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Senior Manager, State Advocacy

Reporting Structure

The Senior Manager, State Advocacy, reports to the Senior Director, Advocacy.


Bachelors’ degree or equivalent with 5+ years state legislative and regulatory tracking experience in a healthcare environment required. Law degree (J.D.) strongly preferred. Must be able to coordinate advocacy communications to physician members in a fast-paced environment. Professional demeanor required, with strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to analyze and convey clearly complex statutes and legislative proposals. Must be proactive, capable of independent work, detail-oriented with excellent organizational and interpersonal skills, and a strategic thinker. Familiarity with computer applications, including advocacy alert software, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Some travel will be required. 

Key Responsibilities
  • Recruit and maintain a network of physician volunteer State Trackers to monitor legislation in the states. Assist with state tracking where necessary.
  • Quickly analyze state legislative proposals and effectively communicate the Academy’s positions to policymakers.
  • Using available software, track regulatory and licensing board actions and analyze their impact on the specialty.
  • Work with state/local otolaryngology societies to advance AAO-HNS state advocacy programs.
  • Identify and implement technological innovations to improve program efficiency and effectiveness.
  • Collaborate with other Business Unit staff to develop and implement strategies for AAO-HNS advocacy campaigns.
Specific Duties
  • Serve as the primary contact for state-based legislative/regulatory initiatives and coalition activities.
  • Draft state-based comment letters, testimony, and/or action alerts, as needed on a timely basis.
  • Manage a monthly conference call program to provide a forum for the exchange of state-based legislative/regulatory ideas.
  • Regularly disseminate information to local/state otolaryngology societies.
  • Actively promote, maintain, and manage existing State Trackers initiatives and identify new opportunities for member engagement.
  • Maintain the state legislative portion of the website, keeping it current with the AAO-HNS/F strategic plan. 
  • Draft content for Academy publications and newsletters.
  • Assist in preparation for the AAO-HNS Annual Meeting, Spring Leadership Forum, and AMA House of Delegates meetings.
  • Represent the AAO-HNS at selected meetings and conferences, with some travel necessary.
  • Participate on an internal team or AAO-HNS committee, through formal assignment and/or on an ad hoc basis.
  • Consistently demonstrate courteous, cooperative, and helpful behavior to all contacts, internal and external.
  • Duties and responsibilities may be added, deleted, or changed at any time at the discretion of management, formally or informally, either orally or in writing.

Posted August 2017

If interested, we encourage you to submit your resume with cover letter and salary expectations through one of the following options:

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Fax: 1-703-683-5100
Mail: AAO-HNSF 1650 Diagonal Road, VA 22314-2857 Attention: Human Resources