Public Policy Associate Job Description

Public Policy Associate Job Description

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Public policy associate provides policy analysis and writing on key state and federal regulations/policy issues, and provide perspectives to on-going global policy discussions.

Public Policy Associate Duties & Responsibilities

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Establish new and maintain existing relationships with an extensive network of contacts in regional tourism, housing and civic governments, with allied groups and coalition partners
Maintain relationships with an extensive network of contacts in local, regional and national legislative, executive and administrative offices, with allied groups and coalition partners
Participating in short- and long-term engagements to support federal clients whose responsibilities are to develop policies and craft regulations that implement a desired policy, explain the rationale of the rulemaking to interested parties
Manage relationships in legislative, executive and administrative offices, with allied groups, coalition partners, and other stakeholders
Serve as a contact point for Japanese government policymakers, regulators, and civil society groups on public policy issues
Attend industry association meetings, take notes and give feedbacks to internal colleagues as needed
Lead and organise #FridayForGood programs and ad hoc #TwitterForGood programs in Tokyo office
Act as an authorizer for #AdsforGood program in Japan
In conjunction with the PSPP team, assess prospective states for participation in the project and make recommendations of states to receive assistance
Provide intensive adult-sentencing and corrections assistance to states engaged with PSPP and its partners, including high-quality data analysis, development of evidence-based policy options, and effective policy maker and stakeholder education of proposed policies and practices, with a particular focus on issue and legislative strategy

Public Policy Associate Qualifications

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Licensing or Certifications for Public Policy Associate

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Education for Public Policy Associate

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Employers hiring for the public policy associate job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Public Policy, Economics, Health, Law, Education, Faculty, Political Science, Interdisciplinary, Graduate, Teaching

Skills for Public Policy Associate

Desired skills for public policy associate include:

Experience with
Local
State legislative process
Housing
Los Angeles policy matters
Political news and current events
Tourism
Content moderation
Demonstrated analytic capabilities to identify policy trends and assess business impacts
Digital economy would be a significant advantage

Desired experience for public policy associate includes:

Fluency in French or German - proficiency in other European languages a plus
Low ego, high interest in team collaboration
Significant opportunities for EMEA-wide travel
Native proficiency in French and fluent English essential (please submit your CV in English)
Excellent written and oral communications skills, including an ability to convey complex policy issues in a clear and concise manner
PhD (or equivalent advanced degree) in public health or a closely related field

Public Policy Associate Examples

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Public Policy Associate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for a public policy associate. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for public policy associate
  • Assist in the development and implementation of legislative and communications strategies, including the coordination of project staff and external partners
  • Assist in ensuring all state assistance components are well-coordinated and strategically focused
  • Assist in the production and dissemination of state-based publications from the project and its partners, including generating ideas for publications (that may include original research), managing development of the ideas into viable publications, and drafting copy and graphics
  • Develop relationships with respected policy makers in the field and seek out potential partnerships to advance the project’s agenda and expertise
  • Maintain and continue to develop an understanding of emerging sentencing and corrections issues by monitoring publications and participating in conferences, seminars and other professional development activities
  • Collaborate with PPGA to identify and monitor key policy trends with implications to BIIB’s portfolio
  • Evaluate strategic and financial impact of healthcare and policy changes on the US commercial organization
  • Monitor trends and changes made by external “value frameworks”
  • Educate commercial organization on changes in traditional US payer channels/healthcare reform and impact on BIIB portfolio
  • Engage with third party organizations and trade groups
Qualifications for public policy associate
  • Detailed knowledge of the German political landscape and legislative processes is mandatory
  • Candidate must speak German and fluent English
  • Candidate must speak Spanish and fluent English
  • Disease-specific policy experience
  • Possess a very high level of personal and professional integrity and trustworthiness
  • Sense of humor and ability to remain calm and professional under pressure
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Public Policy Associate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of public policy associate. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for public policy associate
  • Review the students’ progress to ensure that they are successfully completing academic requirements for graduation and counsel students with academic problems in order to help them be successful and meet their aspirations and goals
  • Organizing capstone project courses, working with the Director of the School of PPM and the Program Committees to identify, create and manage curricular issues and activities, and organizing events and workshops
  • Marketing the program to prospective students and organizations regionally and nationally, creating partnerships with organizations with the aim of developing student pipelines
  • Conceive and organize economic and policy programs concerning issues of interest to the Council of the Americas’ corporate members
  • Manage all related administrative and logistical aspects of programming
  • Initiate and maintain relationships with foreign diplomats, individual and corporate members of the Americas Society and the Council of the Americas, press, and other constituents involved in Western Hemisphere affairs
  • Add members to the database (Raiser’s Edge) and maintaining its accuracy
  • Conduct research of current regional trends and country-specific information through online resources, printed media, and attendance at various Latin America-related conferences
  • Contribute to our various publications (Americas Quarterly, AS/COA Online) on topics of importance in Mexico and the region
  • Provide critical support for OPP-hosted events, including the organization’s annual Washington, DC lobby day and similar legislative events held in state capitols throughout the year
Qualifications for public policy associate
  • Thrives and enjoys working in a fast-paced and fun environment
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and take initiative
  • Organizational savvy skill set, outstanding negotiation skills and ability to influence others
  • Other important qualities required
  • Minimum 5 to 7 years of experience in government relations and public policy with a focus on health care delivery, and regulatory engagement
  • Experience working for a member of Congress or a relevant federal agency strongly preferred
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Public Policy Associate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of public policy associate. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for public policy associate
  • Build and manage library of printed and electronic OPP materials, updating data points and distributing to the team as needed and appropriate
  • Organize internal team meetings and professional development sessions, including quarterly in-person meetings of DC- and field-based OPP staff
  • Track grant activities for the purposes of grant reports at the end of the fiscal year
  • Attend policy-related events as assigned by senior leadership, to include Hill briefings and coalition/stakeholder meetings
  • Conduct policy research projects as assigned
  • Work with policy, government affairs and policy advocacy leadership on assigned projects and priorities
  • Provide intensive juvenile justice assistance to states engaged with the project and its partners, including supporting high-quality data analysis, development of evidence-based policy options, and effective policy maker and stakeholder education of proposed policies and practices
  • Facilitate working group and task force meetings with state leaders from the judicial, executive, and legislative branches, and ensure input from juvenile justice stakeholders
  • Coordinate the activities of the project and external partners in the delivery of state assistance, including national and state-based stakeholder organizations and consultants
  • Assist in the development and implementation of legislative and communications strategies
Qualifications for public policy associate
  • Analytical skills – ability to assess strengths/weaknesses of proposals and make informed recommendations
  • Ability to register as a federal lobbyist
  • Ability to coordinate with other disease-related organizations to build collaborative efforts
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills and strong presentation skills
  • Self-directed, detail oriented team player able to take initiative and work independently with only general supervision
  • Outstanding organizational skills and attention to detail, including the ability to handle multiple priorities and complete multiple projects in a timely manner
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Public Policy Associate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of public policy associate. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for public policy associate
  • Assist in the production and dissemination of project and partner publications, including generating ideas for original research and publications, managing development of the ideas into viable publications, and drafting copy and graphics
  • Develop relationships with respected policy makers in the field and seek potential partnerships to advance the project’s agenda and expertise
  • Maintain and continue to develop an understanding of emerging juvenile justice issues by monitoring publications and participating in conferences, seminars and other professional development activities
  • Represent Pew at conferences, meetings, and other events, including preparing materials for distribution and making presentations
  • Perform a wide variety of clerical and office duties to assist the Director and Senior Admin in support of Policy Studies Center activities
  • Answer phones, greet visitors and provide information to students/visitors
  • Operate a wide variety of office machines including computers and copiers
  • Communicate effectively bot orally and in writing
  • Sort/route interoffice mail
  • Perform a wide variety of clerical and duties to assist in Dean’s office activities and assist the Sr
Qualifications for public policy associate
  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in public policy, political science, health policy or aging
  • 3-5 years experience as a state legislative staff person, state affairs manager or in state policy analysis and direction for a national organization
  • Refined verbal and written communications skills, public speaking and presentation skills
  • Ability to build strong relationships with staff, volunteers, public officials, and outside organizations
  • Ability to work independently and to manage multiple tasks
  • Flexibility to adapt to changing opportunities and to balance competing priorities
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Public Policy Associate Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of public policy associate. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for public policy associate
  • Develop and execute a stakeholder and community engagement strategy and maintaining relationships with associations, ally groups and coalition partners in the areas of sharing economy and tourism
  • Operate a variety of office machines including computers and copiers
  • Supporting the VP of Market Access in their role
  • Leading key topics in health systems policy relating to public health through research
  • Generating policy briefs on key topics
  • Working with external and internal partners in policy and advocacy to advance policy dissemination and engagement
  • Collaborating with a diverse range of external and public affairs partners and GA&P to ensure full leverage of enterprise capabilities in development of policy positions and communication of key content to policy shaping forums
  • Priority topics for research and content generation will include ATM, AMR, TB, Innovation in Global Health and Equitable Pricing
  • The leader in this role will collaborate with internal cross-functional teams including Government Affairs, Communications, and Global Marketing, and must work collaboratively across functions to ensure a comprehensive view and to maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders
  • Understands the legislative and regulatory process, connects with stake holders and assesses the relevance of news and other available data
Qualifications for public policy associate
  • Ability to travel regularly within the state and larger territory, occasional trips to Washington DC and other places as needed
  • Bachelor’s degree in economics, statistics, math, public policy or political science - preference for Master’s degree in economics, math, political science, public policy or statistics
  • 3 years prior work experience – especially in research and data analysis
  • Prior research experience either independent projects or in conjunction with faculty or other established researchers
  • Prior experience and good working knowledge of Stata and ability to perform analyses in R would be an asset
  • Strong quantitative analytical skills with at least 1 econometrics course

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