American Osteopathic Association
Washington, DC

The Public Policy Coordinator is responsible for a wide range of functions in support of the AOA’s public policy goals to advance osteopathic medicine, promote access to and quality of health care, and develop a strong physician workforce.

The Public Policy Coordinator will perform extensive research and writing to inform policy issues and initiatives. The coordinator will also perform administrative functions to support the association’s public policy activities. This includes supporting key staff in advocating for the association’s public policy priorities and advancing its agenda across legislative, regulatory, and nongovernmental policymaking. The Public Policy Coordinator will also be responsible for assisting with projects as they’re assigned.

This position provides support as necessary to the Senior Director of Policy Engagement, and the Senior Vice President and the Vice President of Public Policy; assists with monitoring, evaluating, and responding to local, state, and federal policy developments and issues, including legislative and regulatory issues; conducts extensive research on current and proposed legislative and regulatory measures; develops resource materials for staff and member advocates to use in support of AOA public policy endeavors; provides support for meetings held at the National Osteopathic Advocacy Center, including meeting set-up (AV and refreshments); provides administrative support for the Bureau of Socioeconomic Affairs and other projects, including dissemination of meeting invitations, processing registrations, preparation of meeting materials and minutes, etc.; and develops and maintains strong interdepartmental relationships with communications, membership, and IT functions within the AOA.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy, public health, communications or related field.

Experience: A minimum of 2-3 years previous experience in similar position.

Systems: High proficiency with computer programs and applications including MS Office, Adobe Acrobat and iMIS.

Communications: Proven ability to prioritize multiple projects. Excellent verbal and written communication skills that demonstrate the ability to simplify complex information and craft messages for a wide range of audiences.

Special skills: This position requires the ability to interact tactfully with professionals on all levels within the association, ability to handle confidential material, deal with sensitive situations and exhibit a high degree of attention to detail. The ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment is required. Excellent interpersonal skills, team orientation, and ability to collaborate within and across teams.

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Job Posted: August 19, 2017