Manager/Senior Manager, Legislative Affairs (Full-time, Exempt)

REPORTS TO: Vice President, Federal Affairs
LOCATION: Washington, D.C.

WHO WE ARE

The Alliance of Community Health (ACHP) represents the nation’s top-performing nonprofit health companies, which serve tens of millions of Americans in 36 states and D.C. ACHP’s current members include some of the most innovative health plans in the country. ACHP member health plans collaborate with providers on high-quality coverage and care – leading the industry in practical reforms.

ACHP is the voice of a unique payer-provider partnership model advancing proven solutions that deliver better value for patients, employers and taxpayers. More information is available on achp.org.

ACHP is committed to diversity, inclusion and equity within our organization and the promotion of these values across the health sector. We encourage different perspectives, identities and backgrounds, regardless of job function in order to create a more resilient organization that supports a strong, equitable health industry. We foster this by encouraging openness and transparency about diversity issues and we are invested in strategies that seek to equalize opportunities within ACHP.

POSITION SUMMARY

As part of the Federal Affairs team, the Manager of Legislative Affairs will lobby Congress and represent ACHP with other stakeholders to advance our members’ policy and advocacy agenda. This person will balance their time developing relationships in -person, whenever possible, with assigned congressional offices and supporting internal legislative affairs and membership relationship duties.   The ideal candidate has advocacy experience and can capture and disseminate our nonprofit community health plan members’ unique contributions. The Manager coordinates with ACHP’s senior management and our member’s government relations leaders to support and implement advocacy strategies on key priorities. 

The Manager of Legislative Affairs is entrepreneurial, collaborative, eager to learn, and interested in strategic planning and navigating complex political environments. This person must be able to work independently in a fast-paced environment, under the supervision of the V.P., Federal Affairs, to manage assigned Hill offices, strategic issues, and internal responsibilities. ACHP provides excellent opportunities and support for professional growth.

CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Congressional Lobbying and Advocacy

  • Builds and maintains relationships with ACHP member companies to achieve measurable advocacy outcomes in the regulatory and legislative space, including differentiating member companies and their payer-provider model
  • Executes lobbying strategies to advance the ACHP advocacy agenda at the federal level
  • Proactively tracks, monitors, and reports on relevant congressional activity and recommends courses of action to the federal affairs team
  • Collaborates internally and externally across teams and workstreams and performs necessary administrative tasks (e.g., monitoring and tracking legislation, member engagement, etc.).

Networking and External Affairs

  • Attends and summarizes hearings, meetings, and various events in Washington to inform ACHP strategies
  • Builds and maintains ACHP’s relationships with key policymakers and healthcare stakeholders in D.C. as assigned
  • Provides creative thinking and suggests tactics to elevate ACHP member visibility and presence

Communication and Presentation

  • Presents to key internal and specified external audiences on developments in Washington and on ACHP’s advocacy work
  • Collaborates with ACHP subject matter experts to synthesize complex policy documents into shorter, easy-to-understand materials (e.g., talking points, one-pagers, legislation summaries, etc.) for diverse audiences via multiple channels
  • Plays a critical role in planning and executing ACHP’s in-person member meetings, such as fly-ins and the annual Symposium
  • Contributes to ACHP’s public affairs messaging and social media
  • Other duties as assigned

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree preferred
  • 3+ years of related work experience on health care issues or relevant subject matter on Capitol Hill or in the private sector
  • Ability to develop bipartisan relationships with assigned congressional offices and other external stakeholders
  • Understanding of government health programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, and the Marketplace, and other health-related issues
  • Critical thinking, close attention to detail, and the ability to manage priorities with multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously
  • Strong oral and written communication skills; ability to synthesize and present complex information for various audiences
  • Strong capabilities with tools such as PowerPoint, Excel, Twitter, and LinkedIn
  • Ability to register as a Federal lobbyist
  • Ability to work well on a team and adjust to flexible demands

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS

  • Work is in an office environment, with consideration of remote options
  • Some travel required

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit a cover letter and resume to hr@achp.org with your name and the position in the subject line. Your cover letter should highlight your relevant experience and provide specific examples of the core responsibilities listed above: advocacy strategy, networking and external affairs, communication, and presentation skills. Please include your name and the position in the subject of the email and send files in pdf format with your name in the filename. If you need an accommodation to complete this application, please contact hr@achp.org.

ACHP does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, citizenship status, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, related medical conditions, and a woman’s right to breastfeed), disability (physical or mental), age (18 and older), genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, matriculation, family responsibilities, personal appearance, political affiliation, marital status, veteran or military status, tobacco use, credit information, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Making Health Care Better

ACHP is the voice of a unique approach in health care today, one that puts the patient at the center with plans and clinical teams collaborating to improve health outcomes and reduce costs. Our advocacy focuses on providing policymakers with tested solutions, rooted in a model that is proven to deliver better value for patients, employers and taxpayers.

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