Associate Director, Federal Affairs
The Associate Director, Federal Affairs is responsible to lobby the Federal government and assist in government affairs efforts. This person will develop and implement federal legislative initiatives, and monitor congressional developments for the Association's Public Policy division based in Washington, DC. The Associate Director will report to the division's Director, Federal Affairs, also based in the Washington office.We seek an individual with experience working with members of Congress, their staff, Congressional committees, and other key policymakers. It is necessary that they have in-depth knowledge and experience with legislative processes and programs. The preferred candidate will also have Congressional and/or direct lobbying experience as well as substantive expertise in health care issues. The successful candidate must be a strong team player and enjoy working in a collegial yet highly demanding and effective culture. Candidates must also be able to demonstrate excellent writing and oral communication skills. Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as in a team, exercise sound judgment, execute strategy, and operate with confidentiality will also be required as are excellent communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills. We seek an individual with an appreciation for the complexities of working within a large voluntary health organization. In addition, the preferred candidate will have a strong mission orientation and a passion for advocacy on behalf of the Alzheimer's Association and the people it represents.The Associate Director of Federal Affairs is responsible for: Engaging in lobbying and public policy activities Working with members of Congress, their staffs and Congressional committees on the Association's federal legislative priorities; Developing federal legislative policies for the Association: Working on the creation or modification of federal policy positions; and Drafting legislative initiatives as well as supporting statements and documentation. Discovering, analyzing, and reporting congressional developments that could materially affect efforts by the Alzheimer's Association and/or its affiliated chapter network to accomplish shared strategic objectives; and making recommendations on and developing responses to emerging federal legislative issues. Representing the Association in relevant federal affairs coalitions and representing the Department in internal and external meetings, as requested by the Director of Federal Affairs. Supporting the Department of Advocacy in executing grassroots actions by chapter staff and volunteers in support of federal affairs objectives: Preparing materials to equip both chapter staff and volunteers to advocate effectively in support of federal affairs objectives; and Developing ideas and content for electronic messages and updates on federal policy for chapters and grassroots advocates. Bachelor's Degree required. Five years Congressional experience and/or lobbying experience with a health care association. Excellent written and oral communications skills.