Policy and Advocacy Associate

The Policy and Advocacy Associate will report to the Associate Executive Director for Policy and Advocacy and will be a key member of a team of associates. CCC’s core advocacy areas include early childhood education, education and youth services; children’s health and mental health; income and housing security; child welfare and juvenile justice.  The Policy and Advocacy Associate will be responsible for managing a portfolio of multiple child advocacy areas and analyzing policy, financing and systems across issue areas.

Members of the policy and advocacy team focus on three components of work:  documenting the facts; community education; and advocacy.  This includes analyzing policy, budget and legislative proposals; testifying at budget and legislative hearings; drafting memos of support or opposition to specific legislative proposals; coordinating large-scale advocacy efforts including building, leading and participating in coalitions; coordinating rallies and advocacy days in NYC and Albany; meeting year-round with elected and appointed government officials; and participating in government workgroups.


  • Excellent writing and communication skills.
  • Highly motivated self-starter with capacity to multi-task and ability to work both independently and collaboratively across teams.
  • At least 5 years of work experience in government or advocacy arenas and on issue areas related to children including a demonstrated record of success in effectively advancing budget, policy and legislative priorities.
  • Knowledge of and interest in advocacy areas listed above preferred; ability to engage and work with a diverse set of stakeholders across government, philanthropy, advocacy and social services sectors
  • Strong research and analytic skills.
  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in related field of public policy, social welfare, or law.

Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience.  Competitive benefit package.

Citizens’ Committee for Children is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of national or ethnic origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disabling condition.

To Apply: Please send resume, cover letter, three references, and writing sample to Lorraine Tate, Executive Assistant,


  • Health insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • 11 paid holidays
  • 22 vacation days per year
  • 4 personal days per year
  • 18 sick days per year
  • 403b plan with employer/employee contribution
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