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Director of Policy and Advocacy

Apply by: Oct. 18, 2019

The Director of Policy and Advocacy (Director) will serve as the primary advisor on public policy issues to the Chief Executive Officer. The Director will work with policy makers, legislative staffers, relevant federal, state and local agencies, as well as partner organizations, to achieve those agendas.

Responsibilities include: the identification, monitoring and analysis of issues and legislation, at the state and federal level, which involve and impact children and families; preparing internal and external policy communications; assisting with policy and advocacy training. Supervision of policy interns and/or staff may be required. Some travel is required.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Public Administration, Social Work, Political Science or related field; Graduate degree or relevant experience preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of legislative process, child welfare practices or policy are necessary.
  • A minimum of three years required with a preference for five years of successful experience in direct policy work and government relations, preferably within South Carolina and/or community organizing.
  • Serve as a positive, proactive public voice for Children's Trust through social media, public speaking, public relations and/or representation at training and events; build capacity and knowledge of agency.

Benefits

Children’s Trust provides a competitive benefits package including medical, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability, matching voluntary deferred compensation, and paid time off and holidays.

Salary

The salary range is between $72,000 and $115,200. The hiring range is a minimum of $91,600 and a maximum of $95,600.

How to Apply

Email your cover letter and resume by October 18 to aneely@scchildren.org subject line Directory of Policy and Advocacy or mail to P.O. Box 11644, Columbia, SC 29211.

Director of Policy and Advocacy description (PDF)


Home Visiting Coordinator

Apply by: Nov. 1, 2019

The Home Visiting Coordinator is a full-time position of Children’s Trust of South Carolina. This position will provide support and monitor functions for the home visiting program funded through the Health Resources and Services Administration, within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. This person will also work with and support the Director of Program Integration (DPI) and other home visiting team members to ensure all activities, as part of the federal grant program, are completed in an efficient and timely manner, and in accordance to grant guidelines.

Qualifications

  • Have a bachelor’s degree in social work, early childhood education, public health, mental health or other related fields and a minimum of three years related experience in program development working with families and children in the fields of prevention, family support or home visiting; related master's degree preferred. Spanish speaking fluency is a plus.
  • Embody vast knowledge of evidence-based, primary care programming and early childhood system development.
  • Negotiate complex partnerships and seen as a leader in challenging situations.
  • Excel at details, manage and organize multiple projects, work independently, and set priorities.
  • Have strong communication and writing skills, good judgment, empathy, organizational skills, adaptability and level-headed attitude; present information concisely and effectively – both verbal and written.

Benefits

Children’s Trust provides a competitive benefits package including medical dental, life, short-term and long-term disability, matching voluntary deferred compensation, and paid time off and holidays.

Salary

The salary range is between $43,772 and $61,280. The hiring range is a minimum of $48,000 and a maximum of $52,500.

How to Apply

Email your cover letter and resume by November 1 to aneely@scchildren.org subject line HV Coordinator or mail to P.O. Box 11644, Columbia, SC 29211.

Home Visiting Coordinator description (PDF)

Children’s Trust of South Carolina is the statewide organization focused on the prevention of child abuse and neglect. We provide funding, resources and training to help local program partners build strong families and positive childhoods. Children’s Trust leads the state’s coordinated efforts for the Strengthening Families Program; Triple P (Positive Parenting Program); S.C. Adverse Childhood Experiences Initiative; Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting; Child Abuse Prevention Month; Child Well-Being Coalition; and KIDS COUNT.