State Affairs Specialist

06 Apr, 2019


State Affairs Specialist

American Physical Therapy Association
Alexandria, VA
Job Summary


Assists in the strategic direction of the State Affairs team on efforts to implement the Association’s public policy priorities.  Acts as representative of the Association in member relations, strategic alliances, and policy development initiatives to advance physical therapy.
Principal Functions

·        Advocates for effective policies in conjunction with state chapters, sections, strategic organization, and contract lobbyists that allow PTs to practice to full extent of licensure, education, scope of practice, and clinical experience.

·        Identifies and analyzes state legislation, laws, and regulations affecting physical therapy.

·        Generates reports of pending legislation and distributes to state chapters, and provides alerts to chapters about specific bills.

·        Responds to member inquiries related to licensure, state legislation, and policy issues.

·        Researches member questions related to state laws, regulations, and policies and directs members to appropriate information and resources, including state practice acts and physical therapy board regulations.

·        Assists chapters in lobbying efforts directed at branches of state governments.

·        Compliance with issue management, archive and record keeping of statements, positions, policies and communications related to state legislation, regulation, advocacy, grassroots and political affairs.


·        4+ years’ experience with state legislative or regulatory issues or activities


·        Undergraduate degree or equivalent related experience


·        Excellent interpersonal skills


·        Excellent organizational and communication skills


·        Strong computer/database experience required


·        Excellent public speaking ability


·        Strong professional writing skills



Physical Demands

  • Ability to be mobile
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time

Equal Opportunity Employer
Principals Only

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Job posted: 2019-04-06