Director of Policy and Programs

Pennsylvania Association of Area Agencies on Aging, Inc.

Harrisburg, PA, USA Remote Must live in Pennsylvania; Part time remote may be approved, not guaranteed.


Assistant/Deputy Director

Full time

Nov 10

The Pennsylvania Association of Area Agencies on Aging (P4A) is recruiting an experienced Director of Policy and Programs to join P4A as a reliable team member.  

The Director of Policy and Programs will provide strategic guidance and leadership within P4A’s three pillars of focus: Advocacy, Advancement in Aging Services, and Growth and Sustainability. The ideal candidate has leadership experience working with or within the AAA environment and/or ecosystem, as well as with or within peripheral industries and systems, including healthcare, public health, or other human services field. A passion for and demonstrated experience in fostering collaborative public-private partnerships and leading successful programs, projects, and initiatives that involve strategic thought, implementation, planning, public policy and multi-stakeholder involvement is critical.

 The Director of Policy and Programs will report to P4A’s Executive Director and will deliver strategic insight and foresight to all aspects of the organization and network, including in the areas of policy and program advocacy, quality assurance, and future areas of opportunity and growth for P4A and constituent AAAs.

 This position emphasizes building rapport and relationships with individuals and groups, which requires an articulate and influential communication style. A critical component of this position includes learning quickly and thoroughly while continually recognizing and adapting to change. The job requires the ability to act independently, the confidence to handle tactical challenges, and a demonstrated commitment to quality and success.

Applicants must possess a Master’s Degree in Business Administration, Social/Behavioral Sciences, or a closely related field; and ten years of professional administrative experience, including five years working in an Area Agency on Aging in the areas of supervision, policy and legislative initiatives, budget management, grant writing or program implementation; or any equivalent combination of experience and training. A valid PA Driver's License and access to reliable transportation are required. Overnight travel to meeting locations and regular travel throughout Pennsylvania is required.  

P4A offers a competitive salary and a generous benefits package (Health, Dental, and Vision, Life Insurance, Retirement, and Paid time off).

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Weekend and evening work are occasionally required.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and three work-related references.

The email's subject line must include a reference to "Director of Policy and Programs."

Applications and resumes will be accepted through November 25, 2022.

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