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Government Relations Coordinator

Job Description
Organization: 
Colorado Optometric Association
Organization Type: 
501(c)(6)
Job Location: 
Front Range
Type of Job: 
Full-time
Job Category: 
Administrative | Communications | Other
Job Description: 

The Government Relations Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the initiatives, communications and messaging for the legislative efforts of the Association.  This position requires active collaboration with the leaders within the organization to ensure knowledge of regulatory and legislative proposals and changes are communicated and updated on a timely basis. The position requires exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, a willingness to help, ease with multi-tasking, and the ability to manage operational and administrative systems.  This is a career development position.  

Areas of Responsibility

Key responsibilities include:  

• Monitor and analyze changes in proposed bills each Legislative session that might impact our members. Produce reports and messaging to our legislative team.

• Gather and track information and announcements from state regulatory agencies and facilitate communications and responses with appropriate leaders of the organization.

• Draft responses for information about optometry including conducting thorough research and timely compilation of charts with requested information.

• Create collateral materials and white papers

• Draft correspondence, comment letters, testimony and other communications 

• Perform internal research, data collection and communications projects to advance the COA and optometric strategic objectives. 

Requirements/Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s Degree with a major in in public policy, political science, communications or related field preferred
  • Minimum 2 years relevant experience preferably in government relations or public policy field
  • Ability to work well under pressure and within short deadlines while managing multiple priorities with accuracy.
  • Analytical problem solving ability
  • Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills. Proven ability to present complex information in ways that are easy to understand
  • Self-starter with a strong desire to learn and a strong work ethic
  • Intermediate to advanced proficiency of all Microsoft Office Suite products, i.e. Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint required. Proficient typing skills. Basic bookkeeping knowledge or experience with Quickbooks is a plus.
Compensation/Benefits

This is a full-time position with benefits, although part-time for at least 24 hours per week would be considered, or a mix with full-time part of the year/ part-time part of the year.  Work hours are flexible, making it attractive for the right candidate.  Quiet office requiring self-direction.  Compensation range is $20 - $26 depending on experience and skills.  Benefits include paid holidays and vacation, and RTD pass.  One-half block to Light-rail stop. 

How To Apply

Send all of the following:  Cover Letter, Resume, and Salary History to sbenjamin@visioncare.org. No phone calls.    

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