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Policy Associate for Health and Mental Health

Citizens Committee for New York City


Description
We seek a full time Policy Associate for the Health and Mental Health portfolio.

Responsibilities:
Job responsibilities center on the three components of our work: fact-finding, community education and advocacy. This will include analyzing the impact of health and mental health polices, budgets and legislation on children and youth; testiing at city and state legislative hearings; meeting with elected and appointed government officials; participating in coalitions with colleagues; analyzing existing government data sources; and developing and administering qualitative survey instruments. The goal of this work is to ensure every New York child has access to high quality health and mental health services in a timely manner.

Qualifications:

• Highly motivated self-starter with capacity to multi-task in a fast-paced work environment;
• Knowledge of federal, state and local government (e.g. state and city agency policies, budgetary and legislative processes, program and funding structures);
• In-depth knowledge of Medicaid, children’s health and mental health needs, and the programs, services and systems established to address them;
• Work experience in government, advocacy or policy research on topics related to children’s health and mental health; Strong quantitative and qualitative research skills...

Strong organizational, interpersonal, writing and communications skills.


• Master’s Degree or equivalent in related field of public health, public policy, social welfare, or law.

Requires minimum three years of related and/or applicable experience. Must have knowledge of and demonstrated commitment to children and families. Must reside in New York City.

How TO APPLY:
Please send resume, three references, a writing sample and salary history to: Lorraine Tate Executive Assistant Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York, Inc. 105 East 22nd Street, 7” Fl. New York, NY 10010 ltatecccnewyork.org

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience. Competitive benefit package.

About Organization:
Citizens’ Committee for Children of New York, Inc. (CCC) is a 70 year-old non-profit, public interest child advocacy organization whose mission is to ensure that every New York child is healthy, housed, educated and safe. CCC’s work environment is dynamic and fast-paced. Our unique approach to child advocacy is fact-based and relies on partnerships between our professional staff and lay professional volunteers, who serve on CCC’s Board and Advocacy Council.


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