Providence is calling a Director, Federal Relations to Providence Health & Services in Washington, DC.
We are seeking a Director, Federal Relations to develop, coordinate and implement an integrated federal advocacy program that materially advances the strategic and policy interests of Providence St. Joseph Health at the national level. The position is directly responsible for establishing and maintaining relationships with federal policymakers, improving their understanding of Providence St. Joseph Health and its concerns. The position is also accountable for ensuring Providence St. Joseph Health leadership is aware of federal policies and activities that will impact the organization's operations or strategic direction.
In this position you will have the following responsibilities:
Directly accountable for day-to-day advocacy of Providence St. Joseph Health before the federal government.
Serves as an external advocate for PSJH with the federal legislative and executive branches, with a focus on advancing public policy in accordance with the Mission and strategic direction of PSJH.
Coordinates federal advocacy trips of system leadership to Washington, D.C. to advance the organization's advocacy agenda and strengthen local and system relationships with elected leaders.
Ensures the compliance, accuracy and efficiency of PSJH federal lobbying activity and expenditure filings. Supports integrated compliance reporting with state advocacy program leads.
Serves as a key strategic resource for operations leaders and business development/strategy professionals, translating external government and stakeholder activity and developments to support direction setting and increased performance levels.
Supports the design and implementation of a robust executive and grassroots advocacy program for Providence St. Joseph Health leadership at the national level, including Linking leadership with key policy makers, Developing and provides supporting materials for briefings and talking points, Creating internal understanding and support of the program, Supporting the management and monitoring of contacts through the program, Collaborating with state-based advocacy leads on local strategies and contacts and Providing timely tracking and reporting contacts and outcomes
Works directly with national membership organizations to improve relationships, align policy direction, and maximize the value PSJH receives.
Supports the development of PSJH grant program through the identification of federal funding opportunities, support in developing and advancing proposals, and relationship development with government funders.
Provides support and information to public affairs and community relations coordinators regarding federal public policy issues.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Required qualifications for this position include:
Equivalent of a Bachelor's degree in Public Policy, Law, Political Science, Business, Communications, Government, or Health Administration or an equivalent degree and work experience.
5 years of work experience in federal relations and lobbying.
Strong understanding of the federal legislative and regulatory processes, and effective relationships with policy makers.
Knowledge of local, state and federal governmental legislative and regulatory processes and
Demonstrated analytical, creative conceptual thinking, research, presentation and writing skills.
Ability to participate in a team effort to accomplish tasks and goals, meet deadlines, handle sensitive information and adapt to shifting workload.
Demonstrated independent and complex problem solving skills.
Proficient in MS Office suite products.
Excellent communication skills, both orally and written.
Proactively identifies ways to enhance or improve programs, processes and systems.
Demonstrated skills in working collaboratively, courteously and tactfully with difficult situations and/or people to identify issues and solve problems.
Exercises discretion, sensitivity, tact and respect for confidentiality at all times.
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
Experience working in a policy staff role in the U.S. Congress.
About the department you will serve.
Providence Strategic and Management Services provides a variety of functional and system support services for all eight regions of Providence Health & Services from Alaska to California. We are focused on supporting our Mission by delivering a robust foundation of services and sharing of specialized expertise.
We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details
As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.
Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.