Description and qualifications

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Job Title: Policy and Advocacy Coordinator
Date: 10/25/18
Department: PRC
Non-Exempt
Job Reports To: Director Public Policy

Job Summary:
This is a remote opportunity, located in Washington DC, for a motivated individual to join a policy team committed to making a difference in the lives of people with paralysis and/or mobility impairments. This role will offer an opportunity to learn more about the issues and initiatives that the Reeve Foundation is working on to address the difficulties faced by people with paralysis and their families and help support and advance that work. The role will also offer an opportunity to oversee the Reeve Foundation’s Regional Champions grassroots advocacy education program.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide project management support for advocacy and policy initiatives, including managing timelines, tasks and deliverables
  • Oversee the Reeve Foundation’s Regional Champions advocacy and education program, including keeping current on the Reeve Foundation’s policy agenda to support grassroots advocates, creating and implementing tools to enhance grassroots network, coordinating communications with the grassroots network, assisting with development of webinars, analyzing grassroots action to encourage maximum participation, and maintaining grassroots databases and performing administrative functions
  • Assist with the recruitment of new online advocates
  • Review and update web content on leading policy and advocacy issues and priorities
  • When appropriate, represent the Reeve Foundation at advocacy and policy-related meetings, events, webinars and coalition meetings
  • Assist with drafting, proofing, formatting public policy one-pagers, presentations, newsletters and action alerts
  • Attend and /or exhibit at national conferences to promote and educate about the PRC’s services to various audiences and clients
  • Research, prepare and send letters notifying U.S. Representatives and Senators of Quality of Life (QOL) grants awarded in their districts/states via email

Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with an advocate focused service orientation
  • Strong organizational skills and highly attentive to detail
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite
  • Ability to work with website content management systems and learn new software programs and technology readily
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team environment and across teams
  • Confident in responding to multiple demands in a fast paced, team environment
  • Self-motivated, self-managing and self-confident
  • Skilled in developing graphically attractive documents and presentations

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • 1-3 years experience in relevant field preferred
  • Interested in health care policy and advocacy
  • Travel about two-four times a year

How to Apply:
Please send resume along with cover letter by email to Felice Fullem at: ffullem@christopherreeve.org

NOTE:
Note: Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time