Job Post: Home and Community Based Services (HCBS) Policy Director

Organization:  The Service Employees International Union (SEIU)

Location: Washington, D.C.

The Service Employees International Union (SEIU) is seeking a talented and forward-thinking individual for the position of HCBS Policy Manager. This is a senior-level position within SEIU Healthcare, one of the union’s three operating divisions, and will report to the Home Care Director. The HCBS Policy Manager will have lead-level responsibility for the following:

  • Providing overall leadership to SEIU’s policy work in the area of home and community based services (HCBS)
  • Cultivating and maintaining relationships with allied organizations, academic policy experts, government policy-makers and other stakeholders in order to achieve program goals and to drive joint work
  • Conducting research and policy analysis and developing legislative and regulatory proposals
  • Developing policy white papers & other written documents for both internal and external audiences
  • Collaborating with our government affairs staff on lobbying and federal legislative priority-setting
  • Serving as a resource on long-term care issues for other SEIU staff in DC and in our local union affiliates

The focus of the work is on influencing policy-making at the federal level, though intermittent support of state-level efforts is also part of the job.


In-depth knowledge of and recent, direct experience in health care, long-term care and HCBS policy issues

Excellent writing and in-person communication skills

  • Ability to work both independently with minimal supervision and with others as part of a team
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and meet established deadlines
  • Ability work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Ability to manage direct-report staff and to work with others in a matrix-type organization
  • Highly developed personal judgment and political sensitivity
  • Proficiency with basic office productivity software (word processing, spreadsheet and database systems)
  • Vision, optimism and creative thinking
  • Commitment to social justice


The applicant should either have previously performed successfully in a senior policy role or be positioned to immediately step into that role from a series of increasingly responsible prior assignments. At least seven years of related work experience are required.

 About SEIU: SEIU is a rapidly growing 2.2-million member labor union, a major force for progressive politics across the United States and a fierce advocate on behalf of working people, both union members and non-members alike. With a membership of more than one million health care workers, including 500,000 home care workers, SEIU was a leading advocate for the passage of health care reform.

Compensation: The union provides a competitive salary and benefit package, including health, vision and dental insurance, 401(k) and a defined-benefit pension plan.


SEIU is an Equal Opportunity Employer

How to Apply: Submit a resume with references, a 3-5 page writing sample on a relevant topic and a cover letter explaining why you want to do this work to : resumes@seiu.catsone.com.

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