Director of Public Policy
Company: Amber Kinetics
Posted on: March 17, 2023
Position Summary:The Director of West Virginia Public Policy (1)
serves as the principal staff for state government affairs and
chief lobbyist in West Virginia, representing the Alzheimer's
Association before West Virginia's legislature, governor, relevant
state agencies, community stakeholders and coalitions, and on
statewide task forces and work groups; and (2) is responsible for
grassroots engagement and volunteer recruitment in support of the
Association's state and federal public policy priorities. This
position is responsible for implementing the Alzheimer's
Association's coordinated state policy priorities including issues
related to Medicaid, long-term care, training standards, aging, and
workforce and serves as a registered lobbyist with the state. The
Director of Public Policy reports to the Public Policy Director and
represents the Alzheimer's Association's West Virginia
chapter.ResponsibilitiesEssential functions and responsibilities
include, but are not limited to:
- Plan and execute a multi-year state legislative and regulatory
agenda with a focus on implementation of the Association's state
policy priorities, in collaboration with the Public Policy Director
and the National Public Policy Office in Washington D.C.
- Draft bills and regulatory language and secure bill
- Testify regularly before state legislative committees and train
volunteer advocates and other Association staff to provide
testimony on behalf of the Association as needed.
- Ensure the Association is represented on relevant statewide
task forces, workgroups, committees and coalitions.
- Track state legislation utilizing the Association's approved
tracking system and monitor committee meetings and legislative
- Report lobbying activities as required and ensure compliance
with the Association's approved lobbying compliance vendor and
internal tracking system.
- Develop and/or grow relationships with state legislators and
other relevant state government officials and community
- Plan and execute the Association's annual State Advocacy Day
event at the state capitol.
- Identify and implement opportunities for grassroots engagement
on state issues and assist as needed in the execution of
state-level advocacy activities, including coordinating office
visits, correspondence, and other activities.
- Recruit, train, and facilitate efforts of advocates, including
Alzheimer's Association Ambassadors and their team members for
members of Congress and state-level Association Champions for state
- Manage year-round state policy grassroots advocacy activities,
including office visits and correspondence, including electronic
- Mobilize advocates on federal issues in coordination with the
D.C. Public Policy Office, including ensuring timely and effective
response to policy developments by advocates.
- Work with advocates to promote the Association's federal and
state policy priorities in earned and social media.
- Ensure volunteer advocates are reporting activities and
contacts with federal and state officials.
- In consultation with the Public Policy Director provide regular
updates to Association staff in the state, the chapter board,
volunteer advocates and to staff in the Association's National
Public Policy Office.
- Collaborate with Association staff across the chapter regularly
including Communications, Programs, Health Systems and the
Executive Director to advance mission priorities and provide policy
- Bachelor's degree required.
- At least 5 to 7 years experience working in state government
affairs setting; as a state legislative staff person; or as policy
staff in the governor's office or relevant state agency, preferably
in West Virginia.Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Hs current contacts within the state legislature and executive
branch, and with potential partners and collaborators in West
- Political or issue advocacy campaign experience desired.
- Understands, and has experience with the legislative,
regulatory, and budget process in West Virginia.
- Experience in volunteer management/community organizing.
- Familiar with Medicaid, senior, aging, health, and long-term
- Demonstrates the ability to anticipate, identify, organize, and
analyze public policy opportunities.
- Possess excellent written and oral communications skills.
- Detail-oriented, adaptable, organized and able to successfully
manage multiple projects and tasks.
- Proven self-starter with excellent judgment and careful
attention to detail.
- Strong negotiation skills.
- Ability to work effectively with diverse populations with a
high level of integrity, diplomacy and initiative.
- Ability/willingness to travel across the state, including some
evenings and weekends. (up to 15%)
- Must possess a valid driver's license, good driving record,
access to a reliable vehicle and proof of automobile insurance.
Travel is required.
- Attend the Association's annual Advocacy Forum in Washington,
DC..Position Location: Charleston, WVFull time or Part time: Full
time based on 37.5 hoursPosition Grade: 108Reports To: Public
Policy DirectorWho We Are:The Alzheimer's Association is the
leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support
and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and
all other dementia- by accelerating global research, driving risk
reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and
support.At the Alzheimer's Association, our employees are at the
core of all we do. Our network of more than 1,900 employees across
the United States makes a difference each and every day for those
impacted by Alzheimer's and those at risk for the disease.We warmly
invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a
life-changing impact on the millions living with Alzheimer's, their
caregivers and those that may develop the disease in the future.
Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website
www.alz.org/jobs to explore who we are and why we've been
recognized as a Best Place to Work for the last twelve years in a
row.Employees working 24 hours/week or more are eligible for a
comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision,
flex accounts, short and long-term disability, life insurance, long
term care insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous Paid Time Off,
12 annual holidays and Paid Family Leave, as well as an annual
Cultural & Heritage Day and Volunteer Day of their choosing. They
are also eligible for our gold standard 401(k) retirement plan.Full
time employees (37.5 hours/week), will enjoy all of the above plus
an annual School Visitation Day and an Elder Care Facility Day of
their choosing.The Alzheimer's Association is committed to
diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides
consideration for an employment relationship without regard to
race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression,
gender identity, genetic predisposition, national origin,
ethnicity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic
protected by federal, state or local law.
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