Position Summary:

The Specialist, Public Policy is responsible for providing support to the Vice President of Health Policy. This includes: (1) conducting research; (2) drafting and designing fact sheets and other written materials; (3) writing internal issue briefs, memos, and summaries; (4) staffing and/or serving on work groups and task forces, as appropriate (5) organizing logistics for meetings and trainings; and (6) performing a limited amount of administrative functions


The Specialist, Public Policy is responsible for:

Conducting research:

  • Conducting various research projects, as needed, on Alzheimer’s-related policy, particularly data and economic research and reviews of published literature;
  • Developing extensive knowledge on data sources, including health surveys and questionnaires; and
  • Analyzing and comparing data from multiple sources, including surveys, studies, and other sources.

Drafting written materials:

  • Updating, writing, and designing Fact Sheets on policy issues and priorities; and
  • Preparing various other materials to convey data and statistics, such as tables, charts, and heat maps.

Developing and maintaining records and resources:

  • Regularly reviewing all public policy materials on the internal and external website to ensure all information is current and accurate;
  • Maintaining inventory of public policy materials and working with external printers on such resources
  • Developing and compiling other resources as needed, including memos, briefs, tool-kits and summaries on public policy, public health, and health systems issues.

Working with both public policy and programs staff:

  • Developing relationships across divisions;
  • Working on joint public policy-program division projects, both at the home office and field levels, and working with relevant staff in each division, as assigned;
  • Organizing, staffing and/or serving on internal and external work groups and task forces; and
  • Handling logistics for in-person and virtual meetings.

Assisting the Vice President, Health Policy on other matters, including:

  • Working on global Alzheimer’s issues in conjunction with Alzheimer’s Disease International and the World Dementia Council;
  • Providing any necessary support to the Association’s BOLD Public Health Center of Excellence (PHCOE) on Dementia Risk Reduction;
  • Providing any necessary assistance to the Vice President of Health Policy in his role working at the intersection of programs and public policy; and
  • Performing a limited amount of administrative functions, such as data entry, printing, scheduling, and travel arrangements


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • 1-3 years experience in public policy preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

  • Excellent writing skills
  • Fast learner and ability to work independently
  • Creative thinker with an ability to anticipate needs
  • Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and InDesign
  • Familiarity with Maptitude and SAS/STATA a plus
  • Ability to organize and manage meeting and project logistics

Employees working 24 hours/week or more are eligible for a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, flex accounts, short and long-term disability, life insurance, tuition reimbursement, generous PTO as well as an annual Cultural & Heritage Day and Volunteer Day of their choosing. They are also eligible for our gold standard 401(k) retirement plan.

About The Alzheimer Association

The Alzheimer’s Association is the leading voluntary health organization in Alzheimer's care, support and research. Our mission is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, to provide and enhance care and support for all affected, and to reduce the risk of dementia through the promotion of brain health. Our vision is a world without Alzheimer’s and all other dementia.