Associate Director, Government Relations
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UW Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for an Associate Director of GOVERNMENT Relations.
The Associate Director of GOVERNMENT Relations for UW Medicine (Associate Director) under the guidance of the Director of GOVERNMENT Relations, UW Medicine (Director), will assist the Director in the support of UW Medicine’s mission to improve the health of the public by advocating on behalf of UW Medicine in the public policy and GOVERNMENT arenas. Duties will include promoting the mission to legislative, executive and regulatory officials including elected policy makers, professional policy staff and regulatory staff at the federal, regional, state and local levels of GOVERNMENT.
The Associate Director engages with key stakeholders from numerous public and private organizations to advance the mission of UW Medicine. The Associate Director will perform duties in support of the clinical academic and research mission of UW Medicine by coordinating activities with the director of legal and business matters, UW Medicine; the Chief of Staff, UW Medicine; the director of GOVERNMENT financial relations and reimbursement, UW Medicine; and with individuals in the University’s Office of External Relations including colleagues responsible for federal, state, regional and local GOVERNMENT relations.
The Associate Director plays a key role in promoting the UW Medicine mission through developing strategic partnerships with GOVERNMENT offices at the local, state, regional and federal level. UW Medicine’s programs include the delivery of advanced clinical diagnostics and treatment services, education of medical students, physician assistants and graduate and postgraduate trainees and maintenance of one of the largest and most advanced university-based basic and clinical medical research programs in the United States. UW Medicine’s programs also include the provision of medical care to underserved and disadvantaged persons, provision of comprehensive behavioral health services and maintaining the economic vitality of UW Medicine’s owned and managed health system to ensure every patient receives the care that they deserve.
Responsibilities will include working with city, county, state, regional and federal elected officials, legislative and executive branch professional staff, regulatory staff and other interest groups on statutory and regulatory issues affecting its clinical, research and education/training programs. The Associate Director will work in close coordination with the University’s Office of External Relations in developing or responding to state, federal and regional legislation related to academic, clinical care and research issues. The Associate Director will assist with projects to build legislative support for federal, state or local funding support for UW Medicine initiatives related to clinical, educational or research activities.
The Associate Director will work collaboratively with the Director to advance UW Medicine and the University’s institutional goals. This position demands the ability to work and communicate from remote locations, especially during State legislative session (January – April). Daily communication with the Director and UW Medicine leaders on diverse issues of interest is necessary to relay information, collect feedback, and/or revise strategies with the campus community on critical aspects of the State strategy. The position requires excellent organization, patience, flexibility, and the ability to balance several tasks across multiple timelines.
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Job posted: 2020-06-03