Manager of State Government Relations

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Your persuasive communication skills, engaging manner and ability to cultivate relationships with business partners, governmental agencies and other stakeholders is exceptional. You are known for your strong understanding of the policy-making environment and government institutions. You want to help to make an impact orthopaedic surgeons and their patients using a strategic and structured approach on health policy issues. You are a collaborative, accountable team-player who is motivated to do their best to help the organization achieve its objectives.

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Develops and directs a comprehensive and coordinated State legislative and regulatory affairs program for all fifty States. Engages in direct lobbying and develops policy materials on specific issues at the state level.  Works with AAOS federal lobbyists to develop and implement dual track campaigns on various policy issues including in­ office imaging and scope of practice policy.  Assists state orthopaedic societies and their lobbyists in addressing state legislative issues of interest to the orthopaedic community. Staffs the BOC Committee on State Legislative and Regulatory Issues which is responsible for the Health Policy Action Fund. Solicits grant applications for and administers the Health Policy Action Fund. Identifies and prioritizes state legislative and regulatory issues which impact orthopaedic surgeons and their patients in conjunction with volunteer committees and appropriate health policy staff.  Monitors, analyzes and prepares timely and concise advocacy resources on health policy issues. Prepares and distributes state legislative updates to appropriate orthopaedic audiences. Represents the Academy at various legislative and healthcare policy conferences. Develops relationships and coalitions with outside organizations including the American Medical Association and other physician specialty associations. Develop state legislative articles for AAOS publications - including Advocacy Now, and AAOS Now. Provides legislative and regulatory information for the AAOS Government Relations web page.

Develops and directs a comprehensive State legislative affairs program for all fifty States. Assists State orthopaedic societies and their lobbyists in addressing State legislative issues of interest to the orthopaedic community.  

Staffs the BOC Committee on State Legislative and Regulatory Issues which is responsible for the Health Policy Action Fund. Solicits grant applications for and administers the Health Policy Action Fund.

Engages in direct lobbying and develops policy materials on specific issues at the state level.

Identifies, monitors, analyzes and helps prioritize state legislative, health policy and regulatory issues of importance to orthopaedic surgeons and their patients in conjunction with volunteer committees and appropriate health policy staff. Distributes information in a timely and concise manner through a variety of vehicles to appropriate audience. Works with outside consultants to develop and implement a national advocacy initiative to include model legislation, talking points and a clear political strategy that will promote unity in orthopaedic advocacy efforts.

Represents the Academy and state orthopaedic societies at various legislative and health care policy conferences including Annual Meetings of the National Conference of State Legislatures. May require coordination of booth assembly and the recruitment of volunteers.

Develops relationships with outside organizations, including state medical associations and orthopaedic sub-specialty groups.

Addresses the Board of Councilors, State orthopaedic societies, and other AAOS volunteers and staff on state legislative issues as needed.

TRAVEL:                     

50+ days per year (including Board of Councilor Meetings; State Orthopaedic Society meetings, legislative conferences; and other medical association meetings.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:       

  • Bachelor's degree; 3 to 5 years of relevant experience in state and federal government and/or private sector advocacy, including negotiating legislative compromises.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills.
  • Excellent research skills.
  • Experience in developing and maintaining relationships with external organizations.

Desired:         

  • Experience in health care policy analysis; developing and implementing legislative initiatives; interacting with lobbyists.
  • J.D preferred or Master’s degree in relevant field.
  • Association experience is desirable.

If this describes YOU, please apply by sharing the following:   

-Clearly communicate why you are the ideal candidate for this role, providing specific examples and experiences as proof points.

-Attach your resume, cover letter and any additional materials that support your application.   

 

Location: Washington, DC
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