Policy Analyst

Office of Intramural Training & Education
Rockville, MD
May 19, 2022
May 22, 2022
Full Time
Association for Molecular Pathology, Rockville, Maryland Position Description: The AMP Policy Analyst manages projects, committees, and documents on public policy issues of concern to AMP and the field of molecular pathology. Reports to the Director, Public Policy, and Advocacy. Responsibilities: Collaborates with contracted government relations consultants to identify and track issues that may affect molecular pathology and to develop AMP advocacy materials and tools such as position statements, comment letters, testimony, slide presentations and handouts in consultation with committee members and, as appropriate, with policy staff in other organizations. Serves as staff liaison and provides administrative support for the Professional Relations and Economic Affairs Committees and their subcommittees and working groups. Administrative tasks will include scheduling meetings and conference calls, preparing agendas and minutes, managing, and distributing documents, maintaining relevant files, facilitating committee communications, obtaining leadership approvals for, and submitting letters and comments. Works alongside Director and government relations consultants to advocate for AMP's positions with federal agency staff, other organizations, congressional staff, and elected officials on Capitol Hill. Works alongside the Public Policy Fellow as assigned. Manages and writes content and other materials for dissemination via the AMP member listserv, the AMP policy newsletter, website, social media, and other online tools. Provides AMP communications staff with content, timeline, and strategy for publicizing advocacy issues and projects; helps to prepare AMP spokespersons. Prepare slides for AMP leaders' presentations and webinars. Attends, participates in, and documents the proceedings of selected local meetings and interacts and develops relationships with staff of other organizations. Develops and manages AMP website content and pages containing AMP advocacy issues and projects including the grassroots system and the Patient Outreach AMP website. Engages with patient advocacy groups and plan the Lunch and Learn event series. Helps to plan and facilitate events that further the public policy and advocacy goals of AMP, such as the AMP Molecular Pathology Economic Summit, payer engagement events, and AMP member Advocacy Days. Qualifications: Skills: Ability to manage multiple complex to simple projects (both large scale and small scale) independently while meeting deadlines. Highly organized and detail-oriented, including excellent time management and decision-making ability; able to appropriately prioritize projects and tasks. Excellent conceptual and analytical skills. Strong interpersonal skills; able to maintain effective working relationships with others both internally and externally; maintain a professional demeanor when under pressure. Ability to analyze federal notices and policy documents and ascertain relevance to the organization's interests. Ability to identify impacts and implications of events and issues and recommend solutions. Ability to quickly change priorities and adapt to rapid change in the environment internal and external to AMP. Excellent English communication skills, both written and oral. Education: 4+ years coordinating and implementing multiple projects simultaneously, preferably in medical / scientific associations, government, policy, or advocacy organizations. Graduate programs may suffice. The following experience would be considered beneficial: Health policy. Coverage and payment. Writing response documents to federal agencies. Essential Functions: Extensive use of a computer. Move throughout various offices. Routinely lift objects less than 10 pounds. Occasionally lift objects up to 25 pounds. Work is primarily performed in the AMP office and meeting venues. Telecommuting up to three days a week may be granted after a planned transition period but is not guaranteed. Overnight travel to the annual meeting (up to 7 consecutive days) and the Molecular Pathology Economic Summit (up to 2 consecutive days) required; weekend work involved. Travel to local meetings may frequently be required. Weekend work may occasionally be required. To Apply: For more information and to apply, visit . Please upload your resume, a cover letter that addresses elements of this job description, and salary requirements. This post will be available until July2, 2022 or until filled. The NIH is dedicated to building a diverse community in its training and employment programs. National Institutes of Health | Department of Health and Human Services | USA.gov

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