The Policy Director will be responsible for the alliance’s national public policy including the development and implementation of a national agenda for ovarian cancer. The position scope will include all policy, research, legislative and regulatory issues and venues.
The Policy Director will coordinate the Alliance’s public policy priorities in collaboration with senior staff, the Board of Directors and the policy committee. Working with the Director of Field Engagement, the Policy Director will develop congressional asks based on those policy priorities to engage the advocacy community. The Director will work with policymakers on Capitol Hill and with federal agencies to implement the policy agenda and achieve these priorities. S/he will engage with policymakers to ensure the Alliance’s agenda and priorities are known and understood.
The Director will monitor efforts within federal agencies, including but not limited to CDC, FDA and NIH, as they relate to the Alliance’s policy agenda and maintain an open dialogue with them by building relationships with their staff. S/he will lead the effort in promoting the Alliance’s priorities with federal agencies and keep the CEO apprised of updates and changes.
This position will be involved in the scheduling and planning of advocacy day held in conjunction with the Annual Conference and will assist the Director of Field Engagement in the training and coordination of the Grasstops Annual Fly in.
The Policy Director will be responsible for the Alliance’s Research Advocacy agenda. S/he will develop a program of recruiting appropriate volunteers for various research advocacy panels, monitoring the advocates’ participation and reporting, and editing and disseminating research advocates’ report.
The Policy Director should have experience working with a Board of Directors and will report directly to the CEO.
Requirements: The Policy Director must have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a related field such as health care administration, political science, public administration or policy. In addition, s/he must have 3 to 5 years of progressively more responsible positions. The Director must possess significant experience in the public policy arena particularly in Washington DC with knowledge of the legislative process and the roles federal government agencies. Relevant experience in health care, with a particular focus on cancer is highly recommended as well as an understanding of the role federal agencies play in cancer health care management. S/he must possess the ability to write and speak clearly and persuasively and to think strategically; knowledge of federal health programs; and the ability to advocate effectively before policymakers and federal agencies; and, have a basic understanding of regulatory science with respect to cancer. The candidate must be able to work collaboratively both inside the office and out and manage several simultaneous tasks.
The Ovarian Cancer National Alliance is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located in Washington DC and is governed by a Board of Directors. The Policy Director reports to the CEO.
Salary commensurate with experience. Qualified and interested applicants can submit their resume, cover letter and salary requirements.
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