Manager of Legislative Affairs

07 Aug, 2019

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Manager of Legislative Affairs

America's Essential Hospitals
Washington, DC

POSITION SUMMARY: The manager of legislative affairs will support America’s Essential Hospitals’ advocacy efforts by establishing and maintaining relationships with key congressional staff, organizing grassroots and stakeholder initiatives, engaging member hospitals in federal advocacy efforts, and leading the association’s grassroots engagement program

REPORTS TO: Vice President of Legislative Affairs

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND JOB RESPONSIBILITIES*:

Developing AEH’s message regarding safety net policy issues
Conducting legislative outreach and communicating AEH’s advocacy messages and policy positions with members of Congress and legislative staff
Assisting in planning and executing legislative events and Hill briefings for congressional staff, including materials preparation
Developing advocacy materials such as message cards, talking points and briefing packets for AEH staff and members
Educating association members on legislative and policy issues and effective advocacy efforts through teleconferences, webinars and in-person meetings
Representing association Political Action Committee at political events for members of Congress
Supervising association grassroots advocacy program, including development and execution of grassroots advocacy campaigns and production of quarterly newsletter
Creating grassroots advocacy engagement opportunities
Representing AEH at coalition meetings with other national associations and attending hearings and other meetings as necessary
Working with other AEH departments to coordinate advocacy activities, including education and conference planning, membership and research
Monitoring legislative status of issues as assigned
Traveling to AEH member facilities and participating in AEH conferences as appropriate

* The above statements reflect the general duties and responsibilities necessary to describe the principal functions of the job, as identified, and shall not be considered an exhaustive list of job responsibilities which may be inherent in the position. Responsibilities are subject to change.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS

MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

Possesses a good understanding of federal lobbying and has existing bipartisan relationships with legislative staff
Strong analytical writing and verbal communications skills
Highly organized and skilled in synthesizing complex materials
Creative thinker
Positive customer service attitude
Proven ability to work on a team

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS:

Knowledge of health care financing and legislation
Experience with grassroots organizing and campaigns
Ability to think strategically

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 5 years of political experience focusing on health care issues and/or
Master’s degree and a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience
Capitol Hill staff experience strongly preferred

LOCATION America’s Essential Hospitals
EOE STATEMENT We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Job posted: 2019-08-07