The Director, Advocacy reports to the Senior Director for Advocacy.
Bachelors’ degree or equivalent experience with 5+ years prior non-profit association experience
with a supervisory role required. Advanced degree(s) in health, public policy, business, or law
preferred. Prior lobbying experience in federal and/or state legislative arenas and a strong
understanding of political action committee fundraising required. A thorough understanding of
physician reimbursement policies and healthcare policymaking (both regulatory and legislative)
strongly preferred. Must be able to coordinate well-written, concise advocacy communications to
membership in a fast-paced environment. Professional demeanor and strong editorial skills
required, with the ability to convey complex concepts clearly, both orally and written. Must be
detail-oriented with strong interpersonal skills and a team player. Familiarity with computer
applications, including advocacy-related software and PowerPoint, preferred. Evening conference
calls and some travel are required.
• Provide leadership and strategic direction to Advocacy business unit staff.
• Work closely with the Executive Vice President/CEO, Boards of Directors, Board of Governors,
members of the Physician Payment Policy Workgroup, the Academy’s CPT/RUC teams, AAOHNS American Medical Association Delegation, ENT PAC Board of Advisors, and general
membership, and work with these groups to develop AAO-HNS policy and strategy.
• Actively promote and supervise AAO-HNS federal legislative, state legislative, regulatory, thirdparty payer, political, and grassroots programs and identify opportunities and strategies to
advance and communicate the Academy’s priorities and policies.
• Enhance relationships and the specialty’s visibility with other healthcare entities, both national
and state, and identify coalition opportunities.
• Provide leadership and direction to business unit staff, including hiring and training
recommendations, and performance management and reviews.
• Analyze internal processes and recommend and implement procedural or policy changes to
• Under the guidance of the Senior Director, Advocacy, ensure the Academy’s objectives and
business strategies are translated into the business unit’s operational plans.
• Maintain a collaborative, cross-functional, team-oriented approach with other business units and
demonstrate leadership across all staff.
• Monitor state and federal legislative, regulatory, and political developments, contributing to
the AAO-HNS position and formal response.
• Ensure timely and informative communications to AAO-HNS members regarding the
Academy’s advocacy activities, including messages via email, social media outlets, the AAOHNS website, online newsletters, and written publications.
• Represent the AAO-HNS at selected meetings and conferences.
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• Track federal and state regulatory activity impacting the specialty, appropriately inform and
engage our physician leaders, and draft and submit comments on behalf of the AAO-HNS
• Enhance relationships with federal and state lawmakers and regulatory agencies, private
third-party payers, and industry partners.
• Coordinate the business unit’s presence at the AAO-HNSF Annual Meeting & OTO
• Collaborate with other business units regarding the advocacy component of the Academy’s
Spring Leadership Forum.
• Serve as staff liaison for assigned AAO-HNSF committee(s).
• Ensure accurate preparation and timely filing of FEC and assigned Lobbying Disclosure
• Collaborate with the Senior Director, Advocacy, on the development of the business unit’s
budget, reviewing monthly statements to ensure financials are in line with projections and
revenue/expenses are accurately coded.
• With assistance from the Advocacy business unit’s Senior Managers, oversee content
development for the Academy’s website, the Bulletin, the OTONews and other
communications regarding federal legislative, state legislative, regulatory, third-party payer,
political, and grassroots programs.
• Consistently demonstrate courteous, cooperative, and helpful behavior to all contacts,
internal and external.
• Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at any time at the discretion of
management, formally or informally, either orally or in writing.
We encourage you to submit your resume with cover letter and salary expectations through one of the following options:
Email: Attach a Word document or copy and paste your cover letter and resume and send to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mail: AAO-HNSF 1650 Diagonal Road, VA 22314-2857 Attention: Human Resources
Job posted: 2021-01-26