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Senior Manager, State and Federal Policy Implementation, OA

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Results for America
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Washington, DC
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Publicado hace 19 días

Organization Overview 

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.” 

Opportunity Accelerator (OA) is a signature initiative of RFA, designed to work in close  partnership with state and local stakeholders to help advance economic mobility, racial equity  and wellbeing for residents. The OA seeks to do this by dramatically improving the impact of government investments in a small number of jurisdictions. The OA will help communities to diagnose root causes of problems; design, implement, and evaluate policies and programs; and work closely with place-based partnerships to accelerate social and economic outcomes.  

Position Overview 

The Senior Manager, State and Federal Policy Implementation is responsible for aligning  state and federal resources in order to successfully implement economic mobility initiatives in  selected local communities. This work will involve researching state and federal programs to  identify ways they can support the efforts of RFA’s Opportunity Accelerator to use evidence and  data as key tools to bring about economic transformation in half a dozen local jurisdictions. The  Senior Manager will coordinate with Results for America staff that work across levels of  government to identify all applicable resources that help selected localities in a variety of human  services areas, including but not limited to early childhood, K-12 education, workforce, and housing. The Senior Manager will serve as the connective tissue to apply best practices from  RFA’s state and federal teams to the Opportunity Accelerator project.  

The Senior Manager will be chiefly responsible for designing and implementing strategies  directly with local governments, community partners, and other stakeholders, to ensure that state and federal funds can be used to support equitable and evidence-based interventions and programs that advance economic mobility at the local level. This position reports to the Vice President, Federal Policy, and works closely with  RFA’s Opportunity Accelerator team.  

Position Reporting Relationship

This position will report to the Vice President of Federal Policy with a dotted line reporting to the Vice President and Managing Director of the Opportunity Accelerator.

Position Responsibilities 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: 

Understand the funding streams and levers that need to be affected to accomplish RFA’s  state and local government partners’ goals (40%): 

  • Identify federal and state funding streams that can be accessed or shifted to better support local and community-centered economic mobility goals 
  • Conduct research and analysis of state and federal policies, programs, systems, and  laws 

Support/coaching for the implementation of the funds and levers (45%):  

  • Coach state and local governments on how to shift and blend funds to effectively  implement community-centered economic mobility initiatives 
  • Identify and help remove state and federal practices, policies, and systems that are  impeding local progress toward community-led goals, especially those that lead to inequitable outcomes 
  • Provide direct technical assistance to RFA’s government and community partners in  policy areas including but not limited to early childhood, K-12 education, workforce,  housing, and more 

Support the development of RFA’s existing local, state, and federal policy agenda (15%) 

All RFA employees are expected to participate in the organization’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) efforts. 

This is a full-time, exempt position. 

Position Requirements 

Experience

  • 8-10 years working with or within state or federal government; both preferable
  • Experience implementing government programs, either directly or through a community  level human service provider 
  • Experience co-designing and implementing  initiatives and solutions based on achieving clear outcomes. 

Competencies 

  • Clear understanding of state and federal funding and how these funding streams can be used to drive impact at the local government level, in particular to support education, workforce and economic mobility projects
  • Strong understanding of how decisions are made in state and local governments and the  factors that influence those decisions, including the government budgeting processes and the role of evidence  in fiscal decision-making
  • Robust knowledge of policies and programs that dismantle structural barriers to equity and opportunity
  • Well developed analytical skills with an ability to synthesize concepts into concise,  concrete, and actionable training materials  
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to establish and  implement systems to ensure the successful completion of projects; 
  • Understanding of and ability to effectively implement government focused policy initiatives
  • Ability to think proactively, take initiative, and see tasks through to completion with  appropriate follow-up 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills 
  • Advanced skills in Powerpoint, Excel, and Word; familiarity with Google Suite; ability to  use Salesforce and Tableau (preferred) 


Organization Overview 

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…

Detalles a Simple Vista

  • Flexibilidad
    A Tiempo Completo
  • Fecha de inicio
    7 de febrero de 2022
  • Fecha límite de postulación
    10 de enero de 2022
  • Educación
    Licenciatura
  • Nivel Profesional
    Directivo

Compensación

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; and (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. 


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…

Ubicación

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Ubicación Asociada
1875 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20009, USA

Cómo aplicar

To apply for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to  recruiting@results4america.org. The subject line of your email should read “YOUR NAME – Senior Manager, State and Federal Policy Implementation, OA”. 

RFA is an equal opportunity employer that values/celebrates diversity and that follows a policy  of making all employment decisions and personnel actions without regard to race, color,  religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, partnership status, personal appearance,  sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, family responsibilities,  matriculation, political affiliation, disability, status as a victim of domestic violence, sexual  offenses or stalking, military status, veteran status or any other category protected under  federal, state or local law.



To apply for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to  recruiting@results4america.org. The subject line of your email should read “YOUR NAME – Senior Manager, State…

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