SUMMARY OF POSITION
PHI’s State Policy Advocacy Specialist is responsible for
implementing and steering PHI’s state-based advocacy approach,
which emphasizes direct advocacy, technical assistance, and
coalition-building in several states nationwide. As part of the PHI
Policy Team, and in collaboration with other PHI staff and partners
in target states, the State Policy Advocacy Specialist uses this
strategic approach to promote legislation, regulations, and other
initiatives to improve wages, benefits, and opportunities for the
direct care workforce. Outstanding skills in collaboration, policy
analysis, and writing are essential for success in the role.
- Work with the Director of Advocacy and the PHI Policy Team to
refine and implement PHI’s state-based advocacy model, set short-
and long-term goals for this work, identify annual priorities,
develop work plans, and monitor and evaluate progress.
- Lead and support PHI’s efforts to build advocacy capacity and
effectiveness related to the direct care workforce in target states
- Working with strategic partners to identify shared policy
priorities and opportunities for collaboration;
- Conducting policy analysis to inform advocacy efforts;
- Developing written materials to support workforce policy goals,
including blog articles, fact sheets, policy briefs, and
- Engaging in outreach and education with employers, managed care
plans, labor organizations, community-based organizations,
policymakers, and other stakeholders;
- Participating in coalitions, task forces, work groups, and
other efforts that offer the opportunity to further workforce
policy goals; and
- Designing and delivering testimony, webinars, conference
presentations, and other types of presentations that describe and
promote PHI’s research and recommendations to diverse
- Serve as a resource to PHI’s Workforce Innovations Team on
workforce policy and collaboratively identify opportunities for PHI
to engage in the design and implementation of training, employment,
and advancement models for direct care workers in particular policy
- Assist PHI’s Director of Policy Research and Project Manager to
develop and implement evaluation efforts to measure the impact of
PHI’s advocacy activities.
- Work with other members of PHI’s Policy Team to identify
resources and develop content for PHI’s National Direct Care
Workforce Resource Center.
- Minimum five years’ experience in policy advocacy, preferably
on issues related to workforce development, aging, disability,
long-term care, and/or social and racial justice.
- Demonstrated expertise in identifying, researching, analyzing,
distilling, and framing key policy issues.
- Ability to manage several complex projects simultaneously,
often under tight deadlines.
- Excellent writing skills, including the ability to write in a
variety of formats for a range of audiences.
- Self-motivated, with the ability to work well independently and
as part of a team.
- Strong spoken communication and presentation skills.
- Experience working effectively with and facilitating
collaboration among diverse individuals and groups.
- Experience or interest in learning about program design and
- Computer skills, including Microsoft Office Suite.
- Moderate travel required.
- Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree or equivalent
This position reports to PHI’s Director of Advocacy.
PHI’s Bronx office is closed due to safety concerns surrounding
COVID-19. All staff are currently working remotely until further
notice. Remote candidates will be considered for this position.
PHI is a national organization committed to strengthening the
direct care workforce by producing reliable research and analysis,
leading federal and state advocacy initiatives, and designing
groundbreaking workforce interventions and models. For 30 years, we
have brought a 360-degree perspective on the long-term care sector
to our evidence-informed strategies throughout the country.
To apply, email a cover letter with your resumé to
info@PHInational.org. Please indicate “State Policy Advocacy
Specialist” in the subject line.
Application deadline: July 6, 2022
PHI is committed to ensuring a diverse
staff. Women, people of color, immigrants, LGBTQ+
people, older adults, and people with disabilities are encouraged
We do not discriminate on the basis of gender, race,
color, creed, religion, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender
identity and expression, transgender status, marital status,
national origin, domestic violence victim status, genetic
information, disability or handicap, veteran or military status, or
any other characteristic protected by law.