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Seeking Public Policy Analyst (child welfare) -- DC

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DC Action for Children is the District of Columbia's only multi-issue advocacy organization dedicated to improving conditions for children, youth and their families. DC ACT is an independent non-profit organization founded in 1992 and currently has a staff of 5.


Under the director of the Deputy Director/Public Policy, the Public Policy Analyst will be responsible for one or more policy areas/initiatives that seek to improve conditions for children and youth in the District of Columbia. The analyst will use written, verbal and advocacy skills to influence the District budget and public policy.


This position will focus on the issue of child welfare. However, additional issue areas/projects may be assigned.


This is a full-time position that may require some evening and weekend work. Excellent benefits package. The salary range is mid- to high-30s.


Duties and responsibilities:

1. Take the lead on one or more policy issue areas.


2. Prepare analyses and public education and advocacy materials. (Audiences include policymakers, general community, advocates, service providers and media.)


3. Monitor and analyze the appropriate government agency budgets.


4. Testify at public hearings and other government-sponsored venues.


5. Provide technical assistance to partners as necessary.


6. Take advantage of speaking and other public engagement opportunities.


7. Monitor local and federal legislation to the extent that federal laws and budgets impact local programs and budgets.


8. Serve on committees and coalitions specific to the issue area(s)of focus.


9. Prepare bi-weekly DC ACT Legislative and Information Alert


10. Participate in DC ACT events.


11. Perform other duties as assigned.


Supervised by the Deputy Director/Public Policy



Additional Qualifications:

Experience in advocacy is a big plus as is experience with policymakers (elected and appointed officials). Knowledge of DC community and politics useful.



How to Apply:

Cover letter and resume to:

Public Policy Analyst Search

DC Action for Children

1616 P St NW, Suite 420

Washington, DC 20036


(202) 234-9108 fax





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