Endocrinologists are at the core of solving the most pressing health problems of our time, from diabetes and obesity to infertility, bone health, and hormone-related cancers The Endocrine Society is the world’s oldest and largest organization of scientists devoted to hormone research and physicians who care for people with hormone-related conditions. Our inclusive community is made of scientists, physicians, educators, nurses, and students in 122 countries.
We are seeking a Government & Public Affairs Coordinator who has a highly motivated and dynamic attitude plus an eye for detail. You will have the opportunity to work directly with our Chief Policy Officer to provide essential support to the day-to-day operations of our Government and Public Affairs (GPA) team. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to further develop your skills and gain exposure, collaborating closely with our GPA team to play a supportive role in the development and implementation of the Society’s legislative, regulatory, and advocacy agenda.
What you’ll bring to the job:
Bachelor’s degree required. A degree in public affairs, political science or related field is strongly preferred.
One to two years’ work experience in a similar capacity is required; experience in health-related field or medical association and/or congressional office preferred.
Proficiency in MS Office products (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc.); database management skills preferred.
Must have solid oral and written communication skills, excellent business and basic media relations writing skills (writing summaries, brief articles and drafting simple press releases, etc.)
Must be friendly and tactful plus have solid, professional verbal communication and interpersonal skills.
Must have outstanding customer service skills with strong attention to detail and accuracy.
Ability to prioritize and multi-task in a fast-paced environment; should have a positive attitude and work well in a team-oriented environment.
Reliable self-starter with strong initiative and follow through.
Ability to travel and work weekends or after-hours, on occasion.
Ability to learn new technology as required.
Our Values: We believe in and empower our staff. We know that with our investment in their growth, they have an even greater potential to contribute to our organization. Our core values embody the character and culture of our staff – they guide our decision making, interactions and how we serve our members. As an organization, we are committed to: demonstrating responsible stewardship, treating one another with trust and mutual respect, supporting work life balance, sustaining an inclusive environment, and fostering an environment that encompasses communication, service, collaboration, results & innovation.
What you’ll own:
Provide administrative support to GPA staff and programs, serving as the “control center” for the team; schedule internal and external meetings, prepare materials, take minutes, etc.
Collaborate with GPA staff to advance health and science policy work and track accomplishments
Manage and update relevant committee rosters, coalition rosters, and listserv contacts; respond to inquiries from members of these groups
Complete quarterly and yearly lobbying disclosures, code vendor invoices and member reimbursements
Coordinate with Communication and Media Relations team to ensure accurate and timely posting of all GPA related materials to Endocrine.org., on social media, and in electronic newsletters
Draft a variety of written materials, including content for newsletters, social media, and action alerts
Provide support for advocacy-related programs and monitor relevant legislation and regulation
Coordinate logistics for and help execute Hill days; identifying target districts and recruiting Society members to participate, drafting written materials such as talking points and follow up emails, and accompanying Society members to Hill meetings when appropriate
Attend and report on legislative and policy briefings and meetings on Capitol Hill
Organize Congressional Briefings, including identifying speakers, preparing presentations and background materials, working with panel, and conducting follow-up to congressional offices
Disseminate Society policy letters, position statements, etc. to our Congressional contacts and respond to inquiries from Congressional staff regarding these materials
Other duties as assigned.
What you’ll do well:
Be relied upon to ensure that projects within areas of responsibility are completed in a timely and efficient manner. Monitor programs and/or activities and take corrective action when necessary. Realize and own up to one’s mistakes and find a solution to correct or improve and prevent from future repetition.
Work cooperatively with others to achieve common goals. Effectively work and complete assignments in group settings by listening and responding appropriately to other team members, offering support, conferring with team members about their concerns, expressing disagreement constructively, and working towards solutions that all team members can support.
Identify and deal with issues proactively and persistently, seizing opportunities that arise. Identify what needs to be done and act before being asked or required.
Effectively communicate ideas, thoughts, and facts in writing. Use correct grammar, punctuation, spelling, and sentence structure. Organize written ideas clearly. Tailor written communication to effectively reach audience. Express ideas clearly and concisely in writing.
Ensure that one's own and other's work, information, and reports are complete and accurate. Carefully prepare for meetings and presentations. Follow up with others to ensure that agreements and commitments have been fulfilled. Develop and use systems to organize and keep track of information or progress. Set up and monitor procedures to ensure high quality of work.
What you’ll get out of it:
Working with a staff that has passion for our mission, believes in one another and has fun.
The chance to work in an environment that empowers staff to take informed risks and create new programs and services.
A chance to make a contribution in a fun job with room to make it your own.
A strong and competitive salary and benefits package that focuses on your well-being and financial health.
Proof of Vaccination & Work Location:
The Endocrine Society values the safety of our employees, our members, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for this job you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to an HR partner or you must request an exemption before your actual start date. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with the Endocrine Society.
This position is located in Washington, DC and walking distance to Metro and major bus lines. The Endocrine Society offers a flexible, hybrid work environment. Effective May 2nd, 2022, employees are expected to work from the office at least 2 days per week to foster our collaborative culture and support cross-functional interaction.
Endocrine Society offers a convenient downtown DC location within walking distance of Farragut North/Farragut West and Foggy Bottom Metro stations. Qualified candidates interested in a purposeful work environment, competitive salaries and excellent benefits, including a generous TIAA- CREF retirement plan with 10% employer contribution, submit resume and cover letter with salary requirements.
Endocrine Society is the world's largest and most active professional organization of endocrinologists in the world. Founded in 1916, the Society is internationally known as the leading source of state-of-the-art research and clinical advancements in endocrinology and metabolism. We are dedicated to promoting excellence in research, education and clinical practice in the field of endocrinology. Society membership continues to grow with more than 18,000 members from over 100 countries. These professionals are dedicated to the research and treatment of the full range of endocrine disorders: diabetes, infertility, osteoporosis, thyroid disease, obesity/lipids, growth hormone, pituitary tumors, and adrenal insufficiency.
For employees, Endocrine Society offers a stimulating, collegial work environment of 86 staff where top performance is recognized and appreciated. We pride ourselves on our competitive pay practices and excellent benefits program, including a 10% annual employer contribution to a TIAA-CREF retirement plan, subsidized health, dental and vision insurance, fully paid life and disability income protection, professional development and tuition assistance programs, an on-si...te employee fitness room and generous leave benefits. We have a convenient Downtown D.C. location accessible by the Metro red line Farragut North and blue and orange line Farragut West stations.