Specialist, Congressional Lobbying

02 Nov, 2021


Specialist, Congressional Lobbying

American Physical Therapy Association
Alexandria, VA

A member of Public Affairs team that implements efforts to support organizational priorities and activities within the Government Affairs department. Supports unit efforts with a focus on departmental contributions to public engagement strategy for the Association.  Participates and support efforts for appointed and member volunteer groups and APTA leadership. Supports preparation of compliance requirements and documents and seeks out opportunities for continuous quality improvement in department activities. Effective champion of the Association vision, mission and brand.

Principal Functions

This position:

  • Engages in Congressional lobbying related to respective activities of the Government Affairs department which align with organizational priorities and the Association’s public engagement strategy
  • Prepares and completes required departmental compliance forms as outlined below including ensuring required information is accurate for timely submission of all required forms.
  • Contributes to and implements recommendations on advancing operations within the department to gain efficiencies, and grow revenue, if applicable.
  • Contributes to quality assurance and continuous quality/performance improvement in department activities, including supporting the vice president, and unit leader in annual assessments of respective budget activities described above.
  • Supports the Public Affairs team in the implementation of the Association’s programs, priorities, and projects in partnership with department director and staff colleagues.
  • Prepares in consultation with the vice president, department level data which supports and aligns with the APTA data strategy.


  • Degree in political science, government, public policy or a related field preferred.
  • Preferably 3+ years Hill experience working on health care issues.
  • Specific knowledge in health care issues such as patient access, workforce, or provider payment policies preferred.
  • Background demonstrating substantial familiarity with the U.S. Congress and experience in formulating and advancing federal legislative policy.
  • Understanding of federal programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, etc. is desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain strategic relationships with Congressional offices.
  • Strong presentation/public speaking and professional writing skills.
  • Ability to represent Association and present to a variety of external audiences and stakeholders.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills.


How to Apply

Send your resume and cover letter to hr@apta.org


The American Physical Therapy Association is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Job posted: 2021-11-02