Endocrinologists are at the core of solving the most pressing health problems of our time, from diabetes and obesity to infertility, bone health, and hormone-related cancers The Endocrine Society is the world’s oldest and largest organization of scientists devoted to hormone research and physicians who care for people with hormone-related conditions. Our inclusive community is made of scientists, physicians, educators, nurses, and students in 122 countries.
We are passionate about our mission and are seeking a Manager of Health Policy & Advocacy who has a highly motivated and dynamic attitude and an eye for detail. Under the direct supervision of our Director of Advocacy & Policy, this position provides essential support to the Society’s activities related to women’s health policy, transgender health policy, and other health policy issues as assigned within the Society’s portfolio. In this role, you will have the opportunity to support advocacy activities related to health policy and serve as a point of contact for members of Congress, the Administration, and other key stakeholders to advance the Society’s policy agenda.
What you’ll bring to the job:
- Bachelor’s degree required.
- Minimum 2 years’ work experience in a similar capacity is required; experience in health-related field, medical association and/or congressional office strongly preferred.
- Proficiency in MS Office products (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.).
- Solid written communication skills, plus excellent business and basic media relations writing skills (writing summaries, brief articles and drafting simple press releases, etc.)
- Tact and solid professional verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
- Outstanding customer service skills with strong attention to detail and accuracy.
- Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment; should have a positive attitude and work well in a team-oriented environment.
- Strong initiative and follow through.
- Ability to travel and work weekends or after-hours, on occasion.
We believe in and empower our staff. We know that with our investment in their growth, they have an even greater potential to contribute to our organization. Our core values embody the character and culture of our staff – they guide our decision making, interactions and how we serve our members. As an organization, we are committed to: embracing change, consciously creating, genuinely caring, proactively communicating, and valuing belonging.
What you’ll own:
- Monitor and analyze legislative issues related to women’s health and transgender health; work with GPA staff to develop and implement proactive and responsive strategies
- Work with the Director of Advocacy and Policy and the Chief Policy Officer to support health policy issues and activities important to the Society’s clinician members, including the advocacy agenda at the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates
- Represent the Society on Capitol Hill and in coalition meetings, serving as the Society’s point of contact for women’s health, transgender health issues, and other issues related to health policy
- Manage cross-functional efforts to communicate health policy news to members and participate in Society-wide activities that touch on items related to our legislative agenda
- Manage member task forces related to health policy initiatives
- Draft policy memos, communication pieces, and other content about health policy issues for members (Endocrine News, Advocacy in Action, etc.)
- Engage members in advocacy activities related to health policy issues and develop strategies for increasing member engagement in hill days, campaigns, briefings, etc.
- Build relationships with congressional, federal agency, and external organization offices
- Build relationships with Endocrine Society members involved in advocacy; support the Advocacy and Public Outreach Core Committee (APOCC) and Clinical Affairs Core Committee (CACC), staff the Society’s delegates to the American Medical Association (AMA) House of Delegates, and serve as a liaison between Society members and Congressional offices
- In coordination with GPA staff, provide strategic direction for the development of grassroots campaigns and messaging; media and social media campaigns; and Hill Days
- Assist in the development of media and social media strategy for Society’s advocacy initiatives related to health policy issues, including writing advocacy content for communications materials (newsletter articles, website posts, tweets, social media campaigns, alerts, and press releases)
- Other duties as assigned
What you’ll do well:
- Demonstrate ability to plan and organize work and to establish effective priorities. Effectively use time. Demonstrate ability to “think outside the box” for solutions or ways to accomplish the job in a more effective way. Handle projects responsibly (including expense management). Communicate challenges/barriers to supervisor. Collaborate and share progress with others to get the project completed. Demonstrate effective delivery of completed project.
- Look at situations from multiple perspectives. Create solutions to problems using novel methods and processes. As a contributor, develop a new product, service, method, or approach. Develop better, faster, or less expensive ways to do things. Work cooperatively with others to produce innovative solutions.
- Ensure that one's own and other's work, information, and reports are complete and accurate. Carefully prepare for meetings and presentations. Follow up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled. Develop and use systems to organize and keep track of information or progress. Set up and monitor procedures to ensure high quality of work.
- Effectively communicate ideas, thoughts, and facts in writing. Use correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure. Organize written ideas clearly. Tailor written communication to effectively reach audience. Express ideas clearly and concisely in writing.
- Develop and maintain strong relationships with members by listening, understanding, and responding to identified needs. Respond to member/leadership/community needs. Actively promote positive relationships with the membership and other groups (committees, leadership, stakeholders, etc.). Exhibit high level of customer service and identify ways to improve service procedures/levels within own position. Respond and follow-through on internal and external requests.
What you’ll get out of it:
- Working with a staff that has passion for our mission, believes in one another and has fun.
- The chance to work in an environment that empowers staff to take informed risks and create new programs and services.
- A chance to make a contribution in a fun job with room to make it your own.
- A strong and competitive salary and benefits package that focuses on your well-being and financial health.
The Endocrine Society embraces and celebrates the strength that diversity brings to our organization. We are committed to building and sustaining a culture of belonging, respect, and inclusion in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, neurodivergence, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. This policy applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, placement, promotion, transfer, compensation, benefits, and termination. The Endocrine Society is committed to providing reasonable accommodations during our recruitment process. If you need assistance or accommodations, please reach out to our People Operations team.
This position is located in Washington, DC and walking distance to Metro and major bus lines. The Endocrine Society offers a flexible, hybrid work environment. Employees are expected to work from the office at least 2 days per week to foster our collaborative culture and support cross-functional interaction.
Endocrine Society offers a convenient downtown DC location within walking distance of Farragut North/Farragut West and Foggy Bottom Metro stations. Qualified candidates interested in a purposeful work environment, competitive salaries and excellent benefits, including a generous TIAA- CREF retirement plan with 10% employer contribution, submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements.