Results for America (RFA) is the leading, national nonprofit organization helping policymakers at all levels of government harness the power of evidence and data to solve the world’s greatest challenges. Our mission is to make investing in what works the “new normal,” so that, one day, all government leaders use rigorous evidence and quality data to inform important policy and funding decisions. We believe that data-driven and evidence-based policy decisions could significantly increase the impact of the over $1 trillion that governments spend annually to advance economic mobility and racial equity.
Founded in 2012, RFA spent its first three years partnering with policy innovators to build the credibility of evidence-based policymaking, securing early and important wins in education, expanding its work to multiple levels of government and driving awareness and demand through carefully orchestrated education and communication campaigns. During its second phase (2015-2018), RFA worked to demonstrate the power of evidence-based policymaking in ways that resonate with an even broader universe of elected officials and policymakers. Now in its third phase of work, RFA intends to demonstrate that governments at all levels can make faster, more lasting progress in accelerating economic mobility for residents when they use evidence and data in decision-making. By creating specific issue-area wins, RFA will further cement support for evidence-based policymaking among all policymakers as the “new normal.”
RFA has organized a “practice” at every level of government: federal, state, and local. The Federal practice works with Congress, the White House, and federal agency staff to use rigorous evidence and quality data to inform the design, implementation, and evaluation of important policy and funding decisions. The federal team also works to leverage the power of federal evidence-based policy to build state and local capacity to use data and evidence to equitable outcomes for their communities.
The Associate Director, Federal Practice will be a dedicated member of RFA’s Federal Practice team. As part of its Federal Practice Practice, RFA has committed to helping make the most of the historic opportunity presented by the Federal recovery investments from the American Rescue Plan (ARP) and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (IIJA). The Federal Practice will support this work by engaging with Federal agencies to influence federal policy, understand and translate federal policy, and share learnings from local implementation with key federal policymakers. This Associate Director, Federal Practice will support the delivery and execution of the Local Infrastructure Hub (the Hub), through project support, tracking, understanding and effectively translating federal policy into easy-to-understand materials to be used by the Local Practice to develop needed material to support state and local governments with leveraging federal funding opportunities.
Results for America is seeking a team member who works well in a collaborative, cross-cutting team environment, proactively seeks out new challenges, and is passionate about strengthening governments’ ability to promote equitable outcomes for all residents.
Position Reporting Relationship
The Associate Director, Federal Practice will report to the Vice President of Federal Policy / Practice Lead.
The responsibilities of the Associate Director, Federal Practice are grounded in four core areas: federal policy translation and content management, project and partner management, impact tracking, and internal coordination. Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
Federal Policy Translation and Content Management (50%)
Project & Partner Management (25%)
Working closely with the Associate Director, Local Practice, assigned to BIL:
Internal Coordination (15%)
Impact Tracking (10%)
All RFA employees are expected to participate in the organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts.
The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications, along with a strong commitment to RFA’s mission and vision, including its diversity, equality, and inclusion values.
Experience and Competencies
Results for America (RFA) is the leading, national nonprofit organization helping policymakers at all levels of government harness the power of evidence and data to solve the world’s greatest challenges. Our mission…
At Results for America, all staff members currently receive a compensation package that includes: (1) a salary aligned with RFA’s position level and salary bands and against similar nonprofit organizations; (2) a suite of benefits that includes a choice of medical and/or vision and dental care, paid time off, a 403b retirement plan with employer match, and education and commuter benefits. The salary band for this position is $98,000 - $126,000.
At Results for America, all staff members currently receive a compensation package that includes: (1) a salary aligned with RFA’s position level and salary bands and against similar…
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