Position: Director of Public Policy
Organization: American Academy of HIV Medicine
Location: Washington, DC
Travel: Occasional, Domestic
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
American Academy of HIV Medicine – Who We Are:
The American Academy of HIV Medicine is a professional organization that supports the HIV practitioner and promotes accessible, quality care for all Americans living with HIV disease. Our membership of HIV practitioners and credentialed HIV SpecialistsTM, HIV ExpertsTM, and HIV PharmacistsTM provide direct care to the majority of people with HIV in the US.
The Director of Public Policy leads the organization's policy and advocacy activities at both the federal and state levels. Duties Include: representing the interests and positions of the HIV care team and HIV patients to federal officials, Administration, Congress, Governors, and state and other health officials. This includes the drafting of position statements, regulatory comments, public letters, articles and website content.. The director will also work with HIV care providers within the Academy's regional chapters on targeted policy efforts and initiatives in states.
The Director of Public Policy heads the organization's engagement with external allies and partner organizations in the policy realm.
The Director of Public Policy also works directly with the Academy's provider-led Public Policy Committee to inform the Academy's membership of political and policy developments, craft policy positions and propose policy agendas and strategies. Also organizes efforts to recommend policy positions to National Board, and provide briefings on current issues at Board Meetings.
The Director of Public Policy is responsible for monitoring and reporting on political and policy developments in a fast-paced and challenging environment, on a diversity of topics affecting our membership.
Candidate must have excellent writing skills and the ability to communicate complicated policy issues clearly and effectively.
Should have proven experience with and understanding of domestic federal and state policy analysis and advocacy. Knowledge of workings of Congress, health committees, federal health agencies and other Administration officials, state legislatures, state Medicaid programs, etc. preferred. Knowledge of health policy issues strongly preferred, including: the Affordable Care Act, medication access and health coverage issues, Medicaid and Medicare, the Ryan White Program, quality of care issues, public health and epidemiology, etc.
Must be able to work effectively with a broad range of partners outside the organization, and also within the organization at several levels. Should be able to represent organization's positions to a broad constituency. Adept at handling multiple priorities simultaneously, and working quickly and effectively to accomplish evolving and ongoing goals.
Master's Degree preferred in public health or other related field, but health policy-related experience may be substituted.
Knowledge of and background in HIV (and/or infectious diseases/sexual health) and its unique policy landscape strongly preferred. Candidates with experience working with, and representing the interests of, medical providers will also be given strong preference. Candidate must be comfortable working with a diverse constituency and people with or at risk for HIV and their medical providers. Applicants with HIV, people of color and sexual minorities are encouraged to apply.
For confidential consideration, please email (no calls) cover letter, resume/CV, salary requirements and writing sample(s) to: Bruce Packett, Executive Director.