American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), a membership organization dedicated to the advancement of women's health care in Washington, DC, is currently seeking a Political Strategist. This is the principal position for the day-to-day management of ACOG's political work and requires top-level development and execution of efficient political strategies to develop state and Congressional support for ACOG's legislative priorities. Similarly, this role is responsible for the development and execution of efficient fundraising strategies for Ob-GynPAC and help to ensure compliance for all Ob-GynPAC contributions and disbursements. The responsibilities for this role include the administrative logistics of Ob-GynPAC operation, developing materials for and coordinating logistics of fundraising events, organizing Ob-GynPAC Governing Committee meetings, and other meetings as needed, and management of the Ob-GynPAC database. Cover Letter Required.
As a result of COVID-19, ACOG employees are working in a temporary remote capacity. This is temporary, and normal business hours and in-office duties will return to normal once federal and state guidelines deem it is safe to return into the office. Employees are expected to return to ACOG's National office located at 409 12th, Southwest Washington DC, 20024.
Key Duties and Responsibilities.
Play a central role in the creation, implementation, and ongoing analysis and improvement of annual Ob-GynPAC fundraising strategy, including management of PAC promotion and messaging, digital and in-person PAC fundraising opportunities, and various donor incentive programs.
Assist with development and execution of efficient political giving strategy to best achieve ACOG's annual goals, including as reflected in the Commitment to Policy Action.
Manage all administrative logistics of daily Ob-GynPAC operation including coordination with other ACOG departments and with outside consultants and vendors; processing of contracts and invoices; and logistical management of all contributions, disbursements, and event logistics. Manage external outreach and internal operations.
Liaise with ACOG Members and candidates, campaigns, and committees, often serving as the primary point of contact for Ob-GynPAC.
Work with other physician groups to coordinate successful joint fundraising events.
Maintain accurate records of political fundraising event invitations received and coordinate Ob-GynPAC physician or staff attendance at events. Manage event RSVPs, request and submit event contributions, track all disbursements, and provide other relevant support as needed. Attend such events occasionally as needed.
Develop content and compile relevant reporting data for Ob-GynPAC Annual Report and regular ACOG advocacy publications such as ACOG Advocacy News.
Create Ob-GynPAC fundraising correspondence and materials to expand and promote member engagement, with a particular focus on creative solutions for fundraising during and after the COVID public health crisis.
Process all Ob-GynPAC check and credit card contributions.
Maintain Ob-GynPAC database (NGP), including ensuring information is current and accurate, and creating innovative and efficient ways to better-utilize fundraising resources.
Assist with all aspects of development of Ob-GynPAC political strategy, including researching Congressional and State candidates and elected officials (especially health care providers), vetting candidates requesting Ob-GynPAC support, and monitoring races.
Manage relevant Ob-GynPAC information in ACOG's membership databases (NetForum, Nucleus) and conduct necessary data imports and exports.
Plan Ob-GynPAC Governing Committee virtual and in-person meetings, as well as email “meetings” and candidate review votes, through tasks such as agenda development, logistics of meeting planning, preparation of candidate background documents, collection of PAC contribution and disbursement data, and any other presentation materials as needed to inform Committee and solicit Committee input on relevant topics. Attend and staff all meetings.
Plan Ob-GynPAC fundraising events and organize PAC efforts and materials for Congressional Leadership Conference, Annual Clinical and Scientific Meeting, State Legislative Roundtable, and Annual District Meetings. Travel to meetings as necessary.
Liaise with external consultants including compliance firm and outside counsel and help to ensure that all Ob-GynPAC contributions and disbursements meet Federal Election Commission requirements.
Coordinate with ACOG Accounting and Membership departments to manage incoming Ob-GynPAC contributions, both personal and corporate, made in conjunction with ACOG dues payments.
Manage Ob-GynPAC portion of ACOG's website, in coordination with relevant teams within ACOG.
Assist with other Ob-GynPAC and related ACOG advocacy projects as needed.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's degree and/or work equivalent.
4 years of related experience in political fundraising, database management, and/or women's health advocacy required. Familiarity with ACOG's work and mission preferred.
Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
Excellent organizational skills, analytics, and attention to detail.
Ability to work independently, take initiative, manage multiple projects, exercise sound professional judgment, and meet deadlines is essential.
Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or other related software and Internet research skills are required. Experience with NGP database preferred.
Good interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with a variety of levels of professional staff and physician volunteers is essential.
Travel sometimes necessary (after COVID public health crisis has resolved).
Interest in women's health, health equity, physician issues, and legislative advocacy required.