The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), a national not-for-profit association, established in 1863 & representing over 89,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services, is seeking a Program Manager for our Governmental Relations Division (GRD) located in Washington, D.C. The GRD advocates the Association’s policies & positions on federal legislative & regulatory issues that affect animal & human health & the veterinary profession. Our mission is to lead the profession by advocating for our members and advancing the science and practice of veterinary medicine to improve animal and human health.
Reporting to the GRD Director, the Program Manager will be responsible for managing various programs including the AVMA GRD Externship Program; the AVMA Congressional Fellowship Program; and the AVMA Legislative Fly-In. They will also work with and provide support to volunteer leadership serving on the Legislative Advisory Committee as well as perform research on legislation and issues as needed.
A BS/BA degree in political science, communications or a related field is required. Must have 1-3 years of experience in program management in a governmental relations environment with demonstrated knowledge of, or experience with, the federal legislative/regulatory process. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required, must be highly organized with the ability to organize others and able to manage multiple activities and deadlines. Strong computer skills are required with the ability to create and manage database files along with strong research skills. 25% travel. Deadline for application is 9/23/17. Send resume with salary requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
About the AVMA:
Headquartered in Schaumburg, IL, with a Governmental Relations Division in Washington, D.C., the AVMA is structured to work for its members, and acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the profession and provides a number of benefits to its members, including information resources, state and federal advocacy, opportunities to address issues and affect policy that govern the profession and practice of veterinary medicine, continuing education opportunities, quality publications, and discounts on personal and professional products, programs and services. The work of the AVMA is carried out by a dedicated staff of over 160. The organization is governed by an 18-member Board of Directors and has a $30M+ annual operating budget.