Marketing, Project Management/Program Development, Public Relations
4 Year Degree
The Grassroots Advocacy Specialist reports to the Senior Manager, Congressional & Political Advocacy.
Bachelors’ degree or equivalent experience required with 1+ years prior association and/or grassroots experience strongly preferred. Knowledge of healthcare policy and the legislative process highly desirable. Must be able to coordinate advocacy communications to membership in a fast-paced environment with superior attention to detail. Professional demeanor required, with strong oral and written communication skills, ability to convey concepts clearly, and excellent organizational and interpersonal skills. Self-starter with proactive problem-solving abilities. Familiarity with computer applications, including advocacy alert software, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Coordinate the development and delivery of advocacy communications to AAO-HNS members, supporting the Academy’s political, federal legislative, state legislative, and health policy advocacy campaigns.
Promote member involvement in AAO-HNS advocacy campaigns and programs.
Develop and maintain grassroots databases and promote technological innovations to improve program efficiencies and effectiveness.
Actively promote and maintain key legislative grassroots programs, including the ENT Advocacy Network and PROJECT 535 key contacts initiative.
Maintain the practice management member inquiry database and update template responses, as needed.
Track and develop reports on the effectiveness of AAO-HNS advocacy communications.
Assist in the development of advocacy action alerts, talking points, and grassroots messages and ensure routine dissemination of such information to members and staff.
Maintain the Advocacy website and facilitate timely updates.
Coordinate and support departmental efforts for AAO-HNS Annual Meetings, leadership conferences, and AMA House of Delegates meetings.
Draft content and help coordinate submissions for the Bulletin, the AAO-HNS monthly publication; The OTONews, a weekly email communication; and The ENT Advocate, a monthly electronic newsletter.
Represent the AAO-HNS at selected meetings and conferences, with some travel necessary.
Serve as liaison to the Communications Business Unit.
Participate on an internal team or AAO-HNS committee, through formal assignment and/or on an ad hoc basis.
Consistently demonstrate proactive, courteous, cooperative, and helpful customer service behavior to all contacts, both internal and external.
Perform other job-related duties as assigned.
Please submit your resume with cover letter and salary expectations (applications without a cover letter and salary info may not be considered) through one of the following options:
Submit your resume with your cover letter and salary expectations
Mail: AAO-HNSF, 1650 Diagonal Rd., Alexandria, VA 22314-2857 Attention: Human Resources
About American Academy of Otolaryngology-HNSF
The American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery http://www.entnet.org one of the oldest medical associations in the nation, represents around 12,000 physicians and allied health professionals who specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of disorders of the ears, nose, throat, and related structures of the head and neck. The Academy serves its members by facilitating the advancement of the science and art of medicine related to otolaryngology and by representing the specialty in governmental and socioeconomic issues. The organization’s mission is “Empowering otolaryngologist-head and neck surgeons to deliver the best patient care.”
We take pride in our excellent benefits package offered to eligible employees, which includes medical, dental, and vision coverage. We also provide short and long term disability insurance, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, 403(b) retirement plan, credit union membership, five weeks of PTO, and nine holidays, compressed work schedules and flexible scheduling. We offer a business casual dress environment, free parking, commuter benefits, and walking distance to the King Street Metro. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer.