Advocacy Assistant

AK NATIVE HEALTH BOARD   Anchorage, AK   Full-time     Administration / Clerical
Posted on July 11, 2021

The Alaska Native Health Board (ANHB) is seeking motivated individuals to work with ANHB management and policy team. The Advocacy Assistant has the responsibility to support the ANHB advocacy team in their general day to day activities and support the organization’s advocacy functions to support ANHB’s mission and vision. This position will report to the Policy Analyst.

Essential Functions:

1. Provides administrative support with planning meetings and regional training sessions on tribal health issues and as assigned.

• Organize the logistics for the ANHB staff meetings along with the agenda and followingup on assigned tasks.

• Attend a variety of meetings, prepare meeting minutes and summary reports, and disseminate information.

• Provides administrative support on committees, meetings and provides staff support as assigned. • Supports event management, including event preparations, on-the-day logistics and promotion of the event. • Participate in the preparation of elections; update and prepare election notebook and appropriate forms for all members.

2. Supports on-going work efforts and communication with ANHB staff. • With guidance from the Policy Analyst, prepares weekly policy and legislative alerts and policy and legislative updates, this is known as the ANHB Update. • With guidance from the Policy Analyst, updates information on legislation/policy on the ANHB’s website.

3. Supports on-going work efforts and communication with ANHB Management. • Assist in the effective administration of ANHB membership contacts, including maintaining an up to date list of all ANHB contact lists (global database of contacts) for internal use and ensuring that the ANHB member webpage is up to date. • Assist on the production of ANHB promotional materials such as annual priorities packet, announcements, flyers, and brochures. • Provide general support and assists with special projects as assigned by the President/CEO, Chief Operating Officer, and Policy Analyst.

4. Provides administrative support in reviewing and maintaining a file folder of Tribal Health-related policies, legislation, regulations, etc. for the development of positions and policy briefing papers on tribal and rural health topics for distribution to ANHB Member organizations and to be utilized by tribal, state and federal agencies. • Assists in reviewing advocacy materials pertaining to tribal health care issues and collects legislative and policy information for dissemination. • Assists ANHB staff in maintaining records for resolutions, presentations, issue papers and written responses to issues of concern to Alaska Tribes. • Supports staff in collecting information on content and process of legislation and requirements of key programs such as Health Care Reform, Indian Health Care Improvement Act, Medicare, Medicaid, State Children’s Health Insurance Program, and major health initiatives of interest to constituency. • Compose, type and proofread a wide variety of complex and confidential documents, reports, letters and memoranda; type from recording or verbal instruction; take and transcribe dictation using shorthand or dictation equipment.


1. Applicant is required to have a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience, preferably in a fast-paced environment requiring extensive interaction with others by video, phone, in person and in writing.

2. Preferred experience in a health-related, legal or administration field; and experience working for a tribal organization is highly desirable.

3. Proficiency in simple research, writing and reading policy papers a plus, particularly in writing meeting minutes and board reports.

4. Excellent organizations skills.

5. Demonstrable interest in issues of concern to ANHB is highly desirable.

Compensation Starting salary is commensurate with experience, with a range of $30,000-$37,000, plus a generous benefits package that includes health insurance, 403(b) retirement plan, vacation days, and other benefits.