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The National Sleep Foundation (NSF) is seeking a Director of Government Affairs to direct, develop and execute all sleep health advocacy activities. The Director plans and carries out legislative activities, including the prioritization of issues, the development of NSF’s positions, and the formulation of strategies to advance the organization’s positions on Capitol Hill. This position also oversees all grassroots advocacy and political programs, including Washington Fly-In events, coalition building, and outreach to Congress. The Director will report to the Vice President of Programs.
Key Objectives & Responsibilities:
Cultivates and leverages key relationships on Capitol Hill to represent the interests of NSF
Serves as Staff Liaison to the NSF Government Affairs Committee and works with the committee to develop positions and strategies on legislative proposals at federal and state levels
Works closely with Research staff to coordinate position development on issues
Represents NSF before Congress, with the media, and at various industry events
Represents NSF on industry coalitions and working groups
Manages any outside consultants to facilitate effective legislative activity at federal and state levels
Oversees all grassroots advocacy and political programs, including Washington Fly-In events
Collaborates on marketing pieces and/or member educational pieces (print/digital) on legislative and grassroots issues
Responds to press inquiries on legislative issues
Jointly develops and manages the Government Affairs budget
Represents the organization in a professional manner
Ensures that advocacy programs meaningfully contribute to the Organization’s mission
Thinks creatively to conceptualize and propose new strategies and paths to advance sleep health advocacy
Recruits, trains and oversees interns and Fellow
Performs all other duties as needed
Minimum of bachelor’s degree
Minimum of 5-7 years Capitol Hill and/or government agency experience
Demonstrated success with coalition building
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong organizational skills
Ability to prioritize and manage a wide variety of tasks
Thorough understanding of federal laws as they relate to lobby reporting
Team player who supports coworkers
Additional Salary Information: To apply, please email your 1) resume, 2) cover letter and 3) current and desired salary using subject line “Director of Government Affairs” to email@example.com. Applications missing any of these 3 requirements will not be considered.
The National Sleep Foundation is dedicated to improving health and well-being through sleep education and advocacy. Founded in 1990 by the leaders in sleep medicine, NSF is the trusted resource for sleep science, healthy sleep habits, and sleep disorders to medical professionals, patients and the public. For more information visit sleepfoundation.org or sleep.org. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter.