Wednesday, May 30, 2012

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Supervisor of Member Education
Salary Range: $3,476-$3,542/month
Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan (MCHCP) is seeking to hire a Supervisor of Member Education to perform professional and supervisory work overseeing the Communication Assistants and Communication Specialists who communicate with members of MCHCP. Please submit your application, cover letter, resume, salary requirements, salary history and at least three references in confidence to the Human Resources Manager, MCHCP, P.O. Box 104355, Jefferson City, MO 65110 or via email to Our employment application may be found on our website under the careers page. Resumes will be accepted through close of business Friday, June 1, 2012.
Essential Job Functions and General Responsibilities
Under the immediate supervision of the Manager of Customer Support, the Supervisor of Member Education will coordinate the work flow of the Communication Assistants and the Communication Specialists and monitor member presentations, territory assignments and travel schedules; ensure adequate training of assigned staff; coordinate and interpret plan information and explain the same to staff and the membership of the health care plan in group settings, which includes current state employees and retirees, public entity employees and retirees and their dependents; work with the Manager of Customer Support and the Communication and Publication Manager on the benefit information provided in printed material, on the website and in presentations; work closely with the Manger of Customer Support to stay abreast of information being provided in group meetings; establish and maintain communication efforts of affiliated or cooperative organizations such as ARMSE and MOSERS; oversee and conduct group presentations to state and public entity employee groups as large as 250 people on plan design and benefit; and perform other duties as needed or assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
·         Extensive knowledge of managed care concepts; and the ability to quickly learn MCHCP plan benefits, as well as plans available for public entity enrollees.
·         Requires innovative thought and the willingness to be forward-thinking.
·         Requires the ability to effectively communicate benefit plan designs to members of MCHCP and public entity enrollees; the ability to professionally conduct group presentations under sometimes stressful situations; prefer knowledge of and/or experience with e-communication efforts and multi-media outlets.
·         Ability to prepare and edit informational material for presentations; and the ability to prepare and present information in a clear and concise manner.
·         Ability to make independent decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures; and the ability to prioritize, organize and perform work independently and under pressure.
·         Extensive knowledge of the general principles of supervision and the ability to plan, organize and assign work activities for employees.
·         Ability to quickly learn details of the new medical plan design and be able to clearly communicate that information to members of MCHCP.
·         Excellent organizational and time-management skills.
·         Excellent customer service skills both in person, face to face and over the phone.
·         Ability to maintain confidentiality of all MCHCP information and records in accordance with HIPAA and other applicable laws and regulations.
·         Ability to serve as a productive team member and the ability to demonstrate a professional and positive attitude while establishing and maintaining excellent working relationships with MCHCP management, staff and members, human resource and payroll representatives, vendors and the general public.
Minimum Qualifications
·         Bachelor's degree in Business, Communications or Public Administration with specialization in insurance, benefits administration or closely related area is required; plus one (1) year of experience in public speaking, dissemination of information, communication, benefits administration or closely related field is required.
·         Knowledge of the current state medical plan is preferred, or must have applicable experience in the administration of medical benefits programs.
·         Extensive work experience or education in communications and public speaking is preferred.
·         Extensive knowledge of the general principles of supervision is required; and the ability to plan and organize daily work flow activities for staff is strongly preferred.
·         Ability and willingness to travel independently and extensively throughout the state during peak times (such as open enrollment in October), with occasional overnight stay is required.
·         Must obtain a broker's license for health/accident insurance from the Department of Insurance within six (6) months of employment with MCHCP.
·         Must be highly computer literate including extensive knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
·         Physical ability and stamina to sit or stand for extended periods of time; ability to regularly lift and transport boxes of plan materials and equipment used in group presentations; ability to bend and lift items (weighing up to 50 lbs.) without assistance, to place in and remove from a car trunk; and must be able to drive a state vehicle alone in-state in all types of weather conditions.
·         Excellent work history and attendance record required.
Missouri Consolidated Health Care Plan is an equal opportunity employer: M/F/D/V
2012-03 -- 05/25/2012
MCHCP employees enjoy the same benefits as other State of Missouri employees. These benefits include medical, dental and vision insurance, basic and optional life insurance, annual and sick leave accruals, paid holidays, deferred compensation, cafeteria plan and retirement plan. Contact the MCHCP Human Resources Manager for more information related to this job vacancy announcement, recruitment, benefits, etc.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Don't miss the best explanation of the legal and political ramifications of issues related to civil rights - NAACP Continuing Legal Educaiton


Twenty-Eighth Annual

Lawyers’ Continuing Legal Education (CLE)

During the 103rd ANNUAL NAACP Convention




In Conjunction with the
National Bar Association

July 8-9, 2012
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas

         Roslyn M. Brock                    Benjamin T. Jealous      Kim M. Keenan
 Chairman                          President & CEO          General Counsel
 Board of Directors        
Dear Colleague:

We invite you to join us at the NAACP’s Twenty-Eighth Annual Lawyers’ Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Seminar to be held July 8-9, 2012 at the George R. Brown Convention Center, Houston, Texas.

For the past twenty-seven years, our training course has attracted loyal attendees.  Our focus will include an annual U.S. Supreme Court Review and Legislative Update as well as panels on Ethics and many areas affecting our legal, educational and social justice communities.

The CLE provides an opportunity for civil rights advocates and legal scholars to meet, greet and share strategies to assist African-Americans and other minorities facing civil rights challenges.

We intend to apply for fifteen (15) credits, including two hours of ethics.  For your convenience, pre-registration is available for $350.00 until June 7, 2012.  After June 7th, registration and on-site registration for the two-day session will be $375.00.  Register before June 7th and save $25.  The registration fee will include continental breakfast, one ticket to the Clarence M. Mitchell, Jr. Memorial Lecture Luncheon on Sunday, July 8th, one brown bag lunch ticket, CLE course materials, closing reception and entrance onto the Convention floor.  One-day registrations are also available at $250.00.  If you are unable to attend the CLE, you may purchase course materials at a cost of $50.00.  Please make checks payable to the NAACP CLE Seminar (include credit card information on faxed registrations).  To pre-register for the CLE, please complete the attached registration form and e-mail or fax to:
Kendra Glover
NAACP National Headquarters
4805 Mt. Hope Drive
Baltimore, Maryland 21215
410-358-9350 (fax)
We look forward to seeing you at our Twenty-Eighth CLE seminar, in Houston, Texas.

Kim M. Keenan, NAACP General Counsel

- Supreme Court Review and Preview –
- Legislative Update and Civil Rights Litigation –
- Ethics –
- Economic Justice –
- Environmental Justice –
- Redistricting –
- Protecting the Vote –
- School to Prison Pipeline –
­- Fair Housing –
- Criminal Justice –
- Health Disparities
- Minorities and the Media -


Presentation of William Robert Ming Award
for outstanding Pro Bono Service


Presentation of Juanita Jackson Mitchell Award
Presentation of Champions of Justice Award
Presentation of Foot Soldier in the Sands Awards

NAACP Twenty-Eighth Annual
Lawyers’ CLE Seminar


George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, Texas
July 8-9, 2012

15 CLE Credits (applied for)          Non-Lawyers Welcome

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For registration assistance contact:
Kendra Glover
NAACP Legal Department

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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Only One Day to Save Lives - Act Now! - The Death Penalty is Flawed in Application and Conception. Will You Ask Your Senator to At Least Have It Studied?

Please contact Missouri Sen. Brad Lager (R-Savannah) and your state senator TODAY
Urge them to support and VOTE for a Death Penalty Cost-study Amendment

>> Call or e-mail Sen. Brad Lager—573-751-1415, office phone or cell

--Urge Sen. Lager (pronounced “Log ur”) to support and not block the cost-study amendment from being added onto House Bill,
 HB 1051, a bill which he’s shepherding in the Senate, and
--Thank him for voting a few months ago “Do Pass” Senate Bill 786 (identical to the amendment offered onto HB 1051 last night) during a committee vote.

Background info... 
Last night during floor debate in the Senate on HB 1051, Sen. Joseph Keaveny (D-St. Louis) offered an amendment proposing a death-penalty cost-study bill. The bill was tabled after some engaging debate and may well come back up for debate either today or later during this final week of the legislative session. The measure would require the State Auditor to study an equal number of murder cases in which the death penalty was sought and where it was not. No thorough study of the cost of capital punishment has ever been done in our state. This study is important for Missouri to fully understand the cost of the public policy to tax payers. Keaveny is also SB 786 sponsor. HB 1051 would direct the State Auditor to conduct audits of state agencies so the amendment would be consistent or germane with the primary bill’s legislative intent.

Please contact Sen. Lager, plus and your Senator TODAY urging them to support the amendment when it is offered.  Remind them that this is a matter of fiscal responsibility— regardless of how he or she feels about the death penalty-- and that taxpayers have a right to know the comparative cost of this 35-year old state policy. Please take this action during this final week of the session.
Residents of Boone and Randolph Counties should contact Sen. Kurt Schaefer, urging him to vote for the study measure via his office at 573-751-3931 or <> .

To determine who your state senator is and/or find his or her contact information, log onto
For more information call Jeff Stack at 573-449-4585, Kathleen Holmes at 816-694-2725 or Rita Linhardt at 573-635-7239.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

St.Louis County NAACP to host Freedom Fund Dinner  

Keynote speaker U.S Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II of Kansas City, Mo.

Date: Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 1:21pm CDT
Keynote speaker U.S Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II of Kansas City, Mo.

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Keynote speaker U.S Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II of Kansas City, Mo.The St. Louis County branch NAACP will hold its annual Freedom Fund Dinner at the Clayton Ritz Carlton Hotel on June 5. This year’s theme is “your power, your vote, your decision.” The keynote speaker is U.S Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II of Kansas City and Chair of the United States Congressional Black Caucus.
This year’s Inspiring St. Louisan award recipients include:
  • Cheryl Roberts - manager, prganizational development 
  • and training, Energizer North America
  • Ryan Hammer - general manager and senior vice president, 
  • Harrah’s St. Louis
  • Lavicki Hart - senior vice president, Citi Financial
  • Hugh McVey - President, Missouri AFL-CIO
  • Michael McMillan - license collector, City of St. Louis
This year’s Benjamin Lawson Hooks Exceptional Educator of the 
year award winners, named after the first 
African American appointed to the
 Federal Communications Commission (FCC), include:
A reception will start at 5:30 p.m. with the dinner 
program starting at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $85.
 For information please, call the information 
office at (314) 389-1552.