Director of Public Policy, JEVS Human Services

Posted by on July 7, 2006

[emailed 7/12/06]

JEVS Human Services * Job Description

TITLE: Director of Public Policy
SUPERVISOR: Vice President of Business Development & Strategic Planning

The Director of Public Policy (Director) works to understand and improve the policy environment in which JEVS operates and in which JEVS clients, consumers, and students live and work. This position functions internally and externally to meet pressing public policy demands.

 Externally, the Director works with coalitions, elected and appointed government officials, and the media to increase JEVS? visibility as an expert in providing human services, particularly long-term care supports and workforce development.

 Internally, the Director works closely with board members, executive team members (CEO, COOs, VPs), senior management, program directors, and government relations consultants to research, analyze, and respond to public policy issues that impact JEVS staff and clients.

JEVS? public policy work is focused, integrated, and impact-oriented; tied to strategic initiatives, it marries policy with practice.

Responsibilities include:
 Working with and staffing JEVS? Public Policy Committee, a subcommittee of the Board of Directors, to develop and implement policy strategy for the organization.
 Gathering intelligence on, researching, and analyzing public policy issues that impact the organization. Such issues include long-term care, consumer choice, Medicaid home and community based services, workforce development, TANF, mature workforce, school-to-work transition.
 Disseminating findings (internally and externally).
 Involving the public and media as necessary.
 Integrating public policy work with program development activities.
 Developing partnerships with coalitions and organizations that address similar public policy issues.
 Cultivating relationships with key policy makers and their staff members at state, local, and federal levels.

 Three to five years experience preferred in program management and/or public policy work with a non-profit or government organization.
 Graduate degree preferred.
 Excellent writing and oral communication skills.
 Creative thinker, independent worker, and self-starter with the drive to build public policy infrastructure at a human services agency.

Salary Range: 40-50k (commensurate with experience).

Please email resume to or fax to 267-765-6191. Be sure to list as the subject of email or fax: SGH / Director of Public Policy Vacancy.

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