AABB is an international, not-for-profit association representing individuals and institutions involved in the fields of transfusion medicine and cellular therapies. The association is committed to improving health through the development and delivery of standards, accreditation and educational programs that focus on optimizing patient and donor care and safety. Our membership includes physicians, nurses, scientists, researchers, administrators, medical technologists and other health care providers located in more than 80 countries worldwide.
AABB is looking for an experienced professional who will provide support with advancing AABB’s advocacy and public policy priorities by helping to implement AABB’s advocacy agenda, ensuring that policymakers understand AABB’s contribution to the safety and availability of the nation’s blood supply and biotherapies, and keeping AABB staff informed about policy development that impacts AABB’s programs.
This is a great opportunity if you are:
A highly dedicated professional who is organized and driven by new challenges.
A team player who believes in providing best in class service.
Looking for a work environment that values and promotes teamwork and collaboration.
About the Role
Become an expert on a portfolio of issues, such as blood and biotherapies safety and availability, healthcare reimbursement, disaster preparedness and biomedical research funding. Monitor Federal and state developments and analyze proposed regulations, legislation, and policy guidance for their impact on AABB’s members, mission and programs.
Work with cross-functional teams to develop positions. Prepare comments, letters, white papers, position papers and other communications to advance AABB’s positions.
Attend congressional hearings, federal agency meetings, and other policy events.
Establish and maintain relationships with policymakers and external organizations. Coordinate meetings and develop agendas and content for such meetings.
Prepare summaries of activities and relevant policy developments for AABB leadership and members.
Provide staff support to AABB committees, as assigned.
Other projects, as assigned.
- Advanced degree preferred (e.g. JD, Masters in Public Policy or Public Health) with demonstrated interest in government, regulatory policy and/or associations.
- Three - five years’ experience in the health care, healthcare reimbursement or related public policy arena. Legislative and/or regulatory advocacy experience required.
Strong research ability
Strong oral and written communication skills
Thorough knowledge of the legislative and regulatory processes.
Must be able to multi-task effectively
Ability to work well with members, faculty, staff and vendors
Excellent organizational skills, detail oriented and the ability to problem solve
Our ideal candidate will have a passion for organizing information and will possess exceptional attention to detail. He/she will also have enthusiasm, be strongly self-motivated, and take great pride in quality of work. The position requires discretion, judgment, tact, and poise.
You have experience with and comfort in working in a fast paced, team-oriented environment with high expectations.
You have the ability to produce consistently high-quality work, independently and with minimal errors. You are a quick thinker, can effectively solve problems, and determine priorities under the pressure of deadlines.
You love taking on difficult challenges and finding creative solutions. You stay focused and get results.
You communicate clearly. You write well. You speak eloquently.
You think on your feet. You like learning new things, and you can learn quickly. When things change, you know how to roll with the punches.
You pay attention to the details.
You are motivated and driven. You enjoy working on teams. You want to make a difference.
Why Should you Apply?
We recognize and reward our most valuable asset—our team—with a generous leave and benefits package, and excellent educational and professional development opportunities.
Apply with your cover letter and resume.
AABB is an equal opportunity employer.
No phone calls please.
AABB is the international association of blood banks, including hospital and community blood centers, transfusion and transplantation services and individuals involved in activities related to transfusion and transplantation medicine.More than 2,000 institutions (community and hospital blood banks, hospital transfusion services and laboratories) and 11,000 individuals are members of the AABB, including physicians, scientists, administrators, medical technologists, blood donor recruiters and public relations personnel. Members are located in all 50 states and more than 80 foreign countries.