The Governmental Affairs & Public Policy Division of the American College of Physicians (ACP) is looking to hire a Director, Legislative Affairs based out of its Washington, DC office. ACP, a national organization of internists, is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States with 163,000 members worldwide.
The Director, Legislative Affairs leads, manages, and provides strategic direction to ACP’s legislative affairs department to achieve legislative outcomes in support of ACP’s priorities and policies, with an emphasis on innovation, creativity, collaboration, and accountability. Primary responsibilities include:
Directly advocating ACP positions to members of Congress and their staffs, particularly on issues related to Medicare Parts A and B and Medicare physician payment
Keeping ACP advocacy and policy staff informed of legislative changes and other factors to be considered in the development of policy positions
Collaborating with ACP advocacy colleagues to ensure ACP’s policies and priorities are addressed by both Congress and regulatory agencies
Writing, reviewing, and developing policy analyses on legislative issues, including testimony, fact sheets, regulatory communication, and messaging to members
Making presentations on ACP legislative priorities at various meetings, including but not limited to ACP chapter meetings, the Internal Medicine Meeting, ACP governance and committee meetings, and at meetings of other organizations as needed
Consulting with the EVP of ACP Services to provide support to its Political Action Committee
Additional responsibilities include the effective management, performance evaluation, and training of assigned staff positions; budget development; and monitoring of department activity.
A bachelor’s degree is required, with a graduate degree strongly preferred, particularly in political science, public health, healthy policy, law, or a related field. Candidates must have at least 10 years of experience as a congressional staff person or on the governmental affairs staff for a health-related organization, or other comparable experience. A minimum of two years’ experience managing staff is required, along with superior oral and written communication skills and in-depth knowledge of health issues of interest to ACP, including Medicare financing and payment policies.
ACP is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate against any of the following classes: veterans, any disability, national origin, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity.
About American College of Physicians
The American College of Physicians (ACP) is the largest medical-specialty organization and second-largest physician group in the United States. As a national organization of internists — physician specialists who diagnose and treat adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness, our mission is “to enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine.”