Specialist, Government & Public Affairs

Washington D.C.
Apr 10, 2018
May 02, 2018
Administrative, Other
Career Level
Entry Level
Full Time

We are the oldest and largest global professional membership organization representing the field of endocrinology. Our members come from 122 countries, with 40 percent living outside the United States.  We are unique in that our members are not only on the frontier of breakthrough research discoveries, but they also apply this knowledge in the treatment of patients with hundreds of debilitating hormone-related diseases and conditions such as diabetes, obesity, osteoporosis, thyroid disorders, and infertility. We are entering the first few years of our second century and are energized by the promise of unravelling the mysteries of hormone disorders to cure and care for patients. 

We are passionate about our mission and are seeking a Specialist, Government and Public Affairs to support our Government & Public Affairs (GPA) Department including advocacy-related activities, committee management and assist in the day-to-day operations of the Department. 

What you’ll bring to the job:

  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy or related discipline and/or equivalent years of experience.
  • One to two years’ work experience in government affairs or association work is desired.  
  • Experience in a medical association and/or congressional office preferred.
  • Knowledge of federal legislative process and legislative research a plus.
  • Proficiency in MS Office products (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.); database management skills preferred.
  • Solid verbal and written communication skills, excellent business and basic media relations writing skills (writing summaries, brief articles and drafting simple press releases, etc.).
  • Ability to be friendly and tactful with solid, professional verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Outstanding customer service skills with strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment; a positive attitude and ability work well in a team-oriented environment. 
  • Entrepreneurial spirit with strong initiative and follow through.
  • Ability to travel and work weekends or after-hours, on occasion.
  • Ability to learn new technology as required.

Our Values:
We believe in and empower our staff. We know that with our investment in their growth, they have an even greater potential to contribute to our organization. Our core values embody the character and culture of our staff – they guide our decision making, interactions and how we serve our members. As an organization, we are committed to: demonstrating responsible stewardship, treating one another with trust and mutual respect, supporting work life balance, sustaining an inclusive environment, and fostering an environment that encompasses communication, service, collaboration, results & innovation.   

What you’ll own:

     GPA staff and programs support:

  • Providing support to GPA staff and programs, including coordinating logistics and materials for committee, task force, staff meetings and calls.
  • Managing rosters, staff department events, implementing workflow for assigned projects; producing Weekly Wrap-up.
  • Tracking GPA budget, coding vendor invoices and member reimbursements.
  • Other duties as assigned.

     Scientific Statement Task Force:

  • Serving as the primary liaison to the Scientific Statement Task Forces and managing the development of ES Scientific Statements. This includes scheduling calls and meetings, coordinating with the Publications Department and other departments across the Society.

     Communication and Media Relations:

  • Coordinating with the Communication and Media Relations team to ensure accurate and timely posting of all GPA related materials to Endocrine.org, Pressroom, and electronic newsletters.


  • Providing support for advocacy-related programs, including developing, drafting, formatting, uploading articles for Endocrine Insider; tracking legislation.
  • Coordinating and scheduling advocacy visits; coordinating logistics for APOCC meetings, conference calls, and other advocacy-related meetings, including scheduling, production of meeting materials, reserving conference rooms, ordering AV; managing roster; ordering supplies and filing correspondence.
  • As appropriate, attending legislative and policy briefings and meetings on Capitol Hill.
  • Organizing Congressional Briefings and accompanying members to Capitol Hill visits.

What you’ll do well:

  • Be relied upon to ensure that projects within areas of responsibility are completed in a timely manner.  Monitor programs and/or activities and take corrective action when necessary.
  • Work cooperatively with others to achieve common goals.  Effectively work and complete assignments in group settings by listening and responding appropriately to other team members, offering support, conferring with team members about their concerns, expressing disagreement constructively and working towards solutions that all team members can support.
  • Identify and deal with issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise. Identify what needs to be done and take action before being asked or required. Do more than what is normally required in a situation. Seek out others involved in a situation to learn their perspectives. Take independent action to change the direction of events.

What you’ll get out of it:

  • Working with a staff that has passion for our mission, believes in one another and has fun.
  • The chance to work in an environment that empowers staff to take informed risks and create new programs and services.
  • A chance to make a contribution in a fun job with room to make it your own.
  • A strong and competitive salary and benefits package that focuses on your well-being and financial health.

Endocrine Society offers a convenient downtown DC location within walking distance of Farragut North/Farragut West and Foggy Bottom Metro stations. Qualified candidates interested in a purposeful work environment, competitive salaries and excellent benefits, including a generous TIAA- CREF retirement plan with 10% employer contribution.  Qualified candidates should submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements.


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