Director of Federal Relations
Posted OnOctober 22, 2021
Experience Level5-10 Years
Education LevelNot Specified
SalaryCommensurate with Experience
ANCOR, the nation’s leading voice in Washington for providers of community-based intellectual and developmental disabilities (I/DD) services, is experiencing a period of unprecedented growth in both size and stature. Our growing community is composed of more than 1,600 private I/DD provider agencies, state provider associations and community partners, together employing a workforce of more than a half million dedicated professionals supporting more than 1 million people with I/DD in the US.
ANCOR now seeks a full-time Director of Federal Relations to lead its federal legislative and administrative initiatives. People with disabilities, people of color, immigrants, women and members of the LGBTQ community are encouraged to apply because we believe diverse perspectives enhance our work.
Reporting to the Vice President for Government Relations and joining a team of four government relations professionals, the Director of Federal Relations will be responsible for supporting federal policy initiatives that strengthen the ability of community-based providers to provide high-quality supports to people with I/DD.
The Director of Federal Relations position—though not entirely new—will carry out a reimagined set of responsibilities on behalf of the association. This professional will play a lead role in proposing, formulating and advocating on behalf of innovative public policy solutions that enhance the delivery of long-term services and supports that enable people with I/DD to be included in the community. Successful candidates will exhibit evidence of a strong public policy background, a history of fostering relationships and partnerships, and a proven track record of successful legislative passage and intervention strategies.
Although ANCOR offers a flexible work environment, including opportunities to work from home, this position will require in-person meetings with members of Congress and their staff, as well as staff from federal agencies (when public health conditions permit). Therefore, the Director of Federal Relations should be based in or willing to relocate to the greater Washington, DC region.
As Director of Federal Relations, you will spend your days:
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ANCOR is proud to offer an excellent benefits package, including comprehensive health coverage, comprehensive vision and dental coverage, retirement contributions, several weeks of paid vacation and holiday leave, paid time off for volunteering, paid parental leave, a flexible work schedule and more.
ANCOR is also proud to be an equal opportunity employer.
To be considered for this opportunity, write an email with a few bullet points about why you’re excited about the position, attach your résumé, put “Director of Federal Relations” in the subject line and send it to Shannon McCracken, Vice President for Government Relations, Director@ancor.org.
When applying, mention you saw this opening listed on Disability Scoop.