Sr Assoc Dir Federal Relations

01 May, 2020


Sr Assoc Dir Federal Relations

American Hospital Association
Washington, DC


The American Hospital Association (AHA) is a national organization that represents and serves all types of hospitals, health care networks, and their patients and communities. We are currently seeking a Senior Associate Director for the Federal Relations department in Washington, DC.


The Senior Associate Director represents AHA’s interests before the U.S. Congress. Primary goals are to promote hospitals’ interests with primary congressional committees with greatest importance to hospitals. Assume a leadership role in legislative issues affecting hospitals and to develop, advocate and articulate AHA’s position which will result in a positive impact on the political environment facing members, to have the support and understanding of the members, and to assist the members in interpreting and thriving in that environment. Position also is responsible for the grassroots messaging and communications on key legislative issues.


  1. Develop and maintain working relationships with members of Congress and congressional staff on key committees that affect revenue streams and regulatory changes in health care.
  2. The incumbent must play a leadership role in developing AHA strategies and articulating AHA policies for assigned congressional committees.
  3. Draft AHA documents for advocacy and representation on issues under consideration.
  4. Establish and maintain effective communications and relationships with AHA members, providing AHA member briefings, communicating regularly and effectively with members regarding concerns and progress.
  5. Works on AHA efforts to establish and maintain effective Grassroots communications with members.
  6. Participates in weekly meetings and is liaison with field engagement on grassroots activities.
  7. Coordinates the development of grassroots messages.



Required Education:  Bachelor’s Degree

Desired fields of study:  Political Science, Government, Healthcare, law or related discipline.

Years of experience may be substituted for education.


  • 5-7 years experience with a minimum of 5 years in significant political, substantive, legislative, and trade association experience to include political experience as staff to a Member of Congress preferably with Committee responsibilities in health care or appropriations; and/or a background with a trade association involved in health care issues.
  • Requires a background in legislative representation and a thorough knowledge of health care issues.

Knowledge Requirements:

  • Requires a background in legislative representation.
  • Thorough knowledge of health care issues.
Technical Requirements:
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel to create specialized spreadsheets and reports without seeking additional technical support.
  • Proficient with computers and Microsoft Office Suite with expertise in MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.


We offer an excellent total compensation package, which includes medical/dental coverage (PPO/HMO), vision care, life insurance, short and long-term disability plans, 401(k), tuition reimbursement, paid vacation/holidays/sick days, wellness programs and more!

The American Hospital Association (AHA) is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics. We will provide reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veterans’ Readjustment Assistance Act of 1974 and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990. If, because of a medical condition or disability, you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please call (312) 422-3000 and ask for the Director, Human Resources and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information.

The AHA participates in the E-Verify Program.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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Job posted: 2020-05-01