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Specialist, Public Policy

Washington DC


The Specialist, Public Policy is responsible for providing support to the Senior Director of Public Policy. This includes: (1) conducting research; (2) drafting and designing fact sheets and other written materials; (3) helping to develop and compile materials for use by Association chapters; (4) tracking progress of the implementation of public policy priorities; (5) organizing logistics for meetings and trainings; and (6) performing a limited amount of administrative functions.

JOB FUNCTIONS

Conducting research:

  • Conducting various research projects, as needed, on Alzheimer's-related policy, particularly data and economic research and reviews of published literature;
  • Developing extensive knowledge on data sources, including health surveys and questionnaires; and
  • Analyzing data with SAS or STATA, if qualified to do so.
Drafting written materials:
  • Updating, writing, and designing Fact Sheets on policy issues and priorities; and
  • Preparing various other materials to convey data and statistics, such as tables, charts, and heat maps.
Developing and maintaining records and resources:
  • Regularly reviewing all public policy materials on the internal and external website to ensure all information is current and accurate;
  • Maintaining inventory of public policy materials and working with external printers on such resources;
  • Tracking progress of states on various performance metrics, including strategic plan metrics; and
  • Compiling other resources as needed, particularly with respect to the training and professional development of chapter public policy staff.
Organizing meetings:
  • Organizing the monthly chapter public policy staff call and other webinars and calls; and
  • Handling logistics for meetings and in-person trainings.
Assisting the Senior Director of Public Policy on other matters, including:
  • Working on global Alzheimer's issues in conjunction with Alzheimer's Disease International;
  • Providing any necessary assistance to the Senior Director of Public Policy in his role as functional liaison to Area and Regional Leads; and
  • Performing a limited amount of administrative functions, such as data entry, printing, scheduling, and file organization.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • 1-3 years experience in public policy preferred.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required. Familiarity with InDesign, Maptitude, and SAS/STATA a plus.

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Posted September 5, 2017


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