Grassroots Advocacy Specialist

11 Jul, 2022


Grassroots Advocacy Specialist

American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
Alexandria, VA

Reporting Structure:

The Grassroots Advocacy Specialist reports to the Senior Manager, Congressional & Political Advocacy and the Senior Manager, Economic Health Policy Advocacy.


Bachelors’ degree or equivalent experience required with 1+ years prior association and/or grassroots experience strongly preferred. Knowledge of healthcare policy and the legislative process highly desirable. Must be able to coordinate advocacy communications to membership in a fast-paced environment with superior attention to detail. Professional demeanor required, with strong oral and written communication skills, ability to convey concepts clearly, and excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Self-starter with proactive problem-solving abilities. Familiarity with computer applications, including advocacy alert software, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Key Responsibilities

  • Coordinate the development and delivery of advocacy communications to AAO-HNS members, supporting the Academy’s political, federal legislative, state legislative, and health policy advocacy campaigns.
  • Promote member involvement in AAO-HNS advocacy campaigns and programs.
  • Develop and maintain grassroots databases and promote technological innovations to improve program efficiencies and effectiveness.

Specific Duties

  • Actively promote and maintain key legislative grassroots programs, including the ENT Advocacy Network and PROJECT 535 key contacts initiative.
  • Maintain the practice management member inquiry database and update template responses, as needed.
  • Track and develop reports on the effectiveness of AAO-HNS advocacy communications.
  • Assist in the development of advocacy action alerts, talking points, and grassroots messages and ensure routine dissemination of such information to members and staff.
  • Maintain the Advocacy website and facilitate timely updates.
  • Coordinate and support departmental efforts for AAO-HNS Annual Meetings, leadership conferences, and AMA House of Delegates meetings.
  • Draft content and help coordinate submissions for the Bulletin, the AAO-HNS monthly publication; The OTONews, a weekly email communication; and The ENT Advocate, a monthly electronic newsletter.
  • Represent the AAO-HNS at selected meetings and conferences, with some travel necessary.
  • Serve as liaison to the Communications Business Unit.
  • Participate on an internal team or AAO-HNS committee, through formal assignment and/or on an ad hoc basis.
  • Consistently demonstrate proactive, courteous, cooperative, and helpful customer service behavior to all contacts, both internal and external.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.





Application Instructions:

Please submit your resume, cover letter and salary expectations through one of the following options (applications without this information may not be considered).

Email: Attach a Word document or copy and paste your cover letter and resume and send to

Mail: AAO-HNSF, 1650 Diagonal Road, VA 22314-2857 Attention: Human Resources

Fax: 1-703-683-5100

Job posted: 2022-07-11