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The American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) is hiring for a Director of Education Policy within ASHA’s Health Care & Education Policy Team. The Director of Education Policy will be responsible for policy development related to special education, higher education and general education policy for the national association representing more than 211,000 audiologists and speech-language pathologists. More than half of ASHA’s member work in school-based settings making the Director of Education policy role roll critically important to ASHA members and the millions of students they serve. ASHA works closely with consumer advocacy organizations and this position is responsible for helping to staff external coalitions and directly engage federal policy makers regarding education policy issues.
MENTOR seeks a full-time Policy Manager to join the Government Relations team. The Policy Manager will support MENTOR’s policy agenda by analyzing legislation, developing working relationships with bipartisan Congressional offices, and identifying opportunities to expand youth mentoring opportunities via federal policy and funding. The role will work to mobilize support to advance youth mentoring and strengthen engagement with Members of Congress on issues related to mentoring through events, coalition building with other nonprofit organizations, and more.
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ASHA’s Director of Education Policy serves as ASHA’s primary public policy analyst and advocate regarding federal education policy. The Director’s focus is to support access to audiology and speech-language pathology services on behalf students with and without disabilities. The Director represents ASHA on education policy matters principally before the Department of Education, as well as Congress, state education agencies, and local education agencies with a broad focus inclusive of general, special and higher education issues. The Director also represents ASHA externally with like-minded national organizations and coalitions, including the Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD) Education Taskforce.
The Senior Director of Federal Relations and Policy leads the federal level advocacy and policy efforts in alignment with the association’s vision, mission, and values. The Senior Director provides strategic leadership for AACTE’s federal and state policy work and anticipates policy opportunities as the advocacy landscape changes. The Senior Director works collaboratively with AACTE staff, programmatic advisory committees, state chapter leaders, AACTE members, other national education and related associations, and policy makers to develop and enact strategies that address legislative and policy issues impacting the field. The Senior Director supervises the Director of State Relations and works collaboratively to design and implement policies and legislation that align with AACTE mission and strategic priorities. The Senior Director serves as a primary contact for Congress and federal agencies, members, and other parties relative to AACTE’s federal level advocacy efforts.