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Friday, December 10, 2010
National Institutes for the Blind, Director, Public Policy
Helping people help themselves….
Incorporated as a 501C3 not-for-profit organization, National Industries for the Blind (NIB) enhances the opportunities for economic and personal independence of persons who are blind, primarily through creating, sustaining and improving employment. NIB operates under the Javits-Wagner-O'Day (JWOD) Act, a mandatory federal purchasing program, enabling people who are blind to work and provide products and services to federal and commercial customers.
By harnessing the demand and purchasing power of the federal government, NIB and its associated agencies supply federal markets with a selection of more than 3,000 quality products and services under the trade name SKILCRAFT®— manufactured and provided by people who are blind at more than 80 associated agencies, across the nation.
Currently, NIB is in search of a Director, Public Policy who will be the owner of NIB’s strategy for monitoring and influencing public policy, legislation and regulations affecting federal procurement and disability employment.Provides leadership in cultivating understanding and support for NIB and the AbilityOne Program from Congress, Federal Executive Branch Agencies, Consumer and/or other organization also concerned with procurement and/or disability employment policy.
RESPONSIBILITY FOR WORK OF OTHERS:
Directly supervises and approves work, reviews performance, and recommends salary adjustments of reporting staff.Manage the Public Policy Administrative Assistant, Public Policy Specialist, Program Advocacy Manager and External Affairs Program Director.
Bachelor’s degree in Political Science or related discipline and seven years of relevant experience and training.Masters or Law Degree preferred.
TRAINING AND SPECIALIZED KNOWLEDGE REQUIRED:
Must possess ability to articulate NIB's position in verbal and written form. Experience in government relations, federal procurement policy, disability employment policy, understanding of the Javits-Wagner-O’Day Act and AbilityOne Program and issues, and organizations in the blindness and broader disability communities.Experience in working with coalitions.
Minimum of seven years of directly related experience in a nonprofit or government environment. Substantial Hill experience strongly preferred.
May require up to 20% travel.
BENEFITS AND HOW TO APPLY
NIB has an excellent benefit plan which includes major medical, dental, life, short and long term disability, pension, 403b, flexible work schedule for some positions, metro access, workout facility access, a generous vacation/sick plan and the best group of individuals to work with.