American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), a membership organization dedicated to the advancement of women's health care in Washington, DC, is currently seeking a State Government Affairs Associate. This position will advance ACOG's state advocacy goals by supporting the State Government Affairs Team through legislative tracking and analysis on all issues/all states; co-execution of the annual State Legislative Roundtable; maintaining SharePoint and website content; drafting advocacy documents; research on emerging state legislative issues; supporting liaison with external stakeholders including the American Medical Association House of Delegates; supporting member grassroots/tops engagement; collaboration with internal teams to advance ACOG goals; and administrative duties as assigned. Cover Letter Required.
As a result of COVID-19, ACOG employees are working in a temporary remote capacity. This is temporary, and normal business hours and in-office duties will return to normal once federal and state guidelines deem it is safe to return into the office. Employees are expected to return to ACOG's National office located at 409 12th, Southwest Washington DC, 20024.
Key Duties and Responsibilities.
• Track and monitor state legislation using online database; maintain issue-specific bill tallies. • Assist with projects related to priority and emerging legislative issues. • Co-execute ACOG State Legislative Roundtable. • Promote and process ACOG State Legislative Advocacy Awards Program. • Support calls/meetings with ACOG State Legislative Chairs and Lobbyists and maintain rosters. • Create, maintain and promote SharePoint and Website content. • Disseminate legislative/advocacy material to ACOG Legislative Chairs & Lobbyists. • Draft testimony, fact sheets, toolkits, and other advocacy materials. • Liaise with other ACOG Teams to advance shared goals and promote collaboration. • Identify opportunities to promote/sustain advocacy campaigns. • Recruit and maintain grassroots/tops leaders, including through state ambassadors' program. • Support liaison with external partners as required including the AMA House of Delegates • Collaborate with internal Teams including District & Section Activities and Communications. • Assist with development of stakeholder presentations/trainings. • Manage logistics and implementation for projects, programming and events. • Setup meetings, monitor Stateleg email account, and other administrative duties as assigned. • Perform other duties as assigned.
• 3 years of related experience. • Bachelor's degree and/or work equivalent. • Excellent verbal and written communications skills. • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills. • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. • Advanced understanding of clerical procedures and systems such as reporting, recordkeeping and filing. • Ability to work independently. • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or other related software. • Experience using bill tracking tools and grassroots outreach applications and demonstrate knowledge of bill analysis and legislative procedure. • Ability to work on multiple projects and meet deadlines • Ability to travel required. • Passion for and previous experience in women's health, health equity and legislative advocacy is a plus.
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