Congressional Affairs Representative

27 Apr, 2019


Congressional Affairs Representative

American Academy of Neurology
Washington, DC

Great People. Great Mission. Great Benefits. 

Surround yourself with a fun, energetic, and hard-working team that is dedicated to helping neurologist members worldwide provide the best possible care for their patients. Support critical legislative and regulatory issues that promote access to quality care for patients and support the neurology profession in our Washington, DC, office.



This position represents the organization before the U.S. Congress and other organizations within the health care industry, with a focus on the House Energy and Commerce Committee and Senate HELP Committee. The position contributes to a team-based approach to policy development through monitoring and analyzing current legislation and making recommendations on federal advocacy strategy.


Represent the organization before U.S. Congress and health care organizations
• Coordinates and attends business meetings with members of Congress and congressional staff
• Represents the organization during meetings with other health care stakeholders and coalitions
• Develops and maintains strong relationships with members of Congress and congressional staff
• Attends hearings, mark-ups, briefings, roundtables, and other congressional activities

Participate in political activities
• Attends political fundraisers with members of both political parties
• Develops relationships with candidates for Congress
• Assist in coordinating member participation in political events, as assigned
• Assist in fundraising for the organization’s political action committee, as assigned

Contribute to team-based policy development
• Recommends legislative solutions and strategies to advance priority issues
• Proactively gathers and shares intelligence received from Capitol Hill
• Monitors current health care news and trends
• Collaborates with organization members and committees
• Aids in the development and refinement of talking points on priority legislative issues
• Assists in regulatory advocacy initiatives, as needed

This job description may not cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, activities, and responsibilities may change at any time with or without notice.

• Bachelor’s degree required, in Political science, health sciences, or a related field.

Required Experience:
• Minimum of 3 years of work-related congressional, healthcare and/or lobbying experience required
• Experience within areas of Congress that served on the House Energy and Commerce or Senate HELP Committee preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
• In-depth knowledge and experience with legislative process, as well as a general understanding of rules and regulations
• Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain collaborative working relationships with all internal and external stakeholders from diverse backgrounds at all levels of the organization
• Demonstrated customer service skills sufficient to provide prompt, courteous and accurate information to internal and external customers in person, on the phone and through written and electronic correspondence
• Anticipates needed actions; plans and follows through with work activities; dependable and focused on getting things done to achieve goals
• Demonstrated advanced oral and written communication skills
• Demonstrated ability to be punctual and act professionally
• Knowledge of Quorum, Cision, or similar government relations software preferred

FLSA Classification: Exempt
Travel Requirements: Some travel up to 10%, Ability to legally travel outside of the United States, particularly but not limited to Canada
Schedule: Frequent evenings and weekends required
Location: Washington, DC

Physical Requirements: Standard office setting, with ability to sit for long periods of time, occasional use of stairs; regular use of computer and office equipment, lifting up to 10 lbs. Ability to walk up and down stairs and for long distances. The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Great Benefits
If our great people, great mission, and great location weren’t enough, we offer great benefits that work as hard for you as you do for us:
• Twenty-two days of paid personal time off (PTO) in the first year
• Twelve paid holidays per year in addition to PTO
• Company contribution equal to 10.5 percent of salary to AAN employee 401K retirement savings account
• Medical insurance
• Dental insurance (free employee coverage)
• Life and AD&D insurance—premiums covered 100 percent by the AAN
• Long-term disability insurance fully funded—covered 100 percent by the AAN
• Short-term disability insurance fully funded—covered 100 percent by the AAN
• ID theft protection
• Travel insurance
• Flexible spending plan
• Tuition reimbursement
• Metro subsidy

The American Academy of Neurology is an equal opportunity employer.

Learn more here

Job posted: 2019-04-27