Thursday, May 15, 2014

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is Hiring a Public Policy Coordinator

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation seeks a smart, organized, energetic team member with 1-2 yrs post-college experience for the position of Public Policy Coordinator.

This position serves to support the Public Policy Department and assist in the management of multiple federal and state-level grassroots and advocacy campaigns. The coordinator will help manage a variety of legislative and executive initiatives across 50 state legislatures aimed at increasing awareness of cystic fibrosis and helping to promote access to care for people with the disease. The Coordinator also assists in the planning and execution of large advocacy events such as March on the Hill, Teen Advocacy Day, and Board on the Hill as well as assisting volunteer Advocates in the field in meeting with elected officials.
Responsibilities will include:
  • Perform administrative tasks related to day-to-day departmental operations. Assist with administrative development for lobby days, special events and outreach activities.
  • Responsible for coordinating and maintaining federal and state lobbying documentation. Serves as department’s liaison with Accounting to ensure that all lobbying reporting is completed and properly reported.
  • Assist in the maintenance and drafting of departmental budget. Manage detailed accounting of expenditures, purchases, etc.
  • Responsible for the department’s public information email account. Answers email queries and responds to requests.
  • Coordinates, with the State Government Affairs Manager, state lobbying efforts, including communication with legislators and executive administrators, state volunteers, outside lobbying counsel, and chapter and care center staff. Drafts letters and policy documents, researches and analyzes legislation.

Experience will include:
  • Bachelor’s degree in related field, such as public policy, political science, biological science, or communications.
  • Must have at least a basic familiarity with the legislative and political process.
  • Strong computer skills in relevant programs.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Detail oriented.
  • Some travel may be required.
To apply, please visit www.cff.org. Please include resume and cover letter