Director Of Government Relations
Directs NMAC’s policies and objectives involving local, state, and federal government affairs. Maintains and nurtures the relationships with government, associated authorities and all committees, legislatively represents and protects organization interests. Leads analysis of proposed legislative actions, determines the potential impact on the organization and NMAC’s constituents, and develops appropriate responses. The director monitors government HIV related activities within federal agencies, the executive and the congress. People of color access to biomedical HIV prevention, sustainable HIV care and health disparities are key issues to the director’s work. She/he is responsible for developing and implementing policy education initiatives targeting NMAC’s community constituents and participates and represents is NMAC’s in the Federal AIDS Policy Partnership (FAPP) and the Partnership to End HIV, STDs, and Hepatitis. As the lead staff the director is expected to participate in meetings including committee work and, advocacy activities with congress. The Director is
the primary public liaison for NMAC, serving as official spokesperson for the organization, and working closely with the other NMAC staff to effectively communicate the organization’s activities, positions and programs to government officials; constituents; national, regional and local media outlets; the general public and other targeted third- party audiences.
Duties and Responsibilities Include:
- Develops NMAC’s policy positions on HIV funding at the executive, congress and agency levels.
- Understands and applies current policy issues regarding HIV and health disparities. *
- Monitors, researches and outlines NMAC’s policy and advocacy positions. *
- As required, represents NMAC in other forums related to HIV policy and health disparities.
- Develops and implements policy education initiatives for NMAC’s community constituents.
- Supervises NMAC’s Associate Policy Manager.
- Travel as required. *
- Other duties as assigned. *
- To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Good professionalism, verbal, written and listening skills. Must be well organized with strong time management skills and must be detail oriented, with the ability to manage multiple priorities concurrently. The ability to act independently with minimal or little to no supervision.
- Bachelor’s degree required
Master degree preferred in public health or related field or equivalent combination of seven to ten years of progressive work experience in the non-profit field.
Minimum of 5-7 years of experience regarding HIV public policy and legislation.
Ability to read, analyze and interpret scientific and clinical research, general business correspondence, contracts, periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to draft reports, business correspondence and to effectively present information and respond to questions related to the Division’s policy work.
Ability to apply basic math: addition, subtraction, division, and percentages.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization may exist. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written correspondence, written contracts, oral, diagram, or schedule forms.
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Strong organizational skills
- Ability to work independently and in a team environment
- Ability to handle pressure situations in a calm manner
- Strong knowledge in HIV/AIDS public policy and legislation.
- Experience on policy issues regarding HIV science, research and treatment
- Ability to develop and maintain positive relationships with grantors, funders, vendors, sponsors,
- stakeholders, and coworkers.
- To perform this job successfully, an individual should have working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suites, including Word, Excel and Power Point as well as databases such as Access.
- This document in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Other duties may be assigned.
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Job posted: 2019-07-26