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Public Policy Manager (JR 2033)

Los Angeles, California · Volunteering/Non-Profit
JR 2033
Public Policy Manager
Los Angeles, CA 90004 
Salary: Starting at $24.04/hr DOE
Full Time
PATH (People Assisting The Homeless) is seeking candidates who share our passion for ending homelessness in California and beyond to join our team as a Public Policy Manager. This position requires frequent travel to visit and work from multiple program sites throughout the state, but will be based out of our regional headquarters in Los Angeles. 
In addition to a rewarding work environment, we offer our employees a competitive benefits package that includes medical, dental and vision coverage, vacation and sick time, paid holidays, and a retirement plan.
Since its foundation in 1984, PATH has pioneered bold and effective approaches to assist people experiencing homelessness. PATH operates services throughout California, connecting our clients to a comprehensive continuum of homelessness prevention, street outreach, employment preparation and placement assistance, individualized case management, supportive services, interim housing, and permanent supportive housing. 
Recognizing that homelessness is fundamentally a housing issue, PATH founded PATH Ventures (PV), a non-profit developer of permanent supportive housing, in 2007. PV possesses an ownership interest via limited partnerships in over a dozen residential communities plus several projects in active predevelopment.
With oversight from the Senior Director of Public Policy, the Public Policy Manager manages all public policy and advocacy activities for PATH and PV. The Public Policy Manager collaborates with other departments, program management, and senior leadership to increase support for PATH statewide by working to identify opportunities and implement strategies for advocacy and community engagement. Responsibilities of the Public Policy Manager include:
  • Managing PATH’s advocacy strategy to supplement the organization’s strategic plan
  • Researching local, state, and federal funding opportunities pertaining to housing and homelessness
  • Working closely with the institutional giving department to address matters related to government funding, philanthropy, and general stakeholder interest
  • Working with PATH’s program directors to advocate for client-centered services
  • Organizing annual advocacy trips
  • Managing the legislation tracker and database for tracking political contacts, meetings, and relationships
  • Creating policy briefs and coordinating political meetings for senior management and other relevant PATH staff
  • Representing PATH in public meetings and through written public comment to build and maintain relationships and provide education about PATH’s work
  • Responding to questions and requests form the community and individuals such as government officials, neighborhood councils, and grassroots organizations
  • Developing proactive and reactive strategic approaches to proposed and implemented polices and legislation
We’re looking for candidates that:
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to effectively represent the interests of the agency
  • Work just as well independently as they do on a team
  • Demonstrate strong self-management, organizational, research, and multitasking skills
  • Effectively prioritize a heavy workload to meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Have superb attention to detail
  • Are willing to learn and assist others
  • Have a self-starting demeanor, a high level of initiative and motivation, and a proven ability to develop creative solutions
  • Are proficient with Microsoft Office software including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Publisher
  • Work effectively in an open setting with frequent communication from co-workers
For this role the Public Policy Manager must:
  • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science or related field
  • Be able and willing to travel for work throughout southern California on a regular basis
  • Be available to work evenings and weekends as necessary
  • Have employment eligibility verification
  • Have or be able and willing to obtain CPR/First Aid training
  • Have reliable transportation and:
    • A valid driver’s license
    • Proof of insurance and ownership for personal vehicles used during work duties
    • The ability to qualify for PATH insurance coverage
  • Successfully complete the following as a condition of hire:
    • Tuberculosis Test
    • Background Screening
    • Drug Test
If this sounds like you, please visit our PATH Careers Site at and search for JR# 2033 to submit your application. A resume is required.
PATH provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, PATH complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
to ensure their long-term sustainability and expansion and increase support for the organization statewide
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