External Affairs Coordinator


Advocacy and Practice Affairs


Under the supervision of the Director of Regulatory and External Affairs, coordinate and support ACEP’s external affairs activities. The ability to multitask, stay organized and thrive in a fast-paced work environment are core requirements of the position.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Coordinate the overall functions of ACEP’s coalitions and strategic partnerships.

  2. Draft and implement coalition and partnership strategic plans and ensure that the goals are clearly stated and met and align with the College’s overall strategic plan.

  3. Develop and maintain group workplans and ensure deadlines within the plans are met.

  4. Maintain a high-level understanding of each external partner’s policy priorities and initiatives.

  5. Handle internal and external group scheduling as well as special event planning.

  6. Act as ACEP’s main point of contact for external partnerships for questions, comments, and concerns.

  7. Create proposed agendas for external partnership meetings and identify relevant staff and emergency physicians for inclusion in the meetings to represent ACEP.

  8. Attend external meetings with partners and members.

  9. Other duties as assigned.

Relationships and Contacts


Reports to:

Director of Regulatory and External 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’s degree required. Political science, public health, or communications degree preferred.

  2. One to two years of experience, including relevant internships.

  3. Strong interest in health public policy and communications.

  4. Proficiency in Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  5. Strong organization and planning skills.

  6. Knowledge of various social media platforms including Twitter and LinkedIn.

  7. Self-managed to use initiative and time management to prioritize work and deliver results.

  8. Ability to properly handle confidential and sensitive matters in person, over the phone and in writing.

  9. Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills.

  10. Excellent organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and prioritize with tight deadlines.

  11. Professional demeanor and presence including the ability to handle confidential information. 

  12. Must have a desire to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and to meet the needs of multiple demands as they arise.


Other Desired Qualifications 

  1. Previous work experience or internship in busy, high-pressure office setting in government, trade association, or administrative offices in non-profit institutions

  2. Ability to handle a range of delegated tasks, work independently, exercise good judgment, prioritize tasks, display personal initiatives, and follow through in all areas assigned with good attention to detail, accuracy, and timeliness

  3. Excellent written and oral communication skills

  4. Dependable, responsible, and resourceful

  5. Cooperative, tactful, and able to work under pressure

  6. Must be organized

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

If you have any questions, please contact us.

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