The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), the national not-for-profit association established in 1863 & representing over 100,000 veterinarians working in private and corporate practice, government, industry, academia, and uniformed services, is seeking a State Policy Analyst to join our Division of State Advocacy located in our Washington, D.C. office to help implement the AVMA’s state legislative and regulatory initiatives. The mission of the Association is to lead the profession by advocating for our members and advancing the science and practice of veterinary medicine to improve animal and human health.
Reporting to the Division Director, the State Policy Analyst will work collaboratively with AVMA staff and volunteer entities to conduct related research, assist in developing the AVMA’s state-level agenda, and plan and attend approved programs and events designed to facilitate distribution of the AVMA’s public policy perspective and to educate and assist state and allied veterinary medical associations with state-level legislative and regulatory issues that impact veterinary medicine. They will assist in identification, review, analysis, compilation, and dissemination of information about bills, statutes, regulations, local ordinances, judicial actions, and pending proposals that impact the practice of veterinary medicine.
Application deadline is 12/19/22. Forward cover letter, resume with salary requirements & 3 writing samples to: firstname.lastname@example.org .
To be successful in this role, you must be highly collaborative & passionate about AVMA’s mission & increasing member satisfaction & engagement. Additional qualifications include:
BA or BS in political science, public policy, or a related field, or equivalent work experience, is required; law degree or paralegal certificate is a plus; scientific- or health-related public policy experience also a plus.
A minimum of two years’ related experience in public policy as legislative staff, legal counsel, or with a professional or trade association having a demonstrable interest in legislative and regulatory affairs.
Outstanding computer skills (i.e., proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, social media and various internet browsers and search engines) required. Familiarity with legislative and legal research programs such as Quorum and/or Westlaw is required.
Association experience preferred; experience with veterinary medicine and/or animal science is a plus.
Must be able to review and analyze legislative and regulatory language for information relevant to veterinary medicine and write concise summaries.
Must be able to clearly define problems, collect and interpret data, establish facts, draw conclusions, and convey related information in an effective and timely fashion.
Must be able to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
Because controversy and disagreement are normal aspects of public policy work, must be able to effectively deal with conflicting views and perspectives, and maintain confidentiality in communications.
Must be able to effectively prioritize competing demands and projects.
Must function well autonomously and as a team member.
Must be comfortable speaking at public events and be able to present information effectively; demonstrable public speaking experience is a plus.
Must be able to work after normal business hours and/or on weekends occasionally as needed.
Located in Schaumburg, Illinois, with an office in Washington, D.C., the AVMA is structured to work for its members and acts as a collective voice for its membership and for the veterinary profession. The AVMA provides many benefits to its members, including information resources; state and federal advocacy; opportunities to address issues affecting policies that govern the profession and practice of veterinary medicine; continuing education opportunities; quality publications; and discounts on personal and professional products, programs and services. The work of the AVMA is carried out by a dedicated staff of over 170. The organization is governed by an 18-member Board of Directors and has a $50M+ annual operating budget. Throughout the organization, we take pride in knowing that we make a difference. The AVMA provides excellent employee benefits, including generous health insurance, retirement and paid time-off plans. We enjoy a supportive, friendly and comfortable work environment where work/life balance is evident at every level. We work hard, grow and have fun! For more information, please visit www.avma.org.