In this position, you will be part of TASC’s agency infrastructure, whose departments collectively assure the overall quality, fiscal responsibility, effectiveness, and impact of TASC’s work, and work to advance our mission to build a healthier, safer, and more just society.
This position is responsible for leadership, oversight, and coordination of TASC’s agency-wide policy and advocacy activities to further the identified interests, goals, and livelihood of clients and the agency.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Provides strategic leadership for TASC’s agency-wide policy and advocacy activities, including the development and initiation of proactive policy initiatives and advocacy campaigns in coordination with Executive Staff and consultants.
Provides material support for TASC’s agency-wide policy and advocacy activities, including fact sheets, policy papers, testimony, presentations, talking points, research briefs, articles, proposals, and other materials as needed.
Monitor, analyze, and report on policies with potential for impact on the agency and clients.
Coordinates agency-wide policy and advocacy activities with and among leadership and line staff, including communications with policymakers, government officials, external stakeholders, partners in treatment or related fields, community members, etc.
Develops and maintain relationships with external stakeholders, partners, and policymakers to further identified agency and client goals.
Represents the agency at external policy meetings, trainings, and conferences.
Manages and coordinate various additional policy projects.
Master’s degree in public health from an accredited college/university or related field.
At least five years of related experience in public health, policy, or administration.
Proficient understanding of policymaking and government offices and processes, current politics, and political environments.
Knowledge of relevant government officials at local, state, and federal levels.
Knowledge and understanding of health and drug policy, relevant issues, and history.
Ability to perform knowledgeable and meaningful policy analysis.
Ability to integrate research and program issues meaningfully into policy activities.
Good computers skills which include proficiency in Microsoft Office applications and the Internet
Exceptional communication, analytical, organizational, interpersonal, writing, and problem-solving skills
Ability to work with a diverse population
Ability to work flexible hours and travel as needed (evening/weekend hours)
This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with occasional evening and/or weekend hours.
Additional Salary Information: Our benefits package includes:
•Medical/Dental/Vision/Life Insurance and Flexible Spending
•Paid Time Off/Sick Time
•403b (retirement plan)
Salary: Competitive compensation depending on experience.
Internal Number: 2317
At TASC, we serve people who have cases in courts, corrections, and family service systems across Illinois — and we help people move beyond their involvement in these systems, rebuild their lives, and connect to positive supports in the community. When you work with TASC, you’re part of a team committed to reducing people’s involvement with the justice system, increasing health and recovery, and advancing racial and social justice. We also strive to reform systems through public policy work in Illinois and nationally, and through our consulting services across the globe.