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Federal Affairs Manager

Federal Affairs Manager
Organization: Arthritis Foundation
Location: Washington, DC
Date Posted: 01/23/2024


Basic Purpose or Primary Function of Job

The Federal Affairs Manager is responsible for assisting in the execution of the federal legislative and regulatory program, including serving as the Arthritis Foundation’s lobbyist on Capitol Hill; monitoring legislative and regulatory activity through and the federal register; attending legislative and regulatory hearings and meetings; and assisting in drafting written materials.


Arthritis Foundation Lobbyist on Capitol Hill

Serves as an Arthritis Foundation lobbyist on Capitol Hill, building relationships with Hill offices and building support for Arthritis Foundation federal legislative priorities.

Legislative Analysis and Synthesis

Assists in analyzing and synthesizing federal legislation and regulatory rules.

Written Materials

Writes and/or assists in writing position statements, one-pagers, event summary reports, and other federal affairs materials.

Representation at Health Policy Briefings

Represents the AF at health policy briefings and meetings.

Congressional Meetings

Assists in scheduling Congressional meetings for constituents and prepping constituents to meet with their members of Congress.

Representation on Federal Coalitions

Represents the AF on federal coalitions.

Execution of Health Policy Events

Assists in the execution of AF health policy events, including Congressional briefings, round tables, and the annual Arthritis Healthcare Forum.

Advocacy Summit Planning and Execution

Assists in the planning and execution of the bi-annual advocacy Summit (fly-in), helping determine the legislative asks, developing materials for leave-behinds, and training advocates.

Grassroots Strategy

Works closely with the Advocacy Engagement Manager on identifying grassroots needs and executing federal grassroots strategy.

Alignment of Policy and Legislative Priorities

Works closely with the Policy Director on alignment of policy and legislative priorities.

Advocacy Integration

Works closely with other departments as needed on advocacy integration across the organization, such as communications, science, and patient education.

Other Projects and Tasks

Assists in other projects and tasks as assigned.


Bachelor’s degree, preferably in Health Policy, Public Administration, or Government 1-4 years of experience working in federal legislative affairs. Minimum basic knowledge of the federal legislative and regulatory process. Ability to work collaboratively and build relationships and partnerships. Ability to work interdependently to accomplish goals and outcomes. Registered (or will register as) a federal lobbyist. Strong writing and communication skills.


Federal Legislative Affairs


Federal Regulatory Affairs


Event and Grassroots Support




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