Congressional Affairs & Grassroots Specialist

Employer
American Physical Therapy Association
Location
Alexandria, VA
Posted
Mar 20, 2017
Closes
Apr 03, 2017
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is an individual membership professional organization representing more than 95,000 member physical therapists (PTs), physical therapist assistants (PTAs), and students of physical therapy. APTA seeks to improve the health and quality of life of individuals in society by advancing physical therapist practice, education, and research, and by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy's role in the nation's health care system. This position leads, manages and provides strategic direction to the grassroots and assists with congressional and political affairs on issues relating to congressional, grassroots and political affairs and efforts to implement the Association's public policy priorities. Responsible for leading member education and engagement on grassroots and policy issues. Primary staff liaison to key contacts, federal affairs liaisons, and PTeam. Acts as a representative of the Association in lobbying, member relations, strategic alliances, and policy development initiatives to advance physical therapy. Provides member service, outreach, and education on government affairs and public policy issues. Assists with budgeting and daily operations related to grassroots. Assists Director of Congressional Affairs in administrative activities associated with APTA's political action committee.Primary contact on grassroots with members and external customersAssociation representative to Public Affairs Council, national party organizations, and association/industry contacts in grassroots Provides member outreach, education and service in grassroots and political affairs, (presentations, resource materials, member inquiries). Manages the annual Federal Government Affairs ForumDevelops and produces resources and tools for member to understand and contribute to APTA's grassroots program and public policy agenda Consults with APTA Board and Senior Staff on initiatives related to strategic initiatives with grassroots, member education and engagement, and policy issuesAttends and represents APTA at hearings and briefings on Capitol Hill pertaining to the Association's policy interestsRepresents the Association at political and campaign events