America’s Blood Centers (ABC), North America's largest network of community-based, independent blood programs, is seeking a Manager, Government Affairs. The position will be actively involved and accountable in building relationships with members of Congress and their staff, implementing a grassroots strategy to involve ABC members and other stakeholders in advocacy initiatives, assisting with coordination of state-level advocacy among ABC members, and tracking and providing updates on advocacy developments. The position will report to the Senior Director, Federal Government Affairs.
Represent ABC before the U.S Congress, building and maintaining strong relationships and improving the visibility of ABC member centers before Congress.
Work as part of the government affairs team to develop materials for use on Capitol Hill.
Develop and manage ABC’s grassroots advocacy program, including the development of key contacts and ABC’s annual Day on Capitol Hill, part of Blood Advocacy Week.
Build relationships with third-party stakeholders and participate in coalitions as assigned.
Regularly monitor and analyze health-related legislation, providing high-quality verbal and written reports, position statements, talking points, and other materials.
Assist in the development of educational opportunities for ABC members related to advocacy, including the development of advocacy content and programs for ABC meetings and workshops.
Coordinate state government affairs work among ABC member blood centers. Work on special projects and other duties as required helping to promote the association’s success.
Local travel required.
Experience, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Minimum 3 years of combined Capitol Hill, Executive Branch, government relations, and/or public policy experience.
Thorough understanding of the federal legislative processes and landscape.
Knowledge of and experience in health policy.
Strong working relationships with members of Congress and staff.
Strong written and oral communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
Strong planning and organizational skills and detailed oriented.
Requires ability to multitask and determine priorities.
Requires ability to manage and work as part of teams.
America’s Blood Centers employs talented individuals whose passion, drive and skills are necessary to fulfill our mission. America’s Blood Centers offers a salary commensurate with experience as well as an excellent benefit package including medical, dental, LTD, and 401k contribution. We are a virtual office that promotes a flexible work environment. Applicants must be able to maintain a safe, separate workspace in which they can complete their work that is free from distraction and limits accessibly by non-employees and live in an area where they can obtain reliable internet service. This is a full-time staff position including benefits and a stipend for internet and telephone services.
America’s Blood Centers prohibits discrimination and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.