Policy Analyst

Organization/Company Name: 
Oregon Alliance/Oregon Child & Family Services Council
Position Description: 

To help youth live their best lives, The Oregon Child & Family Services Council, and the Oregon Alliance (Council/Alliance) work as one to champion the well-being of children, youth, families, and communities across Oregon.

 

The Council improves the quality of life for all children, youth, and families in Oregon by improving or enhancing policies and systems of care to create optimal and equitable health and mental well-being across Oregon. We also facilitate educational opportunities including trainings, multi-day learning summits, and multi-stakeholder collaborative efforts to advance improvements in programs and services statewide.

 

The Alliance is an association with a statewide membership of over forty organizations whose members work in partnership to recognize and respond to the complexities of behavioral health, intellectual and developmental disabilities, emotional challenges, and trauma. Alliance members provide an array of critical services for children, youth, and families including behavioral and mental health services, homeless youth services, therapeutic residential care, and prevention services, along with foster care, adoption, family reunification, education, and substance use treatment.

 

POSITION:

Policy Analyst – Oregon Child & Family Services Council

 

The Oregon Child & Family Services Council (Council) is seeking a passionate, well-informed policy analyst to evaluate existing policies and understand how health policies and practices affect children, youth, young adults, and their families. The policy analyst will recommend potential changes of future policies and practices. The Policy Analyst position will also specialize in the analysis of public health policies and practice, and how they can be improved.

 

The Policy Analyst will assist in the design, implementation, and monitoring of health-related programs and policies impacting Oregon children and youth and will develop a broad knowledge of a wide range of health policy issues, recognize the use of evidence within the health policy process, and be agile in a political environment.

 

As our policy analyst, you will review existing policies as assigned, dive down into research and become aquatinted with policies, their history and current issues, and recommend courses of action for improvement.

 

To ensure success, our policy analyst will possess the ability to absorb specialized knowledge quickly and have a firm grasp on the implications and considerations related to policy development.

 

Applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, ability, and perspectives are encouraged to apply.

 

Reporting:

This position reports to the Council Director

 

Position Responsibilities: 

  • Apply specialist knowledge in evaluating existing policies.
  • Determine if policies are aligned with stated goals and objectives.
  • Consult with internal and external stakeholders to ensure inclusion of relevant factors.
  • Identify benefits, disadvantages, and omissions in existing policy frameworks.
  • Ensure that policies and policy amendments meet legal requirements.
  • Report on findings and propose new policies or amendments to existing policies.
  • Draft new policies or amendments to policies and submit proposals for review.
  • Edit and finalize new policies or amendments as required.
  • Document processes and disseminate information to stakeholders.

 

Skills:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential.
  • Meticulous eye for detail.
  • Able to examine complex information quickly and draw conclusions that are accurate and useful.
  • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills, superior interpersonal ability, and the capacity to work effectively alone or in teams.
  • Qualitative and quantitative analytical abilities.
  • Efficient in Microsoft suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, etc..) and other specialized applications.
  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject and 2+ years’ experience in a similar position or a combination.
  • Basic foundations of health policy and public health issues for children, youth, young adults, and families.
  • Ability to work autonomously, as part of a small team, and with a range of external stakeholders.
  • Capacity to maintain a system for tracking, monitoring, and prioritizing multiple issues, deadlines, and projects.
  • Professionalism, efficiency, and demonstrated commitment to consistent, high-quality, work that is nonpartisan and impartial.

 

Salary & Benefits:

This is a full-time salaried position with a starting range $66,000 to $79,000, depending on experience.

We offer a generous benefits package including medical, dental, and retirement contributions.

 

Work:

Work hours and location are flexible. 50% remote and 50% in-office is preferred.

 

To Apply:     

Send your resume (do not exceed three pages) and a one-page cover letter to:

Matthew Lashua

Chief Operating Officer

[email protected].

For more information about our organization visit: www.oregonalliance.org.

 

We’re accepting application until Friday, August 5, 2022.

 

                                                           

Position Function: 
Administration
Position Type: 
Full Time
Salary: 
$66,000 - 79,000
Benefits: 

Medical, dental, 401K

Required Qualifications and Experience: 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential.
  • Meticulous eye for detail.
  • Able to examine complex information quickly and draw conclusions that are accurate and useful.
  • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills, superior interpersonal ability, and the capacity to work effectively alone or in teams.
  • Qualitative and quantitative analytical abilities.
  • Efficient in Microsoft suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, etc..) and other specialized applications.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills are essential.
  • Meticulous eye for detail.
  • Able to examine complex information quickly and draw conclusions that are accurate and useful.
  • Exceptional organizational and time-management skills, superior interpersonal ability, and the capacity to work effectively alone or in teams.
  • Qualitative and quantitative analytical abilities.
  • Efficient in Microsoft suite (Outlook, Excel, Word, etc..) and other specialized applications.A bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject and 2+ years’ experience in a similar position or a combination.
  • Basic foundations of health policy and public health issues for children, youth, young adults, and families.
  • Ability to work autonomously, as part of a small team, and with a range of external stakeholders.
  • Capacity to maintain a system for tracking, monitoring, and prioritizing multiple issues, deadlines, and projects.
  • Professionalism, efficiency, and demonstrated commitment to consistent, high-quality, work that is nonpartisan and impartial.
Required Education and / or Certifications: 
  • A bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject and 2+ years’ experience in a similar position or a combination.
Address: 
10570 SE Washington Street
Suite 203
Portland, OR 97216
Where Will Work Be Performed?: 
Same as the Employer Address
Application Email: 
Application Address: 
Matthew Lashua
Oregon Alliance/Oregon Child & Family Services Council
10570 SE Washington Street
Suite 203
OR 97216
Application deadline: 
Friday, August 5, 2022