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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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Director of Research and Education

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.

Salary Category:        Exempt.

Supervisor:    This position reports to the Chief Policy & Programs Officer.

Employment status:  This is a full-time position.

Position Description

The Director of Research and Education is responsible for providing insight and leadership on research impacting the limb loss and limb difference community; cultivating government, industry, and other partnerships to further patient care, innovation, and community impact; connecting with researchers, allied health professionals, and community members to support and elevate limb loss research; and creating educational materials, articles, and presentations to enhance quality of life for amputees and their families, improving patient care, and preventing limb loss.

The director coordinates and manages the activities of the Coalition’s Scientific and Medical Advisory Committee (SciMAC). This position works with SciMAC and leadership to determine areas of focus for the Coalition’s Limb Loss Task Force, produce the Task Force Reports, and disseminate findings from the Report.

The director is responsible for connecting with advisory council members, researchers, allied health professionals, and research funders and institutions to identify gaps and opportunities to enhance community outcomes and impacts. The director will also implement existing grants and partnerships in addition to securing new grants and partnerships.

The position’s responsibilities include providing thought-leadership and high-level engagement to support and advance initiatives critical to improving care and innovation for people living with limb loss. This individual will provide global insight into research across government — NIH, DOD, VA, CMS, and CDC – as well as others to hasten discovery and improvements in care for persons with limb loss and limb difference.

This position leads and oversees existing organizational projects and programs within the research and education material areas of the organization.  Working with the Research & Education staff, the director shall devise and supervise internal community research projects for program and material delivery.

Other areas of responsibility for this position include support for events, including the planning and programming of the Coalition’s National Conference and Limb Loss Education Days.

Reporting to the Chief Policy & Programs Officer, the Director of Research and Education is in a leadership role, working with other directors to deliver on work plan objectives and the organization’s 5-year strategic plan.

Responsibilities

  • Bring together national limb loss stakeholders, cultivate relationships, and convene experts for the development and promotion of evidence-based care, resources, and interventions.
  • Manage and support grant requirements and deliverables for the organization
  • Identify and develop strategies to grant deliverables and administration process
  • Oversee and support relevant research impacting the limb loss/difference community
  • Work with Research and Education staff to conduct annual community surveys and evaluate and publish results
  • Coordinating with researchers, allied health professionals, grant writers, and staff to develop or partner on appropriate research grants
  • Oversee relevant staff and ensure work plan deliverables related to research, evaluation, and creation of patient educational materials are met and are consistent with existing research findings to improve patient outcomes.
  • Assist in the preparation of budget plans with the finance department in accordance with research and grant requirements.
  • Provide detailed reports to the leadership team and external stakeholders around research gaps and opportunities
  • Connect researchers with the Coalition to identify and fill gaps in research
  • Connect researchers, allied health professionals, and community members with the Coalition to provide support for clinically and socially relevant information pertaining to people with limb loss/difference to conduct presentations at events, support publication and material creation, and enhance patient decision pathways and medical home models.

Research Related Duties and Responsibilities

  • Directing and coordinating research projects that will further the understanding of how the Amputee Coalition impacts the lives of persons with limb loss and limb differences.
  • Developing partnerships with governmental and non-governmental organizations for research collaboration.

Essential Skills and Abilities

  • Excellent project management skills with experience in managing and supervising administrative projects
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Strong command over written and verbal communication
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Strong understanding of the organization’s overall business and its objectives
  • Ability to work within a team and provide support to the junior staff
  • Ability to perform in cross-functional team approach and job responsibilities
  • Experience with basic financial management skills including developing and monitoring budgets and financial reporting
  • A multi-tasker with strong ability to work under pressure
  • Ability to prioritize work, meet deadlines, and produce quality results on time with attention to detail.
  • Proficient in using computers with related knowledge of software programs and Internet.

Educational Requirements

  • PhD or Masters level education in related area is preferred. A Bachelor’s degree in a related area with extensive grant and research experience could be considered.

Employment Terms

  • Location for this position will be Washington, DC
  • No relocation reimbursement
  • 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.
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Director of Development

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 President/Chief Executive Officer

Employment status:  This is a full-time position.

Position Description

The Director of Development will help advance the mission and strategic plan of the Amputee Coalition.  Reporting directly to the President/CEO, the Director will work closely with the Amputee Coalition’s internal departments to develop and implement multi-faceted fundraising program to support key programs. Channels for revenue generation include building out an individual donor pipeline, managing corporate partners, and grant writing.

The Director will develop and monitor fundraising goals and metrics, manage two development staff, and serve as staff liaison to the Coalition’s Development Committee. The Director will be responsible for the development, implementation, and growth of effective donor recognition, stewardship, and communication programs.

The Director of Development will play a critical role on the senior leadership team, incuding strategic and operational decision-making, as the Amputee Coalition continues to enhance its quality programming and build capacity. This is a tremendous opportunity for a development leader to maximize and strengthen the internal capacity and sponsor recognition of a well-respected, high-impact organization.

Responsibilities

  • Integrate direct mail and online giving that creates a large sustained base of annual individual donors
  • Build visibility and awareness for giving at national conferences and special events
  • Develop and implement a major gifts program incorporating best practices in moves management
  • Cultivate a planned giving program
  • Strengthen and grow the corporate sponsorship program
  • Develop and maintain government and foundation grants program
  • Manage and grow direct reports to embrace their fundraising expertise
  • Serve as a team player with other organizational leaders, and educate about the fundraising process
  • Build relationships with programs staff to create strong communication channels that provide donors with updates on program activities

Experience

  • A minimum of five years of comprehensive development experience at the managerial level in a non-profit organization; health related organization preferred.
  • Has managed a dynamic portfolio of significant prospects with a focus on major gifts, successful track-record of cultivating relationships that lead to donations; consistent focus on gift prospecting.
  • Proven history of successfully managing development staff and programs.
  • Strategic design and implementation of comprehensive fundraising campaigns (direct mail, online giving, email marketing, telefunding, events).
  • The development of effective fundraising communications (donor solicitation, recognition, stewardship, and retention with programmatic results) delivered through creative written, spoken, event, and web-based mediums;
  • Direct major gift solicitation from individuals, corporations, and foundations.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, lead, and motivate volunteer committees including Board level committees.
  • Experience in financial management (expenses and revenue projections and control).
  • Comprehensive working knowledge of donor database strategies and management (Salesforce preferred).

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated competence in fundraising best practices and procedures including constituent management, donor identification, segmentation, solicitation and stewardship;
  • Clear and concise verbal and written communication skills;
  • Experience in effective cross-divisional collaboration;
  • Strong advocacy skills that motivate staff, volunteers and donors to commit to and provide support for the Amputee Coalition’s mission;
  • Integrity, credibility, and dedication to the mission of the Amputee Coalition;
  • Commitment to timely follow-through on deliverables;
  • Undergraduate degree required from an accredited college or university.

Professional Qualities

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

Employment Terms

  • Location for this position will be Washington, DC
  • No relocation reimbursement
  • 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.
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Communications Manager

The Amputee Coalition is a national 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 Director of Communications
Employment status: This is a full-time position

Position Description:
The Communications Manager is responsible for assisting the Director of Communications in driving and executing strategic communications efforts throughout the organization. This includes public relations, media relations, public affairs, social and digital media, magazine publishing oversight, internal communications, event and conference support, development and fundraising support, programs and initiatives support, as well as other areas in the communications function of a national non-profit. The Communications Manager will ensure the Amputee Coalition is seen as a thought leader, as well as the primary source and conduit of information for people in our community.

Reporting to the Director of Communications, the Communications Manager will build upon the organization’s leadership position and develop and execute strategies that will enable the organization to reach its goals and further the mission of the organization.

Responsibilities

  • Strengthen and grow the communications function to positively impact the lives of those we serve and advocate for and to promote the National Limb Loss Resource Center.
  • Manage multiple communications functions, under the guidance of the communications director including, but not limited to: website, social media, email marketing, webinars, media relations, advocacy support, writing and editing, magazine production, collateral materials production.
  • Ensure 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.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience and leadership in managing a comprehensive strategic communications and media relations program to advance an organization’s mission and goals (please share examples of this in your cover letter).
  • 5-7 years of communications experience (please highlight any experience you’ve had with national non-profits and/or in the patient advocacy/health care space)
  • Experience with managing people, processes, and projects.
  • Excellent writing/editing and verbal communication skills.
  • Innovative thinker, with a track record for translating strategic thinking into action plans and output.
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; an advanced degree is preferred.
  • Spanish-language fluency in reading and writing a plus.

Personal and Professional Qualities

  • Strong work ethic
  • Integrity, confidentiality, and professionalism
  • Credibility, accountability, and mission dedication

Location for this position will be Washington, D.C.

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.

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Government Relations Manager

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

Salary Category: Exempt.
Supervisor: This position reports to the Senior Director of Government Relations
Employment status: This is a full-time position.
Date/Revision: January 30, 2020
Based in: Washington, D.C.

Position Description
Under the supervision of the Senior Director of Government Relations, the Government Relations Manager is responsible for grassroots engagement on state and federal issues, communicating the legislative and regulatory goals of the Amputee Coalition, overseeing and implementing projects to accomplish goals, and developing policy proposals and position statements.  This position is also responsible for assuring that the organization is utilizing up to date information in communications and programs, as well as project management.

This position is responsible for supporting advocates’ engagement with state and federal legislative and rule-making campaigns affecting the LL/LD community.  Additionally, the position is responsible for grassroots recruitment and engagement on policy priorities, developing strategy for the Coalition’s Lead Advocate Program, supporting a national discussion on LL/LD issues with federal legislators, and advancing federal legislation and regulations affecting people with LL/LD and the Amputee Coalition.  This position will oversee the government affairs coordinator.

Responsibilities

  • Manages Grassroots Advocacy Coordinator.
  • Oversees grassroots strategy and engagement with appropriate staff and implements trainings related to the Coalition’s Lead Advocate Program.
  • Track and monitor engagement on federal and state issues for internal reporting.
  • Works with Government Relations staff and other departments as necessary to support, organize, and conduct Amputee Coalition Advocacy Forum and Amputee Coalition advocate trainings.
  • Reviews current literature on public policy related to LL/LD, maintains relevant data elements for dissemination to use in strategic communications.
  • Develops policy and position statements as well as white papers on issues impacting the LL/LD community and health care policies and other relevant topics in coordination with the organization’s policy priorities for dissemination to advocates, the broader LL/LD community, and other stakeholders.
  • Designs and executes, with the Senior Director of Government Affairs, Congressional briefings in accordance with organizational priorities and work plan objectives.
  • Develops and communicates policy positions on issues affecting people with LL/LD with agencies, decision makers, and elected officials.
  • Assists in maintaining active engagement with the community through the Amputee Coalition’s Communications Department with website and social media interactions.
  • Assist the Senior Director of Government Relations in representing the Amputee Coalition in meetings with government agencies, policy makers, coalitions, and strategic partners.
  • Assists the Senior Director of Government Relations in identifying new partner organizations to advance shared priorities.
  • Assists in “Limb Loss Awareness Month” strategies and activities.
  • Provides administrative support to Advisory Committees and lead advocate program.

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in a Government Relations position. Experience in a non-profit health related organization preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, communications, or related field or appropriate relevant experience preferred.
  • Substantial relevant experience in patient advocacy, health care policy, or grassroots organizing.
  • Knowledge of state and federal policy engagement and regulatory affairs.
  • Congressional or executive branch experience or substantial relevant experience in patient advocacy, government relations and federal or state policy making preferred.
  • Computer skills and knowledge of software needed to compile needed information for limb loss policy analysis.
  • Experience utilizing online tools and databases.
  • Excellent oral, written, teamwork, interpersonal, and project management skills.
  • Strong work ethic and strong desire to produce an exceptional product.
  • Ability to build relationships with legislative offices and strategic partners.
  • Ability to problem solve, exercise judgment, and work with limited direction.
  • Ability to maintain 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.

Employment Terms

  • Location for this position will be Washington, DC
  • No relocation reimbursement
  • 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.
Apply now


Strategic Partners 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 Development

Employment status: This is a full-time position.

Position Description:
Under the supervision of the Director of Development, the Strategic Partners Manager is responsible for enhancing the Amputee Coalition’s entity partnership opportunities and supporting the Amputee Coalition in diversifying revenue through advertisements, memberships, sponsorships, corporate giving, and exhibition opportunities.

The Strategic Partners Manager will work to develop and oversee outreach to any entity with a stake in the limb loss and limb difference community. The SP Manager will also work with AC Leadership to determine the appropriate staff to engage at events where outreach will result in the biggest impact.  This position will travel with the Director of Development to visit with current and potential partners at their locations and facilities.

The position is responsible for creating, organizing, and building effective partnerships to meet AC funding goals.  The Manager will assist in the soliciting and cultivating of strategic partners of the Amputee Coalition, ensure benefits are appropriate and deliverable, and provide excellent customer service to our stakeholders.

Responsibilities:

The Strategic Partners Manager serves as an integral part of the Development Department.

Works with the Development Director and other key staff (e.g. Events Manager, Camp Team, etc.) to:

  • Identify, cultivate, and solicit new strategic partners
  • Steward and renew current strategic partners
  • Represents the Amputee Coalition at meetings, trade shows, and with partners and potential partners to maintain relationships
  • Maintains an active relationship with all current strategic partners
  • Develop annual revenue goals for diversified revenue streams to meet the Coalition’s needs
  • Assess and adjust partner benefits (ongoing) to ensure they are right-sized and deliverable
  • Track, monitor, and provide reports on the status and progress of goals
  • Working with the graphics and communications departments to develop outreach materials for sponsorship and advertising opportunities
  • Coordinate with appropriate staff to ensure materials, advertisements, memberships, and sponsorships are processed, benefits are being utilized, and all partners and supporters are receiving regular communications
  • Develop solicitation materials and fact sheets, to include web content, articles, brochures, and social media to communicate the Coalition’s strategic partnership opportunities
  • Regularly update webpages with the Coalition’s web designer to ensure its accuracy
  • Plan and implement appropriate outreach and development campaigns
  • Works with the Coalition’s program departments, and members of the limb loss community to establish additional opportunities to raise awareness and opportunities with the Coalition
  • Works with applicable staff to engage with strategic partners to present and emphasize the value of supporting and partnering with the Coalition

Requirements/Qualifications/Skills:

  • 3-5 years of experience in fundraising, marketing, sales, exhibits, or partnership development ideally in a nonprofit or association
  • Strategic thinker with excellent administrative, verbal, written, teamwork and interpersonal skills
  • Clear understanding of marketing and development strategies and principles
  • Excellent computer skills and knowledge experience with CRM’s ideal ability to compile needed information for analysis and communications
  • Experience utilizing online tools for databases and online meetings
  • Strong work ethic and desire and ability to reach out to potential leads without prior engagement
  • Ability to build relationships within the community, professionals, manufactures, corporations, pharmaceutical industry and individual donors, and potential partners
  • Ability to effectively present partnership opportunities to consumers, professionals, decision makers, and others 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 and reports
  • Project management, time management, and organization skills
  • Personal qualities of initiative, integrity, credibility, customer service, and dedication to the mission of the Amputee Coalition
  • Willingness and ability to travel up to 30%

Employment Terms:

  • Location for this position will be Washington, DC
  • No relocation reimbursement
  • Preference will be given to a person with limb loss/limb difference with equivalent qualifications and experience.
  • May require overnight travel of up to 30%.
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