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Associate Director, State Affairs

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General Summary

This position is responsible for analyzing key state policy issues, trends and data, providing technical assistance to Association Chapters to support the enactment of state legislative and regulatory priorities nationwide.  This position interacts constantly with outside organizations, state officials and staff and volunteers in the chapter network and represents the Association, as directed, at meetings of state policy officials and other organizations and in direct lobbying in select states.

Essential Job Functions

• Provide written and verbal policy analysis, in a timely fashion in a highly fast-paced work environment, on key state policy issues.
• Manage all major state policy data sources and databases, including an issue database of platforms and other materials from chapters.
• Assist Director of State Affairs in identifying trends and developing nationwide state policy priorities, policy research and policy analyses, as needed.
• Represent the Public Policy Division in meetings with outside organizations, state policy officials, and key constituencies as well as by direct lobbying in select state, as directed by the Director, State Affairs.
• Develop and organize presentations at meetings of national organizations of state officials and manage the relationships with these national organizations, as directed by the Director, State Affairs.
• Facilitate activities to enact state legislative priorities by managing multi-state campaigns.
• Research and develop materials as needed, including, but not limited to, annual summaries of state affairs activities, trend analysis, issue kits and position papers.
• Conduct, as needed, teleconferences with network policy and executive staff on priority state issues and provide state government affairs planning assistance to chapters.

Minimum Requirements

• Undergraduate degree, preferably in public policy, political science, health policy or aging or a combination of education and experience
• Excellent written and oral communications
• 5-7 years experience as a state legislative staff person, state affairs manager or in state policy analysis and direction for a national organization

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Chicago, IL 60601

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