Program Administrator, Policy and Advocacy at Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Program Administrator, Policy & Advocacy

Regular Full-Time

Dallas, TX, US
Memphis, Tennessee, US
Remote, Remote, US

Requisition ID: 2227

About Susan G. Komen

Susan G. Komen brings a 100% virtual working environment and you can work anywhere within the U.S. We are a force united by a promise to end breast cancer forever. For over 30 years, we’ve led the way funding groundbreaking research, community health initiatives and advocacy programs in local communities across the U.S. and in more than 30 countries. Susan G. Komen is the ONLY organization that addresses breast cancer on multiple fronts such as research, community health, global outreach and public policy initiatives in order to make the biggest impact against this disease.

Komen strives to have a culture of passionate, growth-minded professionals who thrive in a team environment, and work collaboratively to inspire greatness in others! We take an ongoing approach to ensure open communication from all levels throughout the organization. It’s encouraged to give and receive feedback to ensure two way accountability with a focus on continual improvement both personally and professionally!

What You’ll Be Doing in the role of Program Administrator

Empowered by our expansive grassroots network, Susan G. Komen is leading the fight for those impacted by breast cancer locally, in our states and in Washington, D.C. Komen works to identify, through a transparent and broad-based, intensive vetting and selection process, the advocacy issues that have the greatest potential impact on Komen’s mission.

The Program Administrator, Policy & Advocacy will provide high-level administrative support for Komen’s Center for Public Policy’s (CPP) programs, initiatives, and events; assist in the coordination of efforts across CPP areas; support the team in building relationships with stakeholders; and assist with gathering content to report activities and communicate about CPP’s work as needed.

What You Will Bring to the Table

  • Provide administrative support for Komen’s Center for Public Policy (CPP) programs and staff.
  • Coordinates activities across program areas of the Public Policy and Advocacy team.
  • Coordinates logistics and materials for CPP events and projects, including the Komen Advocacy Summit, state lobby days, trainings, webinars, etc.
  • Assists with Center for Public Policy communications.
  • Assists with federal and state lobbying reporting.
  • Manages contracts and invoice processing for Public Policy & Advocacy department, including reviewing for accuracy; coding appropriate cost center, project code, and lobbying expense; and securing approval for payment.
  • Supports Public Policy & Advocacy department with travel, scheduling, expense reports, meeting logistics, etc.
  • Assists with preparation of summaries on CPP events and accomplishments.
  • Assists in the coordination and follow-up of consultants’ activities. Ensures monthly/weekly reports are received and are accurate.
  • Assist in development and fundraising activities as directed, in order to grow the public policy and advocacy team’s capacity and reach.
  • Monitors designated legislative and health policy and news websites on the state and federal issues, conducts basic online research and gathers data related to Komen’s advocacy priorities or other matters.
  • Promote an organizational culture that values trust, commitment to the mission, scientific integrity, and professional and organizational growth.
  • Other duties as assigned.

We Already Know You Will Also Have

  • Bachelor’s degree in public policy, public administration, political science, government affairs, communications, marketing or other relevant field.
  • 2-5 years of related experience.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work independently and creatively, meeting strict deadlines, in a fast-paced environment.
  • Solid organizational skills and high-level proficiency with MS Office products.
  • Strong interpersonal skills are required for effective interaction volunteers, elected officials, legislative staff and other high-profile persons.
  • Working knowledge of the breast cancer public policy and advocacy environment.
  • Experience working within federal policy, state policy and/or grassroots advocacy.
  • A team-oriented attitude and strong cross-functional collaboration skills.
  • Shows positive approach to work, flexibility, cultural awareness, sensitivity to relationships, security, and confidentiality.
  • Travel requirements required outside of your office will be less than 25% or more depending on our business needs.

So what’s in it for you?

Komen believes in the importance of taking care of our employees so that in turn they can be committed to supporting our critical mission to support those impacted by breast cancer and to help find cures. That is what Komen provides away from the computer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health, dental, vision and a retirement plan with a 6% employer match
  • Generous Paid Time Off Plan
  • Flexible work arrangement in a fully remote working environment
  • Bi-weekly work from home stipend
  • Parental leave
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • A culture of learning and development
  • And so much more!

Susan G. Komen is fair and equal in all of its employment practices for persons without regard to age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, veteran status or sexual orientation. Additionally we embrace Diverse Teams & Perspective and we find strength in the diversity of cultural backgrounds, ideas, and experiences.