Manager, State Policy

04 Aug, 2022


Manager, State Policy

American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Washington, D.C.

Supervisor: Senior Director, State Policy & Grassroots Advocacy


Position Summary: Manage AFSP’s state and local policy work; enhance AFSP’s state advocacy presence online and in states and localities throughout the United States and Washington, DC.



  • Tracks state legislation and prepares related action alerts, letters, testimonies, reports, and fact sheets
  • Compiles research on state policy issues to support the development of new issue briefs and to maintain existing issue briefs
  • Serves as subject matter expert on key state policy priorities
  • Manages state policy sections of AFSP website and internal ChapterLand state policy pages
  • Leads development of social content and blogs on state policy priority issues, in collaboration with AFSP communications staff
  • Represents organization at relevant coalitions, conferences, and public events on state policy issues
  • Builds and maintains relationships with state and local public officials and government agencies
  • Manages and tracks AFSP communications with state public officials; tracks and responds to social media posts made by key state public officials
  • Works collaboratively with chapters to support state policy activities
  • Supports state policy activities of the internship program
  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor



  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, social work, law, or related field
  • 2-4 years organizing experience in grassroots campaigns and/or public policy, preferably with a nonprofit organization
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive required; experience with grassroots engagement and legislative tracking software (Soft Edge, CQ Roll Call, FiscalNote, Quorum, etc.) preferred
  • Ability to effectively communicate complex policy issues to diverse audiences via printed materials, social media, and other online content writing
  • Comfortable giving formal presentations to large and small audiences, in-person and virtually
  • Ability to work collaboratively with internal and external partners
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities


Salary and Benefits: 

Annual salary range: 55,000-65,000K

22 PTO (vacation, sick, wellness and personal days) your first year of employment (5 additional days 2nd year)

Company Sponsored Medical Employee Reimbursement Plan (MERP)

10% employer retirement contribution after 2 years of employment

Flexible Summer Fridays

13 Holidays


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Job posted: 2022-08-04