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Peace Action is the largest grassroots peace and disarmament organization in the country. We are currently working towards a diplomatic solution with North Korea, restricting arms sales and support for the Saudi-led war in Yemen, and working to ease tensions with Iran and Venezuela.  Peace Action is looking for people with all levels of political organizing experience to connect with our 100,000 supporters and members on the phone, advance our peace agenda, and rebuild the peace movement. Flexible daytime and evening hours. Women, People of Color and LGBTQ people strongly encouraged to apply. Strong interest in peace/foreign policy issues is a plus. Please attach a cover letter explaining what draws you to this organization.

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This position is responsible for driving improvements and efficiencies across quality assurance teams. This role will partner with development, project management, and product management teams on test strategy and planning to enable automation efficiency, to meet established test coverage and to meet critical timelines without sacrificing overall quality. This position also establishes governance and oversees operations necessary to manage the firm's information assets with key responsibilities including policy, compliance, training, and operations. Responsible for the development, and regular adjustment, of a risk-based strategy for assessing and verifying compliance with key vendor/vendor contracts and procedures, and other standards as may be applicable to particular situations.


  • Establish, promote and sustain a vision, mission, strategy and policies for quality assurance.

  • Oversee the coordination and hosting of cross-functional Sponsor Audits and Regulatory Inspections, as well as provide management support to QA staff for Sponsor Audits and Regulatory Inspections.

  • Implement yearly risk-based scorecard/audit plan for the key vendors and continuously evaluate risk and adjust plan accordingly, coordinate with peers and ensure execution of the annual scorecard and risk audit plan for the vendor.

  • Promote a vision and action for compliance and standards across the company and key vendors, fostering cooperation, globalization and positive communication.

  • Articulate issues and concerns to management in a constructive, clear and actionable manner, using metrics and data.

  • Work closely with management to manage current issues and anticipate upcoming testing needs.

  • Effectively lead and manage crisis situations, providing direction and solutions.

  • Actively implement and support the use of Quality Assurance/Audit Management application and related metrics.

  • Provide technical support and problem resolution for the team, as needed.

  • Build, develop, and maintain good working relationships with internal and external customers and vendors groups.

  • Develop and implement a budget for assigned area; communicating needs and changes with appropriate groups.

  • Understand and scope testing efforts by analyzing the requirements and integration dependencies of software development projects.

  • Estimate time, resources and budget required to perform software development project testing.

  • Build testing team of professionals with appropriate skills, attitudes and motivation.

  • Develop and recommend goals and action plans for approval by senior management.

  • Identify training requirements for developing staff.

  • Support and develop individuals within team through coaching, feedback and mentoring to assist team in accomplishing professional and technical responsibilities.

  • Provide guidance, support and leadership to direct reports and team members.

  • Assign work to team members, evaluate performance and work to develop team skill sets.

  • Responsible for maintaining appropriate staffing levels.

  • Monitor and control test plan execution, reviews, defect logging and resolution verifications.

  • Monitor defects throughout each testing cycle for tracking and reporting.

  • Ensure only high-quality software is released.

  • Provide subject matter expertise related to software governance, determining software development best practices and procedures.

  • Support documentation and validation of processes necessary to assure software development and testing teams meet the organization's governance processes.

  • Perform ad hoc responsibilities, as needed.


  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, relevant/related IT field or equivalent work experience.

  • Minimum of 10 years of experience using software test tools such as HP Quality center or JIRA or equivalent and/or a minimum of 10+ year of experience in Project/Product Management disciplines.

  • Minimum of 5 years of management experience.

  • Minimum of 2 years prior budget management experience.

  • Experience in creating technical documentation such as functional requirements, technical standards, test plans.

  • Knowledge of test best practices, methodologies and standards.

  • Familiar with agile software development methodology.

  • Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Project, Visio, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

  • Knowledge of databases.

  • Strong organizational and leadership abilities.

  • Strong Interpersonal skills and the ability to work cross functionally with other leaders.

  • Strong decision-making skills including ability to escalate issues, risks as appropriate.

  • Completes work in a timely manner and meets deadlines.

  • Meets productivity standards and achieves key outcomes.

  • Maintains confidentiality of information and uses information appropriately.

  • Knowledge of models and trends in quality assurance, 'quality' and management.

  • Demonstrated ability to successfully manage multiple teams and multiple projects.

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills, including experience in making presentations at conferences, meetings and training sessions.

  • Willingness to work in a matrix environment.

  • Ability to work flexibly and adjust to changing priorities and unforeseen events.

  • Analyze complex situations / issues and effectively communicate situations, along with potential recommendations.

  • Work independently and consistently in a fast-paced environment.

  • Willingness to travel 30% of the time, as needed.


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  • Acts as the designated scheduler and receptionist, responsible for the performance and coordination of appointment scheduling in accordance with the VHA Directive 1230, Outpatient Scheduling and Process and Procedures. Front desk duties which may vary at each location depending on the individual clinic needs

  • Adherence to https://www. va. gov/vhapublications/ViewPublication. asp?pub_ID=3218

  • Answers all phone calls in a timely manner for scheduling requests on a daily, Mon-Fri basis and charts in patient s CPRS chart as required

  • Works with Lead Scheduler to achieve all patient communications are completed on time and appropriately

  • Works with Lead Scheduler and scheduling/reception team to ensure all schedulers/receptionists are competent and represent the VA in a positive, proactive demeanor

  • Participates in quality improvement as requested, in order to ensure that the SF VA Health System is in compliance with all performance measures established by the SFVAHS, Vision 21, VA Central Office, JCAHO, OSHA, SOARS, and Inspector General

  • Adheres to the SF VA Health System Policy and Procedural Memorandums and the directives and policies set by JCAHO, OSHA, and Hybrid-Title 38

  • Provides quality customer service for all patients; patient families; VA Staff, contractors, physicians, fellows, residents


  • Resident of the United States of America

  • Ability to speak clearly, hear and write English

  • Utilize computer programs appropriately, usually involving spreadsheets, word processing, etc.; log in; type 45-60 wpm with minimum errors

  • Heavy phone and computer usage, often simultaneously

  • Familiarity with medical terminology, hospital terminology and/or clinics

  • Technically proficient in the skills necessary to fulfill the government's requirements; will be provided training by the SFVAHS on appointment management, VA policy and procedures

  • Minimum 6 months experience with medical appointment scheduling in a medical setting

  • Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) or comparable training is PREFERRED

  • Ability to pass a required level of security clearance (NACI-level background check)

EEO Statement

Ansible Government Solutions, LLC is committed to providing equal opportunity in employment to all employees and applicants for employment. Ansible will not tolerate any form of discrimination or harassment based on a person s race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, medical/physical status or disability, or military status.

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Job Description

About PRC

PRC’s mission is to help people affected by HIV/AIDS, substance use, or mental health issues better realize opportunities by providing integrated legal, social, and health services that address the broad range of social risk factors that impact wellness and limit potential.

PRC is a $30 million agency, with a staff of 270. The agency addresses the critical issues of housing, employment, and lack of opportunity, serving over 5,400 clients annually, the vast majority of whom are living with HIV or at high risk for HIV. PRC is the only organization in San Francisco with both HIV services, such as emergency financial assistance, legal advocacy, and workforce development, under the same roof as residential behavioral health treatment.

PRC’s services address social risk factors that impact personal and public health. With PRC’s support, clients have the opportunity to move from crisis to stability, positioning themselves to effectively manage their health. Services include emergency financial assistance, eviction prevention and housing stabilization, legal advocacy, residential behavioral health treatment, and workforce development. This combination of services that reach the target population on multiple levels are effective in preventing and reducing homelessness, improving public health, and increasing and enhancing the workforce.

Reports to: Chief Executive Officer

Direct Reports: 1


Job Summary

The Chief of Policy and Government Affairs is a member of the Executive Leadership Team. This position directs government affairs and advocacy activities for the agency. Manages staff involved in advocating for government policies and laws supporting the agency’s friends of interest. This includes research and analysis of proposed and current legislation, budgets, ballot initiatives, and local, state and federal programs. Directs agency’s community activities including building and participating coalitions. Develops and maintains effective working relationships with local, state and federal elected officials and advocates on behalf of the agency’s interests and strategic goals. The Chief of Policy must have a passion for and be knowledgeable about local, state and federal health and social policies that impact historically marginalized and disenfranchised communities, with a focus on mental health, substance use disorder, HIV and homelessness.


  • In partnership with the Executive Leadership Team, program and fund development staff the Chief of Policy is responsible for developing and representing PRC’s positions on relevant legislation and policies directly with local, state and national government policymakers;

  • Establish and execute a strategic advocacy agenda for PRC - building on the organization’s brand and reputation and its desire to increase its policy impact in the coming years;

  • Serve as PRC’s lead policy advocate, leading efforts to directly influence policy on PRC’s issues at federal, state, and local levels;

  • Cultivate and maintain effective relationships with policy makers at different levels across the US to advance of PRC’s policy priorities;

  • Work across the program, fund development and communications team to develop and implement sophisticated advocacy strategies in support of PRC’s policy priorities including establishing and implementing short- and long-term goals, objectives, policies, and operating procedures, in collaboration with other teams, as necessary;

  • Work across the organization to support broader advocacy and communications engagement;

  • Represent PRC positions externally with other nonprofits, public interest groups, coalitions, associations and other organizations;

  • Supervise The Director of Special Projects.

  • Direct the activities and manage the contracts of consultants providing government relations support, as needed;

  • Participate in projects, committees, and task forces as assigned;

  • Other duties as assigned by supervisor.


  • Bachelor's Degree in relevant field of study or equivalent work experience

  • Law degree is a plus


The ideal candidate will have the following competencies and characteristics:

  • Passion for and commitment to the mission of PRC;

  • (10) years’ experience leading successful initiatives aimed at impacting policy change at a local, state or national level;

  • Demonstrated track record of achieving legislative and policy results through strong existing relationships on issues of mental health, substance use, HIV/AIDS, homelessness, and poverty.

  • Ability to build trusted relationships with partner organizations and build consensus across a broad range of partners. Ability and experience interacting at the highest level of professionalism with all grassroots advocates, consultants, corporate and board contacts, state, federal and local officials and the general public.

  • Significant demonstrated experience successfully leading and managing a diverse team with diverse skill sets;

  • Proven motivator and developer of people with a variety of perspectives and backgrounds;

  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills, in particular with broad, diverse audiences;

  • Team player with superior interpersonal and collaboration skills and an ability to communicate effectively with executives, peers and direct reports;

  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment that requires rapid prioritization of a number of projects;

  • Ability to remain positive and work well under pressure and within tight deadlines;

  • Ability to consistently apply professionalism and good judgment in a fast-paced environment;

  • Ability to maintain the highest degree of confidentiality regarding all aspects of work at all times;

  • Ability to travel domestically, and on occasion, internationally; and

  • Minimum of 5 years of legislative or issue-advocacy experience with federal and/or local government.


Internal: Ability to communicate effectively with executives, peers, and direct reports; and

External: Ability to build trusted relationships with partner organizations, build consensus across a broad range of stakeholders, respond quickly and calmly in a variety of situations. Frequent contact with elected local and state officials and government agencies.

Company Description

Our mission is to help people affected by HIV/AIDS, substance use, or mental health issues better realize opportunities by providing integrated legal, social, and health services that address the broad range of social risk factors that impact wellness and limit potential.

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