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Associate Director, Policy Development

Job Location

Public Policy, DC

General Summary

The Associate Director of Policy Development is responsible for: (1) supporting policy development efforts on federal, state, and public health issues related to Alzheimer's disease; (2) managing policy development projects, as directed by the Senior Director of Public Policy; and (3) undertaking data and policy research and analysis.

Essential Job Functions

The Associate Director of Policy Development has the following responsibilities:
• Managing policy development projects, as determined by the Senior Director of Public Policy.
• Assisting in the development of the Association's policy positions and their adjustment over time by: 
-Working with the Senior Director of Public Policy and the Vice President of Public Policy in determining the priority policy development needs of the Association;
-Evaluating all sources of data and monitoring relevant policy literature;
-Evaluating the expected impact of proposed and existing policies on Association constituents;
-Engaging and networking with other policy experts and organizations; and
-Identifying emerging issues.
• Serving as the liaison between the Policy Development Department and other Departments and Divisions in the Association, including by:
-Working with the heads of Federal Affairs, State Affairs, and Public Health in identifying, creating, and modifying policy positions; and
-Working with individuals in other Divisions, including MedSci and Constituent Relations (especially the Constituent Services and Healthcare Professionals Departments), to:
 --Understand the issues faced by individuals with Alzheimer's and their families that may need to be addressed through policy solutions; and 
 --Ensure Association-wide input and participation in the development of the Association's policy positions.
• Undertaking data and statistical research regarding individuals with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers as well as relevant health care issues.
• Contributing to the Association's understanding and communication of the impact of Alzheimer's on various populations as well as the Association's policy positions to address that impact by:
-Preparing materials on the policy positions of the Association, including policy briefs, facts sheets, white papers, and special reports;
-Developing in-person and web-based presentations; and
-Developing and coordinating in-person and web-based education and training on policy issues.
• Managing logistics associated with convening briefings, teleconferences, and other policy development activities.

Minimum Requirements

• Bachelor's degree required preferably in public policy, political science, health policy or aging or a combination of education and experience
• Six years of policy development, policy analysis, or government (or equivalent) experience
• Excellent written and oral communications skills.
• Strong research and analytical skills

Click Here to Apply Online (Preferred Method)

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Send resume to:
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.




Alzheimer's Association

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Formed in 1980, the Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research.