MAKING POLICY WORK

Domestic and international policy-related career opportunities

Issue No. 184 - 11 May 2015

DOMESTIC OPPORTUNITIES

  1. Senior Environmental Consultant(Victoria Coordinator)
    MRA Consulting Group
    (Melbourne, VIC)
  2. Senior Project Officer
    Queensland Health
    (Brisbane, QLD)
  3. Policy and Project Officer
    NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby
    (Sydney, NSW)
  4. Principal Planning and Policy Officer
    NSW Ministry of Health, Health System Planning and Investment Branch
    (North Sydney, NSW)
  5. Environment Planner
    Queensland Rail
    (Brisbane, QLD)
  1. Senior Policy Officer
    NSW Ministry of Health
    (Sydney, NSW)
  2. Manager, Policy, Communications and Planning Support
    The Department of Education and Communities
    (Sydney, NSW)
  3. Executive/Policy Officer
    The Australian Blindness Forum
    (ACT)
  4. Policy Manager
    Charterhouse
    (Sydney, NSW)
  5. Policy Officer – Health Focus
    The Charterhouse
    (Sydney, NSW)

INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

  1. Senior Policy Planner
    The Whakatane District Council
    (Bay of Plenty, NZ)
  2. Policy Analyst
    New Zealand Disability Support Network
    (Wellington, NZ)
  3. Government and Stakeholder Relations Manager
    Momentum
    (Auckland, NZ)
  4. Policy Analyst (Education)
    Center for American Progress
    (Washington, DC, USA)
  5. Associate for Public Affairs
    Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
    (Seattle, USA)
  1. Policy Advisor
    The Department of Internal Affairs
    (Wellington, NZ)
  2. Media Relationships Manager
    The Center for Victims of Torture
    (Either St. Paul MN or Washington DC, USA)
  3. Energy Policy Internship
    The Centre for American Progress
    (Green Alliance)
  4. Summer/Fall Intern
    The German Marshall Fund of the United States
    (Warsaw, Poland)
  5. Policy Analyst
    Planned Parenthood Federation of America
    (Washington, DC, USA)

DOMESTIC OPPORTUNITIES

1 Victoria Manager
MRA Consulting Group

LOCATION: Melbourne, VIC

SALARY: negotiable from $90,000, plus generous MRA bonuses

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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SUMMARY:

MRA is recognised nationally as Australia’s leading boutique waste management and resource recovery consulting firm, specialising in all aspects of business and policy reform. MRA was named Australia’s ‘Best small consultancy’ by Inside Waste’s reader in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Based in the Melbourne office, the main responsibilities of this role include, but are not limited to.

  • Project management:
  • Managing client relations;
  • Delivering quality consulting projects – on time and budget;
  • Research (legislation, technology etc);
  • Data analysis;
  • Business case analysis; and
  • Report writing including analysis, TBL, statistics.
  • Compile bids and proposals.
  • Develop MRA’s networks in Victoria and Tasmania.

You will be required to undertake this work through:

  • Liaison with stakeholders either over the phone or face to face or via email;
  • Summarising qualitative research in text documents;
  • Collating quantitative research in excel documents;
  • Attending meetings; and
  • Making presentations to clients.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • As an MRA team member you will be expected to:
  • Have 3-6 years’ experience in consulting or waste and recycling;
  • Deliver quality projects, on time and on budget;
  • Attend the MRA office (or home office – depending on agreement and workload);
  • To show a positive attitude to taking on work;
  • Be a self-starter and enthusiastic to learn;
  • Use your project work as an opportunity to develop a sound understanding of the waste industry (through background read-ing, reading current publications, attend-ing relevant seminars);
  • Eligible applicants will have one or more of the following qualifications, Engineer, Environmental Science, Finance, Economics, Environmental Management or similar; and
  • Be capable in excel.

APPLICATIONS:

To apply for this role you must be an Australian Permanent resident or Australian Citizen. Applications should be submitted to info@mraconsulting.com.au with a current CV. If you have questions relating to the role, contact Mike Ritchie on 0408 663 942.


2 Senior Project Officer
Queensland Health

LOCATION: Brisbane, QLD

SALARY: Competitive salary

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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SUMMARY:

The Planning and Partnership Unit supports and guides the delivery of contemporary, high quality mental health, alcohol and other drugs services in the public and non-government sectors through the development and implementation of state-wide planning, service networks and by utilising systems redesign methodologies to bring about service level change and improvement.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Reporting to the Manager, Planning and Partner-ships unit, you will play a key role in the successful delivery of projects and programs to maximise out-comes for the mental health and drug and alcohol agenda. Specifically you will:

  • Monitor and report on project activities and progress to ensure project activities align with strategic goals and ensure deadlines are achieved
  • Assist in the development of strategic policies and planning that address priority mental health and alcohol and other drug population groups
  • Monitor and analyse developments in service delivery for mental health, alcohol and other drug treatment services to support and inform the development of high quality, accessible, appropriate consumer oriented services.
  • Undertake risk and issues identification, assessment and mitigation activities ensuring risks and issues are documented, reviewed and escalated as appropriate.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Ability to research and attend to environmental scanning and analysis of mental health, alcohol and drug treatment policy, planning and pro-gram issues of a complex nature, including strategic issues, service delivery system challenges and the capacity to provide advice to management in relation to such issues.
  • Robust communication expertise with the ability to provide strategic policy and planning advice to management, as well as the ability to consult and collaborate with internal and external clients.
  • Be a flexible, motivated team player with a de-sire to build your professional capability and that of the team by sharing knowledge and learnings.

APPLICATIONS:

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3 Policy and Projects Officer
NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby

LOCATION: Sydney, NSW

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 5:00pm 18 May 2015

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SUMMARY:

The NSW Gay and Lesbian Rights Lobby are dedicated to advocating for equality and social justice for our community.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

We are seeking enthusiastic person for the position of Policy and Project Officer, responsible for the provision of the operational objectives of the NSW GLRL.

Essentially, you will demonstrate excellent communication and problem solving skills, ethical practice and a positive attitude. The role will require the ability to undertake policy analysis and basic research, an understanding of the working of Government. Key attributes for this role includes strong relationship building skills, the ability to prioritise and work collaboratively with diverse internal and external stakeholders, flexibility, and a willingness to adapt to change.

APPLICATIONS:

To express interest in this role, please email your CV and a response to the selection criteria, to secretary@glrl.org.au. Please include the position title in the subject heading.


4 Principal Planning and Policy Officer
NSW Ministry of Health, Health System Planning and Investment Branch

LOCATION: North Sydney, NSW

SALARY: $125,496 - $145,135

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Manage the development and evaluation of best practice policies, programs, projects, and activities for the Ministry of Health, public health organizations, and related government agencies to support the achievement of NSW Health’s objectives in relation to service and capital planning.

APPLICATIONS:

You are not required to address selection criteria. Applicants are to submit a short statement (1-2 pages) in response to one or two targeted questions located at the bottom of this job advertisement (to provide evidence of experience against required role capabilities). Your resume (also known as curriculum vitae or CV) is a snapshot summarising your qualifications, experience, skills and qualities. A resume needs to be clear, concise and neatly organised with content relevant to the role you are applying for, no more than 4-5 pages. For further information contact Kim McClymont on (02) 9391 9492


5 Environment Planner
Queensland Rail

LOCATION: Brisbane, QLD

SALARY: $92,375 - $98,853 plus super

CLOSING DATE: 5pm, Monday 18th May 2015

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POSITION DESCRIPTION:

As an Environment Planner you will facilitate the compliant and efficient delivery and management of multiple rail projects through the provision of environmental planning and assessment advice, the securing of statutory environmental approvals and the management of environmental matters through design and construction.

Specific responsibilities will be to:

  • Analyse and interpret environmental and planning legislation and policies,
  • Provide environmental planning and assessment advice in accordance with Queensland Rail's environmental planning and management frame-work to facilitate compliant environmental management of projects, operations and maintenance activities,
  • Support the business to obtain and manage compliance with statutory approvals, including overseeing applicable environmental offset obligations,
  • Input to legislative and planning policy reviews to identify and assess business implications.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Your knowledge of state and federal legislation, combined with your experience in conducting complex assessments to identify environmental approvals and your ability to successfully negotiate with regulators will be key in ensuring your success in this role.

Other requirements include:

  • Extensive knowledge of commonwealth, state and local environmental and planning legislation, regulations and guidelines with particular application to infrastructure development.
  • Experience in liaising with internal stakeholders and regulators to negotiate, obtain and manage environmental approvals.
  • High levels of skill in developing and communicating environmental planning documentation to facilitate project delivery.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, negotiation and problem solving skills demonstrated through both written and oral communication.
  • Tertiary qualification in town planning or equivalent is desirable but not essential.

APPLICATIONS:

Apply to position number 64372 by clicking onto the "Apply" button. Please submit a resume and covering letter outlining relevant experience by 5pm, Monday 18th May 2015.


6 Senior Policy Officer
NSW Ministry of Health, Office for Health and Medical Research

LOCATION: Sydney, NSW

SALARY: $97,883 - $107,863

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The role supports the implementation of the NSW Health and Medical Research Strategic review, developing strategy and policy in relation to the various programs and initiatives arising from the Re-view administered by the Office for Health and Medical Research.

The role analyses and provides advice on issues of strategic importance to health and medical research in New south Wales and liaises and consults with all stakeholder groups including researchers, medical research institutes, universities, philanthropies, and Health and other State and Federal Government agencies.

The role develops reviews and evaluates mechanisms for reporting and monitoring the performance of the various policy grants funding pro-grams across the Office.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

To be successful in this role you will hold relevant tertiary qualifications or experience/knowledge relevant to policy work. You will have demonstrated experience in analysis, research or implementation in government or a related sector and an awareness of the machinery of government. You will be confident in building strong professional relationships with a variety of stakeholders and will enjoy working in a busy, fast paced team, delivering whole of government strategy including ICT and procurement.

APPLICATIONS:

You are not required to address selection criteria. Applicants are to submit a short statement (1-2 pages) in response to one or two targeted questions located at the bottom of this job advertisement (to provide evidence of experience against required role capabilities).

Your resume (also known as curriculum vitae or CV) is a snapshot summarising your qualifications, experience, skills and qualities. A resume needs to be clear, concise and neatly organised with content relevant to the role you are applying for, no more than 4-5 pages.

Role Inquiries: Contact Anne O'Neill on (02) 9391 9459.


7 Manager, Policy, Communications and Planning Support
The Department of Education and Communities

LOCATION: Sydney, NSW

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 27 May 2015

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SUMMARY:

The Department of Education and Communities serves New South Wales by providing world class education and training, and supporting vibrant and inclusive communities. We provide services to the citizens of NSW from early childhood through to adulthood. We protect young children by regulating preschool and long day care providers. Once children move into school, we provide them with primary and secondary education. As our students grow to adulthood, we support their transition into vocational training and higher education.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

This is a new role within the Department’s recently realigned Corporate Finance Directorate. We are seeking an experienced candidate to manage the provision of expert guidance and support in policy, planning and communications to the Corporate Finance Directorate, to enable it to deliver services relevant to the needs of the Department’s stake-holders and customers.

APPLICATIONS:

If you are interested in working for the Department in this role please apply online and include:

  • A covering letter (maximum 2 pages) which out-lines your experience against the role’s account-abilities and focus capabilities, as described in the role description;
  • An up-to-date resume (maximum of 4 pages) which clearly details your skills and experience relevant to this role;
  • Evidence of your qualifications and/or experience that meets the essential requirement(s) for the role, as described in the role description;
  • Contact details for at least three referees including: a manager/supervisor (person to whom you reported), a colleague or client (person who has worked with you) and staff member/direct report (person who has reported to you); and
  • Your response to the two pre-screening questions (maximum 300 words each).

8 Executive/Policy Officer
The Australian Blindness Forum

LOCATION: ACT

SALARY: $65,000 - $74,999

CLOSING DATE: Monday, 18th May 2015

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SUMMARY:

The Australian Blindness Forum (ABF) is the peak body for the rehabilitation and advocacy sector, serving people who are blind or vision impaired.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

If you are self-motivated and enjoy developing policy, researching and preparing submissions then we would like to speak with you

The position will be located in Canberra and the Executive/Policy Officer will report to the Board of the ABF through the Chair of the ABF.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills (written and verbal), including the ability to effectively speak in public.
  • Demonstrated experience and skills in policy analysis and development.
  • Self-discipline to work independently.
  • Empathy with vision impaired people.
  • Excellent organisational skills, including the ability to plan and prioritise work and meet deadlines.
  • Sound knowledge of government legislation, disability, and aged care policies.
  • Good problem solving and research skills.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel spread sheets and multimedia.

APPLICATIONS:

Please forward your resume with a cover letter addressing the position description in word format to, Mr Tony Starkey, ABF Chair at Tony.Starkey@rsb.org.au.


9 Policy Manager
Charterhouse

LOCATION: Sydney, NSW

SALARY: Up to $650/day + Super

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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SUMMARY:

This leading department, is on of the most diverse and buoyant in Government. Driven by delivery and initiative, they are a strong team of experts, commercially polished and outcome focused. Reporting into the Policy Director, this rule is crucial to coordinating the delivery of advice and briefings to executive level and ministers

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

  • Management of all Policy matters for the department
  • Conducting of research, analysis and advice, for delivery of effective policy throughout the agency and also with external stakeholders
  • Managing adherence to legislative protocols
  • Delivery on continuous improvement and re-form
  • High level communication with a complex range of key contacts
  • Maintenance of the skills of your policy officers

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Extensive policy experience, particularly in dealing directly with exec level, and managing often sensitive and complex information and communication
  • The ability to move between a range of high level issues concurrently
  • Thrive in a busy and demanding environment, with challenging and fast paced issues
  • Proven examples of when you had delivered tangible continuous improvements
  • You have been the decision maker
  • Ability to operate within strict deadlines

Essentials:

  • Tertiary qualifications in a relevant discipline such as law, finance, public policy
  • Government policy experience is essential
  • The ability to understand and apply knowledge of complex financial concepts

APPLICATIONS:

Please send your resume through to Christopher@charterhouse.com.au.


10 Policy Officer - Health focus
The Charterhouse

LOCATION: Sydney, NSW

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The role is part of a complex Change Program relating to Government Funding.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

Essential skills & experience required:

  • Strong track record of delivering complex projects in a policy environment;
  • Strong policy development skills and experience with experience in successfully overseen development and roll out/ implementation of new policy positions
  • Excellent stakeholder management experience - evidence of delivering projects and progressing agendas with multiple stakeholder interest
  • Excellent writing skills with proven ability to produce high quality documents for different audiences g. newsletters; formal policy documents; internal briefs; correspondence

Desirable skills & experience:

  • Experience of change management, funding re-form or procurement processes and contract management
  • Health system experience;
  • NGO experience/ knowledge

APPLICATIONS:

Please send your resume to christopher@charterhouse.com.au


INTERNATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES

11 Senior Policy Planner
The Whakatane District Council

LOCATION: Bay of Plenty, NZ

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 20 May 2015

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POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Senior Policy Planner role provides high quality strategy and policy advice in all areas of planning and resource management policy development, ensuring that a best practice approach is taken. The Senior Policy Planner, in conjunction with team members, undertakes research, reporting, development, monitoring and review of the District Plan, contributes to the development and review of other plans and strategies, and implements methods identified in the District Plan.

This is a varied role that requires effective time management skills, proven ability to juggle a variety of responsibilities including the development of other environmental plans, strategies and methods identified in the District Plan. The successful applicant will have the ability to build and maintain effective relationships with stakeholders, Councillors, Iwi and hapu, and government and non-government organisations.

This is an opportunity to work as part of a motivated, professional and community-focused team in New Zealand's ‘sunshine capital'. You will be work-ing with talented and enthusiastic people who like to have fun and enjoy our spectacular environment.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

You will have:

  • A relevant tertiary qualification in planning with at least five years' experience working in a planning role
  • Significant practical experience in District Plan formulation in New Zealand within a territorial authority
  • Strong project management skills
  • An understanding of the Treaty of Waitangi and its implications for local authorities
  • Negotiation, mediation, advocacy and consultation skills
  • Good knowledge of the Resource Management Act 1991, Local Government Act 2002 and other relevant local government legislation

APPLICATIONS:

To apply for this job go to: http://whakatanecareers.co.nz/ and enter ref code: 2136053.


12 Policy Analyst
New Zealand Disability Support Network

LOCATION: Wellington, NZ

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: 22 May 2015

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SUMMARY:

The New Zealand Disability Support Network (NZDSN) is an incorporated society of member organisations that provide support services to disabled people. We have over 150 members providing a wide range of community residential, supported living, employment and community participation services. Our vision is an inclusive New Zealand. Our purpose is to lead and influence change that supports inclusive lives for disabled people. We aim to provide a strong voice and policy advice to Government on matters of common interest and to facilitate innovation and quality with our provider members.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

This role will have a key part to play in reviewing policy, canvassing research and preparing papers and submissions that articulate the NZDSN position on a range of issues and concerns that affect the dis-ability sector. We are looking for someone who is a critical thinker and has excellent report writing skills. Familiarity with the disability sector and current issues is essential.

APPLICATIONS:

For Enquiries and Job Descriptions contact admin@nzdsn.org.nz or phone 04 473 4678


13 Government & Stakeholder Relations Manager
Momentum

LOCATION: Auckland, New Zealand

SALARY: $130000- $150000

CLOSING DATE: 7 May 2015

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SUMMARY:

Momentum is a trusted partner on your journey to financial wellness. We guide you by offering leading advice, products and services.

We are committed to helping you fullfill your life-long financial needs, by providing relevant and unique solutions to suit your budget and individual circumstances. It is our aim to build and maintain enduring relationships by providing transparent, simple and effective communication.

Our broad range of advice, insurance, investments and health offerings give you the best possible financial solution, because good financial wellness enables you to achieve your purpose in life.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

This key role should challenge and stretch you in a number of directions. Playing a major part in proactively influencing and further building the reputation of this leading and high performing business, what you get in return is the opportunity to spring-board your career and gain a high level of visibility within one of NZ's best known brands.

Challenges, (amongst others), will include building and maintaining robust relationships to positively influence external stakeholders in a variety of areas; project managing and delivering strategic as well as operational projects regarding policy and regulatory impacts; and positively contributing to a wide range of commercial and public policy issues.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

It is imperative the successful candidate possesses an inquisitive mind, not afraid to challenge, and can think innovatively. The business is flexible on prior experience and can consider backgrounds in communications, policy, regulatory, and/or legal. Ideally you'll have spent several years in a large and complex commercial environment eg banking, utilities, telecommunications.

APPLICATIONS:

For much more information, please call Jon Israel quoting reference 2019292 on 09 306 5500 / 0299 442 123. Alternatively, submit your CV to jobsauckland@momentum.co.nz quoting the reference number 2019292.


14 Policy Analyst (Education)
Center for American Progress

LOCATION: Washington, DC, USA

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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SUMMARY:

American Progress has an immediate opening for an Education Policy Analyst. The analyst will work under the direction of the Vice President of Education Policy on policies aimed at improving the teacher pipeline (teachers and principals).

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

  • Conduct original research and synthesize extant knowledge.
  • Write and edit accessible letters, columns, briefs, and papers.
  • Elicit and provide feedback on written materials.
  • Interface formally and informally with media, external groups, and policymakers.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Advanced degree in a social science discipline, public policy, or education preferred.
  • Teaching experience strongly preferred. At least five years of relevant work experience.
  • Proven expertise in aspects of federal or state education policy.
  • Robust understanding of local education policy or practice.
  • Knowledge of federal policymaking and budget process.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills.
  • Strong ability to conceptualize problems, manipulate and analyze data and to formulate policy recommendations.
  • Ability to generate new and original ideas for solving policy problems.
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight dead-lines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to initiate projects and balance multiple projects at once.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and ability to work well on a team.

APPLICATIONS:

Applications through PolicyJobs


15 Associate for Public Affairs
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

LOCATION: Seattle, USA

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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SUMMARY:

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, UW Medicine, and Seattle Children's. During the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Associate for Public Affairs will be a knowledgeable and action-oriented leader and partner who will significantly contribute to the purpose and fulfillment of SCCA’s vision and goals by serving as the person responsible for supporting advocacy of SCCA’s vision and goals. A key component of this role will be enabling and supporting productive relationships with elected officials and key community stakeholders.

Responsibilities:

  • Legislative and Key Stakeholder Advocacy
  • Leads efforts to understand and track legislative and associated regulatory needs identified externally or internally
  • Actively and collaboratively partners with SCCA experts and leaders to develop impactful response strategies
  • Coordinates efforts with partner organizations by creating a mutual understanding of organizational priorities and coordinating response efforts
  • Develops and implements communication mechanisms for SCCA staff and leadership understanding of legislative priorities and impact
  • Facilitates relationships and outreach with elected officials (e.g., coordinating Hill visits, educating new officials about SCCA, etc.)
  • Partners with SCCA lobbyists
  • Develop, with senior executives, SCCA’s legislative agenda, strategy and response
  • Implement and coordinate legislative activities with staff and consultants; drafting of member alerts, Hill visit reports and sign-on letters,
  • Monitor and engage with affiliated efforts (e.g., WHSA, ADCC, ACCC, etc.)
  • Central point of contact for advocacy and government affairs efforts
  • Support efforts to cultivate relationships with key business stakeholders
  • SCCA Leader
  • Develop and align metrics directly with organizational metrics
  • Collaborate closely with the entire leadership team to achieve SCCA’s strategic goals, with particular focus on efforts to drive SCCA’s legislative and advocacy priorities
  • Direct special projects

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Proven ability to understand the legislative landscape, impact to SCCA and identify actions to positively support SCCA’s priorities and goals
  • Highly developed and polished written and verbal communication skills. Successfully able to present to and influence management at the VP level and above and is capable of writing and owning large, complex documents
  • High-energy, mission-driven individual with a strong work ethic and high performance expectations
  • Strong time-management skills; the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment and to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously
  • Composed, poised and professional demeanour
  • Ability to quickly establish credibility with external stakeholders, peers, leadership, and partner organizations
  • Strategic thinking and results orientation
  • Performance driven operational approach coupled with a bias for action and results
  • Highly collaborative nature
  • Demonstrated ability to work well under pressure and adapt quickly to changing business priorities
  • Skilled at planning, organizing, prioritizing, and executing simultaneous projects and activities at the same time
  • Fiscally responsible
  • Experience and Knowledge
  • 5 years of related experience on Capitol Hill and/or in government affairs at the federal / state level.
  • Proven track record of legislative accomplishments related to healthcare
  • Awareness of healthcare trends and issues
  • Outstanding writing and communication skills
  • Understanding of Medicare, Medicaid and hospital issues
  • Public affairs experience is a plus

APPLICATIONS:

Please include a cover letter when applying for this job that includes your specific interest in the SCCA Public Affairs position and working for SCCA (either as an additional attachment on your profile or merged into the file that contains your resume).


16 Policy Advisor
The Department of Internal Affairs

LOCATION: Wellington, New Zealand

SALARY: $61,360 - $83,017

CLOSING DATE: 5pm, Wednesday 20 May 2015

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POSITION DESCRIPTION:

We're looking for a Policy Analyst who'd like to immerse themselves in responding to 'official correspondence' - including requests under the Official Information Act and Privacy Act and Parliamentary Questions. You'll be working in the part of Department of Internal Affairs that supports the regulation of gambling, anti-spam, censorship and anti-money laundering.

Some requests we get are straightforward, but you'll also need to be able to navigate complexity, dive into the detail and help others to care about knowledge and document management. You must have an understanding of the Official Information Act and Privacy Act and how they are applied, and an understanding of the machinery of government, either through relevant experience or a tertiary qualification.

APPLICATIONS:

Applications close: 5pm, Wednesday 20 May 2015

For more information please contact: Leanne Steward, Team Leader Official Correspondence on 04 495 9354 or Leanne.Stewart@dia.govt.nz


17 Media Relationships Manager
The Center for Victims of Torture

LOCATION: either St. Paul, MN or Washington DC

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: May 17, 2015

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SUMMARY:

The Center for Victims of Torture works toward a future in which torture ceases to exist and its victims have hope for a new life. We are an international nonprofit dedicated to healing survivors of torture. We provide direct care for those who have been tortured, train partners around the world who can prevent and treat torture, and advocate for human rights and an end to torture. We are headquartered in Minnesota with offices in Africa and the Middle East.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Media Relations: Drive media visibility for CVT through a variety of strategic media relations efforts via traditional public relations and new media channels. Direct and manage media relations for CVT programs and public policy agenda. Respond to media inquiries at 24/7 availability. Provide information, arrange interviews and prepare CVT spokespeople. Digital platform: Coordinate and produce messages on Web site, email, blog and social media outlets. Contribute to content calendar planning and up-dates. Monitor and respond to external interactions on social media, 24/7.

Public Policy: Provide communications support through traditional and digital public relations to advance public policy agenda. Participate in planning and writing as a member of the public policy team. Provide leadership on researching and strategizing CVT’s approach to specific public policy initiatives.

Publications, Materials and Special Events: Develop letters to editors, news releases, speeches, testimony and op-eds that communicate key organizational messages. Manage communications surrounding special events at headquarters and Washington DC. Other Responsibilities: Participate as a member of the Communications and Policy teams. Participate in department and organization-wide events and activities. Complete administrative responsibilities. Complete other duties as assigned.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Bachelors in communications, journalism, marketing, public relations or related field, and 4-6 years of experience on issues advocacy media campaigns.
  • Demonstrated success managing state and national media relations (experience with international media a plus).
  • Experience utilizing social media to support public policy initiatives.
  • Track record of establishing cooperative relationships with media. Existing relationships with media in key locations preferred.
  • Demonstrated success placing opinions, commentary and letters in media outlets.
  • Ability to work in a non-partisan fashion.
  • Superior writing and presentation skills.
  • Superior interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to communicate effectively with individuals at all levels.
  • Ability to develop relationships and communicate effectively with colleagues working in distant locations, including U.S. and international sites.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously and work within tight timelines.
  • Demonstrated success in managing relation-ships across professional organizations.
  • Commitment to human rights.

APPLICATIONS:

Applications through PolicyJobs


18 Energy Policy Internship
Green Alliance

LOCATION: London, UK

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: May 18, 2015

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POSITION DESCRIPTION:

3 days per week for 3 months, expenses only

The energy policy intern supports Green Alliance’s Low Carbon Energy team on various tasks relating to the running of policy projects. You will report directly to a member of the Low Carbon Energy team but, from time to time, work with other policy staff and be asked to assist other staff with administrative tasks.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

This varied internship would be ideal for someone who would like to gain knowledge of environmental policy, the NGO community and the UK political process, as well as administrative skills and an understanding of the work of a small charity.

APPLICATIONS:

Please return completed application forms by email to Amy Mount or by post to Amy Mount, Senior policy adviser, Green Alliance, 36 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 0RE


19 Summer/Fall Intern
The German Marshall Fund of the United States

LOCATION: Warsaw, Poland

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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SUMMARY:

The German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF) is a non-partisan American public policy and grant-making institution dedicated to promoting better understanding and cooperation between North America and Europe on transatlantic and global issues.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

The Summer/Fall Intern will support GMF’s Warsaw program with a variety of convening and research activities that foster transatlantic cooperation related to the region.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Strong interest in and working knowledge of European and transatlantic policy issues with Central European regional dimension
  • Strong candidates will be Master’s Degree students in international relations, political science, or economics
  • Fluency in English required. Knowledge of one or more European languages highly desired
  • Excellent writing, communication and research skills required
  • Self-starter with the ability to meet rapid, multiple deadlines in a fast-paced international team orientated environment
  • Flexibility to handle diverse administrative tasks.
  • Time commitment of approximately 30-40 hours a week.
  • UE citizenship.

APPLICATIONS:

To be considered for this position, please forward cover letter, current resume, and salary requirement, to https://home2.eease.adp.com/recruit/?id=16827472. Please reference job title in the subject line.


20 Policy Analyst
Planned Parenthood Federation of America

LOCATION: Washington, DC

SALARY: Unspecified

CLOSING DATE: Unspecified

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SUMMARY:

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) is the nation’s leading women’s health care provider, educator, and advocate, serving women, men, teens and families. For almost 100 years, PPFA has done more than any other organization in the United States to improve women’s health and safety, prevent unintended pregnancies, and advance the right and ability of individuals and families to make informed and responsible health care decisions.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA) seeks a dynamic and effective Policy Analyst to assist in the analysis, development, and implementation of federal and state policies that support peoples' ability to access comprehensive reproductive health services. Reporting to the National Director of Public Policy, this position will play a crucial role in analyzing legislation, regulation, & guidance, and in developing and executing plans to secure policies that support access to women's health services and women's health providers, including Planned Parenthood.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Tracks developments in health policy, including federal and state regulations, guidance, and legislation and evaluates & communicates their impact on access to women's health care and reproductive health services
  • Consistently develops knowledge of and expertise around emerging and complex health care delivery issues, both those directly related to women's health care and those rooted in changes to the larger system
  • Develops and implements strategies to make progress on a designated policy portfolio and pro-vides technical assistance to Planned Parenthood affiliates in their efforts to improve access to health care at the state level
  • Produces detailed, written analysis and memos on health care policy and prepares comments to proposed policies Works collaboratively with other PPFA departments and divisions
  • Provides timely and comprehensive reports to PPFA senior staff on project progress Must be a team player that can contribute to multiple projects with competing deadlines

SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree required; JD or Masters preferred
  • 7-10 years of experience ; preferably in women’s health or reproductive health
  • Exceptional analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to “get in the weeks” whilst still seeing the larger picture

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