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:
â€¢ Managing policy development projects, as determined by the Senior Director of Public Policy.
â€¢ 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.
â€¢ 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.
â€¢ Undertaking data and statistical research regarding individuals with Alzheimer's disease and their caregivers as well as relevant health care issues.
â€¢ 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.
â€¢ Managing logistics associated with convening briefings, teleconferences, and other policy development activities.
â€¢ Bachelor's degree required preferably in public policy, political science, health policy or aging or a combination of education and experience
â€¢ Six years of policy development, policy analysis, or government (or equivalent) experience
â€¢ Excellent written and oral communications skills.
â€¢ Strong research and analytical skills
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Alzheimer's Association, National Office
225 N. Michigan Ave, Suite 1700
Chicago, IL 60601
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