The Director of Government Affairs reports directly to the Senior Vice President of Government and Employer Relations; and under the supervision of the SVP, will research and coordinate MaineHealth’s position on state and federal legislation and communicate with policymakers on behalf of MaineHealth.
We seek candidates with excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong analytic capacity; and a background in legislative process. The position requires the ability to accommodate a flexible work schedule (includes some nights and weekends). Working knowledge of health care policy preferred.
The position requires a thoughtful and keen individual to execute the following:
*Research, monitor and analyze federal and state legislation and regulation;
*Work with internal advocacy and clinical advocacy committees to coordinate development of positions on proposed legislation;
*Attend committee hearings and work sessions and maintain written summaries;
*Maintain files for bills, including handouts and testimony;
*Draft testimony and supporting materials, and occasionally testify on legislation;
*Develop and maintain strong relationships with legislators and their staff;
*Work collaboratively with other organizations to promote MaineHealth’s interests;
*Participate in Maine Hospital Association’s advocacy calls;
*Work with contract lobbyists to ensure the efficient and effective coordination of legislative activities;
*Distribute regular internal communications on legislative activities and issues of concern.