Description and qualifications

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation

Job Title: Policy and Advocacy Coordinator
Date: 2/25/2020
Department: PRC
Non-Exempt
Job Reports To: Director Public Policy

Job Summary:
This is a Washington, DC based opportunity for a motivated individual to join a public 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 help support efforts to advance the issues and initiatives that the Reeve Foundation is working on to address the difficulties faced by people with paralysis and their families. The role will also offer an opportunity to oversee the Reeve Foundation’s Regional Champions grassroots advocacy education program and lead efforts to increase recruitment and engagement of online advocates.

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 and educate 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
  • Develop strategies to increase recruitment and engagement of 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.
  • Coordinate drafting of 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; update state-based grant state sheets
  • Assist with the coordination and execution of the national conference
  • Perform other duties as assigned

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
  • 2-3 years’ experience in relevant field preferred
  • Interested in health care policy and advocacy
  • Domestic travel about two to four times a year

How to Apply:
Please send resume along with cover letter by email to Felice Fullem at: [email protected]

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