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Grassroots Coordinator

American Optometric Association Salt Lake, UT
  • Posted: over a month ago
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Position Summary:

The Grassroots Coordinator works directly with state associations in designated regions to advance key legislative priorities and attends and participates in face-to-face meetings and other gatherings to further grassroots and state legislative advocacy efforts.

Essential Functions:

  • Develops and maintains relationships with state association(s) staff, volunteers, lobbyists and elected officials.
  • Assists in coordinating grassroots and volunteer efforts at state capitols and events throughout the designated region, as necessary.
  • Communicates with local volunteers about critical legislative engagement timelines and messaging.
  • Supports state association(s) with drafting and distributing white papers, talking points and other supplemental materials to legislators and other key volunteers on legislative priorities.
  • Submits weekly reports on legislative, political, and grassroots matters in assigned region to Director.
  • Coordinates with AOA communications staff on timely messaging related to key legislative and political issues.
  • Participates in face-to-face meetings with legislators and volunteers on legislative priorities.
  • Submits accurate and timely reports.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in Political Science, or related field preferred.
  • Three-five years of political, campaign, grassroots, state legislative or advocacy experience required.
  • This position requires extensive travel up to 70% during legislative sessions and throughout the year or as needed.

American Optometric Association

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