Specialist, Public Policy
The Alzheimer's Association is making a difference and so can you! The Alzheimer's Association is the world's leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. We are the largest private funder of Alzheimer research and the premier source of information and support for the more than 5 million Americans with Alzheimer's disease and their 15 million families and caregivers. The Alzheimer's Association was recently recognized as the #1 best large nonprofit to work for in 2016. We are proud to say that this is the seventh year in a row that we've won Non-Profit Times 50 Best Places to Work award! We offer an excellent work environment and career development opportunities, coupled with competitive benefits and pay. The Specialist, Public Policy is responsible for providing support to the Senior Director of Public Policy. This includes: (1) conducting research; (2) drafting and designing fact sheets and other written materials; (3) helping to develop and compile materials for use by Association chapters; (4) tracking progress of the implementation of public policy priorities; (5) organizing logistics for meetings and trainings; and (6) performing a limited amount of administrative functions. The Specialist, Public Policy is responsible for: Conducting research: Conducting various research projects, as needed, on Alzheimer's-related policy, particularly data and economic research and reviews of published literature; Developing extensive knowledge on data sources, including health surveys and questionnaires; and Analyzing data with SAS or STATA, if qualified to do so. Drafting written materials: Updating, writing, and designing Fact Sheets on policy issues and priorities; and Preparing various other materials to convey data and statistics, such as tables, charts, and heat maps. Developing and maintaining records and resources: Regularly reviewing all public policy materials on the internal and external website to ensure all information is current and accurate; Maintaining inventory of public policy materials and working with external printers on such resources; Tracking progress of states on various performance metrics, including strategic plan metrics; and Compiling other resources as needed, particularly with respect to the training and professional development of chapter public policy staff. Organizing meetings: Organizing the monthly chapter public policy staff call and other webinars and calls; and Handling logistics for meetings and in-person trainings. Assisting the Senior Director of Public Policy on other matters, including: Working on global Alzheimer's issues in conjunction with Alzheimer's Disease International; Providing any necessary assistance to the Senior Director of Public Policy in his role as functional liaison to Area and Regional Leads; and Performing a limited amount of administrative functions, such as data entry, printing, scheduling, and file organization. Bachelor's degree. 1-3 years experience in public policy preferred. Excellent writing skills. Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required. Familiarity with InDesign, Maptitude, and SAS/STATA a plus. Benefits: Business Casual Work Environment, Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Disability Insurance, Paid Time Off, Direct Deposit, Credit Union, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance Program, Employee Referral Bonus Program, 401(k), Tuition Reimbursement, Eldercare Leave and more! The Alzheimer's Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and we'd love to hear from you!