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  • Basic Life: Life Insurance is an important part of your financial security, especially if others depend on you for support. Basic Life Insurance is provided to all eligible employees at no cost.
  • Disability Insurance:  Chances are you do not see yourself as becoming disabled when you think about your life five or ten years from now. Surprisingly, a number of people across the country find themselves hurt or sick and unable to work each year due to a non-work related illness or injury. That is why the Amputee Coalition provides core Short-Term (STD) and Long-Term (LTD) Disability Insurance benefits to all eligible employees at no cost.
  • Retirement Plans: The Amputee Coalition supports your retirement through our 401(k) Retirement Plan.
  • Health & Dental Insurance: The Amputee Coalition offers both health and dental insurances and aggressively negotiates each year for the best and most cost-efficient benefits packages for employees.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Amputee Coalition, a nonprofit organization, values diversity and is an equal opportunity employer. We look for commitment to our mission and the community we serve, a positive attitude, and willingness to learn and grow. We offer a work environment that lets you make a difference, comprehensive benefits, and a collaborative environment.

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Hospital Partnership Programs Manager

Supervisor
This position reports to the Director of Peer Support Programs

Salary Category
Exempt

Employment Status
Full-time position

The Amputee Coalition is a mission-driven, nonprofit organization serving those who have experienced limb loss or have a limb difference and the community that supports them. We are the national leader in empowering the limb loss community through support, information and advocacy. The Amputee Coalition is looking for an energetic, conscientious and detail-oriented person who enjoys making a difference, being part of a team and takes pride in their work.

Position Description
Reporting to the Director of Peer Support Programs, the Hospital Partnership Program Manager will be responsible for the creation, updates, and implementation of the Amputee Coalition’s hospital partnership programs and activities. This position serves as the point of contact for those interested in learning more about the Amputee Coalition’s hospital programs and is responsible for the ongoing implementation and technical support of the Certified Peer Visitor and Support Group programs. They are responsible for cultivating interest and leads to develop new hospital partners and for nurturing the relationship with current hospital partners, This position is also responsible for building community relationships for the Amputee Coalition by making presentations and providing resources to organizations about Amputee Coalition Programs and Services. Regular, overnight travel is required.

This role also works closely with support groups, which are an important part of the Hospital Partnership program. This includes serving as a key contact and leading events and activities related to support groups.

The ideal candidate is a person who is familiar with Amputee Coalition programs and services and who has worked in a hospital setting. Experience with limb loss/limb difference is preferred, but not required.

Responsibilities

  • Lead recruitment, retention, and maintenance of the Hospital Partnership Program.
  • Support the hospital partnership programs through outreach into the community, implementation of peer support programs, and technical assistance as needed.
  • Assist and/or lead organization training.
  • Provide oversight of all registered support groups, with the purpose of supporting and growing the number, quality and value support groups offer their members.
  • Facilitate monthly support group leader call.
  • Plan, organize and facilitate annual Support Group Leader Summit at National Conference.
  • Build relationships with support group leaders, provide ongoing technical support to groups, and assist with support group mentoring program.
  • Travel, as needed up to 50%, to meet with hospitals, attend conferences, give presentations, etc. to aid in the expansion and retention of partners.
  • Work cross-functionally to integrate hospital partners into other areas of the organization, ensuring they can pass along resources and relevant news to their local communities and staff.
  • Using hospital partner feedback, work with Director of Peer Support to shape, measure, and direct the hospital partner program and continue growing our national network.
  • Serve as the subject matter expert for articles, newsletters, website and other materials related to the hospital program.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Requirements/Qualifications/Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree required with focus on hospital administration, nursing, social work, counseling, or other related fields.
  • 3-5 years work experience in a hospital or similar setting preferred.
  • An understanding of the hospital and rehabilitation sector is required.
  • Demonstrated success at generating, cultivating, and maintaining partnerships.
  • Excellent computer skills- MS Office, including Word and Excel, Outlook and scheduling.
  • Experience with Salesforce CRM is a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills both oral and written.
  • Outstanding time management skills.
  • Strong organizational skills, both analytical and problem-solving.
  • Ability to problem solve, exercise judgment, and work with minimum direction.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines under pressure.
  • Understanding of the psycho-social process of recovery and readjustment is a plus.
  • Proven track record of community outreach skills including the ability to work with both individuals and organizations.
  • Must be able to communicate professionally and effectively both verbally and in writing with hospital personnel, stakeholders, and employees at all organizational levels. Must develop an effective working relationship with staff and a network of external resources. This includes making presentations, serving as a liaison and presenting timely reports to management.
  • Must be able to travel up to 50%.

Personal Qualities

  • Organized, self-starter with a strong work ethic
  • Quality driven
  • Integrity, confidentiality, and professionalism
  • Credibility, accountability and mission dedication
  • Team focused and flexible
  • Outgoing, energetic, and comfortable presenting to various group sizes

Preference will be given to a person with limb loss/limb difference with equivalent qualifications and experience.

This position is funded by a cooperative agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living.

Due to the anticipated volume of responses, we will contact only those candidates who most closely match our requirements.

This position is located in Knoxville, TN. There is no relocation reimbursement available for this position.

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Development Coordinator

Supervisor
This position reports to the Director of Development

Salary Category
Exempt

Employment Status
Full-time position

The Amputee Coalition is a mission driven non-profit organization serving those who have experienced limb loss or have a limb difference. We are recognized as the national leader in support, information and advocacy for the limb loss community. The Amputee Coalition is looking for an energetic, conscientious and detail oriented individual who enjoys making a difference, being part of a team and takes pride in their work to join a fast paced office in Manassas, VA.

Responsibilities
The Development Coordinator serves as an interregnal part of the Development Department.

Works directly with the Development Director to:

  • Prepare donor acknowledgment letters and other correspondence
  • Prepare donor solicitations
  • Maintain foundation, corporate and individual donor files
  • Create monthly fundraising reports and other database reports as needed
  • Continually update and correct database records as needed
  • Manage all aspects of direct mail appeals
  • Conduct research on prospective corporate foundation and individual donors
  • Prepare foundation and grant applications
  • Answer donor questions as needed
  • Prepare donor kits
  • Maintain lists and gather information for fund-raising events/activates
  • Handle administrative details associated with Development Department
  • Other Duties as assigned by the Development Director

Requirements/Qualifications/Skills

  • Associates degree/ College preferred
  • A minimum of two years’ fundraising experience
  • Proficiency in the MS Suite, Database management experience- Salesforce CRM is a plus
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Outstanding time management skills
  • Ability to travel if needed
  • Ability to present information concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to maintain confidential documents
  • Ability to work independently and prioritize with little supervision
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines under pressure
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Personal Qualities

  • Organized, self-starter with a strong work ethic
  • Quality driven
  • Integrity, confidentiality and professionalism
  • Team focused and flexible

Preference will be given to a person with limb loss/limb difference with equivalent qualifications and experience.

This position is funded by a cooperative agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living.

Due to the anticipated volume of responses, we will contact only those candidates who most closely match our requirements.

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Government Relations Manager

The Amputee Coalition is a mission-driven, nonprofit organization serving those who have experienced limb loss or have a limb difference and the community that supports them. We are the national leader in empowering the limb loss community through support, information and advocacy.

Salary Category:  Exempt.

Supervisor:  This position reports to the Director of Government Relations & Marketing

Employment Status:  This is a full-time position.

Date/Revision:  September 18, 2018

Position Description
Under the supervision of the Director of government Relations & Marketing, the Government Relations Manager will be responsible for monitoring federal legislation and regulations that impact the limb loss community and supporting projects and programs administered by the government relations department.  The Government Relations Manager works with and manages the Amputee Coalition’s Grassroots Advocacy Coordinator who’s responsible for state advocacy initiatives and state legislation.  The Government Relations Manager and Grassroots Advocacy Coordinator work closely to coordinate state and federal initiatives and engagement with advocates.  The Government Relations Manager will also represent the Amputee Coalition with policy makers and partners in coordination with the Director of Government Relations.

The Government Relations Manager will be responsible for working with members of the Government Relations Department and other department teams as necessary to develop reports, communications, talking points, and resources (both internally and externally) to support the organization’s advocacy priorities.  This position will be responsible for helping to educate elected officials and their staff on issues affecting people with limb loss and the Amputee Coalition’s legislative priorities.  A focus of this position will be to navigate the introduction and passage of the Insurance Fairness for Amputees Act at the federal level.

 Responsibilities

  • Provides administrative support and is the lead liaison for the Government Relations Committee. Working with the Grassroots Advocacy Coordinator, engage the committee in decisions about policy priorities; provide updates on grassroots engagement and progress.
  • Develop and coordinate advocacy activities around “Limb Loss Awareness Month” to raise awareness about issues impacting the limb loss community.
  • Develop and explain policy positions on various issues that affect people with limb loss, the Amputee Coalition, or the broader limb loss community.
  • Implements communications strategies that best serve the needs of the limb loss community and the Amputee Coalition in policy discussions.
  • Works with the Grassroots Advocacy Coordinator to activate advocates on important issues.
  • In coordination with the Director of Government Relations, represents the Amputee Coalition in meetings with government agencies and policy makers to maintain working relationships and appropriate lines of communication as needed.
  • Maintains an active presence with advocacy partners, like-minded organizations, and agencies, and represents the needs of the limb loss community and the Amputee Coalition.
  • Develop, draft, and edit materials and fact-sheets, including web content, articles, and print publications about advocacy.
  • Works with the Grassroots Advocacy Coordinator and the communications department to update government relations pages on the Amputee Coalition web site.
  • Design and implement outreach strategies to build and enhance grassroots engagement.
  • Works with the Director of Government Relations to plan, implement, and present training for federal hill day event.
  • Works with the Grassroots Advocacy Coordinator to plan and implement state hill days and advocacy trainings.
  • Sets up meetings with federal offices for meetings with the Director of Government Relations, the CEO, board members, and volunteers.
  • Presents at state and national meetings on Amputee Coalition policy priorities.
  • Organizes, updates, and works to train advocates to participate in the Amputee Coalition’s Lead Advocate Program
  • Develops new and innovative training modules and sessions to engage advocates
  • Works with the Director of Government Relations to manage and coordinate efforts with hired consultants/lobbyists as needed

Required Qualifications & Competencies

  • Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science, Public Policy, or related discipline
  • Masters degree preferred  (e.g. Public Policy, Public Health, Administration)
  • Excellent research, communication, and writing skills
  • Experience working with people with physical disability (preferred)
  • Experience managing government relations projects
  • Experience directly supervising staff (preferred)
  • Minimum 5-7 years experience in Government Relations in a non-profit health related organization, (hill staff with experience in healthcare or appropriations preferred)
  • Excellent administrative, oral, written, teamwork, and interpersonal skills
  • Clear understanding of federal and state legislative processes and navigating legislation
  • Computer skills and knowledge of software needed to compile information for policy analysis and communications
  • Experience utilizing online tools for database management and online meeting presentations
  • Strong work ethic and independence
  • Ability to effectively present policy issues and conduct trainings for consumers, professionals, and others
  • Ability to problem solve, exercise judgment, and work with minimal direction
  • Ability to conduct online searches of support services for people with limb loss throughout the United States
  • Ability to achieve deadlines
  • May require regular overnight travel

Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate effectively. The employee frequently is required to operate at a computer desk for long periods and may occasionally be required to be upright and mobile themselves and be capable of supporting volunteers who may experience mobility challenges to traverse the hill.

Like all positions with the Amputee Coalition, this position is contingent upon continuation of grant funding to support programs and services.

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Information & Referral Specialist

The Amputee Coalition is a mission-driven, non-profit organization serving those who have experienced limb loss or have a limb difference and the community that supports them. We are the national leader in empowering the limb loss community through support, information and advocacy. The Amputee Coalition is looking for a capable, responsive person who knows the importance of timely service and follow through.

Salary Category: Exempt.

Supervisor:  This position reports to the Information & Referral Center Manager.

Employment status:  This is a full-time position.

Date/Revision:  September 26, 2018

Position Description
Under the direct supervision of the Information and Referral Center Manager, the Information and Referral Specialist will be responsible for managing responses to consumers on multiple levels of inquiry (web-based, email, telephone). The Information and Referral Specialist must provide accurate information, education, support, and referrals in a non-judgmental and respectful manner. This individual must be able to effectively communicate via phone and email and be especially sensitive to the needs of the limb loss community. The Information and Referral Specialist will also assist in researching, reviewing, and updating resource materials, such as fact sheets and general packets as time permits. The Information and Referral Specialist will screen callers to obtain necessary information and assess for their needs in order to provide appropriate community referrals.

Responsibilities

  • Interact with clients to obtain information, assess for needs, and provide appropriate information and referrals community based programs and organizations
  • Maintain knowledge of community, state, and national human and social service resources
  • Conduct online searches of support services for people with limb loss throughout the United States
  • Research and fulfill requests for information in a timely manner
  • Accurately enter client data into Constituent Relations Management software
  • Provide professional and courteous service to limb loss community
  • Use effective crisis intervention skills when/where appropriate
  • Work cooperatively with staff
  • Assist in maintenance and updating of searchable resource database
  • Assist in research and update of National Limb Loss Resource Center materials, such as fact sheets and general packets
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications & Competencies

  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Human Services, Psychology, Counseling, or related discipline
  • Be proficient in software applications such as MS Office, Excel & database management that are required in the performance of job duties.
  • Familiarity with Information and Referral systems and standards
  • Experience working with people with physical disability (preferred)
  • Experience working in an Information and Referral capacity desired
  • Excellent data entry, research, communication, and writing skills
  • Outstanding customer service and problem solving skills
  • Ability to achieve deadlines
  • Active listening skills
  • Personal integrity and good judgment
  • Team player
  • Positive attitude

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel, and reach with hands and arms. May require lifting and/or carrying of 10 to 50 pounds.

Preference will be given to a person with limb loss/limb difference with equivalent qualifications and experience.

This position is funded by a cooperative agreement with the Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living.

Due to the anticipated volume of responses, we will contact only those candidates who most closely match our requirements.

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