Benefits Data Trust (BDT) is a national not-for-profit organization committed to transforming how individuals in need access essential benefits and services. BDT envisions an efficient, cost-effective health and human services system that proactively connects individuals and families to the supports they need so that people are healthier and more economically secure, and communities are stronger. Through direct service delivery and systems change efforts, BDT works to improve health, social, and economic outcomes, streamline the benefits enrollment process, and reduce administrative costs for government and nonprofit agencies. BDT employs 160 employees in Philadelphia, and operates programs in Colorado, Connecticut, Maryland, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and South Carolina.
Since its inception in 2005, BDT has successfully submitted over 700,000 benefits applications for low-income households across the country, securing over $7 billion in benefits for food, healthcare, heating and other services that help move individuals and families toward financial stability. BDT now submits more benefit applications each year than any other single entity in the nation.
Research and evaluations have found BDT’s direct service delivery, comprised of targeted outreach and enrollment assistance, to be highly cost-effective. BDT also works with government agencies to assist them in adopting policies and practices proven to streamline benefits enrollment, and BDT partners with leading researchers to document the impact of benefits access and cost-effective outreach and enrollment strategies.
BDT is looking for a Policy Manager to help lead its system change efforts and build BDT’s reputation as a thought leader in the benefits access space. The Policy Manager is responsible for policy research and internal policy review to advance BDT’s policy agenda. The Policy Manager will work with the Director of Policy to develop innovative strategies to help streamline access to benefits in multiple states. As part of the Office of Strategy, s/he will support program design, process improvement, and evaluation efforts to ensure consistent application of policy rules in all benefit programs. S/he will supervise and coach one or more Policy Coordinators to ensure the Policy Department is responsive to the needs of all internal and external stakeholders. The Policy Manager will also serve as BDT’s Privacy Officer.
The Policy Manager reports to the Director of Policy
As a key member of BDT’s Policy Team, the policy manager will help manage both internal and external policy needs for BDT.
External Policy Responsibilities
Internal Policy Responsibilities