Assistant Director, Federal Regulatory Government Affairs (Internal Title Lobbyist)

02 Nov, 2020


Assistant Director, Federal Regulatory Government Affairs (Internal Title Lobbyist)

American Medical Association
Washington, DC

The American Medical Association (AMA), a nonprofit, is the nation’s largest professional Association of physicians. We are a unifying voice and powerful ally for America’s physicians, the patients they care for, and the promise of a healthier nation.  To be part of the AMA is to be part of our Mission to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.

As an employer, we are dedicated to many efforts, including employee learning and development, social responsibility, diversity and inclusion and wellness.

Our well-defined culture has strongly impacted the prosperity of our organization.  Our foundational values of Respect, Integrity, Innovation, Impact, Collaboration, Agility and Trust are at the core of our efforts and continue to shape the success of the AMA.

We have an opportunity at our corporate offices in Washington D.C. for an Assistant Director, – Federal Affairs on our Advocacy team. As a part of the team, you will maintain effective liaison with designated federal agencies, health care organizations, and coalitions involved with health-related programs. Ensure AMA policies and positions are brought to the attention of appropriate government officials and related health care associations and coalitions. Ensure relevant information on government programs and coalition activities is brought to the attention of appropriate AMA officials.


 Develop and communicate documents influencing healthcare policies adopted by federal agencies

  • Identify and analyze emerging issues in proposed federal healthcare policy, particularly related to Medicare, including priority in terms of the AMA Advocacy objectives and their alignment with the administration’s interests
  • Develop key issue objectives and communication plans to address those topics, collaborating across Advocacy and the AMA to develop messaging to policymakers, stakeholders, and others
  • Analyze Medicare regulations with a particular focus on physician payment and Alternative Payment Models
  • Respond to proposed federal regulations by developing thoughtful and thorough comment letters
  • Manage relationships with policymakers and stakeholders
  • Initiate and maintain liaison with appropriate administration officials and health professional organizations in Washington to promote regulatory agenda
  • Advocate AMA positions to stakeholders and federal officials to encourage the federal government to adopt AMA positions
  • Work with physician specialty societies to reach consensus on federal regulatory issues

Brief stakeholders, AMA leadership, and Advocacy colleagues on priorities for federal advocacy

  •  Monitor federal regulatory activities and ongoing activities of various federal programs
  • Prepare briefings for leaders representing the AMA in official meetings
  • Lead coalition meetings and make public presentations on behalf of the AMA, as appropriate
  • Advise on regulatory proposals; educate Advocacy colleagues and others about Medicare policies

May include other responsibilities as assigned


  •   Undergraduate degree required; Law degree or master’s degree preferred in Public Health, Business or Political Science
  • 5+ years’ experience working with member of Congress, Federal agencies, consulting firm, or with national medical specialty societies on federal government health issues
  • Expertise regarding federal Medicare policy is strongly preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills crucial for success, including relationship building and maintenance skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including strong presentation skills
  • General understanding of current domestic affairs and their political implications
  • Working knowledge of the medical community in general including basic understanding of medical association organizational structure

The AMA offers competitive salaries, including an incentive plan and excellent benefits. Our office is a business casual environment and we respect work-life balance.  The American Medical Association is located near Union Station and the Capitol in Washington D.C.

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in our workforce.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.  As an EOE/AA employer, the American Medical Association will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and veteran or disability status.


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Job posted: 2020-11-02