A national non-profit organization headquartered seeks a entry level grassroots advocacy and policy professional to join its team.
Cure SMA leads the way to a world without spinal muscular atrophy, the number one genetic cause of death for infants. We advocate for ,fund and direct comprehensive research that drives breakthroughs in treatment and care, and we provide families the support they need for today.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Assist with Cure SMA’s federal- and state-level grassroots advocacy
Develop targeted print and online advocacy communications, resources and tools to ensure effective advocacy by the SMA community.
Provide administrative and logistical support for grassroots advocacy and lobbying initiatives including but not limited to briefings, legislative visits and “action alerts.”
Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of legislative and regulatory processes at federal and/or state level,
Bachelor’s degree in political science, communications or a related field.
1-3 years of relevant grassroots policy/advocacy/legislative experience. Experience and interest in communications, policy and/or advocacy, particularly in public health and health policy.
Strong, demonstrated experience and background with public policy, legislation or advocacy, including grassroots advocacy.
Strong time management skills and the ability to prioritize and consistently meet deadlines.
Cure SMA is a 501 (c)(3) organization dedicated to the treatment and cure of spinal muscular atrophy (SMA), a disease that takes away a person's ability to walk, eat, or breathe. It is the number one genetic cause of death for infants.
Cure SMA is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity. Applicants for employment and employees are reviewed on their individual qualifications ...for a position. Under no circumstances will Cure SMA discriminate against qualified persons on the basis of race, color, religious creed, retaliation, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity/expression, disability, mental illness, genetics, choice of health insurance, marital status, age, veteran status, or any other basis prohibited under applicable law.