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Jobs at NHPCO

The National Hospice & Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) is an energetic, fast-moving, nonprofit organization whose vision is a world where individuals and families facing serious illness, death, and grief will experience the best that humankind can offer and whose mission is to lead and mobilize social change for improved care at the end of life.

We are a dedicated group of innovative thinkers who are committed to excellence, appreciate and foster a sense of humor, and embrace change and team play as essential to success. We care about the work we do and the difference that we make. This is your chance to make a difference, too. We are seeking result-oriented people — talented, strategic, and innovative team players who have an unwavering commitment to excellence in all they do.

Job opening at NHPCO

POLICY AND ADVOCACY COORDINATOR

Reporting to the Vice President of Public Policy, this position is responsible for providing support to the Senior Vice President of the Office of Communications & Policy, the Vice President of Public Policy, and the Hospice Action Network (HAN) team.  The position will also provide policy analysis and develop advocacy resources in support of the Office of Communications & Policy and HAN.  Essential duties include the following:

  • Support activities of the Public Policy Committee, HAN Board of Directors, and other ad-hoc committees or workgroups, including calendar scheduling, drafting agendas, taking minutes, and other committee correspondence.
  • Maintain the HAN grassroots database (Aristotle), including:
    • Sending out monthly update emails, and other blast emails as needed
    • List cleaning, records upkeep, and other administrative maintenance.
    • Maintaining the database and managing the relationship with the vendor.
  • Maintain Grassroots Engagement Database (SoftEdge), including:
    • Setting up and monitoring action alerts in the grassroots database.
    • Developing analytics on advocate communications and maximizing advocate engagement through the platform.
    • Maintaining the database and managing the relationship with the vendor.
  • File Lobbying Disclosure reports:
    • Ensure staff and organizational compliance with federal lobbying disclosure requirements, including quarterly reports for NHPCO and biannual LD-203 reports for NHPCO Lobbying team.
  • Field questions that come in from ‘at-large’ grassroots advocates via email or web form.
  • Administer the HAN social media accounts. With assistance from the HAN team, support content creation, post at appropriate times, develop analytics reports, and work to increase engagement across platforms.
  • Maintain the HAN website.
  • Provide  administrative support:
    • Coordinate and schedule weekly HAN lobbyist meetings and lobbying coordination meetings with HAN board members.
    • Provide administrative support to the Senior Vice President, Office of Communications & Policy, including schedule and travel arrangement coordination, filing and document organization, and other projects as assigned.
    • Support the Vice President, Public Policy’s schedule when the Vice President is offsite.
    • Support in-office meetings.
    • Process invoices for Public Policy and the Hospice Action Network.
    • Assist with document formatting and proofreading.
  • Assist with registration for NHPCO HAN events:
    • Work with design department and NHPCO registration to ensure all HAN collateral and registration processes are in place.
    • Answer questions about registration status and ensuring attendance at prerequisite webinars, hotel room booking, etc.
  • Order supplies for HAN events.

Competencies for this position include the following: 

  • An understanding of data entry and database architecture.
  • A demonstrated ability to work on multiple concurrent projects.
  • Proven ability to work independently and take initiative. Must be a self-starter who can take ownership of projects assigned.
  • Excellent organizational, writing, editing and communication skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail as well as analytic and problem-solving skills.
  • Strong social media skills in both content creation and analytics.
  • Basic HTML knowledge (tables, embedding, etc.).

Bachelor’s degree required, along with one to three years’ experience in a Congressional office or campaign, membership organization, or non-profit, with experience in grassroots outreach and online communications, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Other requirements include advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite and experience with online grassroots platform management and membership database systems (particularly Aristotle and Avectra). Social media skills preferred. 

Competitive salary, excellent benefits, conveniently located at King St. Metro in Alexandria, Virginia.  To apply, send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to jobs@nhpco.org.  Please reference “Policy & Advocacy Coordinator” in the subject line.  Principals only / no phone calls please. Only candidates selected for interview will be notified.

NHPCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer


NHPCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer

The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States.  Our mission is to lead and mobilize social change for improved care at the end of life, and we envision a world where individuals and families facing serious illness, death, and grief will experience the best that humankind can offer.

Founded in 1978, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization is the largest nonprofit membership organization representing hospice and palliative care programs and professionals in the United States. The organization is committed to improving end of life care and expanding access to hospice care with the goal of profoundly enhancing quality of life for people dying in America and their loved ones.

Founded in 1990, the National Hospice Foundation envisions a world where everyone facing serious illness, death, and grief will experience the best that humankind can offer.  NHF supports NHPCO’s quality and research initiatives; hospice and palliative care provider education activities; consumer engagement and caregiver services; and global hospice partnerships.

Founded in 1999 as the Foundation for Hospices in Sub-Saharan Africa, FHSSA was created to generate support for African organizations that provide home-based hospice and palliative care to those who are dying of HIV/AIDS. Launched in March, 2014, Global Partners in Care is the reimagined, redesigned and re-inspired organization that was formerly known as FHSSA.  Global Partners in Care is a nonprofit affiliate of NHPCO with a mission of building partnerships to enhance compassionate care globally.  

Founded in 2007 as the Alliance for Care at the End of Life, the Hospice Action network is a nonprofit affiliate of NHPCO.  HAN provides a more aggressive and comprehensive advocacy and lobbying voice that serves the entire field and, ultimately, one of America’s most vulnerable populations – those nearing the end of life.