Title of Position: Advocacy & PAC Manager
Director of Government Affairs
November 17, 2021
Position Description: The Advocacy & PAC Manager provides daily communication, research, issue monitoring, and direct support to the Director of Government Affairs, with an emphasis on PAC management and fundraising. The Government Affairs department is responsible for advancing AACAP’s legislative priorities supporting child and adolescent psychiatrists at the federal and state levels and working with AACAP members to develop the organization’s legislative policies.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Administration of AACAP-PAC, including creating AACAP-PAC communications, conducting solicitations, preparing materials, and other correspondence.
- Work with key stakeholders to advance AACAP’s grassroots advocacy priorities and organize constituent meetings as needed to support these efforts.
- Represent AACAP and/or AACAP-PAC at a variety of events, including, “meet and greets,” congressional hearings and briefings, and medical association PAC meetings.
- Provide support to the AACAP-PAC Board and take the lead on fundraising, campaign development, solicitations, and drafting correspondence and promotional/educational materials.
- Act as principal author of the signature bi-weekly AACAP Advocacy Update, periodic issue briefs, and federal action alerts.
- Represent AACAP and AACAP-PAC in several coalitions related to mental health and medical subspecialty interests including, the Mental Health Liaison Group, the Medical and Dental Political Action Committees group, and the Pediatric Subspecialty Coalition, and report back regularly.
- Co-manage AACAP’s Legislative Conference, including scheduling Hill meeting appointments for attendees, creating promotional materials, creating advocacy materials, and assisting with meeting logistics.
- Compile and ensure timely filing of AACAP’s lobbying reports (LD2s), as mandated by law for AACAP and AACAP-PAC.
- Assist as needed in monitoring federal legislative and regulatory initiatives pertaining to department priorities.
- Ensure timely updated to the advocacy sections of AACAP’s website and the AACAPPAC website.
- Lead special projects/activities, such as conducting research for regulatory/legislative initiatives, presentations, or member requests, as assigned.
- Provide staff liaison support to AACAP committees as assigned.
- Assist the department with other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree, preferably with a concentration in political science, psychology, or related field.
- 1-3 years of PAC management experience.
- Knowledge of the federal legislative/regulatory process.
- 2-4 years of experience with member associations, non-profit.
- Knowledge of children and adolescent and/or mental health issues preferred.
- Some Congressional or political experience strongly preferred.
- Strong customer service skills.
- Attention to detail and strong organizational skills.
- Ability to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously and under tight deadlines.