Job Description


POSITION TITLE:      Specialist, Federal Affairs

REPORTS TO:           Vice President, Federal Affairs

STATUS:                     Full-Time Exempt

LOCATION:                Washington, D.C.

Grade:  7

The Specialist, Federal Affairs is responsible for providing support on federal legislative affairs to the Department of Federal Affairs, as assigned by the Vice President of Federal Affairs.  Those assignments include:  (1) conducting research; (2) drafting letters and other written materials; (3) maintaining congressional targets database; (4) maintaining lobbying tracking reports; (5) engaging in public policy activities which include follow-up with congressional offices; and (6) working on programs, projects, and briefings sponsored by the Department.

In addition, the Specialist, Federal Affairs, is responsible for serving as the Specialist of the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement (AIM). This position is responsible for maintaining records and reports for AIM’s political action committee, AIMPAC; drafting various communications including newsletters and various social media platforms; and other AIM activities in accordance with the organizational objectives. In this capacity, the position reports directly to the Vice President, Political Affairs for the Alzheimer’s Impact Movement (AIM).

This position reports to the Vice President, Federal Affairs.  While the Association is currently working remotely, upon a return to the office, this position will be based at the Alzheimer’s Association’s office in Washington, D.C.


  • Drafting written materials and correspondence to congressional staff and internal audiences on federal legislative and regulatory issues and priorities.              
  • Maintaining various records and reports: database of congressional targets and contacts; reports and background materials, as needed, on congressional targets; AIMPAC records and reports.     
  • Working on projects as assigned by the Vice President of Federal Affairs, including:
    • Research projects on federal policy;
    • Assisting in the planning of, preparation for, and implementation of programs and briefings on Capitol Hill, Advocacy Forum; and
    • Undertaking other projects, as assigned and as appropriate.        
  • Engaging in public policy activities: communicating with members of Congress and their staffs on the Association's federal legislative priorities; Engaging in various follow-up contacts with congressional offices, including by phone and by email          
  • Representing the Association in relevant federal affairs coalitions and representing the Department in internal Association meetings.   
  • In the capacity of Specialist, Alzheimer’s Impact Movement (AIM):
    • Drafting AIM political communications including key content for materials such as reports, analysis, newsletters and social media platforms.
    • Assist in the administration and operations of AIM and AIMPAC, including AIM and AIMPAC financials, and social media platforms;
    • Assisting in the planning of, preparation for, and implementation of events for AIM-PAC; maintain tracking system for fundraising events
    • Compliance with all applicable Federal laws and regulations;       



  • Strong verbal and written communication
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of the legislative process
  • Ability to multitask projects in fast paced environment
  • Previous Capitol Hill or Association experience


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Minimum two years of professional experience, with three more years preferred

Alzheimer’s Association is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.






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