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Policy Manager

Foundation for the Mid South
Mississippi, United States
$53,000.00 - $65,000.00
Closing date
Feb 20, 2024

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Position Type
Programs, Other Programs
Community Foundations
Employment Type
Full Time

Reports to: Program Director (Permanently), CEO/President (Interim)

Classification: Full Time Associates (Exempt)

Supervisory Function:  None


Job Description:

The policy director is responsible for developing, implementing, and managing policies that align with the organization’s goals and objectives. This individual is responsible for researching and analyzing policy issues, identifying trends and potential impacts, and developing recommendations for action. The policy director collaborates closely with stakeholders, including government officials, community groups, and other organizations, to promote the organization’s goals and objectives.


  • Develop and implement the organization’s policies that align with the goals and objectives. Work closely with senior management and other stakeholders to ensure policies are consistent with legal and regulatory requirements and designed to address emerging issues and trends.
  • Conduct research and analysis on policy issues related to the Foundation’s mission and goals. Identify trends and potential impacts and develop recommendations for action based on their findings.
  • Works closely with stakeholders, including government officials, community groups, and other organizations, to promote the Foundation's goals and objectives. Represent the Foundation in public forums and advocate for policy changes that support the Foundation’s mission.
  • Manages policy initiatives from conception to implementation. Works with other departments to ensure that policies are effectively communicated and implemented and monitors and evaluates policy outcomes to ensure that they are achieving their intended goals.
  • Build and maintain relationships with stakeholders, including government officials, community groups, and other organizations. Collaborates with these stakeholders to identify common goals and develop strategies.


  • Bachelor’s degree with at least four years of experience in the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Knowledge of policy concepts, principles, methodology, and techniques.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply knowledge to specific policy and procedures programs.
  • Ability to develop, direct, manage, and evaluate strategic policy plans, programs, and activities applicable to the Foundation.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with various constituencies within a diverse community.
  • Skill in examining and formulating policy and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of management principles and practices.
  • Ability to advise effectively, counsel on policy issues, and exercise effective judgment.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging policy issues and trends applicable to philanthropic institutions.
  • Ability to develop and deliver oral presentations and written materials for various audiences and venues.
  • Ability to make administrative and procedural decisions.


Competitive salary and benefits: 401(k) retirement savings and planning, medical, dental, vision, life AD&D, vacation, medical, and paid holidays. Benefits include cell phone and gym reimbursement, education assistance, and professional development.



Qualified applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to All materials should be addressed to the attention of Meshelle Rawls, Director of Administration. Candidates invited to move forward in the hiring process should be prepared to submit a writing sample and references.


Physical Requirements and Working Conditions. This position is primarily in an office setting and may require occasional travel.

This job description may not include all assigned duties, responsibilities, or aspects of the job described. It may be amended at any time at the employer's sole discretion. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential job functions.


This position requires a valid state driver’s license, safe driving record, reliable transportation, and insurability through our vehicle insurance carrier.


The Foundation for the Mid South is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity. We believe that no one should be discriminated against because of their differences, such as age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity and expression, religion, or sexual orientation. All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status, or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.


About the Foundation:

Founded in 1990, the Foundation for the Mid South is a regional foundation that improves individuals and communities by bringing people together, strengthening communities, and multiplying resources. By working with a wide range of resources, skills, and talents, the Foundation strives to nurture families and children, improve schools, and build economies for all throughout Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. For more information, please visit


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