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    From: On Behalf Of Tatian, Peter Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 3:39 PM To Subject: JOB POSTING: Public Policy Director,Children s Alliance of New Hampshire
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    JOB POSTING: Public Policy Director, Children's Alliance of New Hampshire

     

     

    From: On Behalf Of Tatian, Peter
    Sent: Wednesday, April 28, 2010 3:39 PM
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    Subject: JOB POSTING: Public Policy Director,Children's Alliance of New Hampshire

     

    Job Title

    Public Policy Director

    Organizational Information

    The Children’s Alliance of New Hampshire is a 20-year-old nonprofit independent advocacy organization committed to improving the lives of New Hampshire children and families by shaping statewide public policy. The Children’s Alliance is the parent organization for the New Hampshire Child Advocacy Network (NH CAN), a policy collaborative of almost 100 child-serving organizations and individuals, and the state affiliate of the national Annie E. Casey Kids Count program, providing state-based research and data on children and their families.

    Scope of Position

    The Public Policy Director is a new full-time position that reports to the President.  The Policy Director is responsible for coordinating a major initiative at the federal, regional and state levels focused on poverty reduction for children and their families.  The Policy Director will collaborate with members of the New England Poverty Reduction Consortium and other key organizations.  In addition, the Policy Director will have primary responsibility for research, writing, and policy analysis including facilitation of New Hampshire-based Kids Count work.  And, the Policy Director will contribute to the NH CAN’s yearly legislative advocacy agenda.  For more information about the Children’s Alliance, go to www.ChildrenNH.org.

    The Policy Director works with minimal day to day supervision.  Therefore, the Policy Director’s ability to function independently, prioritize tasks and jump into the many Children’s Alliance-related groups is essential.  The ideal candidate will be an organized self-starter who is personable, creative, and flexible, has a history and passion for public policy and poverty work, strong research and writing skills, and a willingness to work for change in a challenging economic environment.  This is a full-time position with benefits.

    Responsibilities

    1.  Research and Policy Analysis

    §       Design, develop and organize state- and local-level initiatives in line with the New England Consortium’s federal poverty reduction policy agenda, including interaction with New Hampshire’s congressional delegation and staff

    §       Analyze current policies and systems, economic/political environments and feasibilities for future policy development

    §       Work with Public Policy Committee, Board and staff to develop poverty reduction policy goals and implement them.

    §       Research best practice approaches to address target policy issues and customize to specific needs of New Hampshire’s population

    2.  Advocacy and Communication

    §       Convene and mobilize partners across sectors around specific poverty issues

    §       Monitor bills of interest, and develop, deliver, and follow-up on outreach to legislators through testimony and other lobbying opportunities

    §       Act as the Children’s Alliance liaison to other organizations, including attending meetings and participating in coalition efforts to promote poverty reduction.

    §       Coordinate and draft Children’s Alliance position statements and comments on designated issues. Draft testimony, position papers and research briefs as needed.

    §       Explain and promote the public policy and issue awareness goals of the Children’s Alliance using print, media, and other outlets, including briefings, seminars and symposia.

    3.  Administrative

    §       Support overall work of the organization, including dissemination of Alliance products to state and national networks.

    §       Recruit and supervise interns and volunteers as needed.

    §       Exercise flexibility in meeting emerging needs and challenges.

    §       Other duties consistent with position as directed.

    Desired Qualifications

    §       Master’s degree in public policy and relevant work experience OR significant public policy work history, preferably on both state and federal levels

    §       Proficiency in research, analysis and writing

    §       Proven record of legislative accomplishments

    §       Excellent verbal and written communication skills

    §       Ability to work cooperatively with staff, other organizations and the public

    Application Process

    Position open until filled with initial review of applications beginning immediately.  Please email resumes to Ellen Fineberg, President at EFineberg@... (preferred method) or mail to Children’s Alliance, 2 Delta Drive, Concord, NH 03301.  No phone calls please.


    Please note: E-mail communications sent to and from the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County are subject to the public records laws of Florida.


    Please note: E-mail communications sent to and from the Children’s Board of Hillsborough County are subject to the public records laws of Florida.

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