The National Psoriasis Foundation is a dynamic and growing non-profit dedicated to finding a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Headquartered in Portland, OR, the Foundation is seeking a State Government Relations Manager. This position will be representing the Foundation in the Western region of the country on legislative and regulatory matters at the state and local level. Responsibilities include researching, monitoring, and tracking state and local legislative rulings, regulatory, and public policy initiatives pertaining and related to psoriatic disease; producing reports, presentations, and legislative updates on state legislative progress; drafting letters, talking points and hearing testimony; working closely with state coalitions and advocates on chronic health issues of interest; and implementing the Foundation policies and action plans at the state and local level. Additional responsibilities include creating and maintaining regional action advocacy networks in collaboration with the Foundation’s field staff; and developing content for our print publications and web properties.
Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree with three-plus years of relevant experience in state advocacy or state government; demonstrated expertise in policy analysis skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills with comfort and experience in public speaking; ability to multi task and strong project management skills. Must be able to work collaboratively in a team environment and have experience working with alliances and volunteers. Experience in a political setting is preferred. Ability and willingness to travel is required. Candidate should reside in the following metropolitan areas of either Sacramento, CA, Seattle, WA, or Portland, OR; and be willing to work from a home-base office if you reside in Sacramento or Seattle. Please forward a cover letter with salary requirements and resume to: Human Resources, National Psoriasis Foundation, 6600 SW 92nd Ave, Suite 300, Portland, OR 97223, Fax (503) 245-0626, E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
The National Psoriasis Foundation (NPF) is a non-profit organization with a mission to drive efforts to cure psoriatic disease and improve the lives of those affected.
Founded in 1966 from a tiny classified ad in a Portland, Ore. newspaper, the Psoriasis Foundation has evolved to become the leading patient advocacy group for the more than 8 million Americans living with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis.
As emerging research continues to demonstrate the serious, systemic effects of these chronic autoimmune diseases, our highest priority is to find a cure.