Under the direction of the Vice President for Government Affairs, the Director of Government Affairs will assume responsibility for identifying and tracking legislation and regulatory developments that could impact the hospital and its patient population. The Director will also inform internal constituencies about those developments through written summaries and/or oral presentations. The Director will also advocate for the hospital's legislative and regulatory priorities and support other hospital staff, particularly clinical staff, in doing so. The Director will rely on his or her own relationships with policy makers and work to maintain those relationships and build new ones. The Director will also represent the hospital in trade associations and in coalition with other hospitals and groups.policy, particularly MassHealth, as well as state and federal legislative and regulatory processes.
- Provide advocacy leadership by identifying and tracking opportunities or threats in pending state, federal or city legislation or regulation that would impact the hospital or the health status of its patients.
- Oversee the hospital's state legislative and budgetary priorities.
- Prepare and deliver summaries of relevant potential policy changes to internal audiences including hospital leadership and clinical groups. These may be written, oral or power point summaries.
- Work closely with the Government Affairs team, clinicians and other staff in the hospital to develop the hospital's positions, priorities and strategy.
- Prepare advocacy materials for use with policy makers. Maintain relationships with state, federal and local policy makers.
- Partner with advocates at other organizations on aligned priorities.
- Represent Boston Medical Center and its interests to policy makers and in coalitions such as the Massachusetts Health and Hospital Association, the Coalition of Boston Area Teaching Hospitals and the Coalition for Coverage and Care.
Bachelor's degree required; graduate degree in a relevant field preferred.
At least 5 years' relevant work experience, including time spent in a graduate program.
KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS:
- Strong writing, power point and oral presentation skills required
- Strong research and analytic skills required
- Facile and flexible interpersonal skills required
- Ability to take initiative and work both independently and in teams required
- Knowledge of state legislative and regulatory processes strongly preferred
- Strong knowledge of Medicaid and health reform policy preferred
- Experience working in state or federal government desired
- Passion for working on behalf of vulnerable populations desired