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Director of Advocacy and Government Affairs

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Yaffed
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New York, NY

Yaffed


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Published 15 days ago

February 1, 2021
January 31, 2021
$65,000 - $75,000commensurate with experience

Yaffed is seeking to hire a Director of Advocacy and Government Affairs to lead our efforts to educate government officials about the educational neglect in Haredi Yeshivas and how this issue can be addressed through regulation and enforcement. The Director of Advocacy and Government Affairs will coordinate efforts to engage and educate government officials at local, state and federal levels to ensure that the issue of secular education in Yeshivas remains a priority and that serious steps are taken to ensure proper oversight and enforcement of substantial equivalency in non-public schools.


Ongoing Tasks for the Director of Advocacy and Governmental Affairs will include:


  • Tracking legislation
  • Reviewing and drafting legislation and amendments 
  • Analyzing agency funding streams and budget legislation
  • Maintaining a calendar of hearings, votes, important dates, conferences, etc.
  • Scheduling and attending meetings with legislators and other policymakers (remotely and in person when possible)
  • Leading advocacy trips to Albany and local legislatures when in person meetings resume
  • Organizing and leading forums and educational events for legislators, their staff, and the public (both remotely and in person when possible)
  • Maintain compliance with all required JCOPE filings, bi-monthly and annually. 


Required Skills:


  • Strong commitment to Yaffed’s mission and vision
  • Highly organized, great management skills
  • Minimum of BA in related field
  • Fluent English
  • Superb communication skills, including public speaking
  • Willingness and ability to travel to and from Albany and New York City


Experience:

3-5 years prior experience in advocacy

To apply, please send resume and cover letter

Applications without cover letters will not be considered

Yaffed is seeking to hire a Director of Advocacy and Government Affairs to lead our efforts to educate government officials about the educational neglect in Haredi Yeshivas and how this issue can be addressed through regulation and…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional

Benefits


Employer contribution to medical expenses

403B plan with employer contribution 

Generous PTO policy


Employer contribution to medical expenses

403B plan with employer contribution 

Generous PTO policy

Location

New York, NY

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