Program Assistant

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Position Overview
The Program Assistant will be a critical part of the Alliance policy team. Our ability to accomplish our mission to foster health policy knowledge, understanding, and dialogue depends upon the consistent production of high-quality and unbiased programming for our core audience, including members of Congress, congressional and executive branch staff, media, and health policy stakeholders. The Program Assistant will ensure our logistical planning processes run smoothly and will convey a polished, professional image to our speakers and event attendees.

Working with the Alliance’s small and vibrant staff, and reporting to the assistant director of policy and programs, the program assistant’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Craft and send invitations to potential speakers for Alliance events;
  • Schedule coordination calls with event speakers and provides speaker support leading up to and following Alliance events;
  • Review event materials and presentations to ensure consistent formatting, error-free language, and overall accuracy;
  • Assemble materials and oversee printing and production of event materials;
  • Provide administrative support for the policy team, including supporting the creation of event summaries and funder reports, crafting emails, creating, updating, and maintaining organized files and records, and other related tasks;
  • Support policy team in researching policy issues and gathering feedback on the scope of events.

Skills and Expertise
The Program Assistant must have a meticulous eye for detail and strong organizational and time management skills to juggle preparations for multiple Alliance events simultaneously. They will regularly liaise with high-level policy professionals, government officials, and their staff. Excellent judgment, poise, and strong written and verbal communication skills are essential.

Basic Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university;
  • Interest in health policy issues and the desire to learn and grow policy research and analysis skills;
  • Ability to work autonomously, as part of a small team, and with a range of external stakeholders;
  • Professionalism, efficiency, and demonstrated commitment to consistently high-quality, thorough work;
  • Capacity to maintain a system of tracking, monitoring, and prioritizing multiple tasks and projects;
  • Excellent grasp of English grammar/language and superior written communication skills;

Ideal Qualifications:

  • Experience with policy research and/or analysis;
  • Experience at federal or state legislative office or executive branch agency;
  • Knowledge of the legislative and/or regulatory process.

Applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, ability, and perspectives are encouraged to apply.

Compensation and Commitments

  • This is a full-time, entry-level position. Benefits include paid vacation time, health, life, and disability insurance and a retirement plan with match.
  • Some evening hours required.

About the Alliance
The Alliance for Health Policy is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization dedicated to helping policymakers and the public better understand health policy, the root of the nation’s health care issues, and the trade-offs posed by various proposals for change. We believe a better health care system begins with a balanced exchange of evidence, experience, and multiple perspectives. Regardless of their point of view, our audience recognizes the Alliance’s reputation as a well-respected source for unbiased health policy information.