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Director, Federal Government Affairs

Director, Federal Government Affairs
Organization: AdvaMed
Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 01/11/2024

Purpose of Position

The Director, Federal Government Affairs

The Director, Federal Government Affairs is responsible for managing all aspects of the federal lobbying and advocacy efforts, developing forward-thinking strategies to support policy objectives; crafting federal policy proposals to advance AdvaMed Imaging goals; and generating support for positions among a wide spectrum of healthcare policy participants. The Director works with members and health care providers to promote the field of medical imaging and communicate the organization’s messaging.

Essential Duties of Position

The core functions of this position include, but are not limited to, the following:

Management Functions

  • Plans, organizes, and directs overall government affairs and related public affairs strategies
  • Assists with planning, development, and execution of delegated advocacy efforts
  • Represents the organization at internal/external meetings and events
  • Manages the contracting process of any outside political consultants and ensures effective outcomes-based work

Principal for Federal Government Lobbying and Advocacy – Imaging

  • Serves as a federal government lobbyist on AdvaMed Imaging objectives before Congress and Administration
  • Communicates regulatory positions to regulatory agencies, relevant Administration officials, and Congress
  • Develops and implements strategies and communication plans to achieve AdvaMed Imaging legislative objectives
  • Leads public affairs and advertising efforts related to government affairs
  • Supports development and maintenance of strategic advocacy partnerships

Manage Assigned Committees

  • Communicates political and policy developments to AdvaMed Imaging Member executives and staff
  • Leads and develops agendas for regular meetings among Member company government affairs staff and periodic meetings of other groups as assigned
  • Presents on progress and status of Government Affairs initiatives to AdvaMed Imaging Board

Hybrid Work Policy: Minimum 1 day onsite per week

Travel Requirements: 0-10% Domestic

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Strong task management and organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously
  • Initiative-taker with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Excellent written/spoken communication skills; able to convey information in a compelling manner in small- and large-scale settings; exhibit executive presence throughout
  • Ability to diplomatically manage competing views and form consensus-based decisions
  • Motivated to seek additional personal growth and driven to seek creative methods to achieve organizational improvement
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite


  • Minimum Education Required: Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred
  • Minimum Experience Required: 6+ years relevant experience in a position that requires progressively independent judgment and initiative. Previous experience on Capitol Hill a strong plus
  • Starting Range: $128,900 – $145,700

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