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Senior Governmental Affairs Advisor: WSNA

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I. TITLE: Senior Governmental Affairs Advisor: WSNA

II. SUMMARY

The Senior Governmental Affairs Advisor is responsible for representing the WSNA in the state legislative and regulatory arenas, developing policy strategies and grassroots advocacy to advance association goals and objectives.

III. DUTIES

Duties and responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to:

  1. Monitor and develop legislation and regulations in relation to their impact on WSNA's goals and objectives.
  2. Prepare and recommend positions and action on issues affecting WSNA and its members.
  3. Lobby and maintain liaison with the governor, legislature, staff and state agencies.
  4. Provide coordination of WSNA contract lobbyists in directing assignments.
  5. Provide lobbying and staff support to contracted specialty nursing organizations.
  6. Arrange, prepare and present testimony as necessary.
  7. Prepare issue briefings, action alerts, and weekly report during Legislative Session.
  8. Responsible for the annual Advocacy Camp and Nurse Legislative Day including development of agenda, arrangement of speakers, logistics planning and marketing of event.
  9. Liaison to the ANA-PAC and ANA federal legislative activities.
  10. Develop strategies to educate nurses about the political process, coordinate with Political Action Coordinator to mobilize nurses for grassroots action.
  11. 1Attends coalition meetings as appropriate and assist in forming coalitions with other groups in relation to specific issues of common interest.
  12. 1Assist the Assistant Executive Director of Governmental Affairs and Operations in providing staff support for the WSNA Legislative and Health Policy Council.
  13. 1Assist the Assistant Executive Director of Governmental Affairs and Operations in providing staff support for the WSNA-PAC Board's activities including the candidate endorsement process.
  14. 1Responsible for Public Disclosure Commission filings.
  15. 1Develop and disseminate information in appropriate WSNA publications.
  16. 1Develop and present education workshops related to WSNA legislative and political program.
  17. 1Other duties as assigned.

IV. TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • Frequent travel to Olympia during the Legislative Session.
  • Some travel within the State to meet with members and public officials.
  • Some travel to national meetings representing WSNA.

V. ACCOUNTABILITY

The Senior Governmental Affairs Advisor reports to the Director of Governmental Affairs, Communications, and Membership.

VI. QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor degree in communications, political science, or related field required. Registered nurse and/or advance degree in law, public policy, or health policy preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years' experience in public policy, health policy, lobbying, or related field.
  • Knowledge of legislative, regulatory, and election process required.
  • Excellent writing and strong, proven interpersonal skills; proven ability to communicate effectively internally with other staff members and externally with members, public officials, and media.
  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to handle multiple priorities and organize the workload accordingly.
  • Attention to detail, accuracy and thoroughness of work are essential.
  • Proficient in word processing, e-mail, and presentation graphics applications (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word).

VII. JOB CLASSIFICATION

The Senior Governmental Affairs Advisor is included in the Program Specialist job classification and is subject to the WSNA-Teamsters Local #117 Contract provisions.

Contact Information:
Anne Tan Piazza: WSNA contact. Her email is apiazza@wsna.org. Phone is 206-575-7979 x 3006.

Date: March 12, 2015

Job Description

I. TITLE: Senior Governmental Affairs Advisor

II. SUMMARY

The Senior Governmental Affairs Advisor is responsible for representing the WSNA in the state legislative and regulatory arenas, developing policy strategies and grassroots advocacy to advance association goals and objectives.

III. DUTIES

Duties and responsibilities shall include, but not be limited to:

  1. Monitor and develop legislation and regulations in relation to their impact on WSNA's goals and objectives.
  2. Prepare and recommend positions and action on issues affecting WSNA and its members.
  3. Lobby and maintain liaison with the governor, legislature, staff and state agencies.
  4. Provide coordination of WSNA contract lobbyists in directing assignments.
  5. Provide lobbying and staff support to contracted specialty nursing organizations.
  6. Arrange, prepare and present testimony as necessary.
  7. Prepare issue briefings, action alerts, and weekly report during Legislative Session.
  8. Responsible for the annual Advocacy Camp and Nurse Legislative Day including development of agenda, arrangement of speakers, logistics planning and marketing of event.
  9. Liaison to the ANA-PAC and ANA federal legislative activities.
  10. Develop strategies to educate nurses about the political process, coordinate with Political Action Coordinator to mobilize nurses for grassroots action.
  11. 1Attends coalition meetings as appropriate and assist in forming coalitions with other groups in relation to specific issues of common interest.
  12. 1Assist the Assistant Executive Director of Governmental Affairs and Operations in providing staff support for the WSNA Legislative and Health Policy Council.
  13. 1Assist the Assistant Executive Director of Governmental Affairs and Operations in providing staff support for the WSNA-PAC Board's activities including the candidate endorsement process.
  14. 1Responsible for Public Disclosure Commission filings.
  15. 1Develop and disseminate information in appropriate WSNA publications.
  16. 1Develop and present education workshops related to WSNA legislative and political program.
  17. 1Other duties as assigned.

IV. TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • Frequent travel to Olympia during the Legislative Session.
  • Some travel within the State to meet with members and public officials.
  • Some travel to national meetings representing WSNA.

V. ACCOUNTABILITY

The Senior Governmental Affairs Advisor reports to the Director of Governmental Affairs, Communications, and Membership.

VI. QUALIFICATIONS:

  1. Bachelor degree in communications, political science, or related field required. Registered nurse and/or advance degree in law, public policy, or health policy preferred.
  2. Minimum 5 years' experience in public policy, health policy, lobbying, or related field.
  3. Knowledge of legislative, regulatory, and election process required.
  4. Excellent writing and strong, proven interpersonal skills; proven ability to communicate effectively internally with other staff members and externally with members, public officials, and media.
  5. Must be a self-starter with the ability to handle multiple priorities and organize the workload accordingly.
  6. Attention to detail, accuracy and thoroughness of work are essential.
  7. Proficient in word processing, e-mail, and presentation graphics applications (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Microsoft Word).

VII. JOB CLASSIFICATION

The Senior Governmental Affairs Advisor is included in the Program Specialist job classification and is subject to the WSNA-Teamsters Local #117 Contract provisions.

Contact Information:
Anne Tan Piazza: WSNA contact.
Her email is apiazza@wsna.org
Phone is 206-575-7979 x 3006.

Date: March 12, 2015