- Health Policy Assistant, USA

JOB TITLE: Health Policy Assistant 

Lung Cancer Alliance


REPORTS TO:  Director of Health Policy







The Health Policy Assistant will serve as a member of the Health Policy team responsible for providing administrative assistance and coordination of activities for health policy, including research, preparation of and dissemination of policy documents, creating, updating and maintaining organized files and records, event planning, scheduling and execution among other health policy initiatives. 


This individual will interact with multiple stakeholders including patient advocates, non-profit health coalitions and policymakers in assisting the Health Policy team with activities in support of LCA’s core programs, mission and goals.


Essential Duties

• Coordinate activities, supporting the work of the Health Policy team.  

• Maintain databases, including Voter Voice to distribute advocacy campaigns and provide reports.  

• Arrange and conduct Hill visits at the direction of the Health Policy team.

• Prepare correspondence, memos and materials for policy meetings, briefings and conferences. 

• Represent the organization as needed at policy meetings, events and conferences.

• Perform research to help make recommendations on legislative and regulatory policies.

• Manage the schedules and travel, including preparation of materials, research and correspondence for key meetings, briefings and conferences. 

• Help manage volunteer advocates for targeted policy actions and events.    

• Other duties as assigned.


Skills & Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree in political science or related field, with 2-3 years of relevant work experience preferably in a health care policy or patient advocacy organization setting.

• Preference will be given to candidates with prior Capitol Hill experience.

• Professional interest in federal and state policy, healthcare or issues related to lung cancer.

• Strong written and oral communication skills. 

• Excellent organizational skills; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and maintain a system of tracking, monitoring and prioritizing tasks and projects.

• Experience in congressional or professional events and national advocacy conferences. 

• Mature, detailed-oriented individual able to work both independently and in teams.

• Experience with balancing and supporting the administrative needs of multiple individuals.

• Flexibility and adaptability in a dynamic environment.

• Commitment to LCA’s mission and its health policy goals. 

• Demonstrated experience using the Microsoft Office Suite and databases. 


Salary & Benefits

• Salary is commensurate with experience.

• Generous benefits package included.

• Lung Cancer Alliance is an equal opportunity employer.


Please send cover letter, resume, salary requirements and writing sample to Lung Cancer Alliance through email, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. noting Health Policy in the subject line. 


For more information, please visit our website at www.lungcanceralliance.org


Job posted on 22nd January 2018

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