Association Management Center's client, The American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM), seeks a Manager of Health Policy and Advocacy who will work with the Academy’s volunteer leaders and consultants to track legislative and regulatory issues; prepare written communications to members and policymakers; enhance members’ knowledge of the policy process and key issues for patients and providers; and increase member involvement in advocacy. The manager will provide support to committees, programs, and initiatives related to healthcare policy and practice and assist in building relationships with outside entities on behalf of a growing field and medical subspecialty. The position reports to the Director of Health Policy and Government Relations.
The Manager of Health Policy and Advocacy will:
Track and review legislative and regulatory issues pertinent to hospice and palliative medicine, particularly at the state level.
Assist director in managing and interpreting political and policy developments and formulating advocacy strategy.
Prepare and disseminate information to members, including via print and electronic newsletters, special calls to action, Web updates, social media, educational sessions, and other resources.
Assist in the development and dissemination of external communications to raise awareness of key issues for Hospice and Palliative Medicine among the public and government audiences, including crafting of position statements and public comments submitted to legislative and regulatory bodies.
Provide staff support to standing committees and working groups. Facilitate communication, prepare meeting materials and follow-up documentation, participate on conference calls, respond to member inquires, and manage development of committee work products.
Support/lead other special projects (e.g. Choosing Wisely, compensation study, etc.) as assigned.
Develop and execute strategies/programs to identify, recruit, train and motivate AAHPM members to serve as effective grassroots advocates and/or "key contacts" with policymakers.
Work with director and lobbying firm to execute "fly-ins" to Washington, DC as well as "virtual" lobby days. Assist with coordinating other constituent-based meetings as needed.
Cultivate and maintain good working relationships with members.
Establish and maintain relationships with external organizations as necessary to advance the association’s strategic goals and public policy priorities.
Bachelor's degree from four-year college or university, preferably with a political science or public policy emphasis.
Understanding of the public policy process.
Association, government or government relations experience preferred (3-5 years).
Prior working experience with medical associations and/or physician volunteer leaders and/or experience with developing or managing grassroots advocacy programs considered a plus.
Superior writing ability and strong verbal communication skills required.
Proficient in Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Excel. Experience with CQ Engage software a plus.
Self-starter with strong organizational and time management skills.
Capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously. Attention to detail and follow-through essential
Excellent interpersonal skills with ability to work as part of a team and an orientation toward member satisfaction.
Ability to travel occasionally.
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