The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
May 14, 2018
Washington, DC Metro Area
Full Time - Experienced
4 Year Degree
AOTA Manager, State Affairs
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA), a national health care professional association located in downtown Bethesda, MD, has an immediate opening for a Manager, State Affairs. We are seeking a motivated and experienced candidate with a strong background in state policy issues and advocacy to monitor and analyze emerging issues relevant to the occupational therapy profession.
This individual will be responsible for the following:
Monitor, analyze and communicate about state legislative and regulatory issues that affect the occupational therapy profession using legislative information services, social media and outreach to key stakeholders. Develop and implement appropriate strategies for protecting and advancing the Association’s policy interests at the state level.
Communicate timely information about state legislative and regulatory proposals to state OT associations, members, and regulatory boards. Develop written materials such as: (1) periodic legislative/regulatory reports; (2) blog postings; (3) news articles in AOTA publications; and (4) information published via the AOTA State Affairs website.
Work with members to implement grassroots advocacy on a variety of state issues including state regulation of health professions, scope of practice, licensure portability, Medicaid, and other state payment issues.
Maintain effective liaisons both internally with appropriate Association staff and the volunteer sector, and externally with policy makers, other professional organizations, state occupational therapy regulatory boards/councils, and external boards to advance the profession’s public policy goals and objectives.
Requirements: BA/BS + minimum of 6 years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be highly organized, have strong self-direction, have excellent communication and organizational skills, and strong attention to detail. Must demonstrate effective interpersonal skills and interact professionally with all levels of staff and members.
AOTA offers a comprehensive benefits package including a 401k match, health insurance, transportation subsidy, and much more! We are conveniently located just one block from the Bethesda Metro Station.
To apply: E-mail résumé with job reference—HRJob/MSA—plus cover letter indicating salary requirements and a writing sample to: firstname.lastname@example.org, or send to: AOTA, HRJob/MSA, 4720 Montgomery Lane, Suite 200, Bethesda, MD 20814 or Fax: 240-762-5147. EOE
About The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA)
The American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) is the national professional association established in 1917 to represent the interests and concerns of occupational therapy practitioners and students of occupational therapy and to improve the quality of occupational therapy services. Current AOTA membership is approximately 50,000, including occupational therapists, occupational therapy assistants, and occupational therapy students. Members reside in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and internationally. AOTA’s major programs and activities are directed toward assuring the quality of occupational therapy services; improving consumer access to health care services, and promoting the professional development of members.AOTA educates the public and advances the profession by providing resources, setting standards, and serving as an advocate to improve health care. AOTA is based in Bethesda, MD.