Hunger Free Colorado
Job posted on:
14 Aug 2015
Job starts on:
30 Sep 2015
1801 Williams St., Suite 200, Denver, Colorado 80218
Desired Skills & Experience:
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• Experienced in policy analysis for human services’ systems.
• Passionate and knowledgeable about eradicating hunger and increasing access to all self-sufficiency benefits through advocacy, policy, strategic partnerships, data analysis, and communication to multiple stakeholders.
• Knowledge of issues and policies relevant to SNAP is strongly desired including familiarity with the county-based administration of SNAP.
• Experience managing multiple priorities and strategies with high attention to detail.
• Innovative, strategic thinker who loves challenges and creating solutions. Has the ability to think creatively, approach challenges from new angles.
• Strong interpersonal communication skills which include transparency, humor and intuition.
• Demonstrated experience developing and evaluating project strategies and activities; ability to set goals and critically analyze activities to determine if goals were achieved.
• Strong presentation, writing and interpersonal communication skills.
• Skill in collecting, analyzing and interpreting subject area data.
• Strong relationship building skills with an emphasis on diplomacy and discretion.
• Demonstrated experience building coalitions and stakeholder groups.
• Ability to work with frequent interruptions/changes in priorities.
• Ability to work effectively with people from diverse backgrounds.
• Knowledge of Microsoft office products required.
• Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university, plus at least 2 years progressively responsible experience in the field of federal nutrition programs (or similar programs) which included execution of strategic responsibilities. 2 years experience working on county, state or federal policy. A graduate degree in a related field is highly desired.
• Ability to work in a variety of office and community settings.
• Ability to lift 30 pounds.
• Travel to conferences and state site visits required.
• Must possess valid Colorado driver’s license and a reliable vehicle.
• Some early and late and hours may be necessary; occasional weekend hours.
To apply: Please send a resume, one page of major career accomplishments and a cover letter demonstrating your qualifications as a single document titled “LAST NAME_FIRST NAME_Policy Analyst” to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9/8/15. Interviews of viable candidates will begin immediately after receipt of candidate information regardless of the close date,
Salary range: $45,000-50,000 depending on qualifications and experience.
General Job Description:
Job Title: Policy Analyst
Grant Funded 12 month, Full-Time, exempt position
(with potential for second year funding)
Reports to: Strategic Consultant
About Hunger Free Colorado
Launched in 2009, Hunger Free Colorado (HFC) has emerged as the leading statewide anti-hunger advocacy organization. HFC works to provide systems change from the federal to the local level by using the tools of policy, coalition building, collaborative programming, targeted awareness and process measurements to create innovative solutions to Colorado’s hunger challenges.
Hunger Free Colorado is looking for a mission driven, wicked smart, savvy and creative Policy Analyst to join our team. We are looking for an individual whose dream is to create a system of equity and access to core human services (particularly SNAP) for all Coloradans, is maniacal about data, policy and advocacy, whose middle name is “relationship”, embodies our core values of partnership, nutrition, innovation and community and has a proven track record of executing strategic objectives with core partners.
The Policy Analyst, with high-level consultant and executive support, will be responsible for executing a highly competitive national grant to streamline access to the full spectrum of health, self-sufficiency and works supports. This position, along with leadership, will execute a work plan co-created with leading statewide advocacy leaders to:
• Improve access to the full spectrum of human services benefits including SNAP, WIC, CCAP and Medicaid
• Increase access to data (fiscal, performance, access) for Medicaid, SNAP, CCAP, WIC, and TANF for enhanced accountability, transparency, and planning
• Improve state/county policy and technology solutions to create a more effective and integrated approach to human services
• Increase public and political will to address these core issues
• Evaluate and provide input on technology, policy, and business processes to improve access and ease of enrollment for low-income Coloradans
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Public Policy Strategy
• Conduct analysis of policy, business processes, and accountability measures pertinent to SNAP, WIC, CCAP (Colorado Childcare Assistance Program) and Medicaid.
• Research and propose improvement options regarding “churn” rates within multiple human services programs.
• Analyze, prioritize and prepare options for legislation and policy changes; integrate findings from best practices, community partners and consumer input into recommendations for action.
• Effectively engage with National Technical Assistance Partners and Funders to share knowledge, learn from other states, and integrate best practices and available data into a comprehensive work plan.
• Co-facilitate working groups regarding federal nutrition programs (and other programs mentioned above) on the state level.
• Present at and participate in subject matter conferences.
Engage Statewide Advocacy Leaders
Assist in engaging a strong network of collaborative leaders and community partners to:
• Research, analyze and recommend administrative policy implementation to increase efficiency and customer service of SNAP/FAP, WIC, Medicaid, and CCAP.
• Maintain a strength-based approach to problem solving and policy work
• Broker meetings, facilitate meetings and aid in relationship building between counties, the state, advocacy groups, and nonprofit partners
• Determine need for legislation, plan and success probability.
• Other duties as assigned or delegated.