BRAINPAC & Political Affairs Manager

26 Aug, 2020


BRAINPAC & Political Affairs Manager

American Academy of Neurology
Washington, DC

Great People. Great Mission. Great Benefits.
Surround yourself with a fun, energetic, and hard-working team that is dedicated to helping neurologist members worldwide provide the best possible care for their patients. Support critical legislative and regulatory issues that promote access to quality care for patients and support the neurology profession in our Washington, DC, office.

The Brain PAC & Political Affairs Manager leads and supports the AAN’s federal political action committee, BrainPAC. Develops and implements fundraising strategies to advance the strategic goals of the Academy’s legislative agenda. Participates in events with the goal of developing relationships with members of Congress and their staff to advance priorities of the Academy and the practice of neurology.

BrainPAC Management
• Responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day management and administration of BrainPAC
• Prepare and maintain federal BrainPAC contribution budget
• Handle reporting requirements for applicable federal election laws and ensure compliance with all applicable Federal Election Commission regulations
• Manage recordkeeping of all BrainPAC activities, donors, contribution recipients and disbursements
• Lead all BrainPAC marketing and communications to members in coordination with internal marketing team, including the development of reports and newsletters for internal and external use
• Develop and maintain relationships with Academy-supported candidates for Congress, including representing the Academy at fundraising events
• Responsible for annual budget preparation and adherence
• Establish and maintain relationships with members of physician community and other stakeholders
• As needed, represent BrainPAC externally and ensure appropriate presentation of advocacy messages and priorities while exhibiting

Fundraising and Donor Relations
• Develop and implement fundraising strategy for BrainPAC
• Develop and manage BrainPAC donor recognition programs and events
• Scan for best practices and regularly implement new strategies to grow member participation in BrainPAC and maximize donor retention
• Coordinate BrainPAC special events and fundraisers, including BrainPAC hosted events and member attendance at local events

• Work with Director, Congressional Affairs to ensure alignment of legislative strategy and BrainPAC goals
• Provide advocacy staff with political evaluation and fundraising analysis throughout the election cycle

Advocacy Program
• Serve as staff liaison to the BrainPAC Executive Committee
• Provide verbal and written updates on BrainPAC for AAN members and committees
• Maintain working knowledge of the AAN’s advocacy priorities and key health policy issues impacting neurology
• Maintain regular contact with the Minneapolis office

This job description may not cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, activities, and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Finance, or similar field is required

• Minimum of 3 years of experience in PAC administration is required
• Experience using Cision PAC software, or similar product is preferred
• Experience with a health care industry or physician PAC program is preferred

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
• Demonstrated ability to fundraise is required
• Demonstrated advanced oral and written communication skills are required
• Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with internal and external stakeholders is required
• Strong working knowledge of the federal political and legislative process is required
• Demonstrated proficiency using Microsoft Office, specifically in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required
• Demonstrated exceptional attention to detail, accuracy and recordkeeping is required
• Anticipates needed actions; plans and follows through with work activities; dependable and focused on getting things done to achieve goals is required
• Ability to be managed remotely is required
• FEC compliance knowledge is preferred
• Demonstrated experience planning meetings and/or events is preferred

FLSA Classification: Exempt
Travel Requirements: Occasional travel required – approximately 5%. Ability to legally travel outside of the United States, particularly but not limited to Canada.
Location: Washington, DC
Schedule: Some evenings and weekends required
Physical Requirements: Standard office setting, with ability to sit for long periods of time, daily use of stairs; regular use of computer and office equipment, lifting up to 10 lbs. The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Great Benefits
If our great people, great mission, and great location weren’t enough, we offer great benefits that work as hard for you as you do for us.
• Twenty-two days of paid personal time off (PTO) in the first year
• Twelve paid holidays per year in addition to PTO
• Company contribution equal to 10.5 percent of salary to AAN employee 401K retirement savings account
• Medical insurance
• Dental insurance (free employee coverage)
• Life and AD&D insurance—premiums covered 100 percent by the AAN
• Long-term disability insurance fully funded—covered 100 percent by the AAN
• Short-term disability insurance fully funded—covered 100 percent by the AAN
• ID theft protection
• Travel insurance
• Flexible spending plan
• Tuition reimbursement
• Metro subsidy

The American Academy of Neurology is an equal opportunity employer.

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Job posted: 2020-08-26