Senior Manager, DC and Government Operations
About the Center for Resilience
The Center for Resilience of the David Lynch Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, was established in 2005 to address the epidemic of trauma and toxic stress and stress-related disorders that disproportionately afflicts under-resourced populations through the implementation of the evidence-based, non pharmacological Transcendental Meditation (TM) technique. Since then, The Center for Resilience (“the Center”) has become a global leader in the field partnering with leaders in government, military, healthcare, business, and education. DLF has earned broad public interest and support for its work to bring this simple, evidence-based meditation intervention to its core target populations: veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress and their families, healthcare workers on the frontlines of the COVID pandemic, domestic violence survivors, those suffering from opioid and alcohol use disorder and families in high crime, high need areas. With the support of the international TM organization, the Center has brought the technique to more than one million vulnerable adults and children worldwide.
DLF has three regional offices: its operational headquarters in New York City (where there is also a significant programmatic presence), its government locus in Washington, DC, and a programmatic hub in Los Angeles.
One of the Center’s primary long-term objectives is to make TM widely accessible to all who will benefit from it – with cost to the individual not being a barrier. The National Institutes of Health and Department of Defense have granted more than $35 million over the past 30 years to study the effects of the TM program on cardiovascular disease, PTSD, anxiety, depression and other chronic conditions and hundreds of studies have been published in peer reviewed journals. The Center for Resilience is spearheading a new health policy initiative to take this research to the next level by pursuing a series of gold-standard, Phase 3 randomized controlled trials on the effects of TM on three chronic health disorders:
- PTSD and Trauma, which afflicts 10 million Americans in any given year (8% of the entire population will have PTSD at some point in their lives, and this includes over one million veterans);
- Heart Disease and Hypertension, which afflicts 100 million Americans; and
- Anxiety, Depression, Burnout, and Resilience, which afflicts 60 million Americans and has an immensely personal, societal, and corporate cost.
Our work in Washington, DC, focuses on pursuing a strategy to secure reimbursement for this evidence-based intervention through private and public insurers, by working with government agencies, nonprofits and private corporations, to advance the Center’s long-term goals.
The Senior Manager, DC and Government Operations provides operational, logistical, and administrative support to the Center’s Washington, DC practice. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing all the activities, meetings, events in Washington, DC and will be the primary point of contact for the Center’s work there. They will manage the calendars and schedules of the CEO and President for The Center for Resilience, manage relationships with our DC list of partners, and will be responsible for overseeing the operations of the offices on Capitol Hill and Dupont Circle. They will also collaborate with the development and events team in New York, to ideate, organize and execute local events hosted and organized by the Center for Resilience.
- Oversee and manage the operations of the DuPont and Capitol Hill offices and the Center’s activities in Washington, DC
- Manage the schedules and calendars of the CEO and President of the Center for Resilience for all DC-related activities and events
- Prepare memos, presentations, and briefing materials for meetings attended by leadership of the Center for Resilience
- Liaise with any partners or experts retained to assist in the Center’s achieving of its long term goals
- Act as relationship manager, along with President and CEO, with DC-based donors and partners
- Track and monitor pertinent legislation relevant to the Center’s interests
- Working with the Events and Development team in New York, help to develop event processes and protocols to provide consistency and uphold organizational standards
- Working with the Events and Development team in New York, formulate fresh ideas to increase the outreach and impact of the Center’s events
- Working with the Events and Development team in New York, help to source local venues, suppliers and other vendors and be the “on the ground” lead for all events
- Assure both offices are maintained with the highest degree of professionalism
- Ensure the DC offices are equipped with collateral, supplies, working technology and other materials necessary for the Center’s operations
- Create and maintain a strong relationship with the property owners of both offices, ensuring a good rapport and assuring that their properties are being well and professionally maintained
- Minimum of five (5) years related experience in Washington DC, with knowledge of the culture and workings of Washington DC; as well as experience working for a non-profit or organization in a similar capacity, or in a Government-related role in Washington, DC
- Top notch organizational skills and attention to detail is an absolute must
- Strong analytical and research skills, including knowledge of the Congress.gov, the Federal Register, Politico, the Hill, Congressional Quarterly and other written print and online materials related to the federal legislation and regulation.
- Proven track record of developing and executing successful events in varying size and scale is desired
- Strong building or facilities management skills
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Exceptional interpersonal and people management skills, with the confidence and ability to effectively communicate with donors, Hill and Agency staff
- Ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously
- A passion for helping others to overcome toxic stress and trauma in our core areas (veterans, education, addiction and recovery, healthcare) is a strong plus.
Please email cover letter and resume in pdf format (job title in the subject area) to firstname.lastname@example.org
Job posted: 2021-07-18