Director, Regulatory Affairs (DC Office)

Department: Public Affairs Division
Basic Function:

Provide representation to federal agencies to make ACEP’s views known to policymakers, and draft policies, formal comment letters, and position statements regarding regulatory issues facing emergency medicine.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:


  1. Establish and maintain relationships with federal agency officials, the White House, and other health interest groups; educate them about ACEP policy positions and the practice of emergency medicine; and advocate for inclusion of ACEP policy into federal regulation and policy.
  2. Analyze proposed rules and other administration policies; prepare and advocate ACEP’s response.
  3. Collect, analyze, and report political intelligence and regulatory information in a timely fashion so that ACEP government affairs strategy and tactics can be developed to influence or modify the development of federal regulatory policy in the direction of ACEP policy.
  4. Plan and manage assigned regulatory issue campaigns and work with outside consultants.
  5. Maintain the system for tracking regulatory and enforcement issues that impact upon the practice of emergency medicine and provide regulatory analysis of identified regulations and enforcement activities.
  6. Make strategy recommendations to the Public Affairs Associate Executive Director and participate and contribute to departmental strategy discussions on regulatory issues.
  7. Identify and recommend opportunities for ACEP appearances before appropriate federal regulatory leaders, commissions, etc. and other forums and coordinate any appearances.
  8. Represent ACEP with various regulatory coalitions and identify opportunities for ACEP to establish and lead coalitions on federal regulatory issues of importance to ACEP.
  9. Prepare and/or review and edit statements, testimony, and talking points for distribution to regulators and the media supporting ACEP policy goals.
  10. Coordinate articles on regulatory policy matters for ACEP communication vehicles with the Member Communications Director.
  11. Provide regulatory and political analysis for Federal Government Affairs Committee and other committees and task forces of the College.
  12. Attend business and educational meetings as assigned.
  13. Provide staff direction to committees, sections, and task forces as assigned.
  14. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.


 Relationships and Contacts:

Reports to: Associate Executive Director, Public Affairs
Internal Contacts: Staff in all ACEP departments 
External Contacts:

Federal Government Affairs Committee members, Reimbursement Committee members, section and task force leaders, ACEP members, ACEP chapters, medical specialty societies, federal agency officials, consultants, and staff, other health interest groups

Required Education and Experience:


  1. Bachelor/and or Master’s degree, preferably in political science or a related field or equivalent experience
  2. Five years related experience as a regulatory representative or policy analyst for a health-related organization, or working in a federal agency dealing with health issues


Other Desired Qualifications:


  1. Politically sensitive, capable of establishing credibility with federal agency officials and ACEP members
  2. Strong oral and written communication skills
  3. Self motivated, energetic
  4. Flexible
  5. Familiarity with health care policy issues


 We offer competitive salary, excellent benefits package, pension plan and more.


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