Senior Associate, Advocacy & Government Relations

03 May, 2022


Senior Associate, Advocacy & Government Relations

Washington, D.C.

Smithbucklin, a 100-percent employee-owned association management company, is looking for an Advocacy & Government (Healthcare) Senior Associate to join its Washington, D.C. team.

To positively affect laws, regulations, policies and other decisions regarding their industries or professions, client organizations leverage the proven advocacy work and expertise of Smithbucklin’s subject-matter experts, lobbying professionals, and chief staff executives. The Advocacy & Government Relations (Healthcare) Senior Associate will provide administrative assistance to six association clients and their staff teams.

Responsibilities include scheduling conference calls, drafting meeting minutes, monitoring and researching healthcare policy, client communications, website organization, and monitoring client and staff project plans. Candidates must have the ability to work independently, multi-task, write and communicate well, design and format, and understand basic advocacy and policy work.

What You Will Do

  • Research and develop data to support advocacy efforts
  • Schedule client and staff conference calls and meetings
  • Manage staff schedules
  • Manage client databases for various projects and initiatives
  • Provide support to association committees, client volunteers, and GR staff to help client teams meet strategic goals and measureable outcomes
  • Regularly communicate with association volunteers
  • Develop and maintain client and team project plans
  • Develop and coordinate updates and messages to association members
  • Support and coordinate Capitol Hill and agency meetings for staff and client associations members
  • Manage and update client websites
  • Record minutes for client conference calls and staff meetings
  • Build and sustain strong member relations through attentive detail in handling member requests and volunteer interaction
  • Provide administrative and project support to client and staff teams, including database maintenance, google drives, and reporting
  • Write and produce content for association member e-newsletters, blogs, and other electronic communications
  • Help staff prepare for virtual and in-person conferences, roundtables, board meetings, seminars, and other types of meetings and events
  • Conduct research and analysis to support legislative initiatives and InDesign
  • Organize and oversee GR-unit news and periodical subscriptions
  • Provide client-facing support
  • Provide administrative support for client PACs


This Role Might Be for You If

  • You have an interest in healthcare policy, association management, and advocacy
  • You have a basic knowledge and understanding of the issues directly affecting the healthcare industry
  • You display strong interpersonal skills with a focus on customer service
  • You have strong analytical, writing, and verbal communication skills
  • You are proficient in time-management, organization, and independent work
  • You exhibit strong attention to detail
  • You like to write and excel as a writer (writing samples required)
  • You like to design and are proficient with InDesign software


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year institution
  • 1-2 years’ office experience in regulatory or policy development, ideally with an agency or association, or on Capitol Hill

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with, and interest in, a variety of healthcare policy issues
  • Proficient with basic computer programming, including the Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook), Photoshop, Googledocs/drive, advocacy software.


Where Do You Fit?

Whether you are just beginning your career or are a mid- or senior-level professional, working at Smithbucklin will offer you countless opportunities to develop transferrable skills, acquire meaningful knowledge, and gain rich experiences at an accelerated pace. By working collaboratively with smart, ambitious, multi-talented, genuine, and hardworking colleagues, you will build meaningful, deep, and enduring relationships that will serve you well throughout your career. As a 100-percent employee-owned company, Smithbucklin offers all of our employees—regardless of position or compensation—an equal chance to reap the benefits of ownership. As owners, our employees control the destiny of Smithbucklin and are unified in building a great, enduring company.

Equal Employment Opportunity

At Smithbucklin, Equal Employment Opportunity is our commitment and goal. All qualified candidates will be considered for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, or any other protected status designated by federal, state, or local law. Applicants are encouraged to confidentially self-identify when applying. Employment is contingent upon successfully completing a reference and background investigation based on position.

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Job posted: 2022-05-03