Employment Opportunities

Public Policy Manager

Silver Spring, MD

Founded by and for cancer survivors, the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) is the nation’s oldest survivor-led advocacy organization. Redefining survivorship from the time of diagnosis through the balance of life, NCCS is the “go-to” authority on the full spectrum of survivorship issues. For 30 years, NCCS has been a recognized leader in advocating to improve cancer-related public policy and empowering cancer survivors. NCCS represents the interests of cancer survivors to Congress, the federal government, payers, policymakers, and all others whose work affects people with cancer. NCCS also regularly convenes various stakeholders in the cancer and health policy arenas to deliberate and to develop policy positions and to undertake collaborative activities focused on improving cancer care.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Advocate on behalf of NCCS’ public policy priorities to make cancer care better for cancer survivors, caregivers, and families
  • Execute legislative strategy, including setting up and conducting meetings with policymakers, developing relationships with Congressional staff members, and engaging NCCS leadership for key meetings
  • Monitor and report progress on legislative activity to all stakeholders
  • Identify, track, research, and analyze cancer policy issues to inform NCCS advocacy
  • Represent NCCS at meetings with policymakers, providers, payers, patient advocacy groups, pharmaceutical companies, and funders
  • Identify opportunities to engage Cancer Policy & Advocacy Team (CPAT) members to act on pressing policy needs
  • Work with Advocacy Manager to activate and support CPAT members in their advocacy
  • Give presentations to various audiences on NCCS public policy priorities and activities
  • Assist in planning for the Cancer Policy Roundtables twice annually
  • Collaborate with NCCS communications team to develop policy-related website content, blog posts, and social media
  • Perform other duties as needed

Experience and Skills

  • At least four years of experience in public policy, advocacy, government relations, and/or state and/or federal government, including understanding of Capitol Hill
  • High energy level, ability to network and collaborate with people from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Ability to adapt to fast-breaking policy developments
  • An ability to adapt to fast-breaking policy developments
  • Proficiency in computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Dedication to cancer survivors and NCCS’ policy priorities

Some travel is required.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Shelley Fuld Nasso at jobs@canceradvocacy.org.