The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine (SMFM) is a DC-based, fast-growing medical specialty association in the women’s health space established in 1977 and dedicated to advocacy and education for healthcare providers who treat high-risk pregnant women and their unborn babies. SMFM is currently seeking a hard-working, positive-attitude and dynamic Advocacy Coordinator.
SMFM offers great benefits, including access to several no- or low-cost health insurance plans, three weeks of annual leave and five personal days, all observed Federal holidays, 8 percent salary contribution to a 401(k) plan after 6 months of employment, commuter allowance, flexible work hours, telecommuting once/week after 3 months of employment, a great team and a collegial working environment. We are a pro-choice organization and an equal opportunity employer.
If you have a passion for women's health advocacy, are extremely detail-oriented and organized, can work independently and can handle multiple projects with competing priorities at a time, have the ability to anticipate and resolve issues on the spot, and thrive in a fast-paced environment, then we want to hear from you! Interested candidates should apply online with a cover letter explaining their interest in the position and their qualifications, together with resume and at least 3 current professional references. Deadline is December 23, 2019. No phone calls please.
About the Job
The Advocacy Coordinator provides administrative and logistical support for the Advocacy Department. Engages with key stakeholders, partners, and Members of the Society to aide in advocacy deliverables.
Develops and maintains relevant materials and links for the advocacy website, including VoterVoice software, State Liaison Network and legislative updates.
Tracks state and federal legislation of interest to SMFM and keeps CAO informed of progress/opportunities related to legislation.
Supports, with the direct guidance and oversight of the CAO, the SMFM Health Policy & Advocacy Committee (HPAC), Patient Safety & Quality Committee (PSQC), Diversity and Inclusion in the Workforce Committee (DIWC) and State Liaison Network.
Collaborates with SMFM Education, Membership and Publications Departments in preparation for the SMFM Annual Meeting and in-person committee events.
Schedules conference calls, creates and/or distributes agendas and minutes from conference calls to support the SMFM HPAC, PSQC, DIWC and State Liaison Network.
Provides administrative support to the CAO including managing calendar, meeting preparation, printing, and on-site support for meetings.
Performs research and prepares briefing materials, including one pagers and fact sheets.
Attend briefings, hearings, and other events and provide written summaries.
Assists with projects related to SMFM’s communications channels, as needed.
Represents SMFM at meetings and conferences as needed.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Policy, Government Affairs, or Communications preferred; 2+ years in a similar position;
Experience working for membership association or grants-funded organization a plus;
Excellent computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite;
Excellent interpersonal skills;
Ability to multitask, remain cool under pressure and manage diverse priorities with positive outcomes.
About Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine
The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine is a 501(c)(3) medical association that supports the clinical practice of maternal-fetal medicine by providing education, supporting research, and engaging in advocacy, in order to improve the lives and health of high-risk pregnant women and their babies.