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Senior Policy Officer

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Scion Executive Search | Sacramento, CA
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Scion Executive Search


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Published 23 days ago

Start Date

July 29, 2019

Application Deadline

July 5, 2019

Salary

$80,000 - $100,000


Scion Nonprofit Staffing (www.scionnonprofitstaffing.com) is leading a search for a Senior Policy Officer for one our client partners, a nonprofit based in Sacramento. This is a full-time, remote position.

The organization is looking for a Senior Policy Officer with strong relationships in Sacramento to play a key role in establishing and executing the organization's policy priorities. This is an exciting opportunity to work closely with the Executive Director and senior policy team to make a difference in the lives of children by affecting policy and practice change.

We are seeking someone who is passionately committed to early education, able to think strategically and act pragmatically, and who is ready to serve as one of the organization’s key advocates and spokespeople in Sacramento.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with California statewide and local policymakers, as well as legislative champions
  • Work with and develop coalition partners from across the political spectrum
  • Support the team on developing and implementing a policy agenda for the Early Learning workforce and Dual Language Learners
  • Provide deep policy expertise and bring broad networks to the work of the organization
  • Respond promptly and strategically to new legislation and media requests for information or comments
  • Track and analyze legislation affecting early education in California and nationally and make recommended bill and policy positions to the Executive Director
  • Organize briefings and other events that educate lawmakers, the public, and the media about early education in California and represent the organization before the legislature
  • Support the executive team and staff in developing and implementing effective legislative, administrative and political strategies and advocacy campaigns

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of five years of experience in advocacy or policy roles in California
  • Strong legislative network and connections in Sacramento
  • Strong background in policy analysis and development
  • In-depth content knowledge of Early Childhood Education in higher education, training and professional development systems and Dual Language Learners  
  • Understanding of state, federal and local policy making and the role of advocacy in advancing a policy agenda  
  • Proven ability to work on multiple projects; work with high-level state policymakers in a variety of settings; and respond effectively to their needs for information and technical assistance
  • Strong communications skills, including speaking, presenting, writing, listening and ability to concisely distill and present complex information
  • Strong program development and evaluation experience
  • Ability to prioritize based on organizational strategies and manage multiple deadlines
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree a plus 
  • Based in the Sacramento, San Francisco, or Los Angeles area


ABOUT OUR FIRM:

Scion Staffing is a national award winning staffing firm. Over the past few years, our firm has had the pleasure of successfully assisting hundreds of local employers. No matter the requisition or size, our track record and recruitment process has made us one of the top recruitment firms in the nation. Additional information about our firm and success can also be found online at www.scionstaffing.com or in the 2010-2019 Business Times list of top staffing firms.

Scion Staffing ranked on the 2017 and 2018 Forbes Best Executive Recruiting Firms list.

Scion Staffing is an equal opportunity employer and service provider committed to not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation or belief. We are committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value, for ourselves, our client companies, and for the candidates we represent.

Scion Nonprofit Staffing (www.scionnonprofitstaffing.com) is leading a search for a Senior Policy Officer for one our client partners, a nonprofit based in Sacramento. This is a full-time, remote position.

The organization is looking for a…

Details at a glance

  • Remote Possible
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Managerial

Benefits

This position offers a competitive annual salary with excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, retirement, stipend for phone and wellness and much more! This is a wonderful opportunity to work with a passionate and committed team and to make a difference in the world of early childhood education. 

This position offers a competitive annual salary with excellent benefits including medical, dental, vision, retirement, stipend for phone and wellness and much more! This is a…

How To Apply

For immediate consideration, please submit your resume as well as a tailored cover letter addressing your interest in the role as Word (doc) or (docx) attachments to Sarah at sakparse@scionstaffing.com. Please indicate "Senior Policy Officer" in the subject line. We look forward to contacting potential-match applicants.

For immediate consideration, please submit your resume as well as a tailored cover letter addressing your interest in the role as Word (doc) or (docx) attachments to Sarah at sakparse…

Location

Sacramento, CA

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