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ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION America’s Essential Hospitals is the leading association and champion for hospitals and health systems dedicated to high-quality care for all, including the most vulnerable. Since 1981, America’s Essential Hospitals has initiated, advanced, and preserved programs and policies that help these hospitals ensure access to care. We support members with advocacy, policy development, research, and education.
Reports to: Vice President for Legislative Affairs
Position Summary: The Lobbyist directly supports AEH’s advocacy efforts by establishing and maintaining relationships with key congressional staff on committees of jurisdiction. The Lobbyist develops legislative materials, supports grassroots and stakeholder initiatives, and engages member hospitals in federal advocacy efforts.
Benefits of Working at America’s Essential Hospitals:
The Lobbyist enjoys a 4-day per week remote schedule, coming to the office on Tuesdays and as needed for internal and external meetings, events, or projects.
America’s Essential Hospitals offers an inclusive, team-oriented work environment with flexible work schedules, competitive pay, annual bonus plans, generous benefit package, and most importantly – an opportunity to make an impact. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced government affairs professional who is passionate about driving healthcare access and equity.
PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE AEH LOBBYIST:
*Below is a summary, not an inclusive list of all responsibilities
Lead development for AEH’s legislative materials
Conduct legislative outreach and communicating AEH’s advocacy messages and policy positions with members of Congress and legislative staff
Assume a leading role in AEH work with member hospitals, consultants, and other stakeholders
Assist in planning and executing legislative events and Hill briefings for congressional staff, including materials preparation
Develop advocacy materials such as message cards, talking points and briefing packets for AEH staff and members
Educate association members on legislative and policy issues and effective advocacy efforts through teleconferences, webinars and in-person meetings
Represent association Political Action Committee at political events for members of Congress
Create grassroots advocacy engagement opportunities
Represent AEH at coalition meetings with other national associations and attending hearings and other meetings as necessary
Work with other AEH departments to coordinate advocacy activities, including education and conference planning, membership, and research
MINIMUM EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE FOR THE AEH LOBBYIST
Bachelor’s degree in government relations, healthcare, or related field
A minimum of 3 years of demonstrated experience in government relations, political/ grassroots campaigns, or policy development
Capitol Hill staff or healthcare lobbying or policy experience strongly preferred
ESSENTIAL CHARACTERISTICS OF THE AEH LOBBYIST:
Possesses a good understanding of federal lobbying and the ability to form bipartisan relationships with legislative staff
Strong analytical writing and verbal communications skills
Highly organized and skilled in synthesizing complex materials
Strong organizational and time management skills, with demonstrated ability to coordinate complex projects, prioritize assignments, meet tight deadlines, and regularly report on status.
Good judgment and accountability
Respectful, service-oriented attitude toward coworkers and customers
Ability to think strategically and creatively
Ability to commute to the Washington, DC office
Ability to provide proof of vaccination (Required for AEH employees*).
*Reasonable Accommodations will be made for individuals with a sincerely held religious belief or disability
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Job posted: 2022-11-14