American Heart Association

State Government Relations Director

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Type
Industry
Function
Charitable Organizations
Advocacy
  • Baton Rouge, LA

Overview

Now is the time to join us and make a difference. Be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives. Here at the American Heart Association, you matter and so does your career.

We are currently hiring for a State Government Relations Director. The State Government Relations Director is responsible for serving as the primary representative of the AHA to the assigned state legislature and relevant state agencies to generate awareness and support for the AHA’s public policy agenda. They strategically coordinate and supervise efforts to foster the state public policy priorities of the American Heart Association (AHA). Responsible for working with AHA staff, volunteers, coalitions and partner organizations to build support for AHA policy issues and to integrate advocacy messaging into relevant AHA programs and events. They are responsible for developing and advancing a local policy agenda in Baton Rouge, LA and other communities.

The Association offers many resources to help you maintain work-life harmonization through your changing needs and life situations. To help you be successful, you will have access to Heart U, our award-winning corporate university, as well as training and support locally and through our National Center.

#TheAHALife is our company culture, our way of life, reflecting our diversity and inclusion, our focus on work-life harmonization and our Guiding Values. Discover why you will Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Valued™ at the American Heart Association by following us on LinkedIn, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and at heart.org.

Responsibilities

Essential Job Duties

  • Meets one on one with members of the state legislature, their staff, and other state government officials to gain support for the AHA’s advocacy issues.
  • Monitors and engages on state-level legislative and regulatory issues of concern to the AHA and apprises appropriate AHA volunteers and staff of emerging advocacy issues and local ordinances.
  • Provides policy research, development of support materials, recruitment of spokespersons, preparation of testimony, and other activities as needed to advance the AHA’s legislative agenda.
  • Participates in coalition building efforts and collaborative partnerships to leverage opportunities that advance the AHA’s advocacy issues.
  • Recruits membership for and provides staff support to volunteer state advocacy committee(s). Collaborates with the committee to develop an annual state legislative agenda.
  • Provides strategic direction on statewide grassroots and key contact, recruitment, retention and mobilization efforts. Provides strategic direction and support materials for state lobby days and/or local in-district meetings.
  • Collaborates with communications staff partners on development and timing of media advocacy efforts.
  • Prepares required reporting information including local, state and/or federal lobbying reports and other reporting as vital.
  • Provides advocacy presentations and training opportunities to volunteers and staff as needed.
  • Attends and participates in relevant AHA meetings throughout the year, including national and affiliate staff training, affiliate and state-level meetings with staff partners, and metro board meetings.

Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy, Political Science, Law, related field or equivalent work experience
  • Three (3) years of experience and success in legislative and regulatory lobbying
  • Three (3) years of proven experience building and managing issue advocacy coalition(s)
  • Three (3) years of experience developing and implementing grassroots and media advocacy tactics
  • Outstanding oral and written communications skills
  • Policy analysis and technical (legislative and regulatory) writing skills
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple, sophisticated projects in varying stages of development under time constraints
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of strategic planning, budgeting, and managing work

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of voluntary health organizations or nonprofit organizations
  • Experience working in health care policy
  • Experience in volunteer management
  • Understanding and appreciation for the use of technology and information systems

Compensation & Benefits

The American Heart Association invests in its people. Here are the main components of our total rewards package. Visit Rewards & Benefits to see more details.

  • Compensation – Our goal is to ensure you have a competitive base salary. That’s why we regularly review the market value of jobs and make adjustments, as needed.
  • Performance and Recognition – You are rewarded for achieving success by merit increases and incentive programs, based on the type of position.
  • Benefits – We offer a wide array of benefits including medical, dental, vision, disability, and life insurance, along with a robust retirement program that includes an employer match and automatic contribution. As a mark of our commitment to employee well-being, we also offer an employee assistance program, employee wellness program and telemedicine, and medical consultation.
  • Professional Development – You can join one of our many Employee Resource Groups (ERG) or be a mentor/mentee in our professional mentoring program. HeartU is the Association’s national online university, with more than 100,000 resources designed to meet your needs and busy schedule.
  • Work-Life Harmonization – The Association offers Paid Time Off (PTO) at a minimum of 16 days per year for new employees. The number of days will increase based on seniority level. You will also have a total of 12 paid holidays off each year, which includes several days off at the end of the year.

The American Heart Association’s 2024 Goal: Every person deserves the opportunity for a full, healthy life. As champions for health equity, by 2024, the American Heart Association will advance cardiovascular health for all, including identifying and removing barriers to health care access and quality.

At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity applies to both our workforce and the communities we serve as it relates to heart health and stroke prevention.

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EOE/Protected Veterans/Persons with Disabilities

Location US-LA-Baton Rouge

Posted Date 2 weeks ago (9/21/2022 5:04 PM)

Requisition ID 2022-9299

Job Category Advocacy

Position Type Full Time

Location: LA-Baton Rouge

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