Health Policy and Programs Associate

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Minimum: $45,000
Maximum: $55,000
Details: Salary commensurate with experience and education

Published

07/23/2018

Address

1701 K Street, NW, Suite 1200
Washington
DC
20006
United States

Description

The National Consumers League (NCL) seeks a motivated candidate for the position of associate to help carry out its health policy program. He or she will work with the Senior Director of Health Policy as well as the Executive Director of the League. The associate will represent the National Consumers League as a consumer advocate on issues such as safe medication use, quality of health care, and comprehensive health coverage. The associate will also help with the management of NCL’s national public education campaign to improve medication adherence, Script Your Future. The League’s health policy work focuses on patient and consumer education projects, convening health forums, and general advocacy efforts. Candidates should have a strong commitment to serving the public interest.


Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research on health policy issues
  • Strategize on consumer outreach and draft consumer education materials
  • Help coordinate and manage adherence campaign activities 
  • Maintain campaign web sites for public, health care audience, and partners
  • Coordinate social media outreach for campaign and health policy work
  • Collaborate with other consumer and public interest organizations and coalitions, government agencies, health professionals, researchers, and industry
  • Author content for NCL web sites, blogs, newsletters, and social media channels
  • Write and/or present comments, testimony, and speeches on various health issues
  • Develop surveys and analyze results for research and education projects
  • Appear before federal and state regulatory and legislative agencies
  • Assist Senior Director of Health Policy on other campaign duties and policy work as assigned
  •  Work closely with Development Department to support fundraising initiatives
  • Work closely with Communications Department to plan and execute public-facing communications about NCL’s health policy work
  • Represent NCL policies and views to the media
  • Willingness to travel occasionally 


Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least 2-3 years’ experience working on healthcare policy and issues, or advanced degree in public health, health policy, or a related field
  • Knowledge of health care issues and legislation 
  • Strong and efficient oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Comfortable speaking in public and engaging with stakeholders at various levels
  • Experience working with national organization partners
  • Broad knowledge of federal and state regulatory and legislative processes
  • Ability to work with multidisciplinary groups
  • Ability to work well in a fast-paced environment, both independently and with others
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Proficiency in program management
  • Must be highly comfortable with basic computer software and programs (Mac and PC-based, MS Office Suite) and at ease with learning new systems. Experience working in a content management system (such as WordPress) preferred.  
  • Ability to troubleshoot issues and think outside the box
  • Sense of humor, patience, and a positive attitude required


Salary range $45,000 - $55,000 based on experience and education. Excellent benefits, including health, dental, short and long term disability, life insurance, 401(k), flex time, annual and sick leave, and federal holidays. NCL is an equal opportunity employer. Position is open until filled.  


Please submit cover letter, résumé, and writing sample to: Health Policy Associate Search, National Consumers League, 1701 K Street, N.W., Suite 1200, Washington, DC 20006, via e-mail to Karin Bolte, Senior Director of Health Policy, at info@nclnet.org.   

Benefits

Excellent benefits, including health, dental, short and long term disability, life insurance, 401(k), flex time, annual and sick leave, and federal holidays. NCL is an equal opportunity employer.  

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

info@nclnet.org

Please submit cover letter, resume, and writing sample to Health Policy Program Associate via email to Karin Bolte, Senior Director of Health Policy at info@nclnet.org.


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