ACEP ID:

Congressional Lobbyist

DEPARTMENT

Advocacy & Practice Affairs

BASIC FUNCTION

Support the Congressional Affairs Director's efforts to advocate ACEP policy positions to Members of Congress and their staff so that ACEP supported legislation is enacted and that other legislation is reflective of ACEP policy objectives.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Establish and maintain relationships with Members of Congress and congressional staff, educate those Members and staff about ACEP policy positions and the practice of emergency medicine, and advocate for inclusion of ACEP policy into federal law.

  2. Collect and report political intelligence and legislative information in a timely fashion so that ACEP government affairs strategy and tactics can be developed to influence or modify the development of federal legislative policy in the direction of ACEP policy.

  3. Track legislation and provide legislative analysis of key legislation identified by the Federal Government Affairs Committee and/or supervisor.

  4. Participate and contribute to departmental strategy discussions on legislative issues.

  5. Regularly host and/or attend congressional fund-raisers, meet-and-greet receptions, and other political functions as assigned. Make recommendations to the Director of Congressional Affairs and Political Action Director on all NEMPAC contributions.

  6. Draft ACEP policy papers and talking points for distribution to Congress on issues assigned by supervisor.

  7. Promote ACEP participation at Congressional hearings.

  8. Represent ACEP with various legislative coalitions.

  9. Respond to ACEP member inquiries regarding federal legislation, its potential impact on the delivery of emergency medical care, and ACEP's position on such proposals.

  10. Prepare articles for ACEP publications.

  11. Work with other ACEP staff as needed to coordinate Federal Government Affairs Committee activities with other relevant ACEP committees, sections, work groups and task forces.

  12. Attend business and educational meetings as assigned.

  13. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Relationships and Contacts

Reports to:

Congressional Affairs Director

Internal Contacts:

All ACEP departments

External Contacts

Members of Congress, Congressional staff, Congressional Committees, Federal Government Affairs committee members, ACEP leadership, other ACEP members, ACEP chapter executives, Washington-based medical specialty representatives, other health interest groups.

Required Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor's degree, preferably in political science or a related field or equivalent experience.

  2. Three to five years related experience in federal government affairs, including legislative experience on Capitol Hill (preferably handling health for a Member who sits on a committee of jurisdiction or as a liaison to Congressional health committees).

Other Desired Qualifications 

  1. Politically astute and capable of establishing credibility with Members of Congress, ACEP members, and College staff.

  2. Confident, self-motivated, and energetic.

  3. Strong oral presentation and written communication skills.

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

  5. Dependable, responsible, and resourceful.

  6. Experience working with physicians or for physician organizations.

We are an equal opportunity and E-Verify employer who offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, a retirement plan and more.

If you have questions regarding this position or would like to submit your resume, please contact us.

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