Drug and Medical Device Policy Advocate - Congress Watch
Public Citizen is a national, non-partisan, public interest group with over 250,000 members and activists. The Congress Watch division conducts public education campaigns and advocates before the Congress and administrative agencies on money in politics, open government, corporate accountability, financial regulation, public health and safety, and access to justice.
General Description of Position:
The advocate will coordinate and conduct Congress Watch’s advocacy on drug and medical device policy, principally regarding safety, and assist with policy development, public education, and outreach.
· Plan and execute legislative and regulatory advocacy campaigns. Research and write white papers, reports, fact sheets, letters, testimony, and comments on proposed rules. Testify before Congress and administrative agencies, and coordinate the testimony of other experts.
· Represent Public Citizen in public forums. Work with and organize coalition partners, as well as individuals affected by policies on which Public Citizen advocates.
· Develop and maintain media relationships and respond to press inquiries. Write editorial board memoranda, press releases, letters to the editor, opinion editorials, and blog posts.
· Other duties as necessary.
J.D., expertise in drug and device policy, and at least three years of experience with legislative or regulatory advocacy preferred. Outstanding analytical thinking, political judgment, and oral and written communication skills. Strong drives to self-start and self-finish. Collaborative spirit, high energy, and enthusiasm.
Salary and Benefits:
Competitive non-profit salary commensurate with experience. Good medical and dental coverage. Three weeks paid vacation for new employees.
How to apply:
Send cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample to email@example.com
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