Public Policy Coordinator

Arlington, VA

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is a great place to work!  IDSA has a highly competitive total compensation package, offers flexible work arrangements and our organizational culture is highly rated by staff.  This is currently a remote role and will offer telework options when we return to the office. Our new office is located two blocks from the metro and has a free gym onsite for all employees.

We are an innovative and dynamic professional association committed to the principles of inclusion, diversity, access and equity. We’ve experienced tremendous growth over the past several years and are excited to post this newly created position.

Our team embodies the following core values

Member-Centric, Excellence, Respect, Innovation, Teamwork and Trust.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage professionals of diverse backgrounds to apply. We offer a competitive salary and benefits plan. 

FLSA Status - Non-exempt

Position Overview

Under the guidance and supervision of the Director of Public Policy, the Public Policy Coordinator will support public health, research, and diagnostics policy activities in coordination with other IDSA staff, member experts, and policymakers in support of the Society’s strategic priorities. 

Essential Responsibilities

  • Support the functions of the IDSA Public Health Committee (PHC), Research Committee, and Diagnostics Committee (and associated advisory groups), working with the staff liaison and committee members to develop and execute policy activities and advance IDSA policy priorities. Issue areas include pandemic preparedness, workforce development, research training, clinical trial and public health infrastructure, diagnostics regulation, and vaccines.
  • Assist with planning and coordination of meetings for IDSA policy committees, including drafting agendas, background materials, talking points, summaries, and follow-up correspondence.
  • Conduct policy research and draft comment letters in response to federal proposals, position statements, white papers for journal submission, fact sheets, and other policy documents as needed. Regularly review publicly available information such as listservs, journal articles, etc. 
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with key member volunteers and entities engaged in infectious diseases health policy, including federal agencies, associations and societies, advocacy organizations, and industry. Represent IDSA in relevant policy coalitions.       

Other Responsibilities

  • Other duties as assigned 

Minimum Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in public policy, public health, or related field
  • Physician association or nonprofit experience is helpful
  • One - two years of relevant work experience, including policy analysis, research and development, or work with committees and with governmental and non-governmental entities. Experience working with Congress and/or HHS agencies (particularly CDC, NIH, FDA, ASPR) is helpful
  • Knowledge of healthcare industry, public health and infectious diseases 

Required Skills

  • Excellent professional writing and communication skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Project management experience
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects with competing deadlines
  • Demonstrated ability to engage collaboratively with internal and external partners
  • Exhibits sound decision making skills

The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) is an equal opportunity employer and considers all applications without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, socio-economic status, marital or veteran status. We also welcome those of all abilities and make reasonable accommodations to support successful outcomes for our team members 

All offers of employment with IDSA are contingent upon a successful background and or credit check.