Senior Manager, Congressional and Political Advocacy

23 Jul, 2021

Jobs

Senior Manager, Congressional and Political Advocacy

American Academy of Otolaryngology
Alexandria, VA

Reporting Structure:
The Senior Manager, Congressional and Political Advocacy, reports to the Director, Advocacy.

Qualifications
Bachelors’ Degree required with 5-7 years of federal legislative, political affairs, and grassroots experience. Knowledge
and understanding of the legislative process, FEC laws, and political fundraising highly desirable. Capitol Hill experience
and knowledge of healthcare policy (specifically relating to physician issues) a plus. Prior association work preferred. Must
be able to coordinate legislative and grassroots activities and member communications in a fast-paced environment with
high level of organization and attention to detail. Must have strong writing, communication and interpersonal skills, and be
able to meet deadlines while managing multiple projects.

Key Responsibilities
• Works closely with the Advocacy team to develop lobbying priorities, strategies, and activities on Capitol Hill. Develop
legislative materials for distribution to Congress and the Administration. Establish and maintain relationships with
Members of Congress, relevant congressional offices, and committee staff as necessary for educational and
advocacy purposes. Actively promote and assist in the management of key federal legislative and political fundraising
campaigns.
• Oversees grassroots programs to enhance AAO-HNS overall advocacy strategy, including supervision of staff who
manages grassroots activities.
• Work closely with the Senior Director and Director of Advocacy in strategy development for ENT PAC, the AAO-HNS
political action committee. Collaborates in performing day-to-day operations of the PAC, including handling of
disbursements, solicitation efforts, database updates, preparation of monthly FEC Reports, and ensuring compliance
with applicable FEC regulations.

Specific Duties
• Monitor, track, and analyze federal legislation impacting otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.
• Develop reports, action alerts, talking points, and grassroots messages on federal legislative activity and ensure
distribution to AAO-HNS members via newsletters, social media, and action alerts.
• Monitor, attend, and report on congressional hearings, briefings and meetings.
• Attend political fundraisers and events, as assigned, with some evening/weekend work required.
• Assist in staffing and planning ENT PAC Board of Advisors meetings and events, including ENT PAC conference call
programs, and work with the Board to raise necessary funds, including initiating new donor programs.
• Represent the AAO-HNS on Capitol Hill, at selected meetings or within specific coalitions, with some travel
necessary.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Assist in the planning and implementation of the Advocacy programming at the AAO-HNS/F Annual Meeting, Spring
Leadership Forum, and member “Lobby Days,” including facilitation of applicable Congressional speakers/guests and
scheduling of meetings.
• Promote member involvement in AAO-HNS advocacy campaigns and programs.
• Draft content for the Bulletin, the AAO-HNS monthly publication; The OTONews, a weekly email communication; and
The ENT Advocate, a monthly electronic newsletter.
• Serve as staff liaison to AAO-HNS member committees, as assigned.
• Conduct other tasks as necessary

Please submit your resume, cover letter and salary, expectations through one of the following options:
• Email: Attach a Word document or copy and paste your cover letter and resume and send to employment@entnet.org.
• Mail: AAO-HNSF, 1650 Diagonal Road, VA 22314-2857 Attention: Human Resources
• Fax: 1-703-683-5100

Job posted: 2021-07-23