POSITION: Advocacy and Public Policy Assistant

REPORTS TO: Sr. Director, Public Policy

LOCATION: Washington, DC

Full-time, non-exempt position


The Catholic Health Association of the United States (CHA) advances the Catholic health ministry of the United States in caring for people and communities. Comprised of more than 600 hospitals and 1,600 long-term care and other health facilities in all 50 states, the Catholic health ministry is the largest group of nonprofit health care providers in the nation.

This position provides administrative support to Senior Director, Public Policy; Senior Director, Government Relations; and Director, Member Advocacy. Responsibilities include organizational, production and logistical support for advocacy and public policy meetings, conferences, committees and projects; assistance with communications with Congress, Administration and CHA membership; and direct in-person and telephonic interaction with CHA membership. Some travel is required (approximately 5%).

♣ Coordinate logistical and administrative support for advocacy and public policy meetings, conferences, committees and projects
♣ Coordinate, arrange and organize the schedules for supported personnel
♣ Responsible for conducting daily articles search for the Diversity and Health Disparities website and compiling the Diversity and Health Disparities Update.
♣ Administer and maintain filing system
♣ Make travel arrangements, prepare itineraries, and coordinate frequent flyer incentives
♣ Maintain and review budget activities as needed
♣ Prepare and code expense reports, invoices, and check requests
♣ Assist in the preparation of documents, presentations and meeting materials
♣ Assist in legislative and policy research
♣ Assist with government affairs software (journaling hill visits, running reports and cross train on CHA member database usage and advocacy web pate)
• Provide phone, correspondence, email and in-person communication support
• Facilitate coordination between advocacy and public policy department and St. Louis office


♣ Assist with special projects/duties as assigned within the Advocacy and Public Policy department
♣ Support as needed assigned CHA activities in the DC Office
♣ Provide support throughout the year for CHA's annual Assembly as necessary, which may include working on-site during the actual program


Experience: 2-5 years of administrative assistant experience

Skills, Knowledge, and Ability: Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Experience supporting groups and projects. Understanding of federal legislative process and legislative research. Demonstrated critical thinking skills. Organized and takes initiative to understand managers' needs. Ability to exercise sound judgment and work independently. Flexible and effective under pressure of deadlines. Excellent internal and external customer service skills. Familiarity with association policies and operations. Understanding of database technology. Intermediate proficiency in Microsoft Excel. Advanced proficiency in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint.

Education/Certification: Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience


To Apply: 

 CHA is an Equal Opportunity employer and offers competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package. Consider joining our mission based organization by sending a resume to HR@chausa.org