Government Affairs Coordinator – WDC

18 May, 2020


Government Affairs Coordinator – WDC

Washington, DC

What are we looking for?

The Government Affairs Coordinator is responsible for assisting the Executive Vice President for Government Relations and Policy Development and other members of the government relations and policy team in developing and pursuing the Association’s policy agenda at the federal level focused on health care issues of interest to the medical rehabilitation industry. The position requires the ability to work with internal colleagues, the Association’s leadership and membership, government stakeholders, as well as the patient, consumer and scientific communities in Washington, DC.


What will you do?

  • Assist with the development and implementation of the Association’s public policy agenda
  • Monitor, analyze and evaluate relevant proposed health care legislation, federal rules, state regulations
  • Attend and report on select Congressional proceedings as well as meetings of regulatory agencies and independent bodies
  • Create and maintain strong relationships with health care and patient organizations and advocacy coalitions
  • Serve as Association’s representative in various patient, consumer and scientific community coalitions and participate in meetings as assigned
  • Staff various Association task forces and committees and coordinate with the task force Chairs
  • Monitor and review federal agencies’ open door forums, websites, information postings
  • Monitor activities of Medicare contractors
  • Research and write articles for the Association ‘s weekly newsletter, monthly magazine and other publications
  • Draft letters, memos, alerts, and reports for use within the Association as well as with outside entities
  • Attend and participate in Association meetings and conferences
  • Work with outside counsel on various matters from time to time
  • Assist with general office operations and administrative needs
  • Organize and facilitate conference calls
  • Draft meeting minutes and action items, follow up with volunteer leaders to ensure action items are completed


Am I qualified?

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution is required.
  • Minimum of two (2) years administrative experience including knowledge of standard office administrative practices and procedures.
  • Experience with associations, Capitol Hill and government relations is a plus.
  • Must possess excellent interpersonal, customer service, verbal and written communications skills.
  • Computer literate with a “can do” approach to diverse software packages including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Requires the ability to respond to inquiries from internal and external customers.
  • Ability to set priorities and multi-task multiple projects and tasks.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills including grammar, proofreading, math, as well as dealing with the public and staff both in person and on the telephone.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.

What do we offer?

Kellen employees enjoy competitive compensation and full benefits packages including 12 U.S. holidays plus accrued PTO, retirement plans with company match, medical/dental/vision insurance, tuition reimbursement, flexible work schedules, and much more. The successful candidate will join a collegial, diverse and friendly atmosphere full of professionals working hard to turn our client missions into reality. For more information, visit

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Job posted: 2020-05-18