Senior Specialist, Congressional Affairs

08 Nov, 2018

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Senior Specialist, Congressional Affairs

American Physical Therapy Association
Alexandria, VA
Title: Senior Specialist Congressional Affairs
Department: Government Affairs
FLSA Status: Exempt
PRINCIPAL FUNCTIONS
This position:
  • In consultation and supervision of the Vice President of Government Affairs, legislative policy and strategy in implementing APTA’s public policy priorities.
  • Represents the Association in lobbying efforts directed at the legislative branch of the Federal Government.
  • Coordinates with the APTA Regulatory Affairs staff in the development of public policy and strategies as it relates to APTA’s legislative agenda.
  • Monitors federal publications, congressional schedule, and legislation for opportunities to protect and promote the interests of physical therapy.
  • Participates in legislative and political activities with other stakeholder organizations .
  • Writes articles for Association and Departmental publications.
  • Provides presentations at APTA events, webinars, and members groups.
  • Develops testimony represented before congressional committees.
  • Develops sign-on letters for members of Congress aimed at federal agencies.
  • Develops content and resources for federal legislative portion of the APTA website.
  • Attends political events to represent the Association.
  • Responds to member inquiries relating to federal legislative concerns.
  • Assists with the management of APTA’s grassroots, including key contacts and federal liaisons.
  • Represents APTA at meetings related to federal legislative concerns.
  • Serves as the liaison to selected APTA sections and APTA member groups on legislative issues.
  • Assists the Director in responding to inquiries from members of Congress and various government agencies.
  • Speaks to various associations, educational institutions and APTA sections.
  • All other duties as required by management related to the orderly, efficient, and safe operation of APTA.
QUALIFICATIONS
  • Bachelor’s degree required; and advanced degree such as a JD or Master’s degree in the health care policy area is preferred.
  • Background demonstrating substantial familiarity with federal government/legislative affairs; and experience in formulating and advancing federal legislative and regulatory policy.
  • Preferably 5+ years Hill experience working on health care and public health issues; specific knowledge and specialized expertise in access, coverage, and payment policies.
  • Understanding of federal programs such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, the Higher Education Act, Medicaid, Medicare, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, is desirable.
  • Expertise in working in coalitions.
  • Excellent public speaking ability.
  • Strong professional writing skills.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS
  • Ability to be mobile
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time
Please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to:jobs@apta.org.

Job posted: 2018-11-08