Position Title: Coordinator, Advocacy and Government Relations
Reports To: Senior Manager, Private Sector Relations
The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) is a medical professional society of over 6,000 members with 40 staff and a $10M annual operating budget. It is an energetic, fast-paced organization with multi-faceted opportunities in addiction medicine.
The Advocacy and Government Relations Coordinator is a full-time position that reports to the Senior Manager, Private Sector Relations, and provides administrative and advocacy support for the Advocacy and Government Relations Department. Candidates must have an appetite and ability to learn quickly on the job and develop an understanding of the support and other needs related to ASAM’s advocacy and government relations initiatives.
Prepares drafts of regulatory comment letters, legislative letters of support or opposition, and other correspondence to support state and private sector advocacy initiatives
Performs research on a variety of addiction medicine-related topics, and maintains a database of relevant peer-reviewed studies and scientific publications that assist the Advocacy and Government Relations Department with advancing the field of addiction medicine
Provides support to ASAM’s relevant advocacy and government relations committees and councils through the preparation of correspondence, member engagement, and committee records maintenance
Assists in the preparation of advocacy toolkits
Coordinates schedules and logistics of internal and external meetings
Works with ASAM’s internal and external communication, marketing, and public relations partners to communicate advocacy and policy updates to members and the public
Assists with budget tracking
Provides phone support to members
Assists in regular maintenance and coordination of materials and information to be posted to the ASAM website
Assists with the accurate management of records (hard copy and electronic files) for all activities, including tracking legislative and regulatory changes through digital advocacy platforms
Other special projects as assigned
Works closely with:
Senior Manager, Private Sector Relations, and Manager, State Advocacy and Government Relations
Various Committees, Writing Groups and Task Forces
Internal and external communication and public relations partners
Membership and Chapter Relations Staff
Addiction medicine-related agencies and organizations
Third-party payers and other private sector groups
Education and Experience:
1-2 years’ direct experience working, interning, or volunteering with a health advocacy organization, federal or state legislature or agency preferred but not required
Association experience a plus
Bachelor’s degree required, policy or health-related field preferred
Skills and Abilities:
Efficiently handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment with attention to detail and deadlines
Good interpersonal skills with ability to interact effectively, efficiently and professionally with individuals at all levels of the organization and external partners
Excellent written, organizational, and communication skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
Good customer / member service skills
Resourcefulness when approaching tasks and projects, as well as thoughtfulness in strategy discussions with advocacy team
Team player with positive attitude, enthusiastic energy and ability to have fun with team members
Basic knowledge of HTML and/or CSS or experience with a website content management system (CMS) a plus
Please submit a resume, cover letter, three-page maximum writing sample, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org explaining your interest in the position and how your skills match the position.
Recruiting Salary Range: $41,000 to $43,000 (with a robust benefits package)
ASAM provides equal opportunity to all staff. No person shall be discriminated against because of race, color, religion, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, physical handicaps, marital status, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, political affiliation, or any other category that is protected by federal law or the laws of the Maryland.
ASAM is proud to be honored with the Sloan Award for Excellence in Workplace Effectiveness and Flexibility for its use of flexibility and other aspects of workplace effectiveness as a workplace strategy to increase business and employee success. ASAM was one of eight organizations and the only association to be recognized in the state of Marylan
ASAM is a medical professional society representing more than 6,000 members with a staff of 40 and a $10M annual operating budget. It is an energetic, fast-paced organization with multi-faceted opportunities.