Director, Federal Policy & Advocacy (Home Based, DC Area)

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The Director, Federal Policy & Advocacy will lead Komen’s public policy & advocacy initiatives related to breast cancer and public health policy within the federal government. This individual will plan, implement, and coordinate federal legislative, budgetary and regulatory activities by representing the organization before Congress and the administration on issues prioritized by the Center for Public Policy.

Empowered by our expansive grassroots network, Susan G. Komen’s Center for Public Policy is leading the fight for those impacted by breast cancer locally, in our states and in Washington, D.C. Komen’s Center for Public Policy works to identify, through a transparent and broad-based, intensive vetting and selection process, the policy issues that have the greatest potential impact on Komen’s mission.  In addition, the Director will:

Leads the development for federal advocacy strategies in support of Komen’s Public Policy and Advocacy Priorities.
Serves as subject matter expert and on the ground representative for Komen’s Center for Public Policy in the Washington, DC, working to advance Komen’s federal policy agenda through extensive contact with the U.S. Congress and the Administration.
Develops strategy and oversees regulatory engagement relating to issues impacting health care policy and the breast cancer community.
Identifies key areas for growth and expansion of Komen’s federal policy footprint.
Increases Komen’s visibility and presence on Capitol Hill, within the White House and the Administration by identifying, developing, and managing strategic relationships.
Represents Komen and deepens relationships with population-specific caucuses, coalitions and working groups (i.e., Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Women’s Congressional Policy Institute)
Tracks, reviews, assesses, and reports on federal breast cancer related legislation, regulation, and budget items.
Gathers research and intelligence to develop position papers, talking points, policy briefings, presentations and other materials related to federal policy and advocacy.
Develops, leads and/or participates in various coalitions and working groups that benefit Komen’s federal policy agenda and strategy.
Oversees the planning, organizing and execution of advocate training and policy events in DC.
Represents Komen’s Center for Public Policy externally with legislative offices, federal government, partners, media, and donors.
Promotes an organizational culture that values trust, commitment to the mission, scientific integrity, and professional and organizational growth.
What you will bring to the table

Master’s degree in public policy, public administration, political science, government affairs, communications, or another relevant field.
7-10 years of progressive professional experience in political, legislative and/or regulatory environment at the federal level.
Proven history of employee and consultant management.
Knowledge and understanding of health policy.
Extensive experience working with Congress and the Administration, including understanding lobbying laws and reporting requirements.
Knowledge about the congressional appropriations process and federal health care programs.
Proven ability to compile, analyze and interpret legislation, budgets, and data.
Ability to work with policymakers and staff of all ideologies; ability to work both independently and in collaboration with others.
Strong written communication, verbal communication and interpersonal skills are required for effective interaction with volunteers, elected officials, legislative staff, and other high-profile persons.
Proven ability to meet strict deadlines, in a fast-paced environment.
Solid organizational skills and high-level proficiency with MS Office products.
Preferred experience

Experience working on Capitol Hill and/or health-related government agencies.
Experience working for a patient advocacy organization.
Working knowledge of breast cancer public policy and advocacy environment.
So, what’s in it for you?

Komen believes in the importance of taking care of our employees so that in turn they can be committed to supporting our critical mission to support those impacted by breast cancer and to help find cures.  This is what Komen provides away from the computer:

Competitive annual salary 85k – 115k; exact compensation ranges are based on various factors including but not limited to the labor market, job level, internal equity, and budget. Offers given will take into consideration candidate’s skills, education, experience, geographic location and other necessary credentials.
Health, dental, vision and a retirement plan with a 6% employer match
Generous Paid Time Off Plan
Flexible work arrangement in a fully remote working environment
Bi-weekly work from home stipend
Parental leave
Tuition Reimbursement
A culture of learning and development
And so much more!
Komen provides a remote and/or home-based working environment for all active employees. Komen defines remote as the ability to work from any physical location within the U.S. where an employee can perform specified work duties without disruption or distraction.  Komen defines home-based roles as positions that are required to reside in a specific market.  Work schedules for both remote and home based are determined by the organizational needs of each department.

Susan G. Komen is fair and equal in all its employment practices for persons without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.  Additionally, we embrace Diverse Teams & Perspective, and we find strength in the diversity of cultural backgrounds, ideas, and experiences.