Public Policy Director

Bridgespan Group
Bethesda, MD
Jun 04, 2018
Jun 18, 2018
Executive, Director
Full Time
Advocacy and Public Policy Participates in policy planning and serves as liaison between ACMG and Government Affairs Counsel Communicates with Hill staff by email, phone and in person and attends briefings on the Hill and other policy meetings at Federal agencies and NGOs, reporting back to ACMG leadership as appropriate Drafts policy documents, including legislative language, special reports Prepares written communication for ACMG membership and publications on Policy/Advocacy issues and activities Serves as internal and external point person for ACMG on policy issues Medical Genetics Professional Staff Contributes to special projects of the Board, often serving as staff liaison Attends all meetings of ACMG and ACMGF Board of Directors Serves as a resource to department leaders as requested Assists with Media inquiries when requested by the Director of Communications and Public Relations, including provision of background information, resource identification and occasionally communicating directly with members of the Media EDUCATION Participates in educational program development Provides guidance on genetics content to Associate Director of Education Staff support to ACMG Education Committee Provides continuity between ACMG staff and educational activities in ACMG and ACMGF grants and contracts ESSENTIAL SKILLS Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills Proven and skilled individual with the ability to effectively and efficiently solve problems and create new customer and team opportunities Possesses strong work ethic and commitment to customer service Exhibits professionalism and strong project management skills including the ability to organize and prioritize and handle multiple tasks to meet multiple competing deadlines and the ability to delegate projects Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite is required Ability to work efficiently and independently as well as with a team in a very fast-paced environment, working with a variety of departments and all levels of the organization. Qualifications Bachelor's and Master's of Science degrees are required Doctor of Medicine or Doctor of Philosophy is preferred At least five (5) years of experience in medical genetics, genetic counseling, testing and service delivery Two (2) to Four (4) years of public policy experience; understanding of Hill and HHS agencies preferred Enthusiasm for the ACMG's mission to “translate genes into health”