Regional Director, Mid-Atlantic/Mid-West Region, State Affairs

by Rachad Davis

September 13, 2017

Position Description

Position:                                Regional Director, Mid-Atlantic/Mid-West Region

Department:                          State Affairs

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

Reports to:                          Senior Vice President, State Affairs

Scope:                                   Exempt; Professional; Full Time

Date:                                      September 2017

This position is not subject to a pre-employment criminal background and/or financial history background check 

Position Summary:

Under the direction of the Senior Vice President, State Affairs, the Regional Director is responsible for advancing America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) legislative and regulatory agenda in assigned states.

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Advocates AHIP interests in assigned states.
  • Interprets AHIP policy in determining AHIP positions on specific state legislation or regulations.
  • Directs the activity of retained counsel in assigned states.
  • Coordinates advocacy activities with all allied groups in assigned states, including member companies, coalitions, business and consumer groups and others as appropriate.
  • Appears and advocates AHIP interests before legislative bodies or regulatory agencies as necessary and appropriate, including the presentation of oral and written testimony.
  • Communicates with AHIP membership regularly through committees and/or all other appropriate means on activities of concern to AHIP and its members.
  • Consults with insurance departments concerning rulings, interpretations of insurance laws and regulations, policy filing issues of an industry-wide nature, and any other insurance department proposals or actions relating to health insurance.
  • Assists with the preparation of agendas and supporting material, and provides staff support for AHIP committees, subcommittees, task forces and work groups as assigned and lead discussions at same as appropriate.
  • Represents AHIP to other state and national organizations as assigned.
  • Establishes and maintains strong, positive working relationships with legislators, regulators and other state policymakers and their staffs.
  • Establishes and maintains network of strategic political relationships.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • Supervise the work of State Affairs support staff, and other staff assigned to specific project teams.
  • Directs the work of retained counsel in assigned states.


  • Working knowledge of state legislative and regulatory processes.
  • Working knowledge of health policy issues at the state level.
  • Understanding of influence structures within trade associations and other advocacy organizations.
  • Understanding of state political dynamics and their impact on policy.
  • Ability to gain trust and earn the respect of clients.
  • Adapts well to fast-paced, dynamic environment and priorities.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.


  • Six to eight years of legislative, regulatory, political, public affairs or industry experience, or any combination of education and experience that would provide an equivalent background.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required, with focus in health policy preferred.  Advanced degree a plus.

Certification Requirements:  

  • None

Physical Work Activities & Conditions:

  • Continuous sitting for prolonged periods more than 4 consecutive hours in an 8 hour day.
  • Keyboard use of greater or equal to 25 % of the workday.

Percent of Travel:

  • Occasional (up to 25%).

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