Government Affairs Coordinator (Healthcare)

Washington, D.C.
Jun 05, 2017
Jun 28, 2017
Full Time

SmithBucklin, a 100 percent employee-owned association management company, is looking for a Government Affairs Coordinator (Healthcare) to join the Government Relations team in our Washington D.C. office.

In order to positively impact laws, regulations, policies and other decisions regarding their industries or professions, organizations leverage the proven advocacy track record and expertise of SmithBucklin's subject-matter experts, lobbying professionals and chief staff executives. The Government Affairs Coordinator (Healthcare) will support two healthcare association clients and lead several advocacy teams on issues important to each respective industry. Responsibilities include leading the advocacy efforts of various healthcare industry sectors, managing government relations committees and developing and executing legislative and regulatory strategies. The position requires the ability to work independently on advocacy issues, learn public policy issues quickly and engage team members to facilitate successful results.

What You Will Do

  • Research, analyze and summarize legislative and regulatory issues impacting the client associations
  • Represent client associations in industry coalitions
  • Research and develop data to support advocacy efforts
  • Support contract lobbyists and association leaders
  • Manage the grassroots activities for client associations
  • Provide primary staff support to association committees, leading committees and volunteers towards strategic goals and measurable outcomes
  • Regularly communicate with association volunteers on industry and association issues
  • Develop issue alerts on key issues
  • Develop and coordinate updates and messages to association members
  • Oversee and coordinate Capitol Hill and agency visits by members of client associations
  • Produce regular advocacy updates for client associations newsletters, publications, and websites

This Role Might Be for You If…

  • You have an interest in healthcare association management, policy and advocacy
  • You have a basic knowledge and understanding of the issues directly impacting the healthcare industry
  • You display strong interpersonal skills with a focus on customer service
  • You have strong analytical, writing and verbal communication skills
  • You are proficient in time management and organization, and exhibit a strong attention to detail

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution
  • 1-3 years' experience in regulatory or policy development, within agency or association government relations work or on Capitol Hill

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with and interest in a wide variety of healthcare policy issues
  • Proficiency with basic computer programming, including the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Where Do You Fit?

Whether you are just beginning your career or are a mid- or senior-level professional, working at SmithBucklin will offer you countless opportunities to develop transferrable skills, acquire meaningful knowledge and gain rich experiences at an accelerated pace. By working collaboratively with smart, ambitious, multi-talented, genuine and hardworking colleagues, you will build meaningful, deep and enduring relationships that will serve you well throughout your career, regardless of your chosen path. In addition, as a 100 percent employee-owned company, SmithBucklin offers all of our people - regardless of position or compensation - an equal chance to experience the fulfillment and reap the benefits of ownership. As owners, our employees control the destiny of SmithBucklin and are unified in the goal of building a great, enduring company.

Equal Employment Opportunity

At SmithBucklin Corporation, Equal Employment Opportunity is our commitment and goal. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status or any other protected status designated by federal, state or local law. Applicants are encouraged to confidentially self-identify when applying. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of a reference and background investigation based on position.

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