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Organization Name:
The Children's Partnership
Approximate Salary:
Not Specified
Los Angeles, California
United States
Government Affairs/Advocacy
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
2 - 5 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Senior Policy Associate


Research, Policy Analysis & Community Engagement

  • Provide in-depth research & policy analysis related to public health, child welfare, criminal justice, immigration, and other systems affecting vulnerable children and youth.
  • Monitor, analyze, and report on legislative and budget proposals related to child welfare, criminal justice, immigration, and other systems impacting children and youth.
  • Write high-quality briefs, reports, letters, electronic postings and other materials to educate decision-makers & advance policy agendas.

Initiative Development & Management

  • Work with Senior Director to initiate and advance systems change strategies that reduce disparities related to issues in child welfare, criminal justice, immigration, and other systems impacting children and youth.
  • Work with Senior Director to develop and manage community-based pilot projects.
  • Manage multiple program deliverables, track deadlines and inform relevant TCP parties in a timely manner.
  • Convene, lead, and coordinate workgroups, stake-holder gatherings, and other collaborative initiatives.
  • Represent TCP in select external workgroups, meetings, briefings & other venues to promote innovative strategies related to children’s health.

Other Responsibilities

  • Assist TCP’s leadership and development team on funder-related activities.
  • Coordinate production and dissemination/promotion of TCP outreach materials (including press outreach and online content) with TCP’s Communications Team.
  • Participate in and lead internal meetings, as needed.

 Full-time position. Reports to Senior Director, Policy & Programs. 

Salary: Commensurate with experience. Excellent health, retirement & other benefits. Travel required.


  • Expertise in health issues related to criminal justice, child welfare, immigration, and other areas.
  • Familiarity with California’s legislative and regulatory systems, a plus.
  • Excellent writing, research, and project management skills 
  • Strong oral communication & public speaking skills
  • Ability to summarize complex information for a broad range of audiences
  • Ability to ensure attention to detail while managing multiple ongoing projects
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team


  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s preferred
  • At least three (3) years of related experience in county, state, or federal government, and/or the nonprofit or private sector; Experience with relevant local and/or state public systems, a plus
  • Strong track record in developing and managing relationships with stakeholders
  • Experience in building and leading coalitions and collaborative partnerships
  • Commitment to & experience with nonprofits.


Email resume, cover letter summarizing interests & qualifications, and brief writing sample to [email protected] State “Senior Policy Associate – Family Systems” in the subject line. No phone calls, please.


Based in California and Washington, DC, The Children’s Partnership improves the lives of underserved children where they live, learn, and play with breakthrough solutions at the intersection of research, policy, and community engagement.