The mission of The Children's Aid Society (CAS) is to help children in poverty to succeed and thrive. Since our founding in 1853, we have been at the forefront of developing innovative and effective programs and comprehensive supports to children and their families in targeted high-needs New York City neighborhoods. Each year, The Children's Aid Society touches the lives of more than 70,000 children and families in more than 40 locations. With an annual budget of more than $110 million and 1,000 full-time staff, the Children's Aid Society is one of the largest social service providers in the US.
The Children’s Aid Society (CAS) is looking for a resourceful and creative individual to promote public-sector support for programs, services and policies that benefit children living in poverty – and in particular CAS’ strategic plan: Keeping the Promise. The Policy Assistant reports to the Director of Public Policy and will be responsible for supporting the Office of Public Policy and managing other projects as they arise.
- Provide administrative, technical and clerical support to the Office of Public Policy
- Manage lobbying tracking and reporting at the City and State levels
- Track, facilitate and manage requests for discretionary funding, including submitting requests
- Work with the Policy and Advocacy Associate to connect CAS sites (including CAS staff, youth and parents) to elected officials and involve elected officials in CAS advocacy efforts and events (i.e. Lights on After-School, advocacy days in Albany, graduations, special events)
- Coordinate logistics for legislative events (including advocacy days, legislative breakfasts, legislative visits)
- Perform government relations administrative tasks, such as maintaining and managing database of contacts and monitoring pertinent committee hearings and opportunities to testify
- Make periodic requests to elected officials for support letters
- Bachelors Degree required. Experience in policy and advocacy preferred
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Strong organizational and interpersonal skills and ability to work as part of a team
- Excellent attention to detail and the initiative to solve and anticipate problems
- Bilingual (English and Spanish preferred)
- Commitment to and passion for CAS’ mission and work.
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Only candidates selected for interviews will be contacted
Children's Aid Society is an equal opportunity employer
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The Children's Aid Society - 14 months ago
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