The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) is a high-caliber strategic policy institute that informs and shapes public policies to reduce poverty, promote equity, and build opportunity and engages on how to raise the revenues necessary to support public investments. It has a national reputation for conducting rigorous research and analysis, developing evidence-based policy ideas and strategies, shaping a broad array of policy debates at the federal and state levels, and influencing policy outcomes and program implementation. It focuses its efforts on improving the lives of people with low and moderate incomes and examines how policies affect particular groups, including people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities, and LGBTQ+ people. The Center is known for its unique capacity to blend rigorous, timely analysis with effective communications that enable policymakers and the media to make use of its work.
The Center’s Food Assistance policy team focuses on reducing hunger and food insecurity (the lack of consistent access to nutritious food) by improving access to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC), and the school meals programs as well as their interactions with other benefit programs supporting low-income people (such as Medicaid, rental assistance and other housing programs, and the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program). Overseeing the work of the Food Assistance policy team, the Vice President will develop policy, federal budget, implementation, and communications goals and strategies to expand and strengthen access to nutrition assistance programs. The position entails keeping abreast of federal and state policy developments, program operations, and related research and providing useful and accessible information for a range of stakeholders.
The work of the team includes promoting effective approaches at the federal, state, and local levels to provide food assistance to low- and moderate-income families and individuals; developing and analyzing proposed changes in government policies; providing technical assistance to federal and state policymakers and program administrators; conducting research on the implications of food assistance policy choices; and working with other federal and state nonprofits on these issues. The Center also provides technical assistance to advocates in nearly every state, coordinating a network of these advocates and providing them with information about federal policy, ideas for how to improve program implementation, and help with state-level policy proposals. The Center helps shape the debate on food assistance policies and its analyses and experts are quoted frequently in the press and relied upon heavily by policymakers and colleagues in other organizations.
The Vice President and team members provide information, data, and technical assistance to an array of important stakeholders, including federal and state policymakers, program administrators, national partners, a growing network of state-level advocates, journalists, and the public. The Vice President and the Food Assistance policy team work in close collaboration with the Center’s President and staff on the Communications, Government Affairs, and other policy teams to develop and implement policy-related goals and strategies. The Vice President is a principal spokesperson for the Center on food assistance issues and works to maximize the Center’s impact. The Vice President also works closely with the Center’s Development team to ensure financial support for CBPP’s food assistance policy work and serves as a member of the Center’s leadership team, which helps set direction for the organization.
Strategy, Policy Development, Research, and Analysis
Reporting to the President and serving as an integral member of the senior management team, the Vice President for Food Assistance Policy is a strategic thought-partner and develops research and public policy initiatives that impact low-income communities. The Vice President is responsible for overseeing the Food Assistance policy team’s work to:
In collaboration with the Food Assistance policy team, the Vice President will:
Management and Supervision
Successful candidates will demonstrate broad knowledge of food assistance policy issues for low-income people and have experience working at a senior level to affect food assistance policy outcomes at the federal or state level. They will bring a mix of the following skills and experiences:
This position reports to the President
Terms of Employment: Full-time, exempt.
Bargaining Unit Status: This is not a bargaining unit position.
Salary commensurate with experience, excellent benefits (including health insurance, vision and dental coverage, life and long-term disability insurance, retirement, MERP, and DCAP), and generous vacation, sick leave, and holiday schedules.
Please upload a cover letter and resume. In your cover letter, please include a discussion of what draws you to the mission of the Center.
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values and welcomes diversity in the workplace and strongly encourages all qualified persons to apply regardless of race, color, age, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, credit information, pregnancy or parental status, family responsibilities, personal appearance, creed, military or veteran status, religion, ancestry or national origin, union activities, disability, or other status protected by applicable law.
The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) is a high-caliber strategic policy institute that informs and shapes public policies to reduce poverty, promote equity, and build opportunity and engages on how to raise the revenues…