Assistant Director, Public Policy Salary
The average pay for an Assistant Director, Public Policy is $67,836 per year. A skill in Policy Analysis is associated with high pay for this job. Experience has a moderate effect on salary for this job. Most people with this job move on to other positions after 20 years in this career.
Job Description for Assistant Director, Public Policy
An assistant director of public policy should hold a bachelor's degree in public administration, political science, public policy, or a related field, and many employers prefer a graduate degree or higher. Certifications and/or relevant work experience may be required; for example, those entering public policy in a law-related field may be required to have an associate's or bachelor's degree in criminal justice, or prior experience in law enforcement and a degree in public policy administration.Read More...
Assistant directors of public policy must have analytical mindsets, strong leadership skills, comfort with and understanding of diversity, the ability to see beyond boundaries, and a strong acumen for administration. They must be well-educated, highly professional, and experienced in the field of public policy. Work is typically carried out in an office setting and these assistants may be employed by federal, state or local governments, or by private business entities.
Assistant directors of public policy will report to the director and possibly other directors within the company, as well. They will help coach and manage staff which often consist of analysts, researchers, supervisors, and support staff. This job is typically done during normal business hours, but the work may often require overtime and/or availability on an on-call basis. Expectations can vary greatly depending on the particular field and employer, but overall the job is mentally-demanding and requires personal and professional commitment and a high potential for sacrifice of personal time.
Assistant Director, Public Policy Tasks
- Analyze and report on public policy measures and new initiatives.
- Liaise with upper management and staff to ensure clear communication concerning policy adherence and updates.
- Monitor both internal and external communication strategies and establish new procedures.
- Support Director of Public Policy in all aspects of administration and accomplish assigned tasks as necessary.
- Recruit, train, and collaborate with staff.