Public policy specialist

Position: Public Policy Specialist

Hours: Full-time 35-hours per week, Non-Exempt

Created: 7/2023




  1. Bachelor’s degree in human services, public policy, or related field strongly preferred.

  2. Knowledge of laws, regulations, state agency plans and public policy issues affecting individuals with disabilities.

  3. Excellent research and data analysis skills required.

  4. Experience reviewing laws, regulations, policies, etc. and preparing summaries and analyses as appropriate.

  5. Excellent writing and editing skills and attention to detail, required.

  6. Experience writing and editing newsletters or similar documents preferred.

  7. Experience with supervision and employee management.

  8. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

  9. Excellent computer skills and knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.

  10. Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.

  11. Strong commitment to the integration of people with disabilities into all aspects of community life.




  1. Support and participate in STIC’s advocacy activities to promote our mission, philosophy and values including attendance at advocacy events locally and in Albany.

  2. Conduct in-depth research and analysis of legislation, state agency plans, proposals and other related documents affecting individuals with disabilities to determine their impact on people with disabilities and provide information and advice to the Executive Director and others as required.

  3. Clearly and effectively communicate complex policy issues to diverse audiences, both verbally and in writing. This includes preparing written reports, analysis, comments, testimony and responses to state and federal legislation, budgets, state agency plans, proposals, Requests for Information, and other related documents.

  4. Keep apprised of developments, and changes in relevant policies, regulations or laws affecting people with disabilities.

  5. Act as Editor in Chief of STIC’s quarterly newsletter, including researching issues and topics, writing articles and editing the newsletter.

  6. Participate on coalitions, local and statewide committees to cultivate allies and support for STIC’s mission and philosophy and promote the rights of individuals with disabilities.

  7. Actively participate on at least one STIC advocacy committee.

  8. Maintain required documentation of services, collect statistical and other data, prepare reports and submit in a timely manner.

  9. Attend all mandatory agency trainings, meetings and advocacy groups.

  10. Other related tasks as required and as time permits.


Southern Tier Independence Center, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested applicants should send a current resume indicating the position for which they are applying to:

Casey Flanagan, Human Resources Coordinator

135 East Frederick Street

Binghamton, NY 13904

Phone : (607) 724-2111

Fax: (607) 772-3605