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Leads staff for the Health Policy and Payment department. Implements strategies to support organizational priorities with focus on departmental contributions to public engagement strategy for the Association.  Supervises staff including ensuring adherence to Association policies and procedures, coaching staff and supporting engagement and participation in the workplace.    Supports appointed and member volunteer groups and APTA leadership. Prepares for approval compliance requirements and documents and seeks out opportunities for continuous quality improvement in department activities.  Effective champion of the Association vision, mission and brand.  

Principal Functions

This position:

  • Contributes to implementing public engagement strategy for the Association
  • Accountable for meeting performance expectations and metrics for department and respective budget activities
  • Assures preparation of compliance requirements as outlined below including timely submission of all required forms
  • Supervises staff within the department, assuring adherence to policies and procedures, coaching staff, recruitment and retention of team members and ensuring morale, engagement, and participation in the workplace
  • Provides recommendations on advancing operations within the department to gain efficiencies, grow revenue, and provide stewardship of association resources
  • Contributes to quality assurance and continuous quality/performance improvement in department activities, including supporting unit leader in annual assessments of respective budget activities described above
  • Supports the Public Affairs team in the implementation of the Association’s programs, priorities, and projects
  • Manages implementation of appointed and volunteer groups efforts in partnership with unit lead and staff colleagues
  • Provides department level data which supports and aligns with the APTA data strategy respective jurisdictional budget activities
  • Provides strategic insight, counsel, data and intelligence to unit leader and executive leadership as appropriate on best practices related to the work of the health Policy and Payment through briefings, reports and presentations
  • Supports external relationship growth and collaboration through relationship building with external counterparts. Contributes to unit efforts to seek business opportunities which align with public engagement strategy, the APTA brand, and organizational priorities


  • Bachelor's Degree, Required
  • 7 years' experience in health policy, regulatory affairs
  • Excellent writing and verbal communication skills
  • Public speaking
  • Staff supervision

How to Apply

Send your resume and cover letter to

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Principals Only. Position is located in Alexandria, VA.