Careers at AMIA

Public Policy Specialist

The American Medical Informatics Association (AMIA) is recognized as a key player in shaping the regulatory and legislative landscape for health informatics and health information technology.  AMIA is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Public Policy Specialist to help develop and implement the organization’s congressional and federal affairs strategy.

The Specialist will assimilate and produce content relevant to health informatics and health IT policy for multiple stakeholders, develop competencies around the federal regulatory process, execute online and offline strategies to cultivate member involvement in the policymaking process, and have a general understanding of major policy and political influences in healthcare.  The position reports to the Vice President of Public Policy.

General Responsibilities:

  • Manage and provide input to AMIA’s congressional engagement strategy, with direction from AMIA’s Vice President of Public Policy
  • Coordinate and lead Hill education initiatives, including staff meetings and Hill events
  • Attend select committee hearings, federal agency meetings and other outside meetings as assigned
  • Prepare meeting summaries, as requested, suitable for distribution to AMIA leadership and members
  • Assist with analysis of regulatory documents and preparing public communications with federal government agencies
  • Support AMIA Public Policy Committee and AMIA Working Groups on matters of public policy
  • Assist and manage member inquiries and requests related to policy
  • Write content for the weekly newsletter and other member communications, as assigned, including press releases
  • Assist with development and communication of AMIA public policy positions vis-à-vis legislation and regulation
  • Assist with the update and maintenance of the Public Policy pages of the AMIA website, for timeliness, content and relevancy
  • Assist in preparation and review of AMIA reports, including Board reports, Strategic Plan progress updates and yearly budget justification
  • Perform other administrative duties as required and in support of AMIA public policy goals and objectives
  • Have an interest in furthering his/her knowledge of the rapidly changing health informatics ecosystem


Technical Skills – Excellent written and verbal communication skills, competency with social media for business purposes (Twitter, LinkedIn, Blogs, etc.), and strong MS office skills (Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint) are required. Familiarity with information platforms (e.g. Bloomberg Government) and GoToMeeting strongly preferred


  • Education – College degree
  • Knowledge – knowledge of health and/or research-related policy is required; experience and/or understanding of health IT-related policy an asset
  • Work Experience – Minimum of five years of related work experience, internships or combination thereof working with a congressional office(s), as staff or as a stakeholder who worked with staff; previous experience with federal agencies/knowledge of regulatory process an asset
  • Conditions – Must be able to travel to annual symposium; other occasional travel is possible

AMIA is a 2016 When Work Works Award Winner and was recognized as a Top Employer of Choice for an Effective and Flexible Workplace.  Employee benefits offered include fully paid medical, dental, vision, long term disability, and life insurance in addition to a retirement program and an attractive paid leave plan. Qualified candidates should send a brief cover letter, explaining interest in the position and a recent resume or CV that includes salary requirements to Phyllis Burchman at  Please insert the job title in the subject line. Qualified candidates who are local to the DC metro area will be contacted for interviews. No telephone calls will be accepted.