National nonprofit seeks a Director of Public Policy and Advocacy. Exciting opportunity to join a strong team dedicated to empowering people with disabilities to lead their best lives with dignity and independence in the home and community of their choice. The successful candidate will lead the pursuit of sound and compassionate public policies for a national network of mission-focused nonprofit organizations who support people with disabilities. In this role, you will lead advocacy on disability issues with Congress and the Administration as well as work directly to strengthen the ability of nonprofit organizations to support people with disabilities.
Represent the Lutheran Services in America Disability Network before Congress, the Administration, regulatory agencies, national organizations and coalitions. Equip Lutheran Services in America Disability Network members with the resources, materials and training to effectively advocate on behalf of the people they support. Analyze, monitor and engage on Medicaid related legislation and regulation as well as other disability issues related to services and supports for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Develop and execute advocacy strategies to empower people with disabilities to live with dignity, respect and independence in the home and community of their choice. Draft legislative language, talking points, correspondence to officials and related advocacy materials. Develop, review and submit regulatory comments.
Serve as the primary liaison to members of the Lutheran Services in America Disability Network who are nonprofit organizations across the country dedicated to ensuring that people with intellectual and developmental disabilities lead their best lives. Support the network’s Chair, manage the network’s budget, organize multi-day quarterly meetings (including logistics, agendas, and speakers), and draft regular communications with network members (including weekly e-newsletter). Lead substantive work of LSA-DN related to their most pressing challenges or longer-term priorities of the group. Coordinate network activities and provide staff support for network-wide meetings, sub-groups and legislative meetings.
Deep knowledge of U.S. government, the legislative process, regulatory agencies and health and/or social service programs. In-depth knowledge of Medicaid and/or disabilities issues preferred. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to successfully interact with both internal and external audiences and represent the organization publicly. Strong attention to detail; self-starter, analytical, able to meet deadlines and a team player. Advanced project management skills. Strong written and verbal communications skills. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and juggle multiple tasks. Flexibility to accommodate occasional overnight travel.
Send a cover letter, resume and single, well-chosen writing sample to LSAJobs@lutheranservices.org. No phone calls please.