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Senior Manager, Policy and Government Affairs

Company: Catholic Charities USA
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Senior Manager, Policy and Government AffairsAgencyCatholic Charities USACityStateVA22314DescriptionEnhance Catholic Charities USA's mission and goals through policy advocacy and legislation.More DetailsPrimary Responsibilities:

  • Follow and track all legislative activity in Congress relevant to the Catholic Charities ministries, including relevant floor votes, committee hearings and votes, and new legislation
  • Familiarity and experience working on legislation related to federal budget and appropriations, tax policy and antipoverty programs
  • Fact checking development, communications, and research materials for legislative accuracy
  • Frame policy issues, develop talking points and program guidance, draft legislative, testimony and correspondence and formulate social policy recommendations
  • Help Catholic Charities agencies understand and develop policy initiatives on a wide variety of issues
  • Engage with congressional staff, constituency groups, and key allies on behalf of CCUSA, as appropriate.
  • Work with CCUSA leadership to develop legislative and advocacy strategies
  • Expand member knowledge of and participation in social policy and legislation advocacy, to enhance membership experience
  • Foster communication, cooperative planning, and integration among the divisions and departments of CCUSA and the member organizations regarding policy and advocacy
  • Develop and manage reports on activities especially as related to pertinent grantsKnowledge, Skills & Abilities
    • Advanced knowledge of and ability to apply best practices in legislative and regulatory advocacy
    • Strong knowledge of and commitment to Catholic Charities USA's mission and Catholic Identity
    • Working knowledge of Catholic social doctrine.
    • Ability to manage multiple and diverse responsibilities
    • Successful track record of building and nurturing positive relationships and partnerships including with key stakeholders
    • Strong ability to network and interact, as well as support effective partnerships, with key groups and individuals
    • Ability to speak publicly and knowledgeably, both extemporaneously and from prepared text
    • Ability to write a wide variety of documents
    • Strong analytic skills
    • Ability to be proactive in identifying problems, obstacles and opportunities and to take decisive action to address them
    • Strong computer competencyEducation & Experience:
      • Master's degree in public policy, public administration, social work or related field
      • Five years social policy/legislative advocacy related to issues supported by Catholic Charities with some demonstrated managerial experience
      • This position may require extended periods of standing, sitting, as well as some repetitive movements, bending and repetitive lifting of minimal weight
      • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the key components and primary responsibilities
      • Partial travelREPORTS TO: Vice President, Social Policy and Governmental Affairs

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