The AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) mobilizes communities to create equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV or chronic conditions. We envision a world in which people living with HIV or chronic conditions will thrive, and there will be no new HIV cases. Our work focuses on advancing health equity, preventing new cases of HIV, serving as a collaboration and knowledge center, being a bold voice for change and strengthening our organizational excellence.
We are seeking an individual to serve as our Senior Manager of Policy and Advocacy. The Senior Manager of Policy and Advocacy is a member of AFC’s Policy and Advocacy department and reports to the Vice President of Policy and Advocacy. The Senior Manager of Policy and Advocacy serves as the organization’s lead for federal policy & advocacy on issues including but not limited to HIV Treatment and Prevention, Ryan White, Medicaid, Medicare, and the Affordable Care Act.
This position stays abreast of and leverages knowledge and content expertise of critical healthcare delivery systems to influence health policy that affects communities, HIV providers, and payers. This position builds and strengthens relationships with members of Congress and their staff, and tracks and advocates for federal funding for key HIV programs. This position also leads the racial health equity and justice-focused policy & advocacy work on behalf of the policy & advocacy department and the organization. This position also serves as the lead for work focused on identifying and resolving policy-related issues across the organization and with other departments.
The Senior Manager of Policy and Advocacy provides policy analysis and support for the implementation of AFC’s policy priorities on health care delivery systems, as well as provides policy support to help influence legislation, rules/regulations, care and treatment issues. These priorities include communication and education with key AFC stakeholders regarding the changing landscape of numerous healthcare delivery systems, including but not limited to HIV Treatment and Prevention, Ryan White, Medicaid, the ACA, and Medicare.
The salary range for this role is $58,000 to $65,000 annually.
Principle functions and responsibilities of this position include the following:
Development and Monitoring of Policy and Legislation
• Collaborate with the Vice President of Policy and Advocacy, Director of Government Relations, AFC senior leadership and others in the development and execution of policy priorities related to topics including but not limited to HIV Treatment and Prevention, Medicaid, the ACA, and Medicare;
• Work, in partnership with, the Vice President of Policy and Advocacy and other AFC senior leaders, in the development of short- and long-range policy and research plans and projects related to topics including but not limited to HIV Treatment and Prevention, Medicaid, the ACA, and Medicare;
• Serve as the organization’s policy expert to elected and appointed federal government officials and their staff including but not limited to members of congress, Office of the President, federal Health and Human Services (HHS) and Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS);
• Serve as the organization’s policy expert to elected and appointed local government officials and their staff including but not limited to City of Chicago Mayor’s Office and the Chicago Department of Public Health;
• Cultivate strong working relationships with partner organizations and represent the organization in national and local policy & advocacy focused tables (e.g. coalitions, working groups, committees, etc.)
• In partnership with the Vice President of Policy and Advocacy, lead and contribute to the analysis process of proposed federal and local administrative actions and legislation related to topics including but not limited to HIV, Medicaid, the ACA and Medicare; determine and outline the potential impact on the organization's priority areas;
• Broaden awareness of HIV Treatment and Prevention, Ryan White, Medicaid, the ACA, and Medicare to the entities and communities AFC serves;
• Communicate key issues to AFC key stakeholders and staff;
• Keep AFC and its key stakeholders informed of the continuous and rapid changes in the healthcare sector and federal/local regulatory activities which may have an impact on HIV, Medicaid, Medicare, and the ACA marketplace plans;
• Lead the work of AFC’s national and local HIV, Medicaid, Medicare, and ACA policy coalition efforts;
• Contribute and provide leadership in meetings between AFC staff/senior leaders and members of administrative agencies related to HIV, Medicaid, Medicare, and the ACA;
• Support the implementation of Getting to Zero policy priorities related to HIV, Medicaid, Medicare, ACA marketplace plans, and other health care delivery systems.
Communication and Education
• Assist in the creation and development of publications and other mechanisms, such as webinars, to educate stakeholders about topics including but not limited to Medicaid, Medicare, Ryan White, HIV Treatment and Prevention and the ACA;
• Create written analyses of proposed health policy proposals and reports and evaluate their impact on the HIV sector and AFC;
• Lead and support the preparation of position statements and comments sent to legislative and regulatory bodies and other interested parties concerning legislation, regulations, policies, published reports and statutes governing topics including but not limited to HIV Treatment and Prevention, Ryan White, Medicaid, the ACA and Medicare;
• Create content on AFC issue areas and on Medicaid, the ACA, Medicare, Ryan White, and HIV Treatment and Prevention including but not limited to emails, fact sheets, issue briefs and legislation.
• Lead the racial health equity and justice-focused policy & advocacy work on behalf of the policy & advocacy department and the organization;
• Serve as media representative for federal and local policy & advocacy initiatives;
• Assist the Vice President of Policy and Advocacy on other policy-related matters as needed;
• Serve as project manager for grants and special projects as needed;
• Assist with agency-wide activities as directed, including Annual Meeting, AIDS Run & Walk, and others;
• Maintain and update job knowledge by participating in training and educational opportunities, reading professional publications, and participating in professional organizations;
• Protect organization's value and manage risk by keeping information confidential;
• Assist with other AFC department activities as directed;
• Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy, Social Work, Public Health or related field, and 3 or more years of experience developing and monitoring policy related to HIV, Ryan White, Medicaid, Medicare, and the ACA
PLUS 2 or more years of experience managing projects involving multiple deliverables and stakeholders
PLUS a minimum of 2 years in a management or leadership role
Master’s degree in Public Policy, Social Work, Public Health or related field
2 or more years’ experience leading policy coalition efforts
2 or more years’ supervisory experience
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
The ability to establish and maintain relationships with key individuals/groups outside immediate work unit (e.g., community, industry, professional bodies) and understand that others view her/him/them as a representative for the organization.
The ability to read, comprehend, and implement learning from both hard copy and online technical manuals and related information. This includes the ability to accurately impart information to others who may have a limited understanding of information being presented. This includes the ability to develop written materials with a customer service focus, both for distribution and for internal uses.
The ability to build and maintain an expansive professional network with non-governmental organizations, governmental organizations, partner agencies, and others to share information, promote collaboration, and optimize individual and Agency-wide effectiveness.
Expert knowledge of policy and legislative landscape around healthcare delivery systems. This includes the ability to monitor and stay abreast of the changing landscape of healthcare delivery systems (i.e., Medicaid, ACA, housing).
Exceptionally verbal communication and active listening skills.
Strong attention to detail and the ability to provide efficient, quality service to both internal and external customers.
Solid interpersonal skills along with the ability and willingness to respect and value the differences and perceptions of different groups/individuals.
Strong time management skills along with problem solving skills and ability to manage multiple projects, establish workload priorities, and meet deadlines are critical.
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The AIDS Foundation Chicago (AFC) mobilizes communities to create equity and justice for people living with and vulnerable to HIV or chronic conditions. We envision a world in which people living with HIV or chronic conditions will thrive…