Senior Vice President/Vice President for Federal Affairs

03 May, 2022


Senior Vice President/Vice President for Federal Affairs

America's Physician Groups
Washington, D.C.



Title:              Senior Vice President/Vice President for Federal Affairs

Location:       Washington, D.C.

Summary Description: The individual in this position will lead federal government affairs activities for APG in Washington, DC, and will have lateral relations with others engaged in California and other state government affairs activities. This individual will oversee APG’s federal legislative and regulatory agenda, the political action committee, and other aspects of a vibrant and successful advocacy and public affairs program. This position constitutes a member of APG’s senior leadership team and reports to APG’s President and Chief Executive Officer.


The Senior Vice President/Vice President of Federal Affairs will perform the following functions associated with APG’s education, leadership, and federal advocacy and public affairs initiatives:

  • Working closely with President and CEO to drive APG’s federal policy development and responses
  • Maintaining and developing relationships, and arranging meetings and calls, with Members of Congress of all parties, their congressional staff, and the relevant Executive Branch agencies
  • Working with the President and CEO and the APG Board of Directors to develop strategy and direction for, and conduct implementation of, federal affairs activities
  • Working with Director of Federal Affairs to draft regulatory comment letters, policy papers, briefs, periodic Hill newsletter, articles, one-pagers, testimony, and other documents informing members and others and conveying APG’s policy positions
  • Analyzing potential or enacted legislation and regulations, communicating the impact APG’s CEO, Board of Directors, and membership, and developing strategies to address legislative or regulatory opportunities and challenges
  • Developing and implementing strategies for APG’s Federal political action committee and public affairs campaign, and relevant congressional caucuses
  • Overseeing relationships with outside consultants involved in PAC, lobbying, and/or public affairs; serving as liaison to 501(c)4
  • Overseeing APG PAC in the following ways: serving as senior executive responsible for all official PAC activities and reports; ensuring compliance with all federal laws and regulations; filing timely reports with Federal Election Commission and other federal agencies; keeping accurate and up-to-date records; making decisions about funding allocations; and sponsoring, supporting, and attending PAC events.
  • Serving along with director of federal relations as key staff support for APG committees and other activities related to federal affairs (e.g., federal policy committee; Alternative Payment Models committee; APG’s Risk Evolution Task Force; and ACO REACH coalition)
  • Conducting webinars and providing updates with APG members and others about relevant topics, including provisions of new payment models; legislative or executive branch proposals on Medicare Advantage, etc.
  • Assisting with APG meetings and events, including the Annual Conference and the Annual Colloquium
  • Assisting with APG new member recruitment
  • Managing and directing other APG federal and state advocacy staff in the Washington, D.C. office
  • Having lateral contact and regular communication with APG’s California advocacy staff and with APG’s communications director
  • Managing and directing federal affairs consultants
  • Assisting in recruitment of new APG members and retention of existing members

Required Skills

  • Ability to understand, explain, and interpret health policy issues and politics, including understanding of Medicare physician payment and alternative payment models, as well as the Medicare Advantage program
  • Ability to lead a successful effort to influence government policy
  • Ability to achieve consensus among groups with varying opinions and interests
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills and ability to make compelling presentations to policy makers and APG members
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills; attention to detail
  • Ability to be an effective team player
  • Experience leading, motivating, coaching, and managing other employees on team
  • Knowledge of reference sources and internet skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and timelines in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to be a self-starter
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion

Education and Experience

The successful candidate will have ten to 15 years of experience, and a strong and demonstrated track record of accomplishing outcomes and influencing policy as either a government affairs executive with lobbying experience, a long-term Congressional staffer on a health-related committee, or a senior public servant in a relevant government department or agency. Knowledge of U.S. health policy and the movement from volume to value is essential; knowledge of operation of capitated, integrated physician groups that are accountable for costs and quality is highly desirable. Previous experience in leading/participating in public affairs campaign(s) and working in a membership organization strongly preferred. An advanced degree is strongly preferred.


This position is based in Washington, DC, but requires some travel.

Remote work

APG’s policy will require all employees to be in the Washington, DC, office at least two to three days per week when not on work-related travel, and on an as-needed basis as the workload requires, but otherwise employees may work virtually.

Salary and Benefits

APG offers a competitive pay and benefits package, with salary to be commensurate with experience. Salary Range: $275k to $375k, commensurate with background and experience.

For more information or to apply:

Send a resume or CV and cover letter to Susan Dentzer, APG’s President and CEO, in care of Nelson Maldonado at

Job posted: 2022-05-03