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Serves as Assistant Director responsible for public policy at National Headquarters. Leads Public Policy team in advocacy efforts with the federal government. Engages in long term planning of legislative policy development, analysis, and strategies and recommends priorities. Develops advocacy plans for the department at the federal level. Develops and facilitates a process to receive input on the annual legislative priorities from staff members, Capitol Hill, and closely related organizations. Coordinates with the section staff and staff to monitor proposed legislation and regulations that impact The Salvation Army. Develops a reporting system to maintain records that measure and track outreach to, and follows up with, elected officials, government administrators, and their supporting staff. Monitors and analyzes national legislative and administrative policy impacting The Salvation Army. Prepares policy reports identifying public policy issues and their impact on families and society at large. Prepares and/or directs the review and development of public policy priorities and materials for internal and external dissemination, including policy reports, comment letters, briefs, articles, one-pagers, testimonies, and other documents conveying The Salvation Army position. 

Coordinates advocacy events at the federal level of government. Coordinates monthly Hill visits for territorial efforts, NHQ staff and officers, national groups and others.   Coordinates in-district site visits with legislators and their staff. Educates staff and others through webinars, resources on the Red Shield Toolkit, and through virtual means of appropriate and acceptable advocacy. Serves as a convener and facilitator of conference calls within The Salvation Army and with external stakeholders to include non-profit affiliates, government employees and elected officials and their staff.  Serves as a national liaison to all levels of government.

Represents The Salvation Army at various assigned coalitions, councils and working groups. Prepares and presents reports as an advocate for social services and public policy issues pertinent to the mission of The Salvation Army.  Presents at national, territorial, and divisional Social Services conferences, as well as at outside conferences as appropriate. Attends national conferences and conducts and participates in discussions, lectures, seminars, and workshops.

Supervises Senior Policy Analysts as they manage their area(s) of responsibility and gives guidance and direction as needed. Holds staff accountable for deadlines related to scheduled events, programs or assignments. Reviews staff work regarding quality and conformity to expectations. Monitors and keeps the staff focused on the purposes of projects. Handles all routine employee issues and requests for public policy staff.

Knowledge and Experience:

Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university in Public Policy, Political Science, Social Work, Public Administration, or related fields; and three to five years’ experience working in public policy and advocacy field (preferably at the federal level); and three years’ supervisory experience; additional social services experience a plus.

Extensive knowledge of Salvation Army programs. Ability to make sound, logical interpretations of Salvation Army guidelines, regulations, policies, and mission in order to represent the organization.

Demonstrated ability to represent a national organization to the government, peer agencies, and coalitions consistent with The Salvation Army’s mission. Demonstrated knowledge of congressional policymaking processes and of agencies of the federal government. Demonstrated ability to lead meetings, motivate a team and work collaboratively. Demonstrated experience in building bi-partisan support around issues among elected officials, and working with those lawmakers in a bi-partisan fashion to move legislation. Demonstrated skill in developing materials and resources for training purposes as well as the ability to demonstrate significant experience in presentation skills for individual, small and large group presentations.

Ability to work nights/weekends and travel intermittently (domestically and internationally) as required.

Licenses:

A valid driver’s license required.

Serves as Assistant Director responsible for public policy at National Headquarters. Leads Public Policy team in advocacy efforts with the federal government. Engages in long term planning of legislative policy development, analysis…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
    May 24, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    May 22, 2021
  • Education
    Master's Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Managerial

Salary

$94,080 - $117,600$3,618.47 - $4,523.09 Paid Bi-Weekly

Benefits

Benefits after 90 days. Free underground parking.

Benefits after 90 days. Free underground parking.

Level of Language Proficiency

Highly proficient in the English language

Highly proficient in the English language

Location

On-site
615 Slaters Ln, Alexandria, VA 22314, USA

How to Apply

Submit your cover letter and resume by secure fax to (703) 684-3478, e-mail to usn.recruit@usn.salvationarmy.org with the job title in the subject line, or send via US Mail to 615 Slaters Lane Alexandria, VA 22314, Attn: HR Office.

Submit your cover letter and resume by secure fax to (703) 684-3478, e-mail to usn.recruit@usn.salvationarmy.org with the job title in the subject line, or send via US Mail to 615 Slaters…

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