Job Description

The Specialist, Grassroots Advocacy, will support the grassroots advocacy department in implementing and executing robust advocacy programs at the state and federal level across the country. This role will assist in building and maintaining the Association’s overall grassroots capabilities, including volunteer recruitment, development, engagement. This role will also work with the Advocacy team to support and develop the public policy field staff across the country.


Essential functions and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Drafts and conducts editorial review of Grassroots Advocacy department’s tools, resources and communications including weekly newsletter content, department news updates, and advocacy resources for field staff.
  • Responsible for ensuring advocacy resources are organized and accessible for public policy division, field staff and advocates.
  • Provides support for all on-site and virtual meetings, manages technical needs, prepares meeting materials, and assists with meeting follow-up activities.
  • Provides administrative support to the Grassroots Advocacy team, schedules conference calls and assists with preparation of PowerPoint presentations for internal and external audiences.
  • Assists and serves as back-up support for all advocacy technology tools.
  • Assists as needed in the design and implementation of training programs to assist both the Association chapter staff and grassroots leaders in volunteer management.
  • Provides planning and support of the Association’s annual Advocacy Forum in Washington, D.C.
  • Performs Other duties as assigned


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 1-3 years’ experience in political, issue advocacy, or grassroots campaign-related field

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Previous experience in grassroots advocacy, community organizing, or grassroots campaigns.
  • Knowledge of state and federal government activities and structures.
  • Excellent written and verbal communications.
  • Detail-oriented and highly organized with effective time management and the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
  • Strong PowerPoint and other computer skills (Google Suite, MS Office, video conferencing, database).
  • Adept at simultaneously managing multiple, complex projects in varying stages of development under time constraints
  • Strong work ethic, high integrity, and ability to demonstrate an understanding of the value of advocate volunteers
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as in a team, exercise sound judgment and operate with confidentiality.

Job Title: Specialist, Grassroots Advocacy

Position Location: Washington D.C. Office

Full time or Part time: Full time

Position Grade: 506

Reports To: Senior Director, Grassroots Advocacy

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 1,900 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 develop the disease in the future. Read on to learn more about the role, then visit our website to explore who we are and why we've been recognized as a Best Place to Work for the last twelve years in a row.

At the Alzheimer's Association®, we believe that diverse perspectives are critical to achieving health equity - meaning that all communities have a fair and just opportunity for early diagnosis and access to risk reduction and quality care. The Association is committed to engaging underrepresented and underserved communities and responding with resources and education to address the disproportionate impact of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

The Alzheimer’s Association is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

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, long term care insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous Paid Time Off, 12 annual holidays and Paid Family Leave, as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day and Volunteer Day of their choosing. They are also eligible for our gold standard 401(k) retirement plan.

Full time employees (37.5 hours/week), will enjoy all of the above plus an annual School Visitation Day and an Elder Care Facility Day of their choosing. 


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