Reports To: Director of Government Relations and Advocacy
JOB SUMMARY: This position plays an integral role in advancing the AACR public policy and advocacy work on Capitol Hill. The position assists the Director in the communication of the AACR’s policy priorities and positions to congressional offices, develops persuasive and informational materials, assists in the development and execution of advocacy strategies, and manages special events such as Capitol Hill lobby days, local advocacy events, briefings and special receptions.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
With the Director of Government Relations and Advocacy, conducts legislative outreach and advocacy activities, including, but not limited to, representation at meetings with congressional staff, congressional hearings, annual lobby days, and coalition meetings and functions.
Drafts and disseminates correspondence to Capitol Hill.
Researches and develops fact sheets, white papers, and other materials to communicate the AACR’s priorities and policy positions to lay and scientific audiences.
Conducts annual, in-depth analysis of the federal budget and its impact on the national cancer program.
Conducts background research on policy topics and analyzes other relevant legislation and legislative proposals.
Manages special AACR advocacy events, such as briefings, receptions, and lobby days on Capitol Hill and in other policy venues. This includes oversight of logistics and promotional activities, interface with event panelists or other participants, and development of subject matter materials.
Manages and provides oversight of the AACR’s grassroots advocacy program, including coordination and oversight of state-by-state activities and messaging, and development of educational and persuasive materials to facilitate member communication with elected officials.
Assists with other science policy-related communications, such as press releases and newsletter articles, as needed.
Performs the essential functions of the position and other related duties as
ESSENTIAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE and REQUIREMENTS:
5-8 years experience in public policy or advocacy environment (preferably dealing with biomedical research, science policy, or cancer/health policy) Prior Capitol Hill and/or professional association experience a plus.
Excellent written and oral skills
Demonstrated ability to write for diverse audiences
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple assignments and work on deadline
Exceptional Interpersonal skills and ability to be a strong team player.
Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel
Proficient in PowerPoint
EDUCATION AND TRAINING:
Bachelor’s Degree required
How To Apply:
Please submit your cover letter and resume (including salary history) to:
AACR is the oldest and largest scientific organization in the world focused on every aspect of high-quality, innovative cancer research. Its reputation for scientific breadth and excellence attract the premier researchers in the field. The programs and services of AACR foster the exchange of knowledge and new ideas among scientists dedicated to cancer research, provide training opportunities for t...he next generation of cancer researchers, and increase public understanding of cancer.
To that end, AACR:
Publishes five peer-reviewed scientific journals: Cancer Research; Clinical Cancer Research; Molecular Cancer Therapeutics; Molecular Cancer Research; and, Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention.
Publishes CR, a magazine for cancer survivors, patient advocates, their families, physicians, and scientists. It provides a forum for sharing essential, evidence-based information and perspectives on progress in cancer research, survivorship, and advocacy.
Convenes topical scientific conferences and an annual meeting that draws more than 17,000 participants from the cancer research community.
Offers workshops, fellowships and grants for early-career investigators and investigators-in-training.
Collaborates with cancer survivors, raises public awareness of the progress in and cause for hope in cancer research, and advocates for strong federal research funding.