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Policy Project Manager

Council of State Governments
Decatur, Georgia (on-site)
9 days ago


The mission of The Council of State Governments' Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) is to foster and encourage intergovernmental cooperation among its 15 member states. In large measure, this is achieved through the ongoing work of the Conference's six standing committees and supporting groups. Through member outreach in state capitols, policy research, international member delegations, staff exchange programs, meetings and fly-ins, staff support state policymakers in their work to build a stronger region. To learn more about the Southern office visit us at To learn more about careers at CSG, and about our comprehensive benefit offerings, including medical, dental, vision, retirement, paid time off, PSLF eligibility and more, please visit our website here.


The Policy Project Manager oversees special projects that engage and support CSG South members with resources for effective public policy and programming. This includes project development, project management, member outreach and coordination, member convenings, staff supervision (when applicable), and supporting the Director of Development in fulfilling the CSG South's organizational goals and objectives under the project's scope. The Policy Project Manager works within the Development Department to implement, monitor, promote, and improve state utilization and understanding of various regionally relevant special projects designed to increase CSG South's policy impacts and technical assistance within the Southern states.


  • Work with state and national policy experts to assess the policy and technical assistance needs for the assigned policy portfolio within the Southern region.
  • Manage assigned project portfolio; budget and work plan development; coordination of all activities, committee deliverables, subgrantees, and working groups.
  • Lead on assigned projects and partner with the Director of Development in designing and implementing special projects.
  • Support the Director(s) as needed with creating new programs, partnerships, and relationships.
  • Manage and conduct research and policy analysis for policy portfolio.
  • Manage projects to achieve promised outcomes promptly with a solid and unwavering commitment to integrity and excellence in every aspect of the work.
  • Ensure all project deliverables reflect quality and are timely according to project timelines.
  • Develop and disseminate other policy research deliverables, programming, initiatives, and meetings in support of the mission of CSG South and as needed.
  • Communicate effectively with colleagues, funders, committees, consultants, partner organizations, and other stakeholders.
  • Coordinate with the Programs and Marketing team to expand knowledge about the assigned policy portfolio and, when appropriate, serve as a resource and spokesperson for CSG South.
  • Coordinate with the Events and Administrative team for event logistics and planning purposes when hosting workshops, meetings, etc. associated with special projects.
  • Coordinate with the Policy team and specific committees as needed to align special projects with standing policy committee work as needed.
  • Adhere to all requirements imposed by law and funders to fully comply with all laws, regulations, contractual terms, and CSG policies and procedures.
  • Forge effective partnerships with state and federal officials to enhance the impact and success of the policy priorities of CSG South members.
  • Manage and perform project proposal research, writing, grants management, budget oversight, and working with CSG South Finance Associate for financial reporting and monitoring.
  • In collaboration with the Marketing and Programs team, manage the active content of relevant project web pages and social media, including news updates on events, project information, and project advancements.
  • Provides support concerning the coordination and execution of the Southern Legislative Conference (SLC) Annual Meeting and other events; identifies policy topics, presenters, and sessions and coordinates as needed to execute special project objectives at SLC; prepares written summaries of each session; briefs special project leaders and stakeholders on matters about each session at SLC
  • Interact with national organizations, researchers, and policy experts in carrying out work on collaborative projects.
  • Collaborate with regional staff as appropriate to provide CSG members with meaningful insights and information about pertinent policy issues.
  • Prepare concise and accurate written responses to requests for information.
  • Prepare and make presentations to policymakers, other national organizations, or other forums.
  • Plan, organize, and conduct relevant meetings by arranging for speakers, identifying topics, supporting logistical planning, and preparing information.
  • Assists with database management and tracking operational protocols for the office.
  • Maintains a network of state government and external contacts and resources.
  • Prepares and interprets surveys and other instruments used to gather information.
  • Develops mastery of relevant technology platforms and tools that aid in policy research, identifying trends, and collecting/evaluating/translating data (example: ESRI) and, when appropriate, leveraging those skills to create deliverables.


  • Demonstrated success working in the policy arena in policy formulation, analysis, and/or research.
  • Communication, interpersonal, and critical-thinking skills and competence to work effectively with many state officials, including high-level executive, legislative, and judicial officials.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to maintaining a non-partisan perspective.
  • Ability to work with leading experts in the field of state policy, including researchers, policy experts, program providers, and professional associations.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills, preferably demonstrated through policy topics, qualitative and quantitative analysis, and more general writing such as correspondence, memos and articles.
  • Knowledge and experience managing and complying with regulations for federal grants and terms for contractual work.
  • Ability to effectively manage, coach, and empower external partnerships.
  • Ability to address issues in nonpartisan and non-polarizing ways.
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain confidentiality and handle politically sensitive work.
  • Demonstrated ability to present complex information in a concise way effectively.
  • Ability to interact effectively with diverse people in different contexts and foster equity and inclusion through self-awareness, cultural sensitivity, and valuing others.
  • Dedication to public service with an unfailing commitment to act civically, be nonpartisan in performing CSG duties, and be a responsible steward of member and donor funds.
  • Well-organized, clear-thinking, energetic, and decisive; able to take initiative and work independently and collaboratively.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple complex activities and responsibilities concurrently and see through to completion.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated research, writing, and editing skills.
  • Microsoft Suite, Quorum, and computer competency
  • Willingness to travel frequently.


  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field (communications, journalism, public policy, political science, education, business administration, or in a field of study related to policy focus of position); or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • Seven years of technical assistance, project management, policy analysis, or operational experience in public policy or a related field.
  • Proven project management experience.
  • Demonstrated experience and knowledge of state and federal policy issues.
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, implementing, and managing policy projects and programming.
  • Relevant and progressive work experience in state or federal government or with a public policy organization and/or membership association.
  • Experience delivering technical assistance preferred.


Interested candidates must complete the online application and include their resume and cover letter.

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to characteristics including but not limited to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. CSG is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.

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Job Information

  • Job ID: 71530416
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Decatur, Georgia
  • Company Name For Job: Council of State Governments
  • Position Title: Policy Project Manager
  • Job Function: Admin/Clerical/Secretarial
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 7-10 Years

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