The Specialist, Public Policy is responsible for providing support to the Senior Director of Public Policy. This includes: (1) conducting research; (2) drafting and designing fact sheets and other written materials; (3) helping to develop and compile materials for use by Association chapters; (4) tracking progress of the implementation of public policy priorities; (5) organizing logistics for meetings and trainings; and (6) performing a limited amount of administrative functions.
Essential Job Functions
Conducting various research projects, as needed, on Alzheimer's-related policy, particularly data and economic research and reviews of published literature;
Developing extensive knowledge on data sources, including health surveys and questionnaires; and
Analyzing data with SAS or STATA, if qualified to do so.
Drafting written materials:
Updating, writing, and designing Fact Sheets on policy issues and priorities; and
Preparing various other materials to convey data and statistics, such as tables, charts, and heat maps.
Developing and maintaining records and resources:
Regularly reviewing all public policy materials on the internal and external website to ensure all information is current and accurate;
Maintaining inventory of public policy materials and working with external printers on such resources;
Tracking progress of states on various performance metrics, including strategic plan metrics; and
Compiling other resources as needed, particularly with respect to the training and professional development of chapter public policy staff.
Organizing the monthly chapter public policy staff call and other webinars and calls; and
Handling logistics for meetings and in-person trainings.
Assisting the Senior Director of Public Policy on other matters, including:
Working on global Alzheimer's issues in conjunction with Alzheimer's Disease International;
Providing any necessary assistance to the Senior Director of Public Policy in his role as functional liaison to Area and Regional Leads; and
Performing a limited amount of administrative functions, such as data entry, printing, scheduling, and file organization.
1-3 years experience in public policy preferred.
Excellent writing skills.
Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required. Familiarity with InDesign, Maptitude, and SAS/STATA a plus.