Under the supervision of the Senior Vice President of State Government Affairs and Policy, the Senior Director will provide policy development and support, research, and analytical and communications services for AHIP’s State Affairs and Policy department; as well as supporting operating divisions of AHIP and its member organizations. The position will collaborate with AHIPs policy and regional advocacy teams in a meaningful way and empower colleagues, partners and consultants to advocate effectively on AHIP’s behalf.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Develops and produces proactive and defensive policy positions on priority issues critical to AHIP members. Tracks important issues within the states, identifies regional and national themes, collaborates with regional advocacy teams to leverage best strategic and tactical practices.
Develops and produces legislative language and attendant advocacy packages to be used by AHIP advocacy staff and members.
Serves as the policy lead on legislative models proposed by various associations of state officials including but not limited to NCOIL, NASHP, and CSG; collaborating with other members of the policy team who serve as the substantive lead in the relevant issue area.
Conducts political, legislative and regulatory research as necessary on pertinent health policy issues. Creates fact sheets, issue briefs, talking points and other advocacy deliverables as part of strategic blueprints and on an as needed basis to be used by AHIP staff, members and allied partners.
Oversees the creation of newsletters, reports and other member communications.
Tracks and analyzes health insurance legislation and regulations in a specific region of states, maintains comprehensive compilations of these materials and dissiminates this information for AHIP members.
Staffs AHIP’s State Government Relations Committee.
Attends internal and external meetings, as assigned..
Assists with AHIP member inquiries related to state matters, as necessary.
Performs other duties and special projects in support of the State Affairs and Policy Department.
This position has no supervisory responsibility.
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time position. Standard days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., however may require long hours and weekend work.
Occasional (up to 20%)
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.
Excellent written and oral communication skills, strong interpersonal, organizational and project management skills, and the ability to produce work products in a timely and accurate fashion under deadline with a minimum of supervision.
Prior experience in writing and producing communications about, and knowledge of health insurance and health care policy issues, such as medical management, and surprise billing,
Understanding of state legislative and regulatory processes.
Proficient in Microsoft Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
Required Education and Experience
Advanced degree (e.g., Masters in public policy or related field, or JD) required and/or equivalent experience..
At least 8 years experience in health insurance and health policy development.
Extensive experience in legislative, regulatory, and political affairs within the health care industry.
Internal Number: 9
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