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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.

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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 strategic development programs, processes, and activities.

The Director will develop and manage fundraising budgets and programs, manage 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 in partnering with the senior leadership team in strategic decision-making and operations 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

  • Enhance and grow comprehensive annual giving programs including:
    • Integrated direct response activities
    • National conferences and special events
    • Corporate and foundation giving (including corporate sponsorships)
    • Create and execute a strategy for a large sustained base of annual individual donors
  • Develop and implement a major gifts program incorporating best practices in development management
  • Cultivate a planned giving program and other long-term strategies
  • Strengthen and grow the corporate sponsorship program
  • Develop and maintain government and foundation grants program

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 solicitations; consistent focus on gift prospecting.
  • Proven history of successfully managing development staff and programs.
  • Strategic design and implementation of comprehensive fundraising campaigns (direct mail, 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 (capital campaign experience preferred).
  • 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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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.

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, earned 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. As a member of the senior leadership team, the Director of Communications will also support and elevate service and support programs as well as advocacy and public policy efforts.

Reporting to the President/CEO, the Director of Communications will build upon the Amputee Coalition’s leadership position in the limb loss community. 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, the National Limb Loss Resource Center, and other national programs.

Responsibilities

  • Develop, implement, and evaluate the annual communications plan in collaboration with the leadership team. The plan will include print, website, social media, earned media, planned and supplemental publications, events, marketing, 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 and other national programs.
  • Have a “nose for news” – work across programs and activities to create newsworthy opportunities and secure earned media. Provide guidance to the team on what is interesting to journalists about the organization and how best to position programs to garner media exposure.
  • Understand the organization’s different audiences and segment messaging and outreach accordingly.
  • Responsible for editorial direction, design, production and distribution of all print and electronic communications including, but not limited to, bimonthly magazine, 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.
  • Responsible for brand standards and style guide. Ensure consistency and quality of our messaging, graphic representations and promotional materials.
  • Lead and coordinate the generation of meaningful action-driven online content that will engage the limb loss and limb difference community.
  • Track and measure the level of engagement with communication activities over time.
  • Organize and execute annual meetings of the editorial board (committee) to ensure we are engaging our communities’ discrete audiences.
  • Work cross-divisionally on annual events, including national conference, regional education days, youth camp, and Hill day.
  • Develop and manage relationships with reporters, and work with the leadership team to decide the who, where, and when to disseminate information, including press releases, targeted pitches, notifications and news items. Serve as the key media contact for the organization.
  • Perform and facilitate spokesperson duties, including messaging and speechwriting for leadership.
  • Bring attention to and suggest solutions for institutional priorities.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, journalism or related field is required; an advanced degree is desirable.
  • 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 7 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.
  • Sets and manages deadlines well, provides enough lead time to collaborate with others, is a thoughtful internal and external communicator at all levels of the organization and with external stakeholders.
  • Sincere commitment to work collaboratively with stakeholders, including staff, board members, volunteers, donors, program participants, policy-makers, strategic partners 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.
  • Planning and budgeting experience.
  • Excellent judgment and creative problem-solving skills, including negotiation and conflict resolution skills.

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.
Apply now


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.

Apply now