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Public Policy Assistant (SK)
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Job Description


 Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Work Experience
1 Year(s)

Specific Requirements and Preferences
At least 1 year of work experience, in college work experience and/or substantive intern experiences.
Preferred Requirement is 1 to 2 years of progressively responsible experience in legislative affairs or public policy.

Required Skills/Knowledge

Because he/she will be primarily responsible for department administrative functions, attention to detail is important, as is the ability to work independently in a fast-paced, collaborative environment.  The candidate will be required to understand the need to follow approved Safe Kids Worldwide procedures and policies. Knowledge/aptitude related to the following digital systems include: relationship management software, word processing, presentation and spreadsheet development, and exposure to on-line grass roots advocacy programs is especially useful. Collaborative work style. Excellent administrative, written, verbal and editing skills are important. Because writing skills are so critical, an in-office writing exercise will be required.

Required Licenses and Certifications

Functional Accountabilities

Public Policy Department Support
  1. Assists the Public Policy Director in the management of schedule, travel arrangements and other complex tasks.
  2. Schedules internal and external meetings with staff and allies.
  3. Assists with monthly budget monitoring, financial tracking and credit card reconciles.
  4. Uses Bear Resources to assist the Director with financial matters.
Legislation Tracking
  1. Primarily responsible for working with vendors on legislation/regulation tracking software with regard to childhood injury prevention on state and federal level. Use of on-line databases will be important.
  2. Researches and completes summaries of pending legislation for SKW, Global Network members, funding partners and others.
  3. Maintains contact information involving state, local and federal policymaker's staff.
Coordinate Public Policy Efforts
  1. Conducts research relating to legislation, regulations and other policy areas quickly and comprehensively.
  2. Drafts documents to support public policy agenda.
  3. Researches and maintains public policy childhood injury prevention information for the Safe Kids website and keeps track of state legislation, using on-line database
  4. Develops creative presentations for Global Network Members, legislative briefings and other audiences and assists Global Network members in developing and implementing a public policy agenda.

About Children's National Health System

Childrens National Medical Center is the only exclusive provider of pediatric care in the metropolitan Washington area and is the only freestanding childrens hospital between Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Norfolk, and Atlanta. Serving the nations children for more than 130 years, Childrens National is a proven leader in the development and application of innovative new treatments for childhood illness and injury.

Childrens National is proudly ranked consistently among the best pediatric hospitals in America by US News & World Report.

Our Culture

Children's mission is to be preeminent in providing pediatric health care services that enhance the health and well-being of children regionally, nationally and internationally. Through leadership and innovation, Children's creates solutions to pediatric healthcare problems. Children's excels in Care, Advocacy, Research, and Education to meet the unique needs of children, adolescents and their families. Children's leadership realizes that our employees are the heart of our medical center and the soul of our mission. One of our greatest assets is the diversity of our workforce, which adds to the richness of our culture. Teamwork, dedication, and professionalism are essential values and characteristics that make our employees unique.

Childrens internationally recognized team of pediatric healthcare professionals care for more than 360,000 patients each year who come from throughout the region, nation and world. Our employees share a sense of pride and commitment to the patients and families we serve. We aspire to provide patients and their families with the highest quality of care and service in a family-centered environment. In essence, we are a team of "Great People Providing Great Care."

Nursing Students

As a nursing student, you might already be craving hands-on experience at a highly respected hospital. You may be thinking about where or with which population you want to work after graduation.

At Childrens, a world-class teaching hospital and internationally-recognized leader in pediatric health, we invite nursing students at all stages of learning to explore the real world of working in a hospital setting and experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of this career.

Internship Program

The internship program provides the novice nurse with the knowledge base and skill set needed to transition to competence in clinical nursing practice. While providing the needed skills to meet the organization goals and mission, the program provides nurses with the leadership skills to work collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team. The program bridges the gap between undergraduate education and real-life professional nursing practice, delivering state-of-the art pediatric care.

The program is offered to new graduate nurses from an accredited nursing program with a passion for children. All new graduates, with less than one-year acute care experience, are eligible to participate in the program after obtaining licensure.