American Heart Association

Associate Government Relations Manager

Location US-DC-Washington
Posted Date 2 months ago(6/20/2022 4:25 PM)
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Are you ready to join an organization where you can be a relentless force for a world of longer, healthier lives?


Envision all Americans enjoying ideal cardiovascular health free of heart disease and stroke. At the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, we get to work toward that goal every single day. Is it easy? No. Is it worthwhile? you bet!


This is satisfying work that makes a real difference in people's lives. You can achieve professional growth with personal fulfillment. You will connect with people and make a lifesaving impact. You will partner with individuals, schools, lawmakers, healthcare providers and others to ensure everyone has access to healthier lifestyle choices and proper healthcare.



The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for an Associate Government Relations Manager on the Federal Advocacy Team in our Washington D.C. office.


The Associate Government Relations Manager is responsible for supporting the management of federal policy priorities as assigned, including those related to health care coverage, delivery and affordability, public health and prevention, medical research, tobacco use prevention, nutrition security, physical activity, and new and emerging policy priorities. The Associate Government Relations Manager aids the Federal Advocacy Team by drafting letters, testimony, and other advocacy materials, scheduling and/or representing AHA at meetings with congressional and agency staff and coalition partners, conducting background research, and coordinating with teams across the advocacy enterprise to develop coordinated campaigns that achieve our federal advocacy goals.


Essential Job Duties:


Supporting the Federal Advocacy Team by:

  • Supervising and lobbying on relevant regulatory and legislative activities (both authorizations and appropriations) within assigned policy areas.
  • Representing the AHA on coalitions, as assigned, and reporting on coalition activities
  • Drafting letters to federal policymakers, testimony, fact sheets, and other materials for use in lobbying.
  • Attending and reporting on events (e.g., briefings, public hearings) relevant to assigned policy areas.
  • Updating federal advocacy website on assigned policy areas.
  • Assisting the Vice President of Federal Advocacy in preparing and submitting the lobbying reports, ensuring staff submit their individual contribution reports twice yearly, and maintaining a calendar of reporting requirements to comply with federal lobbying laws.
  • Assisting in planning events, including the federal Lobby Day, policy-specific fly ins, and congressional briefings within assigned policy areas.
  • Facilitating internal communications by drafting the weekly federal policy update and planning quarterly webinars about the federal policy landscape.


Want to help get your resume to the top?   Look at the experience we require:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, Public Policy, History, Sociology, related field.
  • Minimum of two (2) years of experience in a similar role.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to work with others in a team environment.
  • Strong organization, analytical, and time management skills.
  • Proven understanding of federal legislative and executive branch procedures and policies.
  • Initiative and ability to identify issues or events of interest to AHA advocacy.

Here are some of the preferred skills we are looking for:

  • Internship or work experience on Capitol Hill, in a federal agency, and/or within an organization in advocacy capacity.




Click on “New Resume” (or “Existing Resume” if you have previously applied to AHA positions) to submit your online application. Only those deemed most qualified will be contacted to interview.


At American Heart Association | American Stroke Association, diversity, inclusion, and equal opportunity applies to both our workforce and the communities we serve as it relates to heart health and stroke prevention.

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