Non-Profit Director of Government Relations and Advocacy

01 May, 2023


Non-Profit Director of Government Relations and Advocacy

Blue Bell, PA

Do you have a special skill and passion for supporting people?

Do you believe that we are better together by including everyone?

Join the KenCrest team to fulfill your “WHY” and enjoy a generous benefits package! We offer eligible employees:

  • Medical/Dental
  • Life/AD&D
  • Disability
  • 403b Retirement Plan
  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Time Off

Please see the KenCrest website for additional details.

KenCrest is seeking a Director of Government Relations and Advocacy to help improve the lives of the individuals we serve across our programs.


This role develops, analyzes, formulates and represents KenCrest positions and objectives before Congress, the Administration, and state governments either directly or through KenCrest staff, parents, volunteers, fellows, interns or self-advocates. The ideal person in this role will have strong experience in building and maintaining positive relationships with elected officials, administrative agencies, state and national trade associations and other advocacy-related organizations and coalitions. Works in seamless, integrated manner with the Senior Leadership Team to achieve KenCrest’s goals and objectives. While the Director of Government Relations and Advocacy does not have any direct supervision of staff they may, on a periodic basis, supervise intern students


This role is a hybrid role; while mostly Work From Home there are virtual meeting and in office expectations if needed especially during first 90 days. Must have the ability to be able to travel to legislative meetings, provider/public policy conferences both nationwide and state driven, as well as meeting with state and federal legislators when necessary.



Some Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Conceptualize, advise, and lead overall advocacy and government relations strategies.
  • Represent KenCrest before federal and state government bodies.
  • Identify opportunities for and coordinate support for KenCrest leadership testimony before policymaking bodies, including drafting testimony, conducting research and scheduling meetings with elected official and staff.
  • Establish and maintain ongoing positive working relationships with federal and state officials, their staff, administrative and regulatory agencies, state and national trade associations, self-advocates and advocacy-related organizations.
  • Co-lead the agency Thought Leadership and Advocacy bi-monthly meeting.
  • Co-lead the Executive Thought Leadership and Advocacy meetings.
  • Plans and implements events and other activities to support KenCrest government relations and advocacy goals such as staff training, panel discussion, conferences, and town halls.
  •  Review, monitor, and interpret national and state issues related to the disabilities field and develop legislative digests and prepare issue briefs.
  • Keeps KenCrest leadership informed of important developments within public policy at federal and state levels and within partner organizations.
  • Coordinate and manage KenCrest support for advocacy needs, including collaboration with state provider associations.
  • Engage volunteers, families and self-advocates to promote positive public policy on issues that impact people with disabilities.
  • Develop and monitor the department budget and manage expenses in accordance with the budget.
  • Assure that all necessary reporting is filed timely and that activities of the Department in no way jeopardize KenCrest 501(c) (3) status.

Minimum Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Education, Human Services, law, marketing or a related field required.
  • Minimum of four years of experience with legislative issues. Previous experience working with fellows, interns and volunteers preferred.
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of the legislative system at the state and federal levels.
  • Knowledge of funding methodologies and the impact of legislation and regulation on reimbursement rates.
  • Ability to clear criminal record and background checks in accordance with state requirements.

We are requiring all new team members to be fully vaccinated with a COVID-19 vaccine*, except where a reasonable medical or religious accommodation can be granted. Should you be offered and accept a position with KenCrest, you will be required to provide your proof of vaccination in the form of your CDC vaccination card as part of the pre-employment onboarding process.

KenCrest is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation, or national origin. 

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Job posted: 2023-05-01