge of the federal Affordable Care Act, Family PACT Program, Medi-Cal and their implementation in California.
  • Experience with legislation, regulations, local ordinances and litigation relevant to healthcare, community clinics and reproductive rights.
  • Requires travel within California.

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. Salary commensurate with experience and education.

How to Apply

Email cover letter and resume to: resumes@ppacca.org Note: Applicants must indicate "Legal Counsel, 2014, [last name]" as the subject of emailed applications. Cover letter, resume and a short writing sample (5-10 pages) should be sent as attachments.


Legal Intern 2014 - Summer or Fall

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.

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.

Email application to: resumes@ppacca.org Note: Applicants must indicate "Legal Intern, 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.


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