Position Description: Advocacy Coordinator
The New England Hemophilia Association (NEHA) seeks an Advocacy Coordinator to lead our legislative and advocacy efforts in all six of the New England states. As part of a newly developed New England Advocacy Coalition, this position will also work with the staff from the Hemophilia Alliance of Maine (HAM) and Connecticut Hemophilia Society (CHS). This position is part-time and will be about 10-15 hours per week from NEHA's Dedham, MA office. You must be willing to travel.
Founded in 1957, the New England Hemophilia Association (NEHA) is a 501(c)3 organization that provides programs and services to the bleeding disorders community across New England. NEHA’s mission is to improve the quality of life for persons with bleeding disorders and their families through education, support, and advocacy. NEHA serves the states of Maine (ME), New Hampshire (NH), Vermont (VT), Rhode Island (RI), Massachusetts (MA), and Connecticut (CT).
Education and Experience
Minimum BA/BS degree, preferably in political science
2–4 years related experience of administrative support and project management
Highly organized with strong project management skills
Skilled at prioritizing and juggling competing needs
Excellent interpersonal skills and collaborative work style
Outstanding oral communication skills with the ability to present information clearly
Skilled at writing clearly and concisely in multiple formats
Developing and implementing strategy for advancing policy goals with key decision-makers
Confident in use of Microsoft Office applications, database management, Adobe document, and social media applications.
Experience in coalition-building and working in a team environment
Evidenced experience working with and managing groups of people.
Ability to use data in shaping policy messages
Roles and Responsibilities
Manages the New England Bleeding Disorders Advocacy Coalition
Provides staff support to NEHA, Hemophilia Alliance of Maine (HAM), and Connecticut Hemophilia Society’s (CHS) advocacy efforts
Oversees the ambassadors on the New England Bleeding Disorders Advocacy Coalition
Updates and maintains the advocacy pages on NEHA, HAM, and CHS’ websites
Organizes (3) state based legislative days in 2017
Manages all advocacy functions include logistics, scheduling, materials management, agenda development, reports and correspondence
Other duties related to the coalition, as assigned
This is a part-time position. Compensation is commensurate with experience.
March 12, 2017
Email resume, cover letter, three professional references, and a writing sample to:
Rich Pezzillo, NEHA Executive Director: email@example.com
Subject: Advocacy Coordinator Position