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.

$41,651 - $92,166
MEDIAN: $67,836

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$41,651 - $92,585  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 28 Oct 2016 | Individuals Reporting: 22

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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.


Assistant Director, Public Policy Tasks

  • Support Director of Public Policy in all aspects of administration and accomplish assigned tasks as necessary.
  • Recruit, train, and collaborate with staff.
  • Monitor both internal and external communication strategies and establish new procedures.
  • 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.

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Experience Affects Assistant Director, Public Policy Salaries

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Skills That Affect Assistant Director, Public Policy Salaries

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Job Satisfaction

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Rated 5 out of 5
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Years of Experience

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Common Health Benefits

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