Public Policy Director

09 Nov, 2022


Public Policy Director

Central City Concern (CCC)
Portland, OR

Job Details


Central City Concern (CCC) is an innovative nonprofit agency providing comprehensive services to single adults and families impacted by homelessness, poverty, and addictions in the Portland metro area. We hire skilled and passionate people to meet our mission to end homelessness through innovative outcome-based strategies that support personal and community transformation.

The Public Policy Director works with state/federal/local government officials, community alliances, and relevant community and state agencies to advance policy initiatives supporting Central City Concern’s mission.   The Public Policy Director is responsible for policy analysis, advocacy, public education, and coalition-building efforts to increase investments in and solutions for Central City Concern (CCC) clients and programs.


  • Collaborates with and supports the Senior Director of Public Affairs, senior leadership, program staff, and clients/patients to identify policy/systems barriers, identify macro-level solutions, and contribute to overall advocacy activities supporting Central City Concern’s priorities.
  • Work closely with the Senior Director of Public Affairs, Vice President and Strategy Officer, and Senior Management Team to develop and execute public policy strategies; create and manage engagement and advocacy plans.
  • Provide direct supervision to Policy staff.
  • Analyzes state and national public policies, programs, and legislation for their impact on clients served by CCC.
  • Both verbally and in writing, provide information and analyses to executive management, policymakers, advocates, coalition members, the general public, and other stakeholders.
  • Develops and executes successful advocacy strategies for educating policymakers and other decision-makers about the needs of vulnerable populations and advancing policy solutions.
  • Contributes to developing and delivering appropriate communications strategies, including fact sheets, policy briefs, grant proposals, and other written materials.
  • Under the direction of the Senior Director of Public Affairs, develops strategic partnerships with individuals, coalitions, and organizations to develop and pursue specific program and policy changes while fostering engagement from impacted populations.
  • With the support of the Senior Director of Public Affairs represents Central City Concern externally at events, speaking engagements, training, and presentations with policymakers.
  • Participates in resource development and project management as assigned by the Senior Director of Public Affairs.
  • Adheres to all state and federal privacy regulations, including HIPAA and 42 CFR Part 2, and CCC policies and agreements regarding confidentiality, privacy, and security.  Supports compliance with all privacy and security requirements pursuant to community partners’ and outside providers’ patient confidentiality agreements, including privacy and security requirements for Emergency Medical Record (EMR) access.  This includes immediately reporting any breach of protected health information or personal identifying information of any person receiving CCC services by CCC or an outside provider to the CCC Compliance Department, as well as to your supervisor or their designee.
  • Collaborate with internal and external partners in securing federal funding for innovative new programming.
  • Provide support to leadership in the implementation of new programming as needed.
  • Participate in research efforts throughout Central City Concern to promote knowledge of models as effective and evidence-based.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • A Master’s degree in public policy, law, public administration, social work, urban planning, or related field; a relevant Bachelor’s Degree plus five years experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Must maintain registration as a Lobbyist with the Oregon Governmental Ethics Commission and adhere to all state and federal lobbying laws and regulations.
  • Experience working with community-based organizations, social service agencies, community organizing, and diverse coalitions;
  • Experience with administrative and legislative advocacy.
  • Knowledge of and experience with effective programmatic solutions and political responses to homelessness.
  • Will be required to carry an agency cell phone for work use. A cell phone will be provided by Central City Concern.

Central City Concern offers an incredible benefits package to our employees!

  • Generous paid time off plan beginning at 4 weeks per year at the time of hire. Accrual increases with longevity.
  • Amazing 403(b) Retirement Savings plan with an employer match of 4.25% in your 1styear, 6% in the 2nd year, and 8% in your 3rd year!
  • 10 paid Holidays PLUS 2 Personal Holidays to be used at the employee’s discretion.
  • Comprehensive Medical, Vision, and Dental insurance coverage.
  • Employer Paid Life, Short-Term Disability, AND Long-Term Disability Insurance!
  • Sabbatical Program offering extended time off at years 7, 14, and 21.

This description is intended to provide a snapshot of the work performed. It is not designed to contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required for the position.

  Central City Concern is a second-chance employer and complies with applicable laws regarding considering criminal background for employment purposes. Government regulations, contractual requirements, or the duties of this particular job may require CCC to conduct a background check and take appropriate action to address prior criminal convictions. 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Job posted: 2022-11-09