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ANCOR
Washington, Dist. Columbia, United States
2 days ago

Description

ANCOR, the nation’s leading voice in Washington for providers of community-based intellectual and 
developmental disabilities (I/DD) services, is experiencing a period of unprecedented growth in both 
size and stature. Our growing community is composed of more than 1,600 private I/DD provider 
agencies, state provider associations and community partners, together employing a workforce of 
more than a half million dedicated professionals supporting more than 1 million people with I/DD in 
the US.


ANCOR now seeks a full-time Director of Federal Relations to lead its federal legislative and 
administrative initiatives. Reporting to the Vice President for Government Relations and joining a 
team of four government relations professionals, the Director of Federal Relations will be 
responsible for supporting federal policy initiatives that strengthen the ability of community-based 
providers to provide high-quality supports to people with I/DD.


The Director of Federal Relations position—though not entirely new—will carry out a reimagined set 
of responsibilities on behalf of the association. This professional will play a lead role in proposing, 
formulating and advocating on behalf of innovative public policy solutions that enhance the delivery 
of long-term services and supports that enable people with I/DD to be included in the community. 
Successful candidates will exhibit evidence of a strong public policy background, a history of 
fostering relationships and partnerships, and a proven track record of successful legislative passage 
and intervention strategies.


Although ANCOR offers a flexible work environment, including opportunities to work from home, 
this position will require in-person meetings with members of Congress and their staff, as well as 
staff from federal agencies (when public health conditions permit). Therefore, the Director of 
Federal Relations should be based in or willing to relocate to the greater Washington, DC region.
As Director of Federal Relations, you will spend your days:

• Working with ANCOR staff (specifically the Government Relations team, Communications 
team and CEO) to facilitate the establishment of short- and long-term public policy priorities 
on behalf of the association.
• Serving as ANCOR’s principal Medicaid and disability policy resource for congressional offices 
and federal agencies.
• Conferring with elected and appointed officials and lobbying to represent ANCOR’s positions 
on legislative and administrative initiatives.
• Building and maintaining relationships with both formal and informal coalition partners to 
advance ANCOR’s public policy priorities.
• Working closely with the Director of Advocacy to coordinate strategic alignment and 
implementation of multi-faceted, grassroots and grasstops advocacy campaigns, including 
coordination of committees, consultants and contractors.
This document has been prepared for ANCOR to utilize as technical assistance to membership. 
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• Working closely with the Communications team to develop content—including articles, news 
releases and other informational materials—to articulate ANCOR’s policy positions and 
inform members and other advocates about opportunities to take action.
• Providing technical assistance and support to ANCOR members regarding key policy 
priorities.
• Delivering presentations at conferences, webinars and events hosted by ANCOR and its 
members.
• Carrying out other duties as assigned.

ANCOR is proud to offer an excellent benefits package, including comprehensive health coverage, 
comprehensive vision and dental coverage, retirement contributions, several weeks of paid vacation 
and holiday leave, paid time off for volunteering, paid family leave, a flexible work schedule and 
more.
ANCOR is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. People with disabilities, people of color, 
immigrants, women and members of the LGBTQ community are encouraged to apply because we 
believe diverse perspectives enhance our work



Requirements

We’re excited to talk with you about this opportunity if you:


• Have the equivalent of 6-8 years of experience in the areas of government relations, federal 
lobbying and advocacy, public policy management, public administration and/or public 
service. This experience may be derived from the attainment of a Bachelor’s or Master’s 
degree in a related field, accrual of professional work experience, time spent volunteering 
for trade association committees, and/or a variety of other activities.
• Have knowledge of federal governmental activities, including legislative, regulatory and 
budgetary processes, as well as experience leveraging these processes to effectively bring 
about legislative, administrative and regulatory reforms.
• Exhibit a dedicated commitment to improving the lives of marginalized people including 
people with disabilities, low- and moderate-income people, people of color, and/or other 
traditionally underrepresented groups.
• Can demonstrate excellent analytical, written and oral communication skills, as well as acute 
attention to detail.
• Can demonstrate your ability to prioritize and operationalize a multitude of projects, with 
tasks ranging from day-to-day administrative duties to high-level implementation of 
directional objectives

To be considered for this opportunity, write an email with a few bullet points about why you’re 
excited about the position, attach your résumé, put “Director of Federal Relations” in the subject 
line and send it to Shannon McCracken, Vice President for Government Relations,
Director@ancor.org. 

Job Information

  • Job ID: 59201464
  • Location:
    Washington, Dist. Columbia, United States
  • Position Title: Director of Federal Relations
  • Company Name: ANCOR
  • Category: Director,
    Government Relations,
    Lobbying,
    Policy
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite

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