The Manager, Health Policy & Grassroots Advocacy is responsible for managing the day-to-day functions and activities related to government affairs and grassroots 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.
Draft and prepare issue briefs, talking points, comments, statements, testimony and policy statements on health policy legislation and regulation.
Design and implement issue advocacy campaigns, coordinating with Marketing and Communications staff as appropriate.
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.
Assist SIR leadership who are attending SIRPAC events with travel arrangement and travel reimbursement.
Send thank you cards and gifts to all SIRPAC donors.
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;
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.
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
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.
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.