Senior Associate, Policy & Legislative Affairs

  • Washington, DC
  • Full-time

Company Description

NASTAD is a non-profit national association that represents public health officials who administer HIV and hepatitis health care, prevention, education, and supportive service programs funded by state and federal governments in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the U.S. Pacific Islands. NASTAD also supports partner governments in Africa, the Central America region, and the Caribbean region.

NASTAD's vision is a world free of HIV and viral hepatitis

Job Description

The Senior Associate, Policy & Legislative Affairs provides support to the Policy and Legislative Affairs Team in the implementation of NASTAD’s legislative and policy priorities on federal appropriations and legislation related to hepatitis. The Senior Associate interfaces with government agencies, national organizations, coalitions and other non-governmental organizations to promote NASTAD’s legislative and policy agenda. In addition, this position interfaces with NASTAD members to develop their understanding of the federal policy process and respond to their inquiries. Demonstrated ability to execute projects in a timely manner is also required.

Essential Duties

  • Provide support to Policy and Legislative Affairs staff in the implementation of NASTAD hepatitis policy positions
  • In collaboration with other PLA staff, track, monitor, research, and prepare advocacy documents on relevant hepatitis policy issues and legislation
  • Represent NASTAD within coalitions, through work with national partner organizations, to achieve NASTAD’s hepatitis policy priorities
  • Research and write preliminary drafts of NASTAD newsletter articles, policy and appropriations materials, fact sheets, issue briefs and web-based communications on hepatitis issues
  • Attend and represent NASTAD at conferences and participate in relevant external meetings
  • Monitor the Federal Register daily and email notices to appropriate staff
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications
Experience/Education

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent (4 years of work experience is equivalent to a Bachelors Degree) and 2-3 years of work experience
  • Experience working on Capitol Hill, regulatory agency or trade association in health care or appropriations policy preferred

Minimum Competencies
Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities

  • Attention to Communication: The ability to ensure that information is passed on to others who should be kept informed.
  • Building Collaborative Relationships: The ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside or outside the organization who can provide information, assistance, and support.
  • Advanced Written Communication: The ability to use formal writing styles or advanced literary techniques and formats suited to the audience.

Additional Information

Environment and Scheduling

  • Interest in working with a national HIV and hepatitis public health organization
  • Interest in working within a diverse environment