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Doctors for America

Prescription Drug Affordability Regional Organizer and/or Co-Project Director

Doctors for America (DFA) is a national grassroots organization that mobilizes thousands of doctors and medical students in all 50 states putting patients over politics to improve the health, welfare, safety, and equality of our patients, community, and nation. This is OUR LANE, too! Our 10 years of advocacy and education is filled with successes in amplifying the voice of physicians.

Summary:

DFA has an immediate opening for the position of Regional Organizer and/or Co-Project Director of DFA’s Drug Affordability Campaign. The exact position will be based on your experience.

We seek an experienced strategic organizer to advance this Initiative by engaging doctors in initially several states, and our members nationally in our fight for drug affordability. This position will oversee, develop, and implement the components of this Initiative stated below that involve our 19,000 members in collaboration with the national movement for drug affordability. DFA members are on call for our patients and for our local, state, and national social justice partners. This is a grant-funded Initiative, although fundraising from engaged physicians is an equal priority.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about engaging physicians in the fight for fair drug pricing and recruiting a strong diversity of physicians in this fight. These efforts will directly be part of rebuilding DFA’s State Chapters in our states. As we succeed in this endeavor, this project will be expanding to other states, leading to greater responsibility and leadership role within DFA.

  • Reports to DFA Executive Director and/or Drug Affordability Project Director
  • Position classification: Exempt, full time

Chief Responsibilities:

  1. Manage several components of DFA’s Drug Affordability Campaign and possibly oversee our efforts in PA, NJ, a third state, and our mobilization efforts in Washington DC as it pertains to national policy reform;
  2. Oversee, implement, assist in the coordination and planning of meetings and events, develop documents and recruit for our White Coats Advocacy Boot Camp Trainings of doctors;
  3. Embed this project with the state organizations, and engage and utilize our trained doctors to further the policy goals in these states;
  4. Oversee our Drug Affordability Web Portal (doctor story-telling) and engage these doctors’ stories in collaboration with our communications consultant and national partners;
  5. Host house parties in these states and other events to raise $35,000 from doctors;
  6. Supervise 2-4 part-time Fellows/Interns;
  7. Organizational duties include fundraising (help with grant writing and memberships/events), leadership development, social media and DFA organizational development (internal and external);
  8. Contribute to DFA’s overall development and additional duties as assigned.

Requirements, preferences and qualifications:

  • A solid 5-8 years of grassroots advocacy/targeted constituent organizing;
  • Prefer to be based in or nearby DC, PA, and NJ, but not necessarily a priority;
  • Must have a working vehicle;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work well on a diverse team and previous supervising other staff;
  • Administrative proficiencies, excellent writing, editing, communications and social media skills;
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail;
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines in a fast-paced environment;
  • Sense of humor and flexibility;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Nation-Builder or compatible database, and website functions;
  • Prior political and nonprofit experience—with both 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations—are a plus;
  • Strong work ethic, creativity and tenacity in achieving objectives;
  • Strong administrative skills, including computer competency;
  • Bi-lingual is also an added plus;
  • Communications experience, working with the media and strong social media skills;
  • Commitment to Doctor for America’s mission and goals;

Please send: Resume, cover letter addressing why you want this particular job, two writing samples and references. Send to [email protected] with the title of the position in the subject line.

Start Date: Available now – Hired by July 15th

Salary/Benefits: Competitive salary, health care, vacation, sick days and Fidelity Simply IRA (Employer Match).

People of color are strongly encouraged to apply! Doctors for America is committed to attracting, developing and retaining exceptional people, respecting the full spectrum of races, ethnicities, national origins, ages, sexual orientations, gender identities, beliefs, religions, faiths and ideologies, cultures, socio-economic backgrounds and levels of physical ability.

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