Chief Public Policy and Government Relations Officer

Purpose

Prevent Child Abuse America (PCA America) is a leading champion for all children in the United States. Founded in 1972, we are the nation’s oldest and largest organization dedicated to the primary prevention of child abuse and neglect, working to actively prevent all forms of child abuse and neglect before it happens. Our success is founded on a nationwide network of state chapters and six hundred Healthy Families America (HFA) home visiting sites. We also conduct, translate, and disseminate innovative research based on science that our vast network then puts into action. And we raise public awareness and advocate for family-friendly policies at the national, state, and local levels to support transformative programs and promote the conditions and contexts that help children, families, and communities across the country thrive. 

 The Chief Public Policy and Government Relations Officer reports directly to the Chief Strategy Officer and provides public policy and advocacy leadership, including mobilizing support for the organization’s federal policy priorities, participating and leading national coalitions and increasing the advocacy capacity of the Prevent Child Abuse America state chapter network, and Healthy Families America home visiting sites.  The position will work in partnership with the Senior Leadership Team, Board of Directors, State Chapters, and Healthy Families America sites to set the organization’s advocacy agenda, develop policy positions and papers, analyze legislative developments, and represent Prevent Child Abuse America and the child abuse prevention field on Capitol Hill, in state legislatures throughout the country and in public advocacy forums.  The Chief Public Policy and Government Relations Officer plays a critical role on the Senior Leadership Team and manages a staff of three.   

 The ideal candidate is a seasoned executive and policy expert who is comfortable with public speaking, working through complex policy and political issues and committed to advancing the child abuse prevention field through policy and advocacy.