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Director of State Government Affairs
The position will be based at NAPEO headquarters in Alexandria, VA.
The Director will be one of two staff persons reporting to me, the VP State Government Affairs. The Director will be responsible for implementing and managing state legislative, regulatory, and grassroots activities of NAPEO in individual states as assigned. The full job description is attached and key position requirements are listed below.
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Must have excellent organizational, negotiating, verbal and written communication skills. Must have experience with legislative and regulatory processes common to state governments and a working knowledge of lobbying strategies, ethics restrictions and requirements. Must have the ability to handle multiple and demanding tasks simultaneously on tight deadlines. Ability to travel (approximately 40 percent) to states to lobby on behalf of NAPEO. Must have the ability to establish and maintain professional and effective working relationships with NAPEO members, government officials, lobbyists, and consultants. Must have current knowledge and understanding of industry operations and trends, and the ability to determine what issues are important to the membership. Knowledge of state insurance, state health laws and Patient Protection Affordable Care Act state implementation as well as relationships with state insurance departments and state health department and HHS a plus. Bachelor’s degree required and JD degree preferred.
Director, State Education & Legislative Advocacy
The purpose of this position is to advocate for state legislation, state regulations, and state and local policies that will benefit speech-language pathologists; audiologists; speech, language, and hearing scientists; persons with communication related disorders. Specific issues are determined by the Association's annual public policy agenda and aligned with ASHA's Strategic Pathway for Excellence. The incumbent will work closely with staff in the Professional Practices clusters of the National Office, state speech-language-hearing associations, and state and local officials to determine member needs, analyze existing policy, propose necessary changes, and effect such changes through recognized advocacy techniques consistent with state ethics and lobbying laws. Some travel is expected to provide on-site assistance and support to state leaders regarding issues of importance to members and consumers.
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