Benefits Data Trust (BDT) is looking for a Colorado-based Engagement Manager to cultivate and maintain partnerships with state and local government, non-profit, and private-sector entities to facilitate outreach and enrollment through the Colorado Benefits Center. Like all of BDT’s benefits centers, the Colorado Benefits Center seeks to overcome common barriers to enrollment in essential benefits such as the Food Assistance Program (also known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP) through data-driven outreach, person-centered service delivery, and close coordination with state partners.
The Engagement Manager will oversee all BDT initiatives in Colorado, the largest of which is focused on increasing participation in SNAP through our partnership with the Colorado Department of Human Services (CDHS). In 2019, BDT will be deploying a free, online tool to identify individuals likely eligible for SNAP and connect them to the form of assistance that is right for them (self-service, phone, or in-person). The Engagement Manager will build-up partnerships with organizations serving people 50 and older in particular in order to increase awareness of this new tool as well as to inform how it can be tailored for the older adult population.
The Engagement Manager will also oversee an initiative with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) designed to increase WIC enrollment through text and voice message nudges.
The Engagement Manager will keep the Director and other internal stakeholders informed of critical developments and seek guidance when appropriate. To be successful, the Engagement Manager will travel to BDT offices in Philadelphia for orientation and training, and as needed thereafter.
Benefits Data Trust (BDT) is a nonprofit organization committed to transforming how individuals in need access essential benefits and services. BDT envisions an efficient, cost-effective health and human services system that proactively connects individuals and families to the supports they need so that people are healthier and more economically secure, and communities are stronger.
BDT employs 160 employees in Philadelphia and provides enrollment assistance in Colorado, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina. Since its inception in 2005, BDT has submitted over 800,000 benefits applications for low-income households across the country, securing over $7 billion in benefits for food, healthcare, housing and other services that help move individuals and families toward financial stability. BDT now submits more benefit applications each year than any other entity in the nation. Research and evaluations have found BDT’s targeted outreach and enrollment assistance to be highly cost-effective. BDT also works with government agencies to assist them in adopting policies and practices proven to streamline benefits enrollment, and BDT partners with leading researchers to document the impact of benefits access and cost-effective outreach and enrollment strategies.