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Director of Advocacy & Public Policy

Director of Advocacy & Public Policy
Organization: LeadingAge Texas
Location: Austin, TX
Date Posted: 11/02/2023

About the Job


LeadingAge Texas is a trade association representing the full continuum of mission-driven, not-for-profit aging services providers. LeadingAge Texas is committed to assisting its members in providing the highest quality of services possible to the residents they serve. To accomplish its purpose, the association provides up-to-date information, education, representation, group services, and networking, as well as prompt, efficient service to the professional staff of its member communities. LeadingAge Texas members are sponsored primarily by community-based non-profit civic, religious, fraternal, and other quality groups and are mission-driven organizations.


Director of Advocacy and Public Policy

The Director of Advocacy and Public Policy is responsible for leading the association’s advocacy program by identifying and fostering relationships with elected officials, government agencies, and like-minded organizations. Will work closely with the board, committees, and members to execute policy priorities and focused projects that align with LeadingAge Texas’ mission and vision. Issue areas include aging services, long-term care settings such as nursing homes, assisted living, and home health, Medicaid/Medicare, senior housing, and charitable organizations.

This position will manage grassroots advocacy, the LATX-PAC, and will represent LeadingAge Texas before the Texas Legislature and state agencies. This role is responsible for tracking and analyzing complex policy changes and communicating clearly in written, virtual, and in-person to members, stakeholders, and legislators. Must be able to work as part of a cooperative team environment and independent of direct supervision. Performs other projects as needed. The position will report to the President & CEO. Hybrid work flexibility – generally ½ time in office.

Salary range is $90-$115K, generous benefits package – salary dependent on experience and qualifications.


Apply by emailing a cover letter and resume to and


  • Graduation from an accredited four-year college or university with major coursework in a relevant field.
  • Five (5) years of experience working with the state legislature, legislative and agency staff, or policy advocacy.
  • Experience and education may be substituted for each other.


  • Knowledge of the legislative process, agency rulemaking, grassroots advocacy, and long-term care/aging services field.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Skill in compiling, evaluating, and presenting legislative information; problem-solving and negotiating; in policy analysis and research.
  • Demonstrated strong analytical skills, including the ability to communicate complex information in a format tailored to specific audiences.
  • Ability to analyze issues, work under pressure and meet deadlines, communicate effectively, and assign and/or supervise the work of others, including contract lobbyists.
  • Ability to identify issues impacting non-profit aging services providers and create and execute innovative solutions. Demonstrated ability to take initiative and to work both independently and as part of a team.

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