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Senior Policy Analyst, Children and Families

Department: Center for Best Practices
Location: Washington, DC

TITLE: Senior Policy Analyst, Children and Families
ORGANIZATION: National Governors Association
LOCATION: Washington, DC
DURATION: Full Time
POSITION STATUS: Exempt
COMPENSATION: A competitive compensation package will be made to the qualified candidate
REPORTS TO: Program Director, Children and Families

ORGANIZATION BACKGROUND
Founded in 1908, the National Governors Association is a bipartisan organization of Governors from the 55 states, territories, and commonwealths whose mission is to share best practices, speak with an informed voice on national policy and develop innovative solutions to improve citizensí lives through state government and support the principles of federalism.  

Through NGA, Governors identify priority issues and deal with matters of public policy and governance at the state and national levels. Our policy and research arm, the NGA Center for Best Practices, helps Governors find collective answers to common issues and assists in developing and implementing innovative solutions to public policy challenges. Our Government Relations team ensures that Governors are a strong voice in Washington, DC. NGA also provides total consultative services, including management and technical assistance to both new and incumbent Governors, their senior executive staff, and their trusted advisors.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE SENIOR POLICY ANALYST (CHILDREN AND FAMILIES)
NGA is looking to add a bright, resourceful, and organized Senior Policy Analyst to our Center of Best Practices team. The Senior Policy Analystís primary responsibilities will be to support Governors on a range of issues related to children and families, specifically around human services and early childhood education and care, including but not limited to promoting the social and financial well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities, the prevention and treatment of child abuse and neglect, child welfare system improvements, public assistance programs (SNAP, TANF, WIC, SSI), child care and early childhood education, home-visiting, economic mobility initiatives, housing supports, and other efforts to assist families and communities with low incomes. This position is vital for improving human services delivery in the states, and the Senior Policy Analyst will assist the Program Director in managing a variety of projects to carry out this work.

Other important responsibilities of the Senior Policy Analyst include:


QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates should have a bachelorís degree in public policy, human services, social work, or related field. Five plus years working in areas of policies and programs that are within the Children and Families portfolio, including expert knowledge and experience working on issues related to child welfare, family economic stability, childcare and early education, and public assistance. 

Knowledge and expertise could include helping governors and their staff design and implement evidence-based policies to support child and family well-being and promote economic mobility. Experience working with Governors, working in federal or state agencies or non-profit organizations is preferred.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated ability to: 


HOW TO APPLY
Interested candidates should apply online through NGAís career site. NGA uses Clear Company and all information is kept strictly confidential. An application is considered when all required fields are completed. Please include:


PHYSICAL AND SENSORY DEMANDS 
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. NGA is committed to providing a productive and safe environment. To achieve that goal, we conduct background and reference check investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. 


WORKING AT THE NATIONAL GOVERNORS ASSOCIATION
NGA staff proudly serve our nationís Governorsí daily and itís our mission to ensure we offer a comprehensive, competitive benefits package designed to support the needs of NGA employees.

NGA is an Equal Opportunity Employer (M/D/F/V). NGA is committed to fostering an energetic, collaborative, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We promote diversity and provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, or any other legally protected factor. We encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply.

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