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Specialist, Federal Affairs

Job Location

Public Policy, DC

General Summary

The Specialist is responsible for providing support on federal legislative and regulatory affairs to the Department of Federal Affairs, as assigned by the Director of Federal Affairs. Those assignments include: (1) conducting research; (2) drafting letters and other written material; (3) maintaining congressional targets database; (4) maintaining lobbying tracking reports; (5) engaging in follow-up contacts with congressional offices and federal agencies; and (6) working on programs, projects, and briefings sponsored by the Department.

Essential Job Functions

Maintaining various records and reports:
• Maintaining the CongressPlus database of congressional targets and contacts;
• Generating reports and background materials, as needed, on congressional targets; and
• Maintaining the lobbying tracking database for staff who lobby on the federal level.

Drafting written materials and correspondence:
• Drafting and sending informational and advocacy messages and alerts to congressional staff;
• Drafting electronic messages and updates on federal policy for chapters and grassroots advocates; and
• Drafting letters and other written materials on federal legislative and regulatory issues and priorities;

Working on projects as assigned by the Director of Federal Affairs:
• Conducting various research projects on federal policy regarding Alzheimer's Disease;
•  Assisting in the planning of, preparation for, and implementation of programs and briefings sponsored by the Department of Federal Affairs, including Hill briefings and Advocacy Summit events; and
• Undertaking other projects, as assigned and as appropriate.

Representing the Association and the Department:
• Engaging in various follow-up contacts with congressional offices, including by phone and by email;
• Participating occasionally, as appropriate, in Hill visits and other lobbying efforts;
• Representing the Department in internal Association meetings, as needed; and
• Attending and participating in coalition meetings and events, as requested.

Minimum Requirements

•Bachelor's degree.

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Alzheimer's Association, National Office
225 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60601

We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer and we appreciate your interest in the Alzheimer's Association.




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