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Organizational and Position Overview
Nested within the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) is a professional home for clinicians and researchers working on the front lines of the HIV epidemic. You will represent HIVMA as a Senior/Policy and Advocacy Manager (position could be "senior" level depending on experience) who will lead HIVMA’s policy and advocacy efforts on priority issue areas, including appropriations, the Ending HIV as an Epidemic initiative, research, evidence-based prevention, other relevant public health and physician workforce issues.
FLSA Classification - Exempt
Reports to - HIVMA Executive Director
Monitor and develop responses to relevant legislation, regulations and other federal notices, e.g., testimony, comments, statements and other correspondence
Cultivate relationships with relevant Congressional staff and members, and the executive branch to advance HIVMA’s policy priorities
Represent HIVMA and actively participate in HIV and broader health care coalitions and workgroups, deliver public comments at related forums, and present at conferences as necessary
Develop issue briefs and other resources to educate policymakers and HIVMA members on HIVMA’s policy priorities
Lead HIVMA’s member grassroots advocacy
Organize annual Board member HIVMA Advocacy Day and other member advocacy opportunities
Staff IDSA and HIVMA workgroups as needed
Support HIVMA’s social media strategy
Lead or support other policy and advocacy projects as needed
Other Responsibilities - Other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications and Experience
Five or more years of experience in the health care policy arena with developed advocacy, policy analysis and research skills
Experience working on Capitol Hill or interacting with Congress, Executive Branch agencies
Knowledge and experience with the federal legislative process
Experience using social media experience for advocacy
Excellent oral and written communication skills / strong interpersonal skills are a must
Strong initiative, willingness and flexibility to take on new policy issues as they arise and the ability to manage projects independently while working as a part of a team
Familiarity with HIV-related policy issues
Strong problem-solver with exceptional attention to detail and accuracy
The ideal candidate is a hardworking team player who can remain flexible to switch gears depending on priorities.
Please submit a cover letter and resume for consideration.
We are an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status.
Telecommuting is allowed.
About Infectious Diseases Society of America
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) represents physicians, scientists and other health care professionals who specialize in infectious diseases. IDSA’s purpose is to improve the health of individuals, communities, and society by promoting excellence in patient care, education, research, public health, and prevention relating to infectious diseases.
SHEA's mission is to promote the prevention of healthcare-associated infections and antibiotic resistance and to advance the fields of healthcare epidemiology and antibiotic stewardship.
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