Organization:  Teacher Retirement System of Texas
Position:  Sr. Health Engagement Strategist
About the Organization:  The Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) is responsible for investing funds under its stewardship and for delivering benefits to members as authorized by the Texas Legislature. Our mission is to improve the retirement security of Texas educators by prudently investing and managing trust assets and delivering benefits that make a positive difference in members’ lives. TRS is a defined benefit plan, with retirement benefits determined by a pre-established formula. The trust fund is sustained principally by three sources-contributions by members during their working careers, contributions by the state, and investment revenues. TRS was founded over 80 years ago and has $200 billion in assets, making it the largest public retirement system in Texas in both membership and assets. It is the sixth largest public pension plan in the U.S. and is among the 20th largest in the world. The agency serves more than 1.8 million people, of which over 1 million are public and higher education members and over 400,000 are retirement recipients and beneficiaries.The Teacher Retirement System of Texas is constantly growing and looking for bright and talented individuals to join several departments, including Benefit Services, Investment Management, Organizational Excellence, IT, Legal and Compliance, and many more. TRS employees work in a culture of trust and collaboration and pride themselves in making a profound impact in the lives of Texas public education teachers. Additionally, TRS has the received the Top Workplaces USA award nearly consistently from 2012-2020, which can be attributed to its great leaders and employees. TRS is truly a great place to work and grow.
Job Description:

The Senior Health Engagement Strategist develops employer-focused engagement efforts for TRS-ActiveCare. The incumbent will develop and plan outreach and engagement-related projects and initiatives, plus provide editing and technical writing support and guidance. This position will proactively work with the HIB Engagement team, HIB staff, TRS-ActiveCare employers, Communications team, and agency employees.With the Health & Insurance Benefits (HIB) Division, you’ll be joining a passionate team of self-motivated change agents united by our mission: driving to design the delivery of high-quality healthcare for nearly three-quarters of a million active and retired Texas public educators. The healthcare industry is complex and we’re a team of problem-solvers who are up for the challenge. With a focus on innovation and collaboration to catalyze the market, we spend nearly $4 billion annually on healthcare to make a difference in our members’ lives. With a career at TRS, you’ll be empowered through a culture of continuous learning, front-line decision making, coaching and mentorship to shape the future of our work, while transforming healthcare delivery for 1 in 41 Texans.


  • Program Outreach
  • Implements TRS-ActiveCare district engagement strategy.
  • Coordinates the development of engagement measure which includes the collection and analysis of qualitative data to generate actionable insights in different regions.
  • Responsible for planning and execution of annual Benefits Administrator meetings and ongoing district leader events, both in-person and virtual.
  • Develops and implements targeted engagement methods that facilitate discussions between TRS and district leadership.
  • Develops compelling proposals and presentations that promote TRS-ActiveCare to employers at district meetings, roundtables and associations conferences.
  • Presents and supports TRS at health care events across the state and through webinars.•Speaks with community and professional groups to identify needs and discuss plan's effectiveness.Program Communications
  • Implements long-term communications strategies for marketing TRS health plans.
  • Manages communications projects (e.g. publications, emails, web content) and schedules that reflects the overall communications strategy, ensures publication deadlines are met, aligns key messages with major events, and fosters engagement among varied stakeholder segments.
  • Coordinates and conducts research and stakeholder engagement to identify and implement effective communications and content strategies.
  • Serves as a consultant and contributor to health care articles, web content, forms, reports, and other documents.
  • Assists with creating surveys and other tools to solicit feedback from TRS health plan participants.Program Administration
  • Ensures compliance with program policies and procedures, statues and rules; and takes corrective action(s) as needed.
  • Researches and analyzes other multi-employer group health programs to identify best practices for employer and member engagement and retention.
  • Supports and evaluates TRS District Ambassador annual workplan, including its effectiveness to achieve TRS' objectives for the program.
  • Assists in analyzing the impact of new and proposed legislation on TRS health plans.
  • May assist in developing contract specifications and requests for proposal (RFP), including selecting vendors, drafting or modifying new contracts, and renewals.
  • Performs related work as assigned.
Candidate Qualifications:

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university.
  • High school diploma or equivalent and additional full-time experience in health care administration, government, communications, engagement, public relations, or outreach programs may substitute for the required education on an equivalent year-for- year basis.
  • A Master’s degree in a related field may substitute for one (1) year of the required experience.

Required Experience

  • Six (6) years of full-time experience in communications, marketing, engagement, public relations, outreach, sales, or a related field.
  • Two (2) years of experience in public sector, non-profit, health care benefits engagement, or closely related experience.
  • Experience may be concurrent.
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