Advocacy Manager

American College for Medical Genetics and Genomics
Bethesda, MD
Sep 02, 2020
Sep 17, 2020
Full Time
Company Description The American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) is the only nationally recognized interdisciplinary professional membership organization that represents the interests of the entire medical genetics team including clinical geneticists, clinical laboratory geneticists, and genetic counselors. Together, the ACMG and its members engage in coordinated efforts to improve patient care, ensure optimal reimbursement for genetic service providers, establish standards of care and laboratory policy, and educate members about advances important to their practices. The ACMG Foundation for Genetic and Genomic Medicine (ACMGF) is a nonprofit organization established in 1992 to support the mission of ACMG to "translate genes into health." ACMGF works to foster charitable giving and promote training opportunities to attract future medical geneticists and build a community of supporters and contributors who understand the importance of medical genetics and genomics in healthcare. Job Description About this Opportunity The Advocacy Manager will support the mission of the American College of Medical Genetics and Genomics (ACMG) by working closely with the Director of Public Policy to develop and implement advocacy strategies surrounding legislation that promotes the responsible application of genetics and genomics in healthcare. This person will play an integral role in managing communications with federal elected officials and their legislative staff and coordinating other outreach activities around Capitol Hill. This person will also assist with ACMG membership communications and development of grassroots advocacy strategies. This position will focus primarily on federal legislative initiatives within the US Congress but may also include occasional activities surrounding state legislation. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Federal Legislation and Related Congressional Activities (55%) Assist the Public Policy Director with identifying and tracking federal legislation with the potential to impact ACMG members and the patients they serve Manage and coordinate communications and outreach with federal legislative staff, elected officials, and other government officials Prepare drafts of letters and other correspondence to support federal advocacy initiatives Assist with organizing educational briefings on Capitol Hill for topics relevant to the responsible application of genetics and genomics in healthcare Work with the Government Relations Advisor to coordinate meetings between ACMG representatives or members and their elected officials, as needed Membership Outreach and Engagement (25%) Assist with developing and coordinating grassroots advocacy campaigns to engage ACMG membership Assist with development of membership engagement toolkits Keep membership apprised of legislative developments by contributing to ACMG's monthly newsletters, advocacy alerts, and web postings Attend ACMG's annual meeting to assist with in-person membership outreach Coalitions and Partner Organizations (10%) Build upon existing relationships with patient and provider coalitions and other organizations with shared interests in genetics and genomics in healthcare Assist with identifying organizations with shared interest and securing support for ACMG-led advocacy initiatives State and Local Governments (10%) Assist with tracking limited state legislation and regulations that impact or complement federal advocacy efforts Assist with developing communications with state and local governments, as needed Provide assistance to ACMG members interested in engaging and communicating with their state and local government officials Competencies Technical Capacity: advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint A proactive approach to problem-solving with strong decision-making skills Attention to detail Personal effectiveness/credibility Thoroughness Collaboration skills Exceptional communication (oral and written) proficiency Flexibility Qualifications, Knowledge , and Skills Requ ired Bachelor's Degree is required Minimum of 2 years of experience working in federal advocacy including significant engagement with legislative staff or working directly with elected officials on Capitol Hill Familiarity with federal legislative procedures and standard communication etiquette with elected officials and legislative staff Proven experience communicating effectively with elected officials and legislative staff Strong interest in health policy Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Suite is required Additional Information Physical Requirements This is a largely sedentary position that requires the ability to speak, hear, see and lift small objects up to 20 lbs. Benefits and Salary The salary for this exempt, full-time position shall be commensurate with the candidate's skill and experience. ACMG offers an excellent benefits package. How To Apply Please click HERE to upload your resume and cover letter and three professional references. Only competitive candidates will be contacted and invited to participate in the selection process. No phone calls please. Applications are accepted until the position is filled. PandoLogic. Keywords: Advocacy Manager, Location: Bethesda, MD - 20814

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