The Manager, Health Policy, PAC & Grassroots Advocacy is responsible for managing the day-to-day functions and activities related to government affairs and political advocacy, including the SIR’s Political Action Committee (SIRPAC), the Grassroots Leadership Training Program, and grassroots communication and engagement.
Essential Functions and Responsibilities
Build and manage the SIR Grassroots Advocacy Network of member physicians throughout the US that can be mobilized to advocate for SIR health policy and advocacy positions at the local, state, and national level.
Host regular Grassroots Advocacy Network webinars to educate and mobilize network members on SIR policy positions, advocacy activities, and calls to action.
Plan, manage, and support two Grassroots Leadership Training workshops per year for selected members, including Hill visits.
Assist Director of Government Affairs in managing SIRPAC, organizing political activities to align with advocacy goals and foster member engagement in advocacy.
Build and maintain relationships with key Congressional members and staff and attend fundraisers in coordination with Director of Government Affairs.
Maintain the SIRPAC website by updating news, issues, advocacy calls to action, donor listings, and periodic donor appreciation profiles.
Distribute SIRPAC funds as directed by the SIRPAC Board of Directors and the Director of Government Relations.
Serve as the key contact for members with health policy and advocacy inquiries.
Secondary Functions and Responsibilities
At the direction of the Director of Government Relations:
Support lobbying efforts, as needed;
Research and track legislative and regulatory issues of interest to SIR;
Prepare issue briefs, talking points, comments, statements, testimony and policy statements on health legislation and regulations;
Design and implement issue advocacy campaigns in coordination with Marketing and Communications staff as appropriate;
Support staff liaison activities to the Government Affairs Committee, FDA Committee, SIRPAC Board of Directors
Manage and ensure the timely execution of the activities of SIRPAC.
Assist SIR members who attend SIRPAC events with travel arrangements and travel reimbursement.
Develop and maintains relationships with government affairs staff at other medical specialty societies, as needed.
Monitor and act as a staff liaison to various health care associations, coalitions and organizations, as needed.
Assist in preparing the Government Relations budget annually. Manage the Grassroots Advocacy program within budget.
Participate in or lead interdepartmental staff teams to review existing or recommend new internal policies, as needed.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Excellent communication and organizational skills are essential. Candidates must be detail oriented. Must be able to manage multiple priorities and meet tight deadlines.
Ability to multi-task and successfully manage several projects simultaneously
Ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams and working relationships, both internally and externally
Knowledge of federal and state government operations and the legislative process.
Knowledge of the political and election process.
Knowledge of federal and state regulatory agency operations and authority
Bachelor’s Degree required.
Advanced degree desirable.
1- 3 years previous experience in government affairs in a health care related field highly desired.
Previous experience with a medical specialty society or trade association is desirable.
Experience with Political Action Committees and/ or grassroots activity preferred.
About Society of Interventional Radiology
The Society of Interventional Radiology (SIR) is located in Fairfax, Virginia, SIR is a national organization (approx. 40 staff members) of physicians, scientists, and allied health professionals dedicated to improving public health through disease management and minimally invasive, image-guided therapeutic interventions. Today, SIR continues to maintain steady membership growth with more than 6,000 physician and allied health care members.
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