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• Provide consistent, forward thinking leadership to member agencies in public policy, advocacy, and member services.
• Partner with member agency executives and senior staff in order to understand the issues important to them and effectively act on them as needed.
• Actively develop and direct application of effective strategies for achievement of policy goals.
• Supervise staff as assigned.
• Work with COFCCA’s NYC Steering Committee to help identify and prioritize the issues requiring COFCCA’s attention in New York City.
• Coordinate the flow of information to member agencies.
• Testify, as needed, before governmental bodies.
• Support CEO in work with members and government.
• Provide technical assistance to member agency executives and staff.
• Speak at membership conferences and other member related conferences.
• Represent and communicate COFCCA positions with external groups.
• Build and maintain positive working relationships with representatives of member agencies, advocacy groups, legislative and government representatives.
• Represent COFCCA at member events, meetings with government partners and other stakeholders.
• Facilitate meetings with committee chairs and organize multiple committees.
• Significant and sustained leadership experience in related government, legislative, social work, public policy areas or as an executive in the field;
• Supervisory experience;
• Public policy experience in the areas of child welfare and juvenile justice;
• Prior experience in NYC government and/or NYC legislative office (City Council, Mayor’s Office, state Senator or Assemblymember office, etc.) preferred.
• Experience in an association setting preferred.
• Exceptional written and oral communication skills with demonstrated experience conveying key messages in a clear, timely and succinct manner.
• Demonstrated capacity to absorb complex issues, organize effective strategy and effectively carry the strategy to completion.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office.
• Highly organized, self-motivated and able to work independently.
• Passion for COFCCA’s mission.
• Strong commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
• Team player who enjoys working collaboratively with staff, member agencies, government representatives and representatives of other advocacy groups.
• Able to hear multiple opinions and respond accordingly.
• Personable and engaging, responsive to member inquiries and concerns.
• Bachelors Degree required.
• Masters of Social Work, Masters in Public Policy, JD, or similar Advanced degree preferred.