Organization: Children’s Funding Project (CFP) is a nonprofit social impact organization that helps communities and states expand equitable opportunities for children and youth through strategic public financing. With our direct technical assistance and national resources, we help child advocates, policymakers, public agencies, and funders identify and align existing resources, generate new revenue, and implement strategies to administer funds in ways that maximize their impact.
About the Position: CFP is seeking a dynamic, early career professional to join our team as a full time Policy Associate. In this role, you will help CFP advance sustainable and equitable funding for children and youth throughout the United States by tracking, analyzing, and disseminating actionable information about federal, state, and local policies that shape the resources that communities have to invest in young people. The position falls under the supervision of the Strategy Director.
LOCATION: Washington, DC or remote with approval
Regularly monitor and track, and become CFP’s in-house expert on a broad range of child and youth funding policies, including campaigns and advocacy to dedicate state and local funding to kids, and building systems to administer funding effectively and equitably.
Support CFP’s “Generate” and “Activate” networks by coordinating network membership, communication, resource sharing, and events.
Develop briefs, fact sheets, and other analyses and tools to help community leaders, advocates, and other CFP stakeholders improve their capacity to generate and implement sustainable and equitable funding for children and youth.
Prepare and deliver content for virtual and in-person meetings, including CFP’s annual conference.
Represent CFP on and improve our visibility within relevant coalitions, initiatives, and networks.
Contribute to grant proposals and reports.
Other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate will have interest in and a commitment to building expertise in child- and youth- financing policies and strategies as demonstrated by a higher education degree in a relevant area (ex. public policy, education, political science) and/or experience in a related profession (ex. child/youth policy, community organizing or campaign coordination, direct early childhood, or youth development service provision, etc.)
Exceptional interpersonal skills and comfort with facilitating collaborative conversations.
Professional and compelling oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated ability to clearly and concisely summarize complex policy information for a variety of audiences.
Team-oriented attitude with an ability to work independently in a remote environment.
Excellent time management and record-keeping skills.
Additional Salary Information: The starting salary range for this position is $55,000 - $60,000, commensurate with qualifications and experience. CFP offers a generous benefit package, a great (and growing!) team, and a working environment that emphasizes professional development and growth.