Deputy Director, Federal Affairs And Political Programs

by Rachad Davis

June 21, 2017

Position Description

Position:                                Deputy Director, Federal Affairs and Political Programs

Department:                          Federal Affairs

Employee in Position:        *****VACANT*****

Reports to:                          Executive Vice President

Scope:                                   Exempt; Professional; Full Time

Date:                                      June, 2017

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background and/or financial history background check 

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Executive Vice President, Federal Affairs, this position is accountable for the development and management of the AHIP Political Action Committee and assists the Federal Affairs department with other tasks as needed.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Manages AHIP PAC in coordination with the Federal Affairs and the Legal Departments including:
    • The establishment of fundraising goals and strategies;
    • Soliciting PAC contributions;
    • Communicating with PAC Board and member companies;
    • Coordination of industry political efforts; and
    • Communication with staff organizing staff appreciation events.
  • Develops strategies to increase the PAC and political activities of AHIP.
  • Works with Finance Department to help determine best administrative procedures for the PAC.
  • Works with AHIP PAC Board, member companies and AHIP Federal Affairs staff to identify and target specific candidates for political office for AHIP education and support.  Helps determine, expand and improve PAC’s political goals.
  • Helps to identify, interpret, and analyze political trends and events for decisions on when and where political action is warranted.
  • Identifies and targets specific states and members of Congress and state legislators for political education and grassroots activities. Develops method of tracking member companies’ relationships with elected officials.
  • Works with principal AHIP lobbyists to lobby members of Congress and their staffs as needed.  May attend congressional hearings and mark-ups.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibility:         Supervises PAC administration.


  • Knowledge of the structure and functioning of the government in terms of its impact on private sector
  • Knowledge of current policy issues affecting the organization and understanding of political goals of AHIP member plans.
  • Thorough knowledge of federal laws and regulations governing PACs.
  • The incumbent should possess demonstrated good judgment, a well-developed sense of propriety, political acumen and ability to think constructively with flexibility in dealing with complex and changing political situations.
  • Must possess exemplary organizational skills.


  • Minimum 3 – 5 years of experience working directly with a PAC.
  • Four years of experience in government affairs and in political campaigns and fundraising on the staff of an elected official.
  • Experience working with Congress and/or state legislatures at various levels with sensitivity to political considerations.


  • Bachelor’s Degree, with focus in political science a plus

Certification Requirements:   None.

Physical Work Activities & Conditions:

  • Continuous sitting for prolonged periods more than 2 consecutive hours in an 8-hour day.
  • Keyboard use of greater or equal to 50% of the workday.

Percent of Travel:

  • Locally up to 2%

The purpose of a job description is to describe the overall function and general responsibilities of a job. Job descriptions are used in hiring and training and to provide employees with a better understanding of employer expectations. Actual job functions and duties will vary as job responsibilities and business needs require.

How to Apply

Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V

AHIP is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, disability, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or status as a protected veteran.

In order to request consideration for an opened position at AHIP, all candidates must complete an AHIP Job Application and submit it, along with a current resume and cover letter that includes your requested salary range. We also ask that you complete and return the three voluntary forms that aid us in our attempt to meet our affirmative action goals:

All voluntary documents will used for Affirmative Action tracking purposes only, and will be held confidentially in our Human Resources Department. They will not be viewed during the hiring process.

Once completed, all forms should be returned to our recruitment mail box at: or mail to:

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
601 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
South Building, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20004