Inform, support, and monitor division related actions of the strategic and annual operating plans.
Provide ongoing liaison and resource support services to members by serving as a liaison with members on political activities, legislative initiatives, strategy and planning for legislation, regulatory change and related health care concerns.
Monitor, research and analyze state legislative and regulatory trends that impact dental hygiene. Track pending legislation and mitigate as needed.
Work closely with director of governmental affairs in the development and analysis of information for advocacy documents, presentations, testimony, etc.
Work with ADHA state leaders to advance state policy initiatives that complement ADHA strategic plan.
Compile answers to inquiries from ADHA state associations, the media, dental hygienists, and others.
Advance the dental hygiene profession with advocacy materials such as issue summaries, briefs, advocacy tools, testimony, and development of strategy and preparation of state lobby days.
Draft updates for association publications.
Assist in planning and development of legislative workshop presentation and activities related to ADHA annual meeting, including attendance.
Advise division director of governmental issues and materials pertinent to the division and ADHA.
Ensure that ADHA and Member’s Only Website and Public site content related to advocacy is organized and updated to meet the needs of members, state and local officers and specialty groups as determined.
Manage Political Action Committee - HYPAC
Collaboratively facilitate and support ADHA’s marketing and communications efforts provided by Big Voice Communications providing division information, reviewing communications, and completing assigned work
Support the execution of assigned corporate sponsored programs and ensure that all programs are implemented to meet program objectives
Support ADHA’s collective membership recruitment and retention efforts through assigned division and intra-divisional initiatives
Develop and manage related budgets in concert with Division Director.
Manage assigned special committees, ad hoc workgroups and task forces.
Support ADHA’s knowledge management documentation process by capturing and maintaining related division procedures.
Other duties as assigned
Experience: Three to five years legislative experience at the state or federal level or 3-5 years combined experience with association or other governmental affairs responsibility.
Skills: Excellent verbal and written communication, organizational, and research skills. Experience working with PACs. Knowledge and experience of the legislative process. Candidate must be detail oriented with the ability to manage multiple priorities, possess robust listening skills and diplomacy with the ability to work inter-divisionally and show initiative.
Education: Bachelor’s degree required.
Availability: Must be able to travel 10% of the time.
About American Dental Hygienists' Association
The American Dental Hygienists' Association (ADHA), a national, not-for-profit, professional association representing the interests of more than 185,000 registered dental hygienists. The ADHA's mission is to advance the art and science of dental hygiene and work to ensure access to quality oral health care, increase awareness of the cost-effective benefits of prevention, promote the highest standards of dental hygiene education, licensure, practice and research, and to represent and promote the interest of dental hygienist.