Government Affairs Coordinator

22 Oct, 2020


Government Affairs Coordinator

Washington State Dental Association (WSDA)
Seattle, WA
Full Job Description

The Washington State Dental Association, a professional association located in the Fremont neighborhood of Seattle, seeks a high-energy individual to join their exciting work environment.

The Government Affairs Coordinator works under the supervision of the Director of Government Affairs to assure that the Association is an effective advocate on behalf of its membership and its public policy objectives. The Government Affairs Coordinator provides assistance in the areas of legislative and regulatory affairs and in research and communication systems that are necessary to facilitate effective advocacy.


  • Advocate for WSDA’s positions on legislative and regulatory issues with legislators, agency staff, and other stakeholders
  • Assist with the research and analysis of legislative and regulatory issues related to dentistry, dental workforce, and access to dental care
  • Assist with WSDA’s political and grassroots advocacy activities including candidate fundraisers, the Association’s annual lobby day in Olympia, and issue-specific advocacy campaigns
  • Develop and maintain accurate, updated information on state and federal government regulations affecting the practice of dentistry
  • Communicate regulatory information to Association members and provide guidance on compliance questions to individual members as required
  • Administer the Association’s Peer Review dispute resolution program
  • Provide effective liaison between the Association and statewide and local oral health advocacy groups
  • Manage or support special projects and task forces to further the Association’s advocacy efforts
  • Provide support as needed to fulfill the Association’s overall program objectives


  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, public administration, communication, or other relevant field(s)
  • Ability to multi-task and complete detail-specific projects
  • Excellent verbal and written skills; ability to effectively communicate before large groups
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and basic understanding of social media
  • Ability to travel throughout Washington state and out-of-state conferences and events
  • Ability to attend evening and weekend meetings and events
  • Must hold a valid driver’s license


  • 1-3 years professional work experience in government affairs, public policy, public affairs, or other related fields
  • Basic understanding of the legislative and rulemaking processes in Washington state
  • Experience working with or basic understanding of non-profit associations


Salary is DOE. Employee benefits include medical insurance, dental benefit, paid personal time, vacation, and retirement plan.

Applicants must send a cover letter and resume to be considered. Applications will be reviewed as received. Applications should be emailed as one document no later than November 27, 2020. Learn more here

Job Type: Full-time


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


Job posted: 2020-10-22