Manager of Child and Older Adult Policy

15 Dec, 2020


Manager of Child and Older Adult Policy

Mental Health Association of Maryland
Remote (MD)

Job Purpose
The Manager of Child and Older Adult Policy is responsible for managing and advancing MHAMD public
policy goals related to children, youth and older adults.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Actively and strategically position and promote MHAMD public policy initiatives as directed,
with a primary focus on child, family and older adult initiatives
• Convene, lead and grow the Children’s Behavioral Health Coalition (CBHC) and the Maryland
Coalition on Mental Health and Aging
• Monitor, analyze and react to health and behavioral health policy developments impacting
assigned areas, and collaborate with the Senior Director of Public Policy and public policy team
in strategy implementation
• Represent MHAMD before the Maryland General Assembly and on key coalitions, and serve on
internal and external committees and workgroups as assigned
• Cultivate and manage effective working relationships with other stakeholders, key elected
officials, policy makers, and staff of related governmental bodies as relevant to assigned issue
• Prepare and deliver written and oral communication materials, including policy positions and
agendas, fact sheets, legislative proposals and bills, testimony, website and social media
content, alerts, correspondence and related materials
• Perform other duties as assigned
• Bachelor’s degree, master’s preferred, in Public Policy, Public Health, Social Work or related field
• At least 3 years of experience in legislative, political, community organizing and/or advocacy
• Expertise in policy analysis and development; strong preference for candidates with knowledge
of issues related to behavioral health, children and youth, older adults, and public sector health
• Familiarity with Maryland legislative and political processes
• Excellent strategic planning, problem-solving, critical thinking, analytical, research, oral and
written communication skills
• Strong initiative, organizational skills, ability to work independently and manage multiple
projects simultaneously, and flexibility in responding to frequently changing environment and
• Belief in citizen action and consumer involvement in public policy
• Ability to organize, motivate and lead diverse groups of individuals, and operate effectively in a
team environment
• Commitment to the infusion of racial equity and social justice principles into all areas of work
• Commitment to the highest ethical standards of lobbying and professionalism
• Ability to work extended hours, including weekend work, as necessary, particularly during the
state legislative session
• Reliable transportation for business use, and willingness and ability to travel as needed
• Commitment to advancing MHAMD values, mission and goals
Position Classification
Full time, exempt
General Conditions
• Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5pm
• Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer
• Standing for long periods of time
• Evening and weekend work will be required
• Mileage reimbursement
• Reliable transportation
• Must be able to lift-up to 25 pounds at times
Travel Requirement
Ability to travel throughout the State of Maryland and attend out of state conferences as necessary
Flexible Work Arrangement
Position is FWA eligible

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Job posted: 2020-12-15