Imagine all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American College of Cardiology (ACC), we offer the opportunity to work toward that goal every day. We are a 52,000-member nonprofit medical society and teaching institute, dedicated to enhancing the lives of cardiovascular patients through continuous quality improvement, patient-centered care, payment innovation and professionalism. We bestow credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet our stringent qualifications, provide professional education and operate national registries for the measurement and improvement of quality care. Above all, our commitment to our members and our patients has driven the College to be a leader in the formulation of health policy, standards and guidelines, and a steadfast supporter of cardiovascular research.
Named as one of Modern Healthcare’s Best Places to Work in Healthcare for 2016 & 2017, we offer satisfying and challenging work that makes a real difference in people's lives. We offer a collaborative and empowering environment where the contributions of our team members are recognized and where you can achieve professional growth and personal fulfillment.
Function and Scope:
This is a phenomenal opportunity to lead the advocacy efforts for a premiere medical society. The Vice President, Advocacy will provide strategic leadership and operational oversight of ACC’s advocacy, health policy, and government relations activities. He/she will develop advocacy agenda and goals in support of ACC’s mission and strategic plan and provide guidance and policy expertise to ACC member leaders. This leader will recruit, mentor and lead a high-performing advocacy staff team with expertise in Congressional lobbying, regulatory affairs, political and grassroots engagement, ACC Political Action Committee (PAC), state government affairs, and private sector advocacy. The Vice President, Advocacy will collaborate with CEO, EVPS, and senior management team on ACC-wide management and initiatives.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
Provide strategic leadership and oversight of ACC’s advocacy, health policy, and government relations activities. Develop advocacy agenda and goals in support of ACC’s mission and strategic plan.
Develop and execute advocacy strategy and operational plans for advancing advocacy goals with Congress, federal administrative branch agencies, state government, health plans, and health policy stakeholders.
Provide guidance and policy expertise to ACC member leaders. Educate member leaders on external policy environment and its impact on ACC mission, programs, and business interests. Guide work of member committees with responsibility for the advocacy program, including the Health Affairs Committee and ACC’s Political Action Committee (PAC). Engage ACC members in advocacy with state and federal policymakers.
Recruit, mentor and lead professional advocacy staff team with expertise in Congressional lobbying, regulatory affairs, political and grassroots engagement, ACC Political Action Committee (PAC) state government affairs, and private sector advocacy. Develop and effectively communicate shared vision of advocacy’s role and priorities in advancing ACC’s mission and strategic plan.
Collaborate with CEO, EVPS, and senior management team on ACC-wide management and initiatives. Coordinate across ACC divisions to implement advocacy strategy in support of ACC programs and products. Educate staff leaders on external policy environment and its impact on ACC mission, programs, and business interests.
Demonstrated health policy expertise, including master’s degree or equivalent in health policy or related field. Preference for expertise in policy issues affecting physicians and other clinicians.
10+ years of experience in a leadership position responsible for health policy development and advocacy, including budget development and management experience.
Demonstrated success in leading empowered, high-performing teams.
Ability to represent ACC at the highest level to government agencies, policymakers and other external organizations, as well as build relationships and influence with internal and external stakeholders.
Experience working collaboratively with member volunteer leaders and engaging members in advocacy.
Demonstrated experience in strategic planning and developing and implementing operational plans to support strategy.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills, with strong executive presence.
Experience working for, or with, a medical society, representing individual members.
Experience working for an organization that supports state chapters.
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About American College of Cardiology
The American College of Cardiology is a 52,000-member medical society that is the professional home for the entire cardiovascular care team. The mission of the College is to transform cardiovascular care and to improve heart health. The ACC leads in the formation of health policy, standards and guidelines. The College operates national registries to measure and improve care, offers cardiovascular accreditation to hospitals and institutions, provides professional medical education, disseminates cardiovascular research and bestows credentials upon cardiovascular specialists who meet stringent qualifications.