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Manager, Government Affairs
MANAGER, GOVERNMENT AFFAIRS GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer is seeking an innovative and skillful professional to support the Government Affairs Team. This role develops, coordinates, and implements advocacy activities under the supervision of the Senior Director of Government Affairs and in coordination with other departments, to further advance the organization’s mission. The Manager will have a solid understanding of the federal legislative process to assist the Senior Director with policy work, patient advocacy and event planning. The ideal candidate will be a policy minded professional with exceptional writing, editing, communication & interpersonal skills and experience with advocacy fly-ins and federal legislation monitoring and tracking. This position is remote but must be within commuting distance of Washington, DC. TO APPLY: Use this URL to apply through Indeed’s website: https://www.indeed.com/viewjob?t=manager+government+affairs&jk=b5e52 1e9862825dc&_ga=2.135896180.45712300.1664813660- 1669758035.1662731699 ***Please include a COVER LETTER WITH SALARY REQUIREMENTS, along with your resume. *** Salary range is $55,000-$75,000 per year. POSITION SUMMARY The Government Affairs Manager develops, coordinates, and implements advocacy activities under the supervision of the Senior Director of Government Affairs and in coordination with other departments, to further advance the organization’s mission. The Manager will have a solid understanding of the federal legislative process to assist the Senior Director with policy work, patient advocacy, and event planning. This role will support the logistics of advancing Government Affairs activities including corresponding with internal and external audiences, posting of advocacy content, and updating website information. This position will interact with multiple stakeholders including patient advocates, assigned advocacy coalitions, and the community. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS & RESPONSIBILITIES To perform this job successfully, an individual must perform each essential function satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with a disability or disabilities to perform the essential functions. · Support the Senior Director of Government Affairs with research, legislative tracking, preparing issue briefs, talking points, comments and policy statements on health legislation and other issues · Support opportunities for community recruitment and participation in advocacy that can be mobilized to advance GO2’s Health Policy agenda · Develop and manage volunteer advocates for year-round targeted policy actions · Manage the content and use of GO2’s legislative action center (Voter Voice online platform), track contacts made to Members of Congress, analyzes the efforts of grassroots members, and provide updates to the policy team · Serve as the day-to-day point of contact and liaison to the community of lung cancer advocates and assigned coalition partners · Coordinate community outreach programs, webinars and public forums on federal policy issues · Assist and support the execution of the annual National Advocacy Voices Summit · Represent the organization at assigned coalitions, external policy meetings, events and conferences · Contribute to supporting the implementation of GO2 Foundation’s overarching mission of transforming survivorship Other duties as assigned. This job description is not designed to cover all activities, duties, or responsibilities required. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES This is not a supervisory position. REQUIRED COMPETENCIES · A professional demeanor with the ability to meet deadlines, manage and resolve conflicts, take initiative, assume program responsibility, prioritize work under pressure and work in a fast-paced environment · Exhibits good judgment and decision-making · Ability to work effectively independently, as well as within a team and with diverse groups and individuals · A proven track or aptitude for customer service · Strong written and oral communication skills. · Excellent organizational skills; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and maintain a system of tracking, monitoring and prioritizing tasks and projects · Must possess flexibility and stress tolerance · Proactively offers new ideas with a willingness to learn from others and existing practices · Knowledge of grassroots advocacy efforts, trends, and the legislative process · Computer Proficiency, preferably with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Teams; databases REQUIRED EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE · Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Public Policy, or related field · 3-4 years of relevant work experience, preferably in non-profit healthcare policy or patient advocacy organization · Individuals with prior experience working with a grassroots advocacy program and/or managing grassroots mobilization, or a political campaign are strongly encouraged to apply WORK ENVIRONMENT & PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS This job will be performed in an office environment (GO2 office or remote/home office), primarily sitting at a desk and using a computer and phone. In order to perform the essential functions of the job, the employee must be able to operate a computer and other office equipment. The noise level in the work environment is usually low to moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This position is remote but must be within commuting distance of Washington, DC. TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS This position will require occasional travel to GO2 office locations and events. EEO STATEMENT GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer provides equal employment opportunities and consideration to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. GO2 Foundation provides exceptional benefits, including: · Market-competitive compensation · Health plan choices including PPOs & HSAs, fully paid for individuals · Dental and vision plans, fully paid for individuals · Fully paid Life Insurance plus AD&D · Fully paid Short Term and Long Term Disability coverage · 403b retirement plan with 5% employer discretionary contribution, fully vested immediately · EAP – Employee Assistance Plan · Generous Parental Leave Policy · Generous vacation and sick leave · Over 20 paid holiday days per year! · Flexible work schedules · Fully remote work with laptop and equipment provided, as well as monthly stipend for cell phone and Internet COVID-19 considerations: We follow CDC guidelines; wear masks as appropriate, practice social distancing, maintain sanitization and approved employee travel when deemed safe. GO2 Foundation requires that all employees be fully vaccinated.
Job posted: 2022-11-15