06/01/2017


The Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut is seeking a highly motivated, results oriented, individual to conduct legislative, and grassroots activities to achieve the advocacy goals of the Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut's strategic plan. Our perfect candidate thrives in a small office environment and achieves results by working independently and as part of a team to meet the organization's strategic goals.

TITLE: Government Relations & Grassroots Advocacy Associate

AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY: The Government Relations & Grassroots Associate will work between 15 and 20 hour per week and is responsible for providing legislative, regulatory, grassroots, and administrative support to achieve the advocacy goals of the Epilepsy Foundation of Connecticut’s strategic plan. Scope of work includes grassroots advocacy network management and communications, public policy research; website content management; legislative and regulatory monitoring; and interacting with National office Government Relations staff.

RELATIONSHIPS: Reports directly to Executive Director; maintains cooperative relationships with other staff, health professionals and advocacy organizations

ACTIVITIES:

  • Writes action alerts, articles for weekly e-newsletter, legislative and regulatory updates, and background materials for grassroots advocacy network.
  • Develops and maintains website content and creates social media content to promote advocacy activities.
  • Performs legislative research, writing, and bill tracking for state and federal policy issues
  • Plans and conducts annual Advocacy Day at state capitol.
  • Coordinates activities for National Teen Speak Up conference in Washington, D.C.
  • Monitors state legislative and regulatory issues including but not limited to access to care, programs and services, and disability issues.
  • Meets with state legislators and their staff to advocate in support of the Foundation’s public policy priorities as needed.
  • Represents the Foundation on health and disability coalitions as needed.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:

Bachelor’s Degree and/or 2 years legislative office experience

Knowledge of legislative process and basic legislative research tools

Ability to use, maintain and monitor advocacy tools in conjunction with National office

Ability to communicate legislative and regulatory information to public and advocates

Demonstrates willingness to work as part of a small team office

Job Type: Part-time

Required education:

  • Bachelor's

Required experience:

  • legislative office: 2 years
To apply please send you resume and cover letter to Allison Gamber at allison@epilepsyct.com


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