Health Policy Manager

30 Apr, 2022


Health Policy Manager

American Osteopathic Association
Washington, D.C.

Full Job Description

Health Policy Manager

The Health Policy Manager is responsible for a wide range of functions in support of AOA’s public policy goals to advance osteopathic medicine, promote access to and quality of healthcare, and develop a strong physician workforce. The Health Policy Manager is expected to work with minimal supervision, and to exercise a certain level of independent decision-making, however decisions must be reviewed before final action is taken.
The Health Policy Manager will perform extensive research and writing to inform policy issues and initiatives. The Health Policy Manager will also perform administrative functions to support the association’s public policy activities. Administrative functions include supporting key staff in advocating for the association’s public policy priorities and advancing its agenda across legislative, regulatory, and nongovernmental policymaking. Additionally, the Health Policy Manager will support a portfolio of policy issues including, but not limited to:

  • Affordable Care Act Insurance Reforms
  • Health Information Technology
  • Medicaid and CHIP
  • Behavioral Health
  • Drug Pricing and Biosimilars
  • Health Equity
  • State regulatory issues


  • Provide support to Sr. Director of Regulatory Affairs & Policy Engagement and SVP of Public Policy as needed.
  • Assist with drafting comment letters, presentations, web content, timely news updates, and other written communications on policy and advocacy issues.
  • Assist with developing content and resource materials for the Training in Policy Studies (TIPS) Program.
  • Assist with managing the AOA’s participation in the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Tips from Former Smokers Campaign.
  • Manage the Health Information Technology (HIT) Ad Hoc Workgroup
  • Identify federal and private public policy opportunities to appoint osteopathic physicians.
  • Assist with monitoring, evaluating, and responding to local, state, and federal policy developments and issues, including legislative and regulatory issues. Conduct extensive research on current and proposed legislative and regulatory measures.
  • Independently develop resource materials for staff and member advocates to use in support of AOA public policy endeavors, following review by supervisors and managers.
  • Provide support for meetings held at the National Osteopathic Advocacy Center, including meeting set-up (AV and refreshments).
  • Provide support for the AOA House of Delegates annual meeting.
  • Provide administrative support for the Council on Economic and Regulatory Affairs and other projects, including dissemination of meeting invitations, processing registrations, preparation of meeting materials and minutes, etc.
  • Develop and maintain strong interdepartmental relationships with communications, membership, and IT functions within the AOA.
  • Represent the AOA at external meetings, including but not limited to MedPAC and MACPAC.
  • Serve as an information resource for AOA members on public policy and advocacy issues.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Public Policy, Public Health, Communications or related field.
Experience: A minimum of 3-5 years public policy experience in a similar position.
Licensure or Certification: NA.
Systems: High proficiency with computer programs and applications including MS Office and Adobe Acrobat.

  • Proven ability to prioritize multiple projects and to exercise appropriate level of discretion in completing prioritized projects.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills that demonstrate the ability to independently identify and simplify complex information and craft messages for a wide range of audiences.

Special skills:

  • This position requires the ability to interact tactfully with professionals on all levels within the association
  • Ability to handle confidential material, deal with sensitive situations and exhibit a high degree of attention to detail.
  • This position requires the individual to work independently, sometimes with minimal supervision, and to manage multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment is required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, team orientation, and ability to collaborate within and across teams.

This position requires the ability to work out of the Washington, DC office locally (up to 10%) and out of state (up to 5%). This work may include weekday and weekend travel. Extended workday hours may be necessary around major meetings and other high-volume work periods.
Physical requirements include the ability to remain in a stationary position, the ability to move supplies and equipment up to 25 pounds and the ability to operate office equipment.
This position requires occasional out of state travel. This work may include weekday and weekend travel. Extended workday hours may be necessary around major meetings and other high-volume work periods.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer who fully and actively supports equal access for all people regardless of Race, Color, Religion, Gender, Age, National Origin, Veteran Status, Disability, Genetic Information or Testing, Family and Medical Leave, Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity or Expression. We prohibit Retaliation against individuals who bring forth any complaint, orally or in writing, to the employer or the government, or against any individuals who assist or practice in the investigation of any complaint, or otherwise oppose discrimination. We strongly encourage women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and veterans to apply.

Submit an online application or send your resume with cover letter and salary requirements to: Department of Human Resources, American Osteopathic Association, 142 E. Ontario St., Chicago, IL 60611-2864; or email Qualified applicants will be considered; no telephone calls or search firms, please. The AOA is proud to be an EEOC employer.

Job posted: 2022-04-30