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Full Time Position in Oakland with "Children Now"

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  • asha.weinstein@sjsu.edu
    ... Children Now Senior Policy Associate March 11, 2004 Description: Children Now is seeking a Senior Policy Associate to make a significant contribution to
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      ----- Forwarded by Asha Weinstein/SJSU on 03/23/2004 06:48 PM -----


      Children Now
      Senior Policy Associate
      March 11, 2004

      Description:
      Children Now is seeking a Senior Policy Associate to make a significant
      contribution to our efforts to improve children's access to quality child
      care, preschool and after school activities. Our work includes research,
      outreach, policy development, media advocacy and coalition building. The
      Senior Policy Associate position reports to the Policy Director and is
      based
      in Oakland. For more information about Children Now, please go to our web
      site (www.childrennow.org).

      Responsibilities include:
      § Research and draft policy briefs on various issues
      concerning early
      care and education and after school programs;
      § Conduct state-level advocacy, including policymaker
      education and
      briefings to legislative staff;
      § Represent the organization on relevant task forces and
      coalitions,
      and at collaborative meetings with partners, advocates and stakeholders;
      § Monitor state legislation and other policy developments
      on early
      care and education and after school issues, and draft letters and position
      papers in support or opposition, as appropriate;
      § Maintain current fiscal and enrollment data on the early
      care and
      education and after school systems in California;
      § With other members of the Policy Department, participate
      in strategy
      and planning meetings for the Department's work. Assist with other Policy
      Department activities, including development efforts, as needed.

      Qualifications include:
      Required:
      § Three to five years experience working with state
      administrative,
      legislative and budget processes;
      § Substantive knowledge of California's early care and
      education
      and/or after school systems for children and youth;
      § Excellent analytical ability with substantial experience
      writing
      about complex policy issues;
      § Excellent communication skills, including writing and
      public
      speaking;
      § Strong collaboration skills and experience.

      Desired:
      § Quantitative research experience;
      § Knowledge of the national early care and education and
      after school
      systems.

      Compensation: Salary range: $ 47,500 -
      57,500; generous benefits.

      To apply: Please send cover letter, resume and writing sample to:
      Children Now - Senior Policy Associate Search
      1212 Broadway, 5th Floor, Oakland, CA 94612
      Fax: 510-763-1974. E-mail : jobs@.... Position open until
      filled.

      Children Now is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to staff
      diversity.
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