The American Osteopathic Association has retained Quick Leonard Kieffer to aid in the recruitment of its Senior Vice President of Public Policy.
The American Osteopathic Association serves as the professional home for more than 129,000 osteopathic physicians and medical students in the U.S. In the US, only 2 degrees are allowed to be recognized as fully licensed physicians, DO or an MD. The DO degree is conferred upon a medical student who attended a College of Osteopathic Medicine, which is an educational medical training based on the philosophy that all systems of the human body are interrelated, each working with the other to heal in times of illness. This whole-person approach to care was pioneered by Andrew Taylor Still, MD, DO toward the end of the 19th century, when he developed a holistic approach emphasizing the musculoskeletal system’s role in maintaining good health, as well as the interconnectedness of mind, body, and spirit. His philosophy stressed the importance of preventive medicine and used a set of manual techniques, now known as osteopathic manipulative treatment, to help diagnose, treat, and prevent illness and injury.
The senior vice president for public policy (SVP) will report directly to the chief executive officer of the American Osteopathic Association (AOA), and will be a member of its senior leadership team. In partnership with the CEO, the SVP works to develop and recommend federal and state public policy and advocacy initiatives to the AOA Board of Trustees and House of Delegates; as advocacy is one of the critical functions and purposes of the association, this is a key leadership and executive role for AOA. In addition to helping establish and implement public policy strategy and initiatives, the SVP oversees and directs the government relations and advocacy staff team, engages in key partnership and coalition activities, and serves as an ambassador and spokesperson for the association with AOA members, members of Congress and the executive branch of the federal government, AOA staff, and affiliate organizations.
A minimum of 10 years of demonstrated progressive leadership and success in federal healthcare public policy, government relations, and advocacy management.
A bachelor’s degree, with commensurate experience; an advanced degree or law degree is preferred
The ability to prioritize, negotiate, partner, and persuade
Excellent verbal and written communications skills, including public speaking, demonstrating the ability to simplify complex policy, regulations, or information in order to communicate effectively with a broad array of stakeholders
Demonstrated ability to interact with all levels of education and professional standing, both within and outside of the association
The ability to work independently and manage multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
Strong problem-solving and coaching skills
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Additional Salary Information: The successful candidate will receive an attractive and competitive compensation package, along with an excellent benefits package.
The American Osteopathic Association serves as the professional home for more than 129,000 osteopathic physicians and medical students in the U.S. A distinct branch of medical practice, osteopathic medicine is based on the philosophy that all systems of the human body are interrelated, each working with the other to heal in times of illness, a whole-person approach to care that was pioneered by A...ndrew Taylor Still, MD, DO toward the end of the 19th century. Dr. Still’s philosophy stressed the importance of preventive medicine and used a set of manual techniques, now known as osteopathic manipulative treatment, to help diagnose, treat, and prevent illness and injury.
In 1897, a group of students organized the American Association for the Advancement of Osteopathy, which became known as the American Osteopathic Association in 1901. More than a century later, the AOA still works to advance the mission of Dr. Still, serving as the primary certifying body for all osteopathic physicians and the accrediting agency for all osteopathic medical schools, and promoting public health, encouraging scientific research, and helping to ensure quality, cost-effective care for underserved patients. Today, there are 33 accredited osteopathic medical schools offering instruction at 48 locations throughout the U.S., and osteopathic medicine is one of the fastest-growing healthcare professions in the country; since 1986, the number of DOs has increased by 276%. DOs practice in every medical specialty, applying the patient-centered philosophy to treat the person inside the patient.