The Medical Society of Virginia (MSV) understands the needs of physicians today. That’s because MSV, a not-for-profit membership association, represents a diverse group of physicians who know that medicine now extends beyond caring for patients. MSV’s commitment is to steadfastly advocate for physicians on important policies and issues that impact the health of Virginians and on the business and regulatory aspects of medicine so that physicians can maintain viable practices.

Through its association, insurance agency, foundation, and political action committee, MSV’s team of passionate physician leaders and staff work each day to provide a variety of programs and services designed to make Virginia the best place in which to practice medicine.

We are seeking an Assistant Vice President (AVP) of Government Affairs who will direct MSV’s advocacy efforts, serving as chief lobbyist and executive director of MSVPAC, the MSV political action committee. In consultation with senior leadership, this role develops and implements long-term planning, goals and strategies related to the Government Affairs department, MSVPAC and MSV.

The AVP of Government Affairs is responsible for the planning and execution of MSV’s grassroots initiatives, shoring up support for physicians’ legislative goals and educating MSV members on how to be effective advocates in the political arena.  The AVP is also responsible for the planning and execution of lobbying efforts at the General Assembly, developing ongoing relationships with state and federal legislators and elected/non-elected policy and decision makers, and developing departmental strategy and budgets.

In addition, the AVP works with MSV senior leadership on strategy, goals and long-term planning efforts, attends various state agency meetings and legislative study group meetings pertaining to MSV policy positions, serves as Executive Director of MSVPAC and provides staff support to the MSVPAC Board of Directors.  The role will serve as the principal liaison to local and specialty medical societies and their lobbyists regarding state and federal legislation and activities, coordinates grassroots activities on federal issues with the AMA advocacy staff and supervises the staff in the government affairs department and contract lobbyists.

Qualified candidates must have demonstrated government affairs experience at the state and/or federal levels.  Association management, government relations, public policy, political advocacy and strategic planning experience are preferred. Health policy experience is a plus. 

Qualified candidates must be able to work independently, have demonstrated public speaking skills and meet evening, overnight and weekend responsibilities as assigned.   A bachelor’s degree is required.

If you meet these requirements, please forward your cover letter and resume to Employment@MSV.org.