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Vice President of Policy

New Futures

New Futures is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit advocacy organization that serves as a centralized repository of campaign and ongoing advocacy capacities used to achieve defined policy goals, including goals related to health care, early childhood development and drug and alcohol policy. 

New Futures is seeking a dynamic, highly motivated, detail oriented Vice President of Policy to lead and manage New Futures’ expanded advocacy efforts in New Hampshire.  The Vice President of Policy will work with New Futures policy staff, contracted partners, and stakeholders in the health and early childhood fields to set policy priorities, and to develop and implement a comprehensive legislative and advocacy strategy to achieve those priorities. 


This position requires a minimum of five years professional work experience preferably in government relations, public policy analysis, healthcare or education, with demonstrated project management experience. An advanced degree in law, public health, health policy or related field from a recognized college or university is required. This position requires strong leadership and management skills, plus the ability to work independently as a part of a dynamic team.

  • Strong organizational and administrative competency;
  • Leadership and facilitation skills, including conflict and group management
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills;
  • Exceptional oral communication skills, including public speaking experience;
  • Strong analytical skills, and experience applying them to legislative, and/or budget projects;
  • Familiarity with behavioral health, health care and/or children’s health policies and programs;
  • Demonstrated experience in effective internal and external communication, collaboration, and coordination with individuals and organizations;
  • Demonstrated high-level skill and effectiveness at research, policy analysis, advocacy, and project management;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and support staff;
  • Excellent attention to detail;
  • Understanding of New Hampshire political landscape;
  • Ability to develop strong and effective working relationships with diverse and multi-cultural constituencies including new Futures staff, policymakers, the media, and others;
  • Knowledge of MS Office with strong word processing, Excel, database, social media platforms, and,
  • Internet research skills

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Convene and collaborate with stakeholders in the health and early childhood fields, contracted partners, and New Futures staff to seek agreement on policy priorities, and to develop and implement a comprehensive legislative and advocacy strategy to achieve those priorities;
  • Support research, analysis, communications, and advocacy efforts towards achievement of project goals and objectives;
  • Track, analyze, and synthesize policy, legislative proposals, best practices, and research related to early childhood policy issue areas;
  • Assist in information gathering and analysis; conduct literature reviews and research using academic, on-line and other resources;
  • Assist with producing and distributing policy factsheets and briefs, preparing presentations, drafting advocacy messages;
  • Represent the organization effectively at collaborative meetings and build strong relationships with stakeholders;
  • Supervise and support New Futures policy coordinators to achieve identified work plan goals;
  • Ensure timely reporting on New Futures grant initiatives;
  • Provide additional assistance as needed to support the communications, development, research, and administrative needs of New Futures.
  • Frequent in-state travel and some out-of-state travel required.
How to Apply:

Please email a cover letter and resume to Michele Merritt, New Futures Senior Vice President, at the following address –   E-mail applications with attachments in Microsoft Word or PDF format only. We do not accept phone inquiries regarding the position; please do not call. Position will be open until filled.

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Date Added: September 11, 2017

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