Senior Associate, Federal Workforce Policy

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The Opportunity

The Senior Associate, Federal Workforce Policy will lead CEO’s effort to engage state and local officials in utilizing Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, Employment and Training (SNAP E&T) and Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) funding to support reentry employment services. The Senior Associate, Federal Workforce Policy will work closely with the broader Policy team as well as CEO’s regional and site directors to establish programs in all CEO jurisdictions.  In addition, they will monitor and influence relevant legislation to these programs at both the federal and state level.

The Senior Associate, Federal Workforce Policy will aid in increasing funding and revenue for CEO to better support our program participants. Additionally, they’ll serve as an advocate for all persons affected by federal and state policies related to public benefits, like SNAP and WIOA, by directly impacting the outcomes of legislation.

Who You Are

  • You’re eager to apply your experience and skill set within a fast-paced, mission-driven, and social justice-minded nonprofit organization
  • You come to CEO with at least 4 years of experience in policy or programming related to workforce and public benefits (knowledge of or experience in criminal justice is a plus!)
  • You’re an outstanding communicator, able to communicate clearly and concisely verbally and in writing and to tailor your communication style to various stakeholders
  • You’re have demonstrated experience in research and data analysis as well as using your findings to inform your perspective and decision-making
  • You’re confident in your ability to building relationships with public agencies, community-based organizations, and high-level public officials to develop, implement, and promote new programs and projects

What You’ll Be Responsible For:

Key responsibilities of the Senior Associate, Federal Workforce Policy include but are not limited to:

  • Lead CEO’s efforts to secure and utilize SNAP E&T funding in all offices
  • Establish and manage relationships with Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) staff managing SNAP E&T programs in each CEO region
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of a SNAP and WIOA policy strategy
  • Monitor emerging and promising practices within the field for utilizing SNAP and WIOA funding to support reentry employment programs, including for transitional employment
  • Monitor changes in SNAP and WIOA legislation and anticipate any potential impacts on CEO
  • Work with Senior Directors and the Government Funding team to engage state Workforce Development Board staff and advocate for utilization of WIOA
  • Work with CEO leadership to engage Congressional staff regarding relevant legislation associated with SNAP, WIOA, and other programs

Compensation and Benefits  

The salary range for this position is $60,000-70,000 annually, commensurate with demonstrated experience and abilities; this position also comes with the opportunity to earn regular bonuses based on performance.  We also offer a comprehensive benefits package, including medical and dental coverage, paid parental leave, participation in a retirement plan, sick and vacation leave, paid holidays and more.  We're a workplace that promotes continual learning and teamwork, offering lunch and learns, team outings, holiday gatherings and more for our staff.

More About Us

CEO is a diverse team working to advance economic opportunity for people returning home from incarceration. We welcome diversity and highly encourage applications from people of color and people with convictions.

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