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Senior Director of Advocacy and Policy

Submit by: Tuesday, February 14, 2023

The Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy will work with the chief executive and the Board of Directors to define short and long-term policy agendas consistent with the mission of Children’s Trust. The senior 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. 


  • 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 five years required with a preference for 10 years of successful experience in direct policy work and government relations, preferably within South Carolina and/or community organizing.


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.


The salary range is from $81,666 to $130,666. The hiring range is from a minimum of $104,166 to a maximum of $108,166. The salary and hiring ranges are based on 5 years of experience.

How to apply

Email your cover letter and resume by January 27 to with the subject line Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy or mail to P.O. Box 11644, Columbia, SC 29211.

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About Children’s Trust

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; and KIDS COUNT.