ACEP ID:

Senior Director State Government Relations

DEPARTMENT

Advocacy & Practice Affairs

BASIC FUNCTION

Represent ACEP's position on state legislative issues to other organizations and government entities.

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Provide strategic support to ACEP state chapters to advance key initiatives impacting emergency physicians and their patients, including reducing emergency department (ED) boarding, maintaining scope of practice standards, ensuring appropriate insurance coverage of care, and protecting health care and other emergency department staff from violence.

  2. Track and analyze state legislation and policy developments related to ACEP priorities. Develop strategies to advance advocacy on key state-level issues, identify opportunities for state chapter involvement, and actively support their advocacy on those issues.

  3. Provide consultation to chapters that require specific special assistance with a significant state legislative or regulatory activity.

  4. Develop, implement, and maintain resources and mechanisms for disseminating information concerning state legislative/regulatory activities and issues to members, chapter staff, ACEP staff, other organizations, and governmental entities.

  5. Oversee planning, development, and implementation of educational programs to advance advocacy leaders’ knowledge of policy topics and advocacy strategy, and plan topic-specific webinars

  6. Coordinate with key divisions within ACEP including Public Relations, Reimbursement, Grassroots, Federal Regulatory, and Congressional Affairs.

  7. Provide staff support to the State Legislative/Regulatory Committee and other committees, task forces, and sections as assigned.

  8. Attend educational and business meetings as necessary.

  9. Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

Relationships and Contacts

Reports to:

Senior VP, Advocacy & Practice Affairs

Supervises:

State Government Relations Manager

Internal Contacts:

All staff

External Contacts:

Members; chapter executives, lobbyists, and leaders; Board of Directors; state legislative staff at other associations; national organizations active in state legislative/regulatory issues; and governmental entities

Required Education and Experience

  1. Bachelor's degree in Political Science, Public Affairs, or related field or equivalent experience

  2. A minimum of seven years of experience in the state legislative/regulatory environment that provides insight or practical working knowledge of the political arena and state legislative/regulatory processes

  3. Experience with state legislative tracking

  4. General management experience that includes experience with planning and budgeting, supervision of professional and support staff, effective public speaking, and effective written communications

Other Desired Qualifications

  1. Graduate degree in Law, Political Science, Public Affairs, or related field

  2. Experience with state legislative/regulatory processes in multiple states

  3. Association management experience with particular emphasis on chapter relations/support

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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