To apply to become a State Advocacy Coordinator in the following states: AK, AR, DC, FL, HI, IA, KS, ME, MI, MS, MO, MT, NE, NV, NJ, NM, ND, OK, RI, SD, TN, VA, VT, WV, WI, WY - Download the Application
purpose of the State Advocacy Coordinator program is to develop a national
grassroots network of AMCP members who monitor state legislation and advocate
on behalf of AMCP at the state level as necessary. The S.A.C. would also encourage AMCP members
in his or her state to respond to AMCP Action Alerts and contact their elected
officials on issues that impact the profession.
volunteers should be informed professionals who are interested in the future of
managed care pharmacy. AMCP will train
these volunteers on the specifics of public policy issues and how to understand
their state political system. Volunteers
do not need to be political experts. We
will provide the information and resources necessary to help them be effective
advocacy leaders in their state.
like to have one State Advocacy Coordinator in each state. In large states, it would be acceptable to
have two S.A.C.s. Expressing initial
interest in this volunteer role involves a short application. AMCP staff will then contact the interested volunteer
and they will collaboratively decide if the position is a good fit both for the
volunteer and AMCP.
Advocacy Coordinators will be trained by AMCP Government Affairs staff in all
areas of responsibility. S.A.C.s will
receive a guidebook providing the information and guidance they need to fulfill
the role. In addition, S.A.C.s can
expect between 6-8 training programs per year explaining the AMCP position on
specific public policy issues and how to be an effective advocate, as well as how
to use the online Advocacy Center, how to monitor legislation, and how to understand
the state political system. These
programs will be offered via telephone, online webinars, and at in-person
trainings at national AMCP meetings.
Staff is available
to S.A.C.s at any time when questions and issues arise in their state. S.A.C.s are encouraged to communicate
regularly with the AMCP Government Affairs staff on current state activities
and issues. The Academy does not expect
the S.A.C. to work independently or to commit overly burdensome hours to this
work. We realize this is a volunteer
position, and we are seeking volunteers who are interested in being involved and
who are concerned about policy issues affecting managed care pharmacy.
Time Commitment & Travel
The State Advocacy
Coordinator position is a three-year volunteer appointment. This timeframe allows each S.A.C. to have the
time to learn the public policy issues affecting AMCP, to learn the political
dynamics and the leaders in his or her state, to have time to build a network
of connections, and to identify and mentor a successor who can continue doing
the work of the S.A.C. in the state. While
responsible for both federal and state work, most time will be spent on
state-specific policy matters. The
S.A.C. should serve for no more than two (2) consecutive terms.
Staff anticipates that
S.A.C.s will spend no more than 30 minutes per week on advocacy activities, on
average. This will vary significantly
depending on the state legislative calendar.
On occasion, more time will be needed for advocacy work, such as when
legislation impacting AMCP is active.