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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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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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Director of Communications

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 a capable, responsive person who knows the importance of timely service and follow through.

Salary Category: Exempt.

Supervisor: This position reports to President/Chief Executive Officer

Employment status: This is a full-time position.

Position Description:
The Director of Communications is an integral member of the Amputee Coalition’s Leadership Team and is responsible for guiding the strategy of all communications including website, social media, public relations messages and collateral pieces to communicate our mission with consistency. The Director of Communications will ensure that the Amputee Coalition and its National Limb Loss Resource Center are seen as the primary source, disseminator, and conduit of information for people impacted by limb loss and limb difference.

Reporting to the President/CEO, the Director of Communications will work closely with the Leadership Team and build upon the Amputee Coalition’s leadership position in the limb loss community to develop and execute communication strategies that will enable the organization to reach its goals and further the mission of the organization. The key objective of the Director of Communications will be to create deeper awareness and familiarity in the community, key opinion leaders, advocates, volunteers and donors about the Amputee Coalition and its National Limb Loss Resource Center.

Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate the annual communications plan in collaboration with the leadership team. The plan will include print, website, social media, planned and supplemental publications, communication priorities and growth strategies to enhance the awareness of our programs and impact our mission in new ways each year.
  • Grow current communication platforms of print, website, social media, webinars and outreach presentations to positively impact the lives of those we serve and advocate for and to promote the National Limb Loss Resource Center.
  • Coordinate the development, distribution, and maintenance of all print and electronic collateral including, but not limited to, newsletters, brochures, webinars and the website.
  • Lead and direct the responsibilities of the communications staff to fulfill the objectives of the communications plan.
  • Establish and monitor communications’ staff performance and development goals, assign accountabilities, set objectives, establish priorities, conduct annual performance appraisals.
  • Ensure that the key components of our mission, outreach, education and advocacy are woven throughout our communications.
  • Ensure consistency and quality of our messaging, graphic representations and promotional materials.
  • Lead and coordinate the generation of online content that will engage those impacted by limb loss and those who care for them that will lead to measurable actions.
  • Website- ensure that new and consistent information (article links, stories, and events) is posted regularly.  Provide strategic direction for digital media and ensure accurate and timely content.
  • Track and measure the level of engagement within the communication activities over time.
  • Coordinate and organize annual meetings of the editorial board (committee) to ensure that we are engaging our communities’ discrete audiences.
  • Manage all media contacts and work with the leadership team to decide the who, where, and when to disseminate information, including press releases, notifications and news items.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, marketing or related field is required; an advanced degree is preferred.
  • Highly collaborative style; experience developing and implementing communications strategies.
  • Experience in a management role building, mentoring, and coaching a team of communications specialists.
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills with a minimum of 3 years’ experience in planning, writing, editing, and production of newsletters, press releases, annual reports, literature, and other print publications and directories.
  • A strong track record as an implementer who thrives on managing a variety of key initiatives concurrently.
  • Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with all constituent groups, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, and other supporters.
  • Demonstrated experience and leadership in managing a comprehensive strategic communications and media relations program to advance an organization’s mission and goals.
  • Innovative thinker, with a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans and output.
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution skills.

Personal Qualities

  • Organized, self-starter with a strong work ethic
  • Quality driven
  • Integrity, confidentiality, and professionalism
  • Credibility, accountability and mission dedication
  • Team focus and flexibility
  • Outgoing, energetic, and comfortable presenting to various group sizes
  • Passion for the Amputee Coalition’s mission

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.

Location for this position will be Manassas, VA or Knoxville, TN

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

May require overnight travel of up to 10 trips per year.

This position is partially 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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