Project Coordinator - Government Relations - D.C.
American Heart Association - Washington, DC

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What's your motivation? Opportunity? Creativity? Contribution? It's all part of working for the American Heart Association---where you can combine professional growth with personal fulfillment. So if you're considering a new and rewarding career, consider the American Heart Association. We have an excellent opportunity for a Project Coordinator, Government Relations in our Office of Federal Advocacy in Washington, D.C.

The Project Coordinator provides support to the Office of Federal Advocacy on legislative and regulatory issues pertaining to the American Heart Association’s federal advocacy program.

This position is located in our Office of Federal Advocacy in Washington, D.C.

Major Responsibilities Include:
Monitor relevant federal legislative and regulatory issues utilizing available technology, including the web, Congressional Record, Federal Register, CQ alerts, and other online services.

Maintain and produce summaries and reports on legislative and regulatory issues for legislative and regulatory staff as requested.

Monitor, manage, and update federal advocacy web pages in collaboration with media advocacy and other staff members.

Represent the association at coalition, congressional, and regulatory meetings or on calls related to air quality and other issues.

Maintain and update congressional database for federal advocacy staff.

Conduct research on federal issues and prepare background papers, written summaries, and other analyses as requested.

Attend Congressional and regulatory meetings, hearings, issue briefings and related activities as requested, and provide a timely written or verbal summary.

Attend internal issue team meetings and provide support and follow-up as needed.

Assist in the preparations for meetings and events for legislative and regulatory staff, to include scheduling dates for meetings and calls, and compiling meeting materials.

Help draft, design, format, and edit fact sheets, letters, web pages, graphics, spreadsheets, and other advocacy materials.

Provide necessary administrative assistance in the form of filing, bill paying, the preparation of official reports, and other duties as assigned for federal advocacy staff and volunteers.

Required Qualifications Include:
Bachelor’s degree required; two years legislative, regulatory or advocacy related experience preferred

Familiarity with the federal legislative and regulatory process desired

Excellent oral and written communication skills

Knowledge of Microsoft Word and the ability to learn and use Microsoft Excel and graphics programs

Experience managing and updating webpages using a content management system; HTML skills preferred

Knowledge of health policy issues, including air quality preferred

Excellent organizational skills

Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment

Attracting talented, committed employees means offering a competitive benefits package, ongoing professional development and training, and a diverse and inclusive environment in which to work and grow. And we do.

To apply for this position or to see other opportunities with the American Heart Association please visit www.heart.org/careers . We no longer accept mailed, faxed or e-mailed resumes. Please apply for positions directly through our website. Only those candidates deemed most qualified by the hiring manager will be contacted to interview.

The American Heart Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and works to prohibit discrimination and to assure fair and uniform treatment of applicants and employees in all aspects of Human Resources administration without regard to political or religious opinions or affiliations, membership or non-membership in employee organizations, age, sex, disability, race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital status or any other non-merit factor.

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The American Heart Association (AHA) is a not-for-profit organization devoted to the fight against heart disease and stroke (both among...