Vice President, Federal Affairs

02 Jun, 2021


Vice President, Federal Affairs

America's Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
Washington, DC



Under the supervision of the Senior Vice President, the Vice President of Federal Affairs (DEM) participates in government relations efforts on all federal affairs activities, with emphasis on legislative activities in support of AHIP’s advocacy efforts. This position participates in AHIP’s highly matrixed public affairs efforts including tracking, analyzing, and lobbying of Congressional activities and related issues, and cross-functional agenda setting.

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Represents AHIP as a Congressional lobbyist. Maintains extensive contacts and develops strong relationships with members of Congress, Congressional staff, and other key organizations to develop support for industry positions. Attends congressional hearings, mark-ups, meetings, and events.
Attends Congressional hearings, mark-ups, meetings, and events.
Monitors and analyzes proposed legislation to determine its effects on the industry and assists in developing and implementing strategies to achieve favorable results.
Participates with other members of AHIP’s matrixed public affairs functions to develop, implement and evaluate strategic planning for AHIP federal legislative activities.
Participates in the preparation of testimony, position statements, talking points, written reports, memos, and bulletins that are sent to AHIP members.
Participates in the preparation of advocacy materials sent to Congressional offices and committees, including testimony, letters, and other materials.
Participates in developing and responding to questions on technical issues from members of Congress and Congressional committees.
Works in conjunction with the Federal Affairs PAC Director to increase participation in the AHIP PAC.
Engages in political activity on behalf of AHIP PAC.
Performs other tasks as required or assigned.

Knowledge of the structure and functioning of the federal government, with emphasis on the legislative branch in terms of its impact on health policy
Knowledge of current policy issues affecting the health insurance industry; and understanding of member companies’ business models and corporate goals.
Knowledge of PAC organization and rules.
Possesses strong leadership, management, advocacy, and organizational skills.
Ability to develop and maintain relationships with policymakers and staff.
Knowledge and understanding of insurance functions and operations.
Supervisory Responsibility

Requires the efficient delegation of responsibilities given the multiplicity of issues requiring the incumbent’s attention.

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position. Standard days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., however may require long hours and weekend work.


Up to 20% of the time.

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science or related field and/or equivalent experience.
Minimum of 5-10 years of experience in lobbying and advocacy, ideally with a focus on healthcare issues.
Experience working with Congress, regulatory agencies, and/or state legislatures at various levels with sensitivity to political considerations.
Internal Number: 5

About AHIP
As a national trade association representing the health insurance industry, AHIP combines the fellowship of a small organization with the stability and strength our members represent. Here you can make a positive difference to the 200 million plus Americans, who our members serve. We foster innovation and opportunity. If you are looking for challenging and rewarding work, consider an AHIP career.

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Job posted: 2021-06-02