American Heart Association Associate Government Relations Manager in Washington, District Of Columbia
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The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for an Associate Government Relations Manager on the Federal Advocacy Team.
The Associate Government Relations Manager (AGRM) will be responsible for working with American Heart Association federal advocacy staff and the American Heart Association's Voices for Healthy Kids (VFHK) team to advance federal policy priorities on issues relating to the prenatal-to-age-three (PN3) population. The AGRM will model and reflect the Association and VFHK’s commitment to health equity and racial justice and expected to embody the principles and values of equity and inclusion in all practices and policy solutions. The AGRM will also support the Association’s leadership, collaboration, and support of the National Collaborative for Infants and Toddlers (NCIT) . The NCIT is a diverse group of more than 2,000 local, state, and national organizations representing business leaders, health care professionals, care and assistance providers, state and local officials, parents, advocates, and researchers committed to advancing the health and equity of children prenatally-through-three.
The AGRM reports to the Senior Vice President of Federal Advocacy and works directly with the NCIT Steering Committee. As part of the Federal Advocacy Team and together with Voices for Healthy Kids, the AGRM will work collaboratively to:
Support Voices for Healthy Kids leadership in the coordination of the NCIT’s federal, state, and local strategy, including participation in coalitions relevant to PN3 policy issues and regular communication of federal advocacy updates to the NCIT steering committee, state, and local advocacy partners.
Identify opportunities for NCIT involvement in AHA federal advocacy activities related to PN3 (e.g., regulatory public comment opportunities, participation in fly-ins, etc.), in coordination with AHA federal advocacy staff.
Monitor relevant PN3 regulatory and legislative activities and, when appropriate, assist AHA’s federal advocacy team by drafting letters to federal policymakers, testimony, or other materials on assigned PN3 policy areas.
Attend and report on events (e.g., briefings, public hearings, coalition meetings) relevant to assigned policy areas.
This is a full time, benefits eligible, grant funded opportunity. Current funding will expire 6/30/2025 with high likelihood of extending.
The Association offers many resources to help you maintain work-life harmonization through your changing needs and life situations. To help you be successful, you will have access to Heart U, our award-winning corporate university, as well as training and support locally and through our National Center.
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Essential Job Duties
Participate in PN3 coalitions and serve as a liaison to NCIT’s federal, state, and local member organizations.
Identify and coordinate opportunities for NCIT involvement in AHA federal advocacy activities
Monitor relevant PN3 regulatory and legislative activities and assist AHA federal advocacy team in lobbying, when appropriate
Attend and report on meetings and events relevant to assigned policy areas
2- 5 years of work related experience
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Experience with public policy analysis and/or advocacy
Strong organization, analytical, and time management skills.
Ability to work with others in a team environment.
Working knowledge of federal legislative and executive branch procedures and policies.
Excellent collaboration skills
Experience working with multi-organization coalitions or collaboratives
Ability to elevate and embed health equity and racial justice practices when working with others
Work experience on Capitol Hill, in a federal agency, and/or within an organization in advocacy capacity.
Presentation skills (spoken and written)
Experience managing technology to support effective meetings (PowerPoint, Zoom, Teams, Mirro, etc.)
Organizational skills to manage constituent relationship systems such as Salesforce and project management tools such as SharePoint
Compensation & Benefits
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Compensation – Our goal is to ensure you have a competitive base salary. That’s why we regularly review the market value of jobs and make adjustments, as needed.
Performance and Recognition – You are rewarded for achieving success by merit increases and incentive programs, based on the type of position.
Benefits – We offer a wide array of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, along with a robust retirement program that includes an employer match and automatic contribution. As a mark of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer an employee assistance program, employee wellness program and telemedicine, and medical consultation.
Professional Development – You can join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) or be a mentor/mentee in our professional mentoring program. HeartU is the Association’s national online university, with more than 100,000 resources designed to meet your needs and busy schedule.
Work-Life Harmonization – The Association offers Paid Time Off (PTO) at a minimum of 16 days per year for new employees. The number of days will increase based on seniority level. You will also have a total of 12 paid holidays off each year, which includes several days off at the end of the year.
Tuition Assistance - We support the career development of all employees. This program provides financial assistance to employees who wish to further their education and career in relation to their current duties and responsibilities, or for potential future positions in the organization.
The American Heart Association’s 2024 Goal: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for health equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.
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Posted Date 2 months ago (1/12/2023 11:48 AM)
Requisition ID 2023-9915
Job Category Advocacy
Position Type Full Time