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Grassroots Advocacy Coordinator

Position Description

Under the supervision of the Director of Government Relations, the Grassroots Coordinator is responsible for helping to educate activists and elected officials on Amputee Coalition issues and helps to achieve the policy goals of the Amputee Coalition. Working with the Director of Government Relations, the Grass Roots Coordinator will help to design and implement strategies to help further advance grassroots awareness and participation within the limb loss community.

This position is responsible organizing and building an effective grass roots network to champion public policy for the limb loss community. The coordinator will assist advocates in various states as they work to implement our policy goals at a state level and help those advocates to understand and affect legislative change and influence state and federal rules and regulations affecting the limb loss community. The position is also responsible for helping to educate elected officials on issues affecting people with limb loss and the Amputee Coalition’s legislative agenda.

This position is funded in part by an award from the Administration for Community Living, for which funding is committed through March 31, 2019.


  • Provides administrative support to the Government Relations Committee and state advocates. Providing updates to the committee on grassroots engagement and policy issues to help make policy decisions.
  • Helps develop and coordinate grassroots activities around “Limb Loss Awareness Month” to raise awareness of the limb loss community, develop and explain policy positions on various issues affecting people with limb loss and the Amputee Coalition for advocates, agencies, decision makers, and elected officials, and maintain active engagement with the community.
  • Implement communications strategies that best serve the needs of the limb loss community and the Amputee Coalition in policy discussions, and activates advocates on important issues.
  • 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 represent the needs of the limb loss community and the Amputee Coalition in grassroots engagement.
  • May represent the Amputee Coalition in meetings with partner organizations as necessary to build relationships, coordinate activities and communicate relevant activities of the Amputee Coalition’s grassroots initiatives.
  • Represents the Amputee Coalition and limb loss community on key committees with partners to ensure a voice from the limb loss community on key issues.
  • Develop, draft, and edit materials and fact sheets as needed, including web content, articles, and print publications.
  • Provides regular updates to be included in the Grass roots advocacy pages on the web site.
  • With the Director of Government Relations, design and implement outreach strategies to build and enhance grassroots engagement.
  • Works with Director of Government Relations to plan and implement a federal hill day.
  • Works with state advocates planning and implementing state hill days.
  • Sets up meetings with federal offices for meetings with the Director of Government Relations, the CEO, board members, and volunteers.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required
  • 1-3 years of experience in a Government Relations, experience in a non-profit health related organization, hill staff with experience in healthcare, and/or campaign experience with grassroots engagement.
  • Excellent administrative, oral, written, teamwork and interpersonal skills;
  • Clear understanding of federal and state legislative processes.
  • Computer skills and knowledge of software needed to compile needed information for policy analysis and communications.
  • Experience utilizing online tools for databases and online meetings;
  • Strong work ethic and strong desire to work with volunteers and grassroots;
  • Ability to build relationships with legislative offices and engage volunteers;
  • Ability to effectively present policy issues to groups of consumers, professionals, policy/decision makers, and board members as needed
  • Ability to problem solve, exercise judgment, and work with minimal direction;
  • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy in preparing and displaying information;
  • Time management skills and very effective organization skills;
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of the Amputee Coalition.
  • Preference will be given to persons with limb loss or limb difference.
  • Overnight, out of state and weekend travel up to 25% may be required.

Chief Financial Officer

Position Description
The CFO is a strategic thought-partner, and reports to the President & CEO, The CFO is a hands-on and participative manager and leads the following areas: finance, business planning and budgeting. The CFO partners with the management team in strategic decision making and operations as the Amputee Coalition continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity.


Financial Management

  • Coordinate and lead the annual audit process, liaise with external auditors and the finance committee of the board of directors; assess any changes necessary. Ensure adequate controls are installed and that substantiating documentation is approved and available such that all purchases may pass independent and governmental audits.
  • Provide the President & CEO with an operating budget. Work with the President & CEO to ensure programmatic success through cost analysis support, and compliance with all contractual and programmatic requirements. This includes: 1) Interpreting legislative and programmatic rules and regulations to ensure compliance with all federal, state, local and contractual guidelines, 2) ensuring that all government regulations and requirements are disseminated to appropriate personnel, and 3) monitoring compliance.
  • Oversee and lead annual budgeting and planning process in conjunction with the President & CEO; administer and review all financial plans and budgets; monitor progress and changes and keep management team abreast of the organization’s financial status.
  • Oversee the management and coordination of all fiscal reporting activities for the organization including: organizational revenue/expense and balance sheet reports, reports to funding agencies, development and monitoring of organizational and contract/grant budgets.
  • Develop and maintain systems of internal controls to safeguard financial assets of the organization and oversee federal awards and programs. Oversee the coordination and activities of independent auditors ensuring all A-133 audit issues are resolved, and all 403(b) compliance issues are met, and the preparation of the annual financial statements is in accordance with U.S. GAAP and federal, state and other required supplementary schedules and information.
  • Attend Board and Subcommittee meetings; including being the lead staff on the Finance Committee.
  • Monitor banking activities of the organization.
  • Ensure adequate cash flow to meet the organization’s needs and manage organizational cash flow forecasting.
  • Implement a robust contracts management and financial management/reporting system; ensure that the contract billing and collection schedule is adhered to and that financial data and cash flow are steady and support operational requirements.
  • Participate in developing new business that supports the mission of the organization, specifically: assist the President & CEO and management team in identifying new funding opportunities, the drafting of prospective programmatic budgets, and determining cost effectiveness of prospective service delivery.
  • Update and implement all necessary business policies and accounting practices; improve the finance department’s overall policy and procedure manual.
  • Assist in the design, implementation, and timely calculations of wage incentives, commissions, and salaries for the staff.
  • Oversee Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable and ensure a disaster recovery plan is in place.
  • Oversee business insurance plans and health care coverage analysis.
  • Oversee the maintenance of the inventory of all fixed assets, including assets purchased with government funds (computers, etc.) assuring all are in accordance with federal regulations.
  • Oversee administrative functions as well as facilities to ensure efficient and consistent operations as the organization scales.
  • Supervise the Fulfillment and Marketing Coordinator, the Database and Quality Assurance Coordinator, and Staff Accountant in the Knoxville office.


  • Minimum of a BA or BS, ideally with an MBA and/or CPA designation.
  • At least 7-10 years of overall professional experience; ideally 6+ years of broad financial and operations management experience.
  • The ideal candidate has experience of final responsibility for the quality and content of all financial data, reporting and audit coordination for either a division or significant program area.
  • Ability to translate financial concepts to — and to effectively collaborate with – programmatic and fundraising colleagues who do not necessarily have finance backgrounds.
  • Grants management knowledge and experience preferred.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office suite including Excel and accounting software including Sage or similar. Experience with Salesforce or similar CRM is a plus.
  • Technology savvy with experience selecting and overseeing software installations and managing relationships with software vendors; knowledge of accounting and reporting software.
  • A successful track record in setting priorities; keen analytic, organization and problem-solving skills which support and enable sound decision making.
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with an ability to prioritize, negotiate, and work with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
  • A sense of humor.
  • A multi-tasker with the ability to wear many hats in a fast-paced environment.
  • Personal qualities of integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of the Amputee Coalition.
  • Preference will be given to persons with limb loss or limb difference.

How to Apply

Download and complete the Amputee Coalition Application for Employment in PDF format and submit your completed application along with your Resume/CV to:

Amputee Coalition
ATTN: Human Resources
900 East Hill Avenue, Suite 390,
Knoxville, Tennessee 37915-2566
Fax: 865/525-7917

You may also email your application (as a scanned PDF), along with your resume/CV, to Carole Folta at cfolta@amputee-coalition.org.

Core Benefits

  • 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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