AAFP Position Opening: Manager of State Government Relations

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AMERICAN ACADEMY OF FAMILY PHYSICIANSPosition Opening Announcement DATE: July 11, 2012 POSITION:   Manager, State Government Relations                        Grade PW7 (Job #35-12)                        Government Relations Division – Washington, DC Office                        Supervisor:  Kevin Burke HOURS:         Monday-Friday, 37.50 hours per week.                        Additional hours as required. TRAVEL:      20 –30 days per year RESPONSIBILITIES:Provides analysis and education to the AAFP, AAFP's state chapters and other AAFP components on state and federal legislative and regulatory issues (e.g., Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program and health reform implementation) affecting family medicine in the state capitols.  Facilitates the exchange of information among the state chapters regarding best practices in advocating for family medicine in the state capitols. Takes a leadership role among medical organizations to promote family medicine to state government officials. Supervises the state government relations analyst.Other duties as assigned. REQUIREMENTS:This position requires a college degree (graduate degree preferred) in a discipline directly related to this job or equivalent work experience and at least six years of directly related work experience. Must have strong health policy background, preferably in state government relations. Must excel in public speaking to outside organizations and/or Academy related groups.  Must have strong health policy analytical skills and knowledge of political process at both the state and federal levels. Must have the ability to multi-task, adhere to quick turn around deadlines and possess excellent writing skills. Must have the ability to travel and have the physical stamina to work long hours. APPLICATION:Academy employees who wish to express interest in this position are asked to submit a cover letter and resume to Irene Wrzesien within five working days after the date of this announcement. Others interested in this position may mail, or e-mail [email protected] a resume including salary requirements to Irene Wrzesien/#35, Human Resources, AAFP, 11400 Tomahawk Creek Parkway, Leawood, Kansas 66211. For more information regarding AAFP’s culture, benefits and employee rights please see http://www.aafp.org/online/en/home/aboutus.html?navid=about+us. Minorities are encouraged to apply.EEO/AAPWe thank all respondents for their interest in AAFP. However, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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