State Government Affairs Manager

02 Feb, 2023


State Government Affairs Manager

American College of Cardiology
Washington D.C.

Reporting to the Senior Associate Director, State Government Affairs, the State Government Affairs Manager will help to drive ACC’s State Government Affairs agenda and support the strategic direction of ACC’s Advocacy Division, serving as a primary staff liaison for ACC’s chapters’ member engagement and advocacy efforts. He/she will work with the Team Leader, State Government Affairs and other members of the SGA team to identify public policy priorities and set strategies.

This position is based in Washington, DC where we have a hybrid work environment (roughly 40% of the time in the office).   

Major Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Promote and oversee chapter lobby days, practice visits, and other meetings with lawmakers and stakeholders, assisting chapters in engaging with elective officials in each state.
  • Deliver advocacy presentations to ACC leaders, internal teams, and member segments, providing analysis and education on issues of potential concern or opportunity to the field of cardiology.
  • Manage vendor relationships and use of products and services such as grassroots and tracking software; train team members on how to best use the tools.
  • Build and manage state grassroots alerts and other member engagement methods.
  • Collaborate with patient advocacy groups and other allied stakeholders.
  • Represent ACC and serve as liaison to policy and advocacy organizations, including the National Lieutenant Governors Association, State Government Affairs Council, and the National Conference of State Legislatures.
  • Respond to member inquiries related to state legislation, regulation, and policies; directs members to appropriate information and resources.
  • Recruit, mobilize, and train grassroots member advocates.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree and at least three years of experience in government relations at the state level or for a state legislature.
  • Thorough understanding of how state-level government relations works, and an ability to be effective with members of both political parties.
  • Experience with analyzing and persuasively communicating complex concepts to policymakers and business leaders.
  • Strong political acumen; strong ability to grasp complex issues; collaborative approach.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong technical proficiency with the ability to track state government activity and disseminate information with ACC’s software.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven ability to work productively in a team-oriented work environment.
  • Strong time management skills and flexibility to perform well independently, under time pressure, and with shifting priorities.
  • Ability to travel 20% and ability and willingness to work outside of normal business hours to attend events, participate in meetings, and network.

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Prior experience working for a State Legislature.
  • At least five years of experience in government relations.
  • Prior experience within the healthcare industry preferred.
  • Experience working with member volunteer leaders and engaging member volunteers in advocacy efforts.  


About Us:  

At the American College of Cardiology, we bring our hearts to work. 

We are a 500-person organization dedicated and committed to our mission to transform cardiovascular care and improve heart health for the past 70 years. When you join our team, you become part of a passionate culture that envisions a world where innovation and knowledge optimize cardiovascular care and outcomes. 

Every day, we are committed to supporting our more than 54,000 members and their patients around the globe and in doing so, ensure our staff have a positive environment of teamwork, collaboration, professionalism and excellence. To learn more about why ACC has been recognized as one of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare please visit our site at: 

COVID Considerations: 

As an employer in the public health space, and an organization that serves members who are essential medical personnel, ACC requires all staff to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 upon hire. Proof of vaccination will be required.  Individuals can request an exemption from this requirement due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief, and those requests for reasonable accommodations will be evaluated individually. 

ACC is proud to be an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all candidates and employees. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. Equal Opportunity Employer, including individuals with disabilities and veterans. 

ACC is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans in our job application procedures. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact Crystal Nott, Sr. Director, People Resources & Engagement at or (202)375-6423. 

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Job posted: 2023-02-02