Under the supervision of the Vice President, Federal Affairs, the Executive Director, Federal Affairs lobbies and conducts federal government relations activities, with emphasis on legislative activities in support of AHIP’s advocacy efforts. This position participates in AHIP's legislative tracking, bill analysis and Congressional lobbying activities and related duties, with a focus on Congressional Republicans.
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 key organizations to develop support for industry positions.
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 in the preparation of testimony, position statements, and talking points, as well as written reports, memos and bulletins that are sent to AHIP members.
Provides support to related to Congressional engagement by AHIP's Senior Executives and member companies as necessary.
Assists in processing questions from Congressional offices on technical legislative issues, as well as requests for related materials.
Under the direction of the Senior Vice President, Federal Affairs works collaboratively within the Federal Affairs department and cross-functionally with all members of the AHIP team.
Works in conjunction with PAC Director and the rest of the Federal Affairs team to increase participation in the AHIP PAC.
Supports the activities of relevant AHIP committees, task forces and working groups.
Performs other tasks as required or assigned.
Requires the efficient delegation of responsibilities given the multiplicity of issues requiring the incumbent's attention.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.
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.
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.
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.
Required Education and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science or related field and/or equivalent experience.
Minimum of 5 years of experience in the legislative and regulatory environment, 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: 10
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