Director, PAC And Political Affairs, Federal Affairs

by Stephani Simmons

June 21, 2017

Position Description

Position:                                Director, PAC and Political Affairs

Department:                          Federal Affairs

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

Reports to:                          Executive Vice President

Scope:                                   Exempt; Professional; Full Time

Date:                                      October, 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, the Director is accountable for the development and management of the AHIP Political Action Committee (PAC).

The Director will oversee all aspects of AHIP’s Political Action Committee (PAC) including strategy, fundraising, events, marketing and solicitation campaigns, and the monitoring of legislative and regulatory trends impacting the health care industry.  This role will also oversee and ensure all PAC events and efforts remain in compliance with all federal and state lobby laws.  This position also assists the Federal Affairs department with other tasks as needed.

Specific Responsibilities:

Manages all aspects of the AHIP Political Action Committee (PAC) in coordination with the Federal Affairs, Legal and Finance Departments, including:

  • Develops and executes AHIP’s PAC strategy, planning, fundraising, events, membership, prior authorization/solicitation and marketing campaigns.
  • Develop and manage internal and external marketing strategies and solicitation/authorization campaigns throughout the year to build awareness of and support for AHIP’s PAC.
  • Serve as liaison to AHIP’s PAC Board, member companies and AHIP Federal Affairs staff to identify and target candidates for AHIP education and support.
  • Develops method of tracking member company’s relationships and political giving with elected officials.
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key political fundraisers.
  • Execute and attend fundraising events at AHIP and other venues.
  • Provide timely reports and updates on PAC activities.
  • Manage PAC donor database, maintain organized records of all PAC receipts and disbursements, manage disbursement of all PAC contributions, handle PAC correspondence and produce internal PAC reports and analyses.
  • Ensure timely and accurate filing of FEC reports and lobbying disclosure reports at both the federal and state level.
  • Ensure AHIP events maintain compliance with all federal and state lobby laws and memorandum.
  • 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 and should possess exemplary organizational skills.
  • Experience working with senior level executives.
  • Ability to manage and prioritize multiple issues and tasks, and the ability to work on complex projects with tight deadlines.
  • Excellent written and oral communication.
  • Must be a self-starter


  • At least 6-8 years of experience managing a PAC, including fundraising and event planning; association or corporate PAC experience strongly preferred.
  • At least 6-8 years of experience working with Federal Campaign compliance and Lobby laws.
  • Six 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.

Education:      Bachelor’s degree required with a preference given to government or political science majors or related fields

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