Philanthropy Ohio, Manager, Public Policy

Position Summary:

The Manager, Public Policy, supports the senior vice president in pursuing the organization’s advocacy strategies for internal and external audiences, assisting with: managing member coalitions; implementing annual legislative agendas; building relationships with state and federal policy makers; monitoring and researching issues and legislation; and educating members on key policy issues. This is a full-time, exempt position based in the Columbus office.


  • Support development and implementation of annual work plans for policy initiatives and coalitions
  • Assist with researching and drafting content for white papers, newsletters and special reports
  • Monitor legislative and executive department activity related to priority policy areas
  • Schedule and prepare materials for meetings with state and federal policy makers
  • Assist with implementation of legislative agenda
  • Plan and deliver policy-focused learning events
  • Support and participate in Public Policy Committee meetings
  • Prepare fundraising materials for policy initiatives

Minimum Qualifications for the position

  • Experience: 5 -7 years experience in government, public policy, philanthropy or nonprofit settings; four-year college degree in public policy/administration or political science required; knowledge of Ohio’s education systems (P – 20) and policy issues
  • Skills: strong research and analysis, project management, written and verbal communications, ability to manage multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Characteristics: interpersonal skills with strong commitment to high quality member service, attention to detail, well-organized, collaborative team approach, creative, innovative and continuous improvement orientation

Qualifications common to all positions

  • Good interpersonal skills with strong service orientation
  • Attention to detail, ability to produce high quality work products
  • Communicate effectively in a variety of settings and styles
  • Work collaboratively in a team environment
  • Experience with or interest in learning about organized philanthropy
  • Use time and resources well and display ability to manage multiple projects and shifting priorities
  • Approach responsibilities creatively and innovatively with the goal of continuous improvement
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office

The salary range for this position is $50,000 - $60,000. In addition, Philanthropy Ohio offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental and vision insurance; 15 days paid vacation in first year; paid sick leave; retirement benefits; and a collegial work environment.

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Philanthropy Ohio is an equal opportunity employer. 

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