Community Engagement Strategist
New York City, NY · Remote
Mid-level · Full time
Posted 6 months ago

Company Description

Mae is a venture-backed digital health solution on a mission to improve the health and quality of life for Black mothers, babies, and those who love them. Mae has created a space where complete digital care meets culturally-competent on-the-ground support. We address access gaps and bolster physical and emotional well-being through continuous engagement, risk assessment, early symptom awareness, and a community-led model of support for our users.

Digital solutions to address cultural deficits in care are at the forefront of femtech innovation and Mae is quickly gaining traction with healthcare payers as a viable solution to address the implicit, explicit, and structural biases that hinder equitable maternal health. In addressing whole-person care and focusing on self-advocacy, education, and community, we seek to improve the outcomes for Black mothers, while also reducing clinical costs of care, at impactful scale. See what we’re doing at and @maehealthinc on IG.

Job Description

Mae’s Community Engagement Strategist will primarily be charged with developing, implementing, and owning our community program and partnership strategy and the growth of our network of culturally competent experts nationwide.

The ideal candidate has a background in community program development and execution and contacts in the maternal health space, as well as an interest in, and understanding of birth work.

This role will report to our VP of Marketing and work in close partnership with our SVP, Growth and Strategy, and our Care Coordinators as we continue to advance Medicaid partnerships in a growing number of target markets. This is a unique opportunity to become an early member of a venture-backed digital health start-up and to join our mission to reduce maternal health disparities and redefine the pregnancy experience for Black expectant mothers.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Ownership of the development and management of our national expert network of birth workers (doula focused in phase one)
  • Prospecting, establishing, implementing, and maintaining community partnerships and programs through collaboration with current networks and the establishment of new relationships 
  • Delivering on key metrics including but not exclusive to the acquisition of birth workers on Mae’s expert network and increasing the scope, reach, and diversity of our community programming and events
  • Collaborating with Mae’s Strategic Marketing Manager to identify target areas of community engagement to maximize benefits for users and birth workers
  • Identifying relevant community programs and communicating benefits and paths to access to users
  • Managing communication with various stakeholder groups
  • Representing Mae in community-facing spaces
  • Aligning with Mae’s Product, Marketing, and Media Relations efforts


  • Proficient knowledge of doula, midwife, and birth worker community, organizations, and training entities (doula qualifications or interest a plus)
  • Extensive understanding of community-based programs, organizations, and functions (healthcare a plus)
  • Proven experience establishing, implementing and managing novel community-based initiatives with measurable impact
  • Ability to develop messaging and effective communication tools
  • Ability to identify with the birth workers community and liaise between stakeholders
  • Resourceful, creative, and solution-oriented approach to problem-solving
  • Entrepreneurial enthusiasm, reliable work ethic, and collaborative approach to working and learning

Additional Information

  • Competitive salary and equity
  • Fully subsidized healthcare premiums
  • 401K benefits
  • Flexible work location
Mae is a maternal health platform that connects expectant mothers with critical resources to drive positive pregnancy outcomes.
Size:  11-50 employees
Funding Level:  Early-stage Startup
Total Amount Raised:  1.3 M
Social Starts
Avestria Ventures
SteelSky Ventures
MBX Capital
Rhia Ventures
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