Manager, Regulatory and Registry Advocacy

06 May, 2019


Manager, Regulatory and Registry Advocacy

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
Washington, DC

You understand how essential a strong regulatory advocacy program is to protect an organization’s interests and to advance their mission, vision and goals— especially in a shifting political climate. You are known for your strong interpersonal skills, relationship building, tactful negotiation, and diplomacy. Your knowledge in clinical registries and quality issues paired with your ability to disseminate and communicate those matters is unmatched.

If this sounds like you, please read on!

The Regulatory and Registry Advocacy Manager acts as the principal advocacy support for the AAOS family of registries. Monitors and develops AAOS positions in the regulatory and legislative arenas especially with regards to policy impacting clinical registries and the AAOS clinical quality program, Develops ongoing relationships with regulatory agencies and with other stakeholders on topics pertaining to registries and clinical quality. Writes and edits fact sheets, newsletters; monitors and researches regulatory and legislative developments and prepares summaries. Makes recommendations to AAOS registries and clinical quality & value staff/committees for AAOS registry and quality program promotion opportunities. Works closely with marketing and communications on registry and clinical quality issues. Represents AAOS at the Physician Clinical Registry Coalition. Principally responsible for AAOS work at the AMA House of Delegates (HOD) and related caucuses. Exercises considerable independence and judgment in handling responsibilities.

Analyzes and monitors federal regulations of interest to the musculoskeletal registries, quality of such care, and prepares formal comments.

Attends Congressional Committee hearings, and attends the public meetings of regulatory agencies on registry and clinical quality issues. Develops relationships with federal agency staff.

Acts as resource staff to the AMA HOD for AAOS activities.

Researches and analyzes potential legislation. Drafts questions for use by Congressional members during hearings of agency witnesses especially related to clinical registries and clinical quality.

Drafts letters to regulatory agencies on regulatory and registry issues.

Provides copy to communications department for “Advocacy Now,” “AAOS Now” and other communication pieces.  Assists in the preparation of briefing materials for the Council on Advocacy and AAOS Registries committees.  Analyzes and provides material to various AAOS task forces and committees.

Develops relationships with other members of the medical community, including industry association personnel.


Approximately 20 days/year, which may also include the Academy’s Annual Meeting.



  • Master’s degree in a relevant discipline. Advanced degree in health law preferred
  • 3+ years of experience as a Congressional staff person or in an administrative or regulatory agency or in a professional/trade association environment
  • Experience with clinical registries and quality programs
  • Above average ability in oral and written communication; strong organizational and human relations skills
  • Strong Microsoft office and typing skills.
  • Ability to exercise considerable independence and judgment in handling responsibilities


  • Experience reporting to a senior association executive or to a member of a company’s Executive Department.

If this describes YOU, please apply by sharing the following:

-Clearly communicate why you are the ideal candidate for this role, providing specific examples and experiences as proof points.

-Attach your resume, cover letter, salary requirements and any additional materials that support your application.

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Job code: HR/MRRA

Job posted: 2019-05-06