Public Policy Manager
The Alzheimer's Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer care, support and research. We’re the largest private funder of Alzheimer research and the premier source of information and support for the estimated 5.5 million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease, their families and caregivers.
At the Alzheimer’s Association, we are the brains behind saving yours®. Many of us who work for the Alzheimer's Association have some connection with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. It's what drives us to make the extra effort in the daunting task of modifying a disease that currently has no cure. With 78 million baby boomers entering the age of greatest risk for Alzheimer’s, we need passionate, hardworking people committed to helping the Association meet the increasing demand for care and support and fund vital Alzheimer’s research.
Why join us? We have been recognized as a Best Nonprofit to Work For by the Nonprofit Times seven consecutive years.
This purpose of this position is to serve as the principal staff for grassroots advocacy efforts Michigan. The Grassroots Manager reports to the Public Policy Director and is the primary relationship manager with our volunteers across the state. This position may be based in Southfield or Lansing and will work with volunteers and staff in two chapters of the Alzheimer's Association.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Recruit, train, and engage advocates, to be involved as Alzheimer's Association Ambassadors and team members for members of Congress and state-level Association Champions for state legislators.
- Promote and recruit volunteers in Alzheimer’s Impact Movement (AIM), and assist advocate volunteers in the promotion of the Association's 501(c)(4) advocacy arm the Alzheimer's Impact Movement (AIM).
- Mobilize advocates on federal issues in coordination with the D.C. Public Policy Office, including ensuring timely and effective response to policy developments by advocates
- Manage year-round policy grassroots advocacy activities, including office visits and correspondence, including electronic correspondence.
- Recruit and coordinate volunteer advocates to attend the Advocacy Forum in Washington, D.C. and to engage in pre- and post-Forum district office meetings.
- Work with the Director of Public Policy to plan and implement annual State Advocacy Day, including recruiting advocates and coordinating their activities.
- Support and participate in chapter events such as Walk to End Alzheimer's, as requested.
- Track and report activities in the AIM Database and reporting to ensure compliance with federal and state lobbying laws.
- Strong and extensive experience in volunteer management/community organizing
- Possess excellent written and oral communications skills.
- Detail oriented, adaptable, organized and able to successfully manage multiple projects and tasks.
- Proven self-starter with excellent judgment and careful attention to detail.
- Ability to work effectively with diverse populations with a high level of integrity, diplomacy, and initiative.
- Proficient in the use of personal computers, Google Apps and Microsoft applications.
- Bachelor's degree. Relevant public policy and advocacy work experience will be considered.
- At least 3 years' experience working in grassroots advocacy, volunteer management, or community organizing, preferably with non-profit organizations and/or working in state-level government affairs or with a state legislature.
- Political or issue advocacy campaign experience desired.
- Ability/willingness to travel frequently across the state, including some evenings and weekends.
Job Reference #: 3158