The Director of Public Policy serves as part of the Community Impact leadership team, leading the organization’s strategies to leverage policy change to end hunger. The Director serves as an expert on legislative policy related to food insecurity, public benefits, healthcare, and other anti-poverty issues significantly impacting individuals and families with low incomes.
The Director identifies policy legislative and administration opportunities through written proposals that build a case for advancement. Additionally, the Director supports the development of strategic communication campaigns designed to mobilize coalition partners. Annually, directs the process to develop the policy agenda for approval by the CEO and the Board of Directors. Leads the charge to expand benefits outreach services by creating new collaborations to connect clients to additional public benefits and supports. Leads a staff working on policy, advocacy and benefits outreach. Success requires collaboration with a diverse array of internal and external stakeholders.
Direct the Food Depository’s legislative and administrative advocacy efforts, with an increasing focus on the second half of the organizational mission to “end hunger in our community.”
Direct the growth of the Food Depository’s benefits outreach efforts, helping to identify new potential partners to connect individuals and families with a more robust set of public benefits.
Manage program budgets and prepare monthly variance reports.
Assist the fund development team to prepare grant requests and reports as needed.
Normal office environment. Interacts with Food Depository staff, political and community leaders, federal, state, and local government staff, volunteers, member agencies and the general public