About the Role
As the Advocacy Associate, you’ll be responsible for working with State legislative and agency policymakers, AIHA members, and allied groups to advance AIHA’s public policy priorities. You’ll also serve as a key advisor to the Director of Government Relations, providing strategic recommendations and timely analyses. This position involves quite a bit of writing and presenting, so excellent writing and public speaking skills are a must. This position will report to the Director, Government Relations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • State, Local Sections, and Allied Groups
    • Research, track, and analyze State legislation and regulations
    • Engage AIHA's Local Sections (chapters) and technical experts in grassroots and grasstops government relations
    • Work with State legislators and agency leaders to advance AIHA’s public policy priorities
    • Work with allied outside groups, building and joining coalitions to advance AIHA’s public policy priorities
    • Together with the Director of Government Relations, organize remote and/or in-person meetings with State policymakers and AIHA members
  • Additional Areas
    • Provide administrative support to the Director, Government Relations
    • Author letters to State policymakers, action alerts to AIHA members, blog articles, research reports, and related materials
    • Deliver presentations to AIHA Local Sections and other groups
    • Additional duties, as necessary

Qualifications
Education & Experience
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience in political science, public policy, communications, business, nonprofit management, or related fields
  • Required:
    • Minimum of 2 years related experience
    • Familiarity with State legislative procedures
  • Preferred:
    • Association or non-profit experience
    • Prior experience in a legislative office or agency, or firm working on State issues
To Truly Excel, You Will:
  • Be disciplined, focused, and determined with excellent follow-up
  • Be entrepreneurial, self-directed, and strategic, providing recommendations for which projects to continue pursuing, and which should be halted or completely abandoned
  • Be a curious, life-long learner
  • Be occasionally willing to work longer than normal hours, particularly during periods of intense legislative activity when deadlines for action are short
  • Have excellent writing and public speaking skills
Travel
Local travel may be required for this position.

Residency Requirement
Based on our business set-up and to maximize remote work opportunities, AIHA only employs individuals who live in Washington, DC, Maryland, or Virginia. To be considered a candidate must live in, or be willing to relocate to, Washington, DC, Maryland, or Virginia.

Vaccine Requirement
AIHA requires all members of staff to be fully vaccinated from COVID-19 and present proof of vaccination status. Requests for exemptions from this requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely-held religious belief or practice will be considered. AIHA follows the CDC’s definition of “fully vaccinated.”

Salary & Benefits
The pay for this position ranges from $50k to $60k based on experience and qualifications for the role. AIHA offers comprehensive health, dental and vision benefits partially funded by the organization. We also offer a 401(k) match, FSA, Life & AD&D, STD, LTD, flexible scheduling, telecommute options, and paid: holiday, personal, sick, and vacation leave. AIHA believes in developing our employees so we provide professional development opportunities (internally and externally) and tuition reimbursement.
 

Department: Government Relations
This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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