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  • Employer: COPD Foundation
  • Type of Position: Full-Time Job
  • Industry: Health Science
  • Location: Washington, DC
  • Salary Range: 30s

Alpha-1 Coordinator

Essential Functions:

- analyzes state and federal legislative and regulatory activities to develop advocate communications, articles, and position strategies in conjunction with the Director of Advocacy;

- Conducts ongoing recruitment of grassroots advocates, including tracking and improving participation, and maintaining advocate database;

- Develops Alpha-1 grassroots advocacy strategy in coordination with the Director of Advocacy;

- Develops communication strategies and pieces to engage, educate, inform, coordinate, and grow the Alpha-1 advocacy community. Includes serving as editor of the Alpha-1 Community Newsletter and manager of the Alpha-1 page of the COPD Action Center;

- Researches, analyzes, and synthesizes information on specific Alpha-1 policy topics to educate and engage the Alpha-1 community;

- Interacts with the COPD community and other strategic partners to develop and strengthen including: industry government relations staff, patient-centered community partners, and other stakeholder coalitions;

- Represents the Association's key advocacy initiatives and concerns by speaking at patient support group meetings, educational workshops, and other events;

- Provides support for the Director of Advocacy for Capitol Hill Advocacy Days and other advocacy events;

- Provides administrative support for the Advocacy department including: scheduling/planning meetings, preparation of meeting materials, and meeting minutes;

- Other functions as assigned

Required Education and Experience:

Education: Bachelor's degree in health care administration, political science, public policy or communications (other majors would be considered).

Communication/Language Skills: Ability to read, write and speak in English; Spanish (or other languages) helpful. Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or boards of directors.

Reasoning Ability: Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Other Skills and Abilities: --Computer Skills: Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), other miscellaneous data base software.

--Other Abilities: Must be accurate, dependable, organized, and support other areas of the organization; strategically minded and able to handle multifaceted duties; works well independently as well as cooperatively.

To Apply:

Please submit the following to Ms. Rudolph at,

- Resume

- A writing sample- something short that showcases your talent as a writer

- Recommendations will be requested if interviewed.

NO cover letters.

Contact Information:

Rebecca Rudolph
20 F Street NW, Suite 200 A, Washington DC 20001