PAC and Grassroots Analyst

19 Jul, 2022


PAC and Grassroots Analyst

American College of Cardiology
Washington, D.C.

The PAC and Grassroots Analyst will assist the Senior Associate Director in the advancement of the ACC’s political and grassroots agenda.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Support the ACC’s federal grassroots and PAC programs. Such activities will include the following:

  • Strengthen ACC’s grassroots program by developing strong working relationships with ACC members and internal constituencies
  • Serve as primary federal grassroots liaison to grassroots activists and CCO. Share responsibility for grassroots database programming; partner with staff to ensure the system is efficiently utilized as the central repository for all legislative activities and communications. This includes keeping the grassroots online alert capability current and functioning
  • Assist with the development and distribution of informational emails and federal advocacy alerts for the purpose of educating ACC members and/or directing them to take action on legislation
  • Assist in the preparation of the ACC’s Annual Legislative Conference
  • Coordinate grassroots advocacy tools, resources and grassroots training presentations
  • Maintain HeartPAC member database and help process contributions and disbursements
  • Assist in the planning and execution of candidate fundraising events
  • Prepare donor reports and communications, including thank you notes, solicitations, promotional communications, and monthly education pieces
  • Coordinate and attend HeartPAC meetings and fundraising events
  • Provide ongoing customer service to HeartPAC members

2. Strengthen the Advocacy team’s efforts to advance policies that benefit cardiovascular specialists and their patients. Such supporting activities include the following:

  • Implement strategy for increasing engagement in grassroots program across membership
  • Work with Congressional Affairs team to identify opportunities for grassroots activists to play prominent role in delivering ACC’s message to key lawmakers and stakeholders
  • Draft documents and presentations to assist grassroots advocates in supporting the ACC’s position on policy issues, in particular health system reform
  • Prepare content for the ACC Web site, including issue briefs and articles for internal publications

3. Assist with planning ACC’s annual Legislative Conference. Such supporting activities will include the following:

  • Coordinate fly-in in conjunction with Legislative Conference
  • Assist in managing budget and cost-centers
  • Assist in the development of meeting content and programs
    • Respond to vendor and member requests
  • Coordinate logistics with MELS, Communications and Resource Center

4. Participate in meetings on behalf of the ACC. Such participation may include:

  • Attend and report on Capitol Hill briefings and press conferences as needed
  • Represent the ACC in the public affairs professional community

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent years of combined experience, education and technical skill
  • Two to three years of grassroots advocacy and/or PAC experience
  • Federal legislative or health policy experience
  • Ability to communicate effectively and succinctly – both orally and in writing
  • Ability to represent the ACC credibly, especially when dealing with ACC members and other medical societies
  • Ability to work well with others, meet deadlines, and be a team player
  • Ability to travel within the United States
  • Ability to maintain professional attitude and to work productively in the collegial environment of the Advocacy Division and other areas of the ACC

Desired Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of the federal legislative process and Federal election campaign laws. Campaign experience also considered
  • Basic knowledge of health care issues


About Us:  

At the American College of Cardiology, we bring our hearts to work. 

We are a 500-person organization dedicated and committed to our mission to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health for the past 70 years. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate culture that envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. 

Every day, we are committed to supporting our more than 54,000 members and their patients around the globe and in doing so, ensure our staff have a positive environment of teamwork, collaboration, professionalism and excellence. To learn more about why ACC has been recognized as one of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare please visit our site at:

COVID Considerations: 

As an employer in the public health space, and an organization that serves members who are essential medical personnel, ACC requires all staff, temporary employees, and contractors to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before working onsite at ACC or attending ACC events. Proof of vaccination will be required.  Individuals can request an exemption from this requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, and those requests for reasonable accommodations will be evaluated individually. 

ACC is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all candidates and employees. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. Equal Opportunity Employer, including individuals with disabilities and veterans. 

ACC is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact Crystal Nott, Sr. Director, People Resources & Engagement at or (202)375-6423. 

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Job posted: 2022-07-19