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Director of Federal Government Affairs

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Arlington, VA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) is seeking a Director of Federal Government Affairs to join a dynamic, fast-paced team that intersects with leadership components and successfully works across the organization to serve as an advocate with Congress, federal regulatory agencies and other interests concerning AANP’s policies and advocacy efforts to increase the involvement and awareness of nurse practitioners (NPs) and AANP’s members in these areas. This hybrid role reports to the Vice President of Federal Government Affairs.

Duties include:
• Represent the legislative and regulatory interests of the association before Congress, The White House and federal agencies.
• Monitor legislation and regulation while independently analyzing the impact on NP practice, including the identification of opportunities and risks, and effectively communicating those items to internal and external stakeholders.
• Develop relationships with members of Congress, their senior staff, key executive branch officials and/or government relations representatives from other groups that foster access to the policymaking process and understanding of complex issues.
• Maintain a proactive awareness of developments in legislative, lobbying and general industry trends.
• Draft collateral and support materials for review and approval such as letters and issues briefs, as well as comment letters, policy papers, testimony, presentations and advocacy memos.
• Staff the AANP Health Policy Conference, including attending Hill meetings with association members.
• Activate and involve AANP members in grassroots advocacy efforts, including drafting correspondence.
• Assist in Political Action Committee (PAC) fundraising activities and attend PAC fundraising events, as appropriate.
• Draft and review congressional letters, testimony before Congress and federal regulatory agencies.
• Collaborate with other organizations and associations based in Washington, D.C. to ensure a coordinated effort for voicing and acting upon the association’s positions and issues.
• Develop and draft articles for AANP publications on federal government relations issues.
• Draft and provide periodic presentations to members and other outside groups.
• Assist with preparations for the Board of Directors and Policy Committee meetings.
• Provide support and assistance to board and committee members as necessary to facilitate optimal performance by volunteers.
• Work with the State Government Affairs team to coordinate activities across federal and state governments, as needed.
• Serve on assigned committees.
• Occasionally travel to state or regional meetings to provide presentations and updates.
• Identify and obtain speakers for association conferences and events, as assigned.
• Staff the AANP National Conference, as needed.
• Perform all other duties as needed or assigned.

Qualifications for this role include:
• A Bachelor’s degree in a related area is required.
• Must be, or be able to register as, a lobbyist.
• Ten or more years of related government affairs experience, preferably in health and public policy related fields, is required (It may include experience as a member of congressional staff).
• Must have five or more years of management experience.
• Extensive knowledge of, and experience with, legislative and regulatory processes, including legislative communication techniques and the dynamics of politics at the federal level.
• Exceptional written and oral communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with both internal and external audiences.
• Familiarity with PAC fundraising.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office products and the federal lobbying disclosure system.
• Ability to effectively handle numerous issues, committees, tasks and assignments.
• Ability to successfully work without close supervision.
• Ability to harmonize competing interests of profession’s segments into workable strategies.
• Ability to relate optimally with staff to evoke maximum performance.

AANP offers attractive compensation; health, dental and vision insurance; employer 401(K) match; generous paid time-off; and a great work environment. AANP is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All employment decisions are based on qualifications, merit and business needs.

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About the American Association of Nurse Practitioners
AANP is the largest and only full-service professional membership organization in the United States for nurse practitioners (NPs) of all specialties, with more than 121,000 individual members. AANP is unique among NP organizations by its number of members, well-established education department and network of relationships with state‐level groups. With a network of more than 175 NP Organization members, including other national, state and local NP organizations, it provides a unique reach to NPs in a wide range of communities and settings.

The American Association of Nurse Practitioners


1400 Crystal Drive

Arlington, VA