Manager/Senior Manager of Federal Affairs

Reports to: Senior Vice President, Federal Affairs
Location: Washington, D.C.

COMPANY PROFILE

The Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) represents a unique nonprofit partnership model in health care, bringing together health plans and providers on behalf of the patients and communities they serve. ACHP advocates for practical solutions that make health care better, with high-value coverage and care for all. Located in Washington, D.C., ACHP is a thought leader and influencer in health plan policy.


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

POSITION SUMMARY

The Manager / Senior Manager of Federal Affairs will play a pivotal role in shaping and advancing ACHP’s policy and advocacy efforts. This position executes advocacy strategies, builds and maintains key relationships with congressional offices and effectively communicates policy positions to stakeholders. Your work will directly support ACHP’s mission to advocate for nonprofit, provider-aligned health plans. The ideal candidate has advocacy experience and can capture and disseminate compelling data and stories to Washington policymakers. Those who take initiative will have opportunities for growth and advancement.


The ideal candidate is entrepreneurial, collaborative and eager to learn, with a passion for operating in the intersection of politics and policy. This person must be able to work independently, under the supervision of the SVP, Federal Affairs, to manage assigned offices, issues and responsibilities to drive ACHP’s mission to promote nonprofit, provider-aligned companies.

CORE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Congressional Lobbying and External Affairs

  • Expands and maintains ACHP’s relationships with key policymakers and health care stakeholders in D.C. to achieve measurable advocacy outcomes, including regulatory relief and legislative action
  • Builds and maintains relationships with ACHP member companies, regularly providing intel and support to advance organizational goals
  • 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 administrative tasks as needed (e.g., monitoring and tracking legislation, member engagement, etc.).
  • Attends and summarizes hearings, meetings and various events in Washington to inform ACHP strategies
  • Demonstrates thought leadership and creative thinking to elevate ACHP member visibility and presence

Other Responsibilities

  • 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
  • Presents to internal audiences on ACHP priorities and member plan engagement. Represents ACHP and member plan interests to external stakeholders.
  • Plays a key role in planning and executing ACHP’s in-person member meetings, such as fly-ins and annual Symposium
  • Other duties as assigned

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE, EDUCATION, AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 2+ years of experience working on health care issues or relevant subject matter on Capitol Hill, in the Administration or at an association
  • Critical thinking, high attention to detail and ability to manage priorities with multiple time-sensitive projects simultaneously
  • Exceptional 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

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Advanced degree in health policy or relevant field; 5+ years of experience in relevant issue areas
  • Established bipartisan relationships with congressional offices, policymakers and other external stakeholders
  • Experience representing trade associations, clients and / or members on Capitol Hill
  • Understanding of government health programs such as Medicare, Medicaid and the Marketplace, and other health-related issue areas; knowledge of regional health plan business a plus

WORKING CONDITIONS

  • Work is in an office environment
  • Hybrid office position/must be located in the DMV area
  • Some travel required

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please submit a cover letter and resume to our job posting on LinkedIn or email 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 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.


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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