This position is responsible for the identification, development, management, and leveraging of strategic relationships with Members of Congress and political appointees in executive branch agencies for the purpose of advancing ASHA's Public Policy Agenda on behalf of the professions of audiology and speech-language pathology.
Collaborates on identifying, developing, executing, and evaluating coordinated advocacy strategies designed to advance ASHA's Public Policy Agenda.
Oversees federal strategic lobbying activities related to advancing ASHA's Public Policy Agenda.
Responsible for tracking federal legislative and regulatory developments that impact ASHA's Public Policy Agenda.
Facilitates and coordinates the identification, development, management, and leveraging of strategic relationships with key United States Senators and Representatives, Congressional staff, and political appointees of executive branch agencies.
Proposes, reviews and offers comment as needed on relevant policy recommendations that are designed to advance ASHA’s Public Policy Agenda.
Identifies, develops, maintains, and leverages strategic relationships with relevant staff of external organizations, including coalitions, in accordance with relevant ASHA policies.
Collaborates on strategic communications, messaging, and grassroots materials that are designed to advance ASHA’s Public Policy Agenda. Develops articles and other products for online and print communications.
Oversees the activities of the ASHA Political Action Committee (ASHA-PAC).
Responsible for budget and planning activities of the Federal and Political Affairs Team, the ASHA office in the District of Columbia, and coaches the Team's members
Knowledge Typically Acquired Through
An advanced degree in political science, government, public policy or a related field.
8 years of experience on Capitol Hill, or direct federal lobbying experience in health care or education policies in an association or corporation.
Previous management or coaching experience, including team planning and budgeting.
Scope and Depth of Technical Skills/Knowledge
Demonstrated ability in strategic lobbying and political fundraising activities
Demonstrated ability to influence and persuade Members of Congress, Congressional staff, and/or political appointees of executive branch agencies
Extensive existing relationships with key Members of Congress, Congressional staff, or political appointees of executive branch agencies
Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain new strategic relationships with lawmakers, policymakers and allied stakeholders
Demonstrated negotiation skills
Demonstrated understanding of federal legislative and regulatory processes
Working knowledge of health care or education policies that impact ASHA is desirable
Working knowledge of communication sciences and disorders is desirable
Scope and Depth of Non-Technical Skills/Knowledge
Strong collaborative and facilitative leadership skills
Strong mentorship skills
Excellent interpersonal skills
Demonstrated ability to prioritize, organize, and execute multiple tasks simultaneously
Demonstrated problem-solving skills and a creative approach to work
Ability to work effectively under pressure with tight deadlines
Demonstrated ability to achieve consensus when opposing viewpoints are presented
Additional Salary Information: Salary Range (Non-Negotiable): $143,581 – $159,534
About American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association is the professional, scientific, and credentialing association for 198,000 members and affiliates who are speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists in the United States and internationally.