Advocacy and Policy Consultant

Organizational Mission: ASA is the essential resource to cultivate leadership, advance knowledge, and strengthen the skills of our members and others who work with, and on behalf of, older adults.

Description of Services and Work: ASA seeks a public policy consultant to proactively represent the organization’s advocacy interests in Washington DC. The consultant will monitor issues identified by ASA’s Public Policy Committee, make recommendations for advocacy efforts based on existing ASA priority areas, provide analysis to inform policy positions, assist in expanding/enhancing ASA’s policy agenda and advise on when and how to most effectively weigh in. The purpose is to identify policy advocacy opportunities where ASA, its members and collaborative partners can uniquely impact issues of importance in a timely, responsive, manner.   The consultant will, as required, assist ASA Board leadership in arranging meetings or testimony (including preparation) on issues of importance to the organization. Additionally, the consultant may be asked to directly represent ASA in meetings with policy makers and our collaborative advocacy partners (e.g. NCOA, n4a, NANASP, MOWAA etc.). Because this is a pilot project, the consultant will also provide a monthly report on the impact of ASA’s advocacy work on legislation, regulations and overall advocacy visibility. A key metric will be demonstrating that the addition of public policy representation demonstrably enhanced ASA’s advocacy impact when compared to the period prior to representation.

Qualifications. Please provide responses to the following:

  • Qualifications/Experience in Aging‐related policy
  • Overall approach to maximizing ASA’s investment
  • Specific examples of recent legislative/regulatory successes in aging‐related and other policy work
  • Examples of work for comparable clients
  • References Budget: The ASA Board has approved a monthly retainer of $2,500 for the consultant for an initial six‐ month pilot project with the possibility of extension.  

Disclaimer: ASA is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization. All policy and advocacy activity expenditures must be undertaken in a manner consistent with that status. Click here for more information.

Reponses to the RFP are due by 5pm (PDT) on April 27, 2018 and are to be sent to ASA COO Rob Lowe.

American Society on Aging
Washington DC
Date Posted: 
Monday, April 9, 2018
Date Closing: 
Friday, April 27, 2018
Contact Name: 
Rob Lowe
Contact Email, Phone, or Address:
advocacy, policy, consulting