REPORTS TO: Senior Director, Health Initiatives
The Jewish Federations of North America (“JFNA”): The Jewish Federations of North America represents 146 Jewish Federations and over 300 Network communities, which raise and distribute more than $3 billion annually for social welfare, social services, and educational needs. The Jewish Federation system, collectively among the top 10 charities on the continent, builds and sustains flourishing Jewish communities in North America and protects and enhances the well-being of the State of Israel and the Jewish people worldwide.
The Senior Policy Manager for Long-Term Services and Supports for the Strategic Health Resource Center will join a public policy team that represents the Federation movement before Congress and the Administration. The JFNA Public Affairs Division focuses on human services funding and policy issues of interest to Federations and their affiliated social service providers. The Senior Policy Manager will focus on a variety of social services; specifically including healthcare delivery, long-term services and supports financing, policy related to Medicaid, Medicare, Social Security, and long-term services and supports reform efforts among other duties as assigned.
- Serve as a policy expert to Congress and the Executive Branch on legislative proposals in the long-term care policy and funding spheres of interest to JFNA and the federation system;
- Advance relationships with key Congressional and Administration officials at the White House, the Departments of Health and Human Services and other relevant agencies;
- Possess a deep understanding of the Medicare & Medicaid programs;
- Prepare detailed grassroots action alerts, background reports and articles;
- Undertake an active role in the biennial JFNA Health and Long-Term Care Summit that showcases how strategy and outreach tools can be utilized at the local, state, and federal levels;
- Present to local community delegations (Washington Missions) coming to Washington and other groups on issues of interest;
- Create reports, strategic documents and recommendations that detail the consequences of proposed federal legislation and related regulations;
- Represent JFNA in public policy meetings and help build relevant coalitions;
- Disseminate healthcare best case practices with federation staff, services providers, and state government affairs professionals related to national health and long-term care initiatives as well as relevant state policies;
- Complete other related assignments as directed.
- Three to Five years’ experience on policy related efforts pertaining to long-term care issues
- Familiarity with the federal legislative and regulatory processes related to health and long-term care issues. Robust network of contacts with Members of Congress, key Congressional staff, and federal officials with jurisdiction over health and human services programs and funding.
- An understanding of the organized Jewish and/or non-profit community and background in health and long-term care issues are strongly preferred.
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
- Extremely organized self-starter with the ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment.
- Bachelor’s degree required; graduate degree in public policy, law, or social sciences preferred.