The events and development assistant is an ideal role for an individual looking to develop a career in the fields of fundraising, relationship building, and events management. Working directly with the Director of External Affairs, this person will play a key role in these essential daily processes and will gain first-hand insight into the internal and external business operations of a health care policy focused nonprofit organization. This is a full-time position in Washington, D.C. and requires regular in-office work. Staff must comply with the organization’s COVID-19 vaccination requirement policy.
A day in this role could look like the following:
- Morning meetings with the director of external affairs and key stakeholders and leaders in the health care industry;
- Collaborating and conceptualizing how to best organize and execute meaningful, educational programs, virtually and in-person, with the External Affairs and Policy teams;
- Generating reports on fundraising and event attendance by leveraging data in our CRM database to present to the Director and/or Senior management team;
- Developing relationships with vendors and venues throughout Washington, D.C., and in the virtual events space as you work throughout the year on planning Alliance external events;
- Taking on special projects as they arise, such as supporting strategic planning for fundraising and developing the structure for the annual Signature Series events and annual fundraising dinner.
Working with the Alliance’s small and vibrant staff, and reporting to the director of external affairs, the events and development assistant’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Fundraising Support
- Interface directly with key stakeholders and manage benefits fulfillment and join fundraising calls and meetings with the director and CEO;
- Provide ongoing updates to the customer-relationship management (CRM) database for the organization and maintain data integrity of database;
- Assist the director of external affairs in researching, grant reporting, and proposals, coordinating and managing funder outreach.
- Support the Director and the CEO with the preparation of materials for stakeholder meetings, scheduling, and other tasks as needed.
- Events Management
- Manage logistics and execution timeline in organizing virtual health policy briefings, press events, and, once we are back in-person, retreats on Capitol Hill and other locations;
- Create run-of-shows for virtual and in-person events, and manage the online event software before, during, and after the event;
- Conduct data analysis of completed events for grant process, funder communications, and overall formative and summative communications;
- Curate and liaise with vendors and contractors for events;
- Help develop and execute all necessary logistics with the director of external affairs for the major fundraising events like the Alliance Annual Dinner and other receptions and conferences.
Skills and Expertise
The Events and Development Assistant must have a meticulous eye for detail and strong organizational and time management skills. They will regularly liaise with high-level professionals, government officials, and their staff. Excellent judgment, poise, and strong written and verbal communication skills are essential, as well as a strong desire to grow professionally and learn in this role and at the organization.
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited university;
- Relevant work experience and desire to learn and grow event planning, fundraising, and/or nonprofit organizations;
- Professionalism, efficiency, and demonstrated commitment to consistently high-quality, thorough work;
- Capacity to handle confidential materials and maintain privacy;
- Ability to function both autonomously and in close collaboration with others;
- Data minded and interested in metrics and data integrity;
- General interest in health and health care policy; and
- Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including PowerPoint, Excel, and other similar programs.
- Fundraising in a nonprofit setting, in Washington, DC, or state-level/national political campaign;
- Leadership experience in clubs, organizations, or athletics, especially ones that included working with organizational administration, leadership, or Boards/Trustees; and/or
- Event planning and management, particularly through virtual platforms.
The Alliance is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Applicants with diverse backgrounds, experiences, abilities, and perspectives are encouraged to apply.
Base annual salary range $40,000 – $44,000. The Alliance for Health Policy offers an outstanding benefits package, including:
- Platinum-level medical insurance, dental insurance, and vision insurance with 80% employer-paid premium subsidy for employees;
- 12 weeks of paid parental leave;
- $2 for $1 retirement contribution match, up to 10% of salary, with immediate vesting;
- Company provided life and long-term disability insurance; and
- Generous paid vacation, holiday, and sick leave.
About the Alliance
For nearly 30 years, the Alliance for Health Policy has served as a nonpartisan, nonprofit 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. We conduct approximately 50 events and convenings per year for audiences ranging from new congressional staff to seasoned policy experts and media, in addition to maintaining an active schedule of policy development, policymaker outreach, and stakeholder engagement.
To improve health and health care by fostering a balanced exchange of evidence, experience, and multiple perspectives.
To inform solutions for improving health and health care in the United States by advancing health policy knowledge and facilitating solutions-focused dialogue among diverse stakeholders and leaders.
- Collaborative learning, grounded in evidence and informed by experience. We promote a shared understanding of the facts and real-life experiences that affect health and health care in America.
- Constructive and proactive problem solving: We come to every conversation ready to bring out the best ideas for solving problems.
- Inclusive, equitable and respectful dialogue: We include diverse perspectives in consequential conversations and are committed to creating an environment where people can hear each other across differences.
- Discernment and integrity: We are committed to navigating complex issues with good judgment and in good faith.
- Responsiveness and accountability: We serve as a reliable and approachable source of excellent information for the health policy community.