Associate, State Health Policy & Advocacy
Associate, State Health Policy & AdvocacyDepartment: Legislative AffairsLocation: Washington, DC OfficeThe American College of Physicians (ACP), a prestigious medical membership association for doctors of internal medicine, is seeking an Associate, State Health Policy & Advocacy for our Washington, DC office. ACP, a national organization of internists with headquarters in Philadelphia, is the largest medical specialty organization and the second-largest physician group in the United States with more than 161,000 members worldwide.The Associate proactively identifies and monitors high profile policies that affect both the federal and state governments in key areas of interest to the College, such as women's health, firearms, telehealth, immigration and others. This individual would also work collaboratively with state chapters to identify broad policy areas, such as telehealth, regional state compacts, scope of practice and Medicaid issues that carry broad implications for the states; Tracks and analyzes legislative and regulatory initiatives and trends at the state level for major developments which could affect ACP National and chapter members; Develops a thorough understanding of College policy and applies that to all analyses of state/federal legislation or regulations; Understands how state policies can have national implications and/or where state action might be preempted by federal policies.Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:Collaborates with state chapters to identify broad policy areas, such as telehealth, regional state compacts, scope of practice and Medicaid, that carry broad implications for the states.Assists ACP National in being able to provide written feedback and guidance to state chapters to a greater extent on state-based policies and legislation.Analyzes state level legislative and regulatory initiatives, as needed, and is able to summarize complex policies.Assists ACP's efforts of providing resources and materials for the College members to use in advocating.Assists state chapters in the development of and implementation of state-level lobby day events and state-based advocacy campaigns.Assists state chapters in forming coalitions or in working jointly with other associations and organizations at the state level that also have national representation to advocate for issues of common interests.Coordinates with the Senior Analyst, State Health Policy & Grassroots and other Congressional Affairs staff on these initiatives and others to increase member engagement in advocacy among the state chapters.The successful candidate will have:College degree required. Master's in public health or public policy desirable.Must have 3-5 years of experience in state-level advocacy, which could entail advocating before state legislative and/or regulatory bodies, coalition-building, organizing lobby days at the state level, working in a state legislator's or gubernatorial office, working extensively with state entities on advocacy initiatives/grassroots through a national organization or association.Must have the ability to understand and analyze complex state legislative and regulatory issues.Must be able to provide written feedback to state chapters on legislative inquiries and requests and to develop appropriate and timely responses.Must be able to draft materials to be posted online for chapter member benefit to assist them in advocacy and to engage more members to participate in advocating before state legislative bodies.Excellent oral and written communication skills required to interact with leaders and members of the College, including state chapters, public officials, and staff.