Public Policy Director

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 02/22/18
5 - 7 years experience
Non-Profit
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 02/22/18

Essential Job Functions

  • Under the leadership of the National Public Policy Office, implement national policy initiatives of the Alzheimer's Association.
  • Provide staff leadership for the development of public policy strategies and goals at the state level.
  • Oversee all efforts to achieve state-level public policy priorities including working with the state legislature and other agencies, as appropriate.
  • Recruit and train advocates and manage advocate communications.
  • Manage the database of public policy advocates.
  • Provide updates and reporting on advocacy-related actions and matters, including recruitment, contacts with congress and state leaders and legislative updates.
  • Plan, implement and promote advocacy-related events such as the Alzheimer's Advocacy Day at the state capitol and Coffee with the Congressman.
  • Responsible for all advocacy-related media including print, social and traditional.

Minimum Requirements

  • A Bachelor's degreepreferred. An equivalency of education and experience may be considered
  • A minimum of five years of state-level government affairs and/or grassroots advocacy experience
  • Experience managing volunteers and building coalitions
  • Knowledge of federal and state legislative, regulatory and budget processes
  • Ability to work effectively with advocate volunteers, staff and external contacts
  • Ability to maintain own current contacts within the legislature and/or potential partners as well as foster new relationships
  • Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, negotiation and strategic thinking skills
  • High level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse populations
  • Ability to anticipate, identify, organize and analyze public policy opportunities
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple priorities
  • Absolute commitment to confidentiality
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as needed
  • Ability to travel locally, regionally and nationally as needed to perform job duties
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and donor databases
  • Access to a reliable vehicle, a valid driver's license and proof of automobile insurance
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