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Manager, Public Policy

Manager, Public Policy
Organization: Alzheimer's Association
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Date Posted: 02/12/2024

Responsibilities

Plan and execute a multi-year state legislative and regulatory agenda with a focus on implementation of the Association’s state policy priorities, in collaboration with the Sr. Director, Public Policy and the Association’s National Public Policy Office in Washington, D.C.

Draft bills and regulatory language, secure bill sponsors, and provide testimony before state legislative committees on the Association’s behalf as needed.

Develop and grow relationships with legislators, other state government officials and community stakeholders, ensuring the Association is represented on relevant statewide task forces, workgroups, committees and coalitions.

Track state legislation utilizing the Association’s approved tracking system and monitor committee meetings and legislative action.

Report lobbying activities as required and ensure compliance with the Association’s approved lobbying compliance vendor and internal tracking system.

Plan and execute the Association’s annual State Advocacy Day event at the state capitol.

Recruit, train, and facilitate year-round efforts of volunteer Alzheimer’s Ambassadors and volunteer team members working with their assigned member of Congress, in partnership with the D.C. Public Policy Office. Manage year-round state policy grassroots advocacy activities by Alzheimer’s State Champions and other volunteers, including office visits, correspondence, and volunteer testimony before legislative committees.

Work with advocates to promote the Association’s federal and state policy priorities in earned and social media.

Ensure volunteer advocates are reporting activities and contacts with federal and state officials.

In consultation with the Sr. Director, Public Policy provides regular updates to Association staff in the state, the chapter board, volunteer advocates and to staff in the Association’s National Public Policy Office.

Collaborate with Association staff across the chapter regularly including Communications, Programs, Health Systems and the Executive Director to advance mission priorities and provide policy expertise.

Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required.

At least 5 to 7 years experience working in state government affairs setting; as a state legislative staff person; or as policy staff in the governor’s office or relevant state agency, preferably in Texas.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Has current contacts within the state legislature and executive branch, and with potential partners and collaborators in Texas.

Political or issue advocacy campaign experience desired.

Understands, and has experience with the legislative, regulatory, and budget process in Texas.

Experience in volunteer management/community organizing.

Familiar with Medicaid, senior, aging, health, and long-term care issues.

Demonstrates the ability to anticipate, identify, organize, and analyze public policy opportunities.

Possess excellent written and oral communications skills.

Detail-oriented, adaptable, organized and able to successfully manage multiple projects and tasks.

Proven self-starter with excellent judgment and careful attention to detail.

Strong negotiation skills.

Ability to work effectively with diverse populations with a high level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative.

Must possess a valid driver’s license, good driving record, access to a reliable vehicle and proof of automobile insurance.

Ability/willingness to travel across the state, including some evenings and weekends (up to 15%).

Travel by car and occasionally by air is required.

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