For more than 30 years AMCP has been the nation’s leading professional association dedicated to increasing patient access to affordable medicines and improving health outcomes. Our 8,000 pharmacists, physicians, nurses, and other practitioners manage medication therapies for over 270 million Americans.
We believe in our staff. Investing in our employees enables them to make significant contributions to AMCP. Our values embody the character and culture of our staff – they guide our decision making, interactions, and how we serve our members. We are committed to a culture of collaboration, high performance, accountability, respect and trust.
What This Job is About:
This position is responsible for advancing AMCP’s legislative and policy priorities. Work includes analyzing legislation and preparing summaries and other information for internal use and for dissemination to AMCP members and external stakeholders. This role is also responsible for developing and coordinating AMCP’s federal and state grassroots advocacy program and for leading or participating in the work of AMCP member committees. AMCP is a highly collaborative environment and seeks candidates that enjoy working in an open office environment and cooperative atmosphere.
More specifically, key responsibilities include;
Identifies, researches, analyzes, and summarizes legislation and other relevant information related to AMCP’s priority issues.
Tracks the status of legislation and AMCP advocacy activities by maintaining weekly, monthly, and quarterly activity reports.
Supports advocacy initiatives that influence federal and state legislation by developing position statements and issue briefs, drafting comment letters, organizing educational forums, and preparing other communications for target audiences.
Prepares background materials and meets with legislators and Capitol Hill staff and state legislative staff, as needed.
Serves as the AMCP staff liaison for the Legislative and Regulatory Action Committee and supports the Public Policy Committee through work with the Director of Government Relations.
Serves as the Policy & Government Relations department’s website editor for policy and advocacy content.
Supervises and provides mentorship for interns and externs, as requested.
What You Are About:
You are more than someone who just wants to check a box and collect a paycheck. Your excitement and drive to serve our members and improve the lives of patients across the country is your motivation.
You aspire to make a difference; and these are the skills that will make that happen;
Previous experience in health care policy.
Ability to understand, analyze, and recognize policy trends, and summarize complex state and federal legislative issues.
Intellectual curiosity with the ability and motivation to study, grasp, and discuss complex health policy and managed care issues.
Impeccable written and oral communication skills, including the ability to take raw information and translate it into easily understandable language for various audiences.
Strong attention to detail.
Commitment to advancing the organization’s desired culture, which focuses on collaboration, high performance, accountability, respect and trust.
Can adapt quickly to new information, requirements, and priorities.
Bachelor’s degree in political science, public policy, government, or related field with three to five years of experience working with federal or state legislative processes or in the operations of federal and state governments.
What You Will Get Out of It:
You will acquire experience, exposure to national and state policymaking and the opportunity to build a network in the health policy community by working at a national association.
Work with a staff that has a passion for our mission, believes in each other, and has some fun along the way.
The chance to work in an environment that empowers our employees to take informed risks, develop new ideas, and create new programs and services.
Professional development opportunities to grow your career.
A competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.
If you’re someone who loves the legislative process and can translate complicated issues into easily digestible communications, this position is for you. Show us what you’ve got!
Please apply at our ADP Career Center at the link provided with your cover letter and resume.
The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) is a national professional association of pharmacists, health care practitioners and others who develop and provide clinical, educational and business management services on behalf of more than 200 million Americans covered by a managed pharmacy benefit. AMCP members are committed to a simple goal: providing the best available pharmaceutical care for all patients.