Job Title: Child Welfare Compact Associate
Position Supervisor: Director of Interstate Affairs and Compact Operations
Classification Level: Full-Time Exempt
Location: Arlington, VA (remote work optional)
Position Timeline: Permanent
APHSA is recruiting new talent! We are seeking an ambitious new hire who will assists the Director of Interstate Affairs and Compact Operations and support the administrative, legal and technical duties of the AAICPC Administration.
APHSA is an association representing state and local agencies in the health and human services field. With and through these members, we work to advance solutions that are centered on administering, overseeing, and aligning programs to provide access to food, health care, housing, employment, childcare, community support, and other key building blocks.
Join a team of dedicated professionals who are results-oriented and are impacting systems across the nation!
Our team at APHSA needs a person like you who leans forward and feels comfortable engaging with teammates, thought leaders and partners. We’re looking for an innovative, solution-oriented action taker who will add to our collaborative team environment.
While your main focus will be facilitating the AAICPC annual work plans while advancing APHSA’s mission and goals, we’re also looking for someone who thrives in a team environment. In addition, we need someone who is comfortable working collaboratively to advance the work both internally and externally with kindness, compassion, inclusion, and a can-do spirit.
Your direct supervisor and coach will be the Director of Interstate Affairs and Compact Operations. Your support will be the entire APHSA organization because we work best when we all work together!
APHSA is looking for someone with demonstrated problem-solving skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills. The successful candidate will possess attention to detail, high energy and flexibility. The Child Welfare Compact Associate works with the Director of Interstate Affairs and Compact Operations to develop and execute work plans approved by the Executive Committee of the AAICPC. This work includes editing, designing and overseeing the production and distribution of materials developed by AAICPC and its committees; planning and executing appropriate review and knowledge maintenance strategies for material developed by AAICPC; planning, coordinating, and staffing committees and meetings; assisting in AAICPC and APHSA research activities; coordinating the development and maintenance of AAICPC’s website, state pages; and, providing technical assistance on routine/general information requests.
Key Responsibilities #1 (40%)
- Work with the Director to develop and facilitate yearly work plans and strategic plans;
- Staff and support committees in the development of work products, charters, documents, materials, policy, procedures (e.g. guidebooks, training manuals, training webinars, etc.);
- Provide summary/minutes of committee meetings;
- Assist and support revisions to the compact administrator manuals and materials.
Key Responsibilities #3 (20%)
- Conduct research on legal, child welfare, state and federal policies in support of technical assistance, Secretariat opinions, ICPC policies, practices, guidelines and committee work;
- Provide administrative and technical support for AAICPC meetings, all- state conference calls and a range of Association work
Key Responsibilities #2 (20%)
- Collaborate in various research assignments and projects;
- Track federal legislation which impacts foster care, adoption, residential, and interstate placements and assist in the development of an analysis of issues as requested/needed;
- Develop and conduct surveys and analyze responses.
Key Responsibilities #4 (20%)
- Design and format AAICPC Training Materials and other products;
- Assist with development/editing of website materials; prepare and post materials to the website;
- Provide training workshops/webinars on the electronic state pages;
- Support Director in collaborating with AAICPC Treasurer in the collection of dues and maintenance of AAICPC accounts.
- Working knowledge of Adobe Design Suite.
- Knowledge of survey development and analysis.
- Skill in data collection and analysis.
- Able to work independently and effectively multi-task – completing work tasks in a timely manner.
- Familiarity with knowledge management.
- Knowledge of basic accounting/budgeting procedures.
- Minimum of 3-5 years of social work, or public policy background.
- College or equivalent training or experience.
- Master’s degree in social work, policy or social science a plus.
- Strong attention to detail.
- Proficient in MS Office Suite, Microsoft Teams and Zoom.
- Excellent organization and record keeping skills.
- Exceptional customer service skills and the ability to communicate effectively with members in resolving problems.
- Demonstrated oral and written communication skills.
- Demonstrated troubleshooting, diagnostic and problem-solving skills.
At APHSA, we value and support the health, well-being and future of our staff. Our benefit package is based on improving employee morale, which fosters a work environment where staff feel they can thrive and feel accomplished. Aside from basic benefits such as 100% employer coverage of health, dental, and vision insurance, we also offer additional employee benefits and perks like these:
- $250 work from home stipend
- 3% contribution to 401 k or ROTH Plan
- Monthly Staples account allowance
- Hybrid work environment
- Additional discretionary holidays included with 11 paid holidays
- Employee Appreciation gifts and an APHSA Swag pop-up shop
- 15 vacation days
- 15 sick/wellness days
- Disability insurance
- Life Insurance
- FSA (health, dependent, commuter)
- Optional employee paid benefits (legal, pet insurance, critical illness, accident)
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirement.
This employer participates in E-Verify for employment verification.
The American Public Human Services Association (APHSA) is a bipartisan national membership association representing state and local health and human services agencies and the subject matter experts that help execute their mission to improve outcomes for people nationwide. APHSA's dedication to promoting diversity, racial equity, multiculturalism, and inclusion is clearly reflected in how we work and support our members. It is more than a commitment—it is the foundation of how we do what we do. We strive to create a workplace that reflects the communities we serve and recognize that building well-being starts with creating a space where our employees are comfortable bringing their authentic, unique selves to work.
Building on our long-standing relationships with health and human services leaders, we focus on generating pragmatic solutions that advance the well-being of individuals, families, and communities.