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Deputy Director, Federal Affairs

Position Summary:

At the direction of the Policy Director, Federal Affairs, the Deputy Director develops written materials in support of America’s Health Insurance Plans’ advocacy efforts.  This position is responsible for developing written material that contributes to all outgoing communications with member plans, closely monitoring federal legislative initiatives and health policy developments, and pursuing other duties in support of America’s Health Insurance Plans’ advocacy efforts.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Drafts position statements, statements for the record, letters, and talking points concerning legislation, regulations, policies, published reports, and statutes governing health insurance.
  • Drafts, oversees, and/or participates in the preparation of the daily and weekly written reports, memos, policy briefs, and bulletins. Plays a central role in drafting, editing, and sending the daily communications.
  • Keeps abreast of the activities of the other AHIP departments in order to develop content for written products.
  • Collaborates with other AHIP teams to develop advocacy materials.
  • Monitor congressional hearings and committee markups through webcasts, and Senate and House floor activity on C-Span, to gather information for daily newsletters.
  • Performs other tasks as required or assigned.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • None

Skills: 

  • Possesses deep experience writing for advocacy, strong organizational, communications, and management skills.
  • Is able to effectively analyze, communicate, research, and author advocacy materials, statements, reports, and other documents in an active and engaging style.
  • Knowledgeable of current policy issues affecting AHIP and its member organizations.
  • Able to work collaboratively and cross functionally.
  • Open to editorial feedback.

Experience: 

  • 2-5 years of experience working with, researching, and writing on legislative issues, specifically on health care issues to develop knowledge of the structure and functioning of the government in terms of its impact on the health care sector.
  • 2-5 years of experience performing analyses of health care issues and writing concise and timely evaluations of legislation and other related items.

Education: 

  • Bachelor of Arts

Certification Requirements: 

  • None

Physical Work Activities and Conditions: 

  • Continuous sitting for prolonged periods more than 3 consecutive hours in an 8-hour day.
  • Keyboard use of greater or equal to 45% of the workday.

Percent of Travel: 

  • Occasional travel required – less than 10%.

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.

Equal Opportunity Employer

America’s Health Insurance Plans (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.

Interested candidates are requested to visit AHIP’s Career Website: https://www.ahip.org/about-us/careers-at-ahip/ for further instructions on resume submission.

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.

AHIP does not sponsor applications for work visas.

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 be 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: hr@ahip.org or mailed to:

America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP)
ATTN: HR Dept/FSAPS
601 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
South Building, Suite 500
Washington, DC 20004