Public Policy Manager
Job Title – Public Policy Manager
Location – Miami, Ft. Lauderdale, West Palm Beach
Work Hours – Full-time, 37.5 hour work week
Grade - 205
Reports to – VP Public Policy
Who We Are:
The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer’s care, support and research. Our mission is to lead the way to end Alzheimer's and all other dementia - by accelerating global research, driving risk reduction and early detection, and maximizing quality care and support.
At the Alzheimer’s Association, our employees are at the core of all we do. Our network of more than 1,700 employees across the United States makes a difference each and every day for those impacted by Alzheimer’s and those at risk for the disease.
We warmly invite qualified applicants to consider this opportunity to make a life changing impact on the millions living with Alzheimer’s, their caregivers and those that may be diagnosed with the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website www.alz.org to find out more about who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work the last eleven years in a row.
This position is responsible for managing all aspects of assigned federal public policy efforts, including advocacy, government relations, and public health. Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to, recruiting and managing advocacy volunteers, coordinating legislative visits in district on state and federal levels, managing the advocacy database, collaborating with public policy staff in other areas of Florida, fostering stronger relationships with state partners of the Alzheimer’s Association, assisting to develop strategies to drive federal and state priorities, coordinating participation in Florida’s advocacy events in Tallahassee, Washington, DC, and locally, and educating regional staff on the important role public policy plays in ending the burden of Alzheimer’s disease.
- Along with VP of public policy, create and update a plan to grow engaged volunteer advocates by at least 15% each year, with special attention to increasing participation among minority, rural, and interfaith volunteers
- Plan, manage, coordinate and participate in legislative visits (districts– state and federal)
- Along with VP of public policy and public policy team, establish and improve state advocacy and ambassador program
- Ensure Florida’s congressional districts surpass federal benchmarks each year
- Improve training process for advocacy volunteers and establish uniform onboarding protocols
- Coordinate advocacy events outside of district including but not limited to federal legislative advocacy days
- Manage and maintain advocacy database
- Develop strong relationships within the community and represent region at community coalitions
- Create proactive calendar and district plan for staff-volunteer communication
- Support the Alzheimer’s Association’s mission in all pillars of the organization
- Provide reports, enter policy data into national database, update all policy reporting platforms, maintain compliance, provide updates as directed
- Lead public policy representation and participation in Regional chapter events and fundraisers
- Bachelor’s degree in Political Science or related field, or equivalent work experience
- Prior experience in grassroots advocacy, public policy, and/or community organizing a must, preferably including some in Alzheimer’s or related health care issues
- Demonstrated history of building volunteer programs and increasing mission delivery through volunteer engagement
- Must be registered as a lobbyist in Florida
- Valid driver’s license. Proof of valid insurance. Outreach activities require use of own vehicle
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Ability to travel frequently across territory to perform job duties with periodic overnight travel
- Ability to work with a wide range of people including persons with dementia, family and professional caregivers, diverse populations, corporate partners, foundation staff, volunteers, legislators and public policy officials
- Highly effective organization, communication and interpersonal skills with ability to communicate effectively in person, in writing and electronically to a variety of audiences.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office (especially Word and Excel) and Google applications; ability to learn new database software.
Employees working 24 hours/week or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, short and long-term disability, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous PTO as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day of their choosing , Caregiver Leave, Volunteer and School Visitation time off, paid holidays and a gold standard 401(k) retirement plan.
The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides consideration for an employment relationship without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, gender identity, genetic predisposition, national origin, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.