Deputy Director of Government Relations
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UW Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a Deputy Director of GOVERNMENT Relations.
The Deputy Director of GOVERNMENT Relations for UW Medicine (Deputy Director) will work to support the 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 state legislative, executive, and regulatory officials, including elected policymakers, professional policy staff, and regulatory staff; and supporting the Director at the federal, regional, and local levels of GOVERNMENT.
UW Medicine’s mission includes 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 science and clinical medical research programs in the United States. UW Medicine also provides medical and behavioral health care to underserved and disadvantaged populations. Further, the Deputy Director position is critical for UW Medicine to maintain the financial vitality of our owned and managed health system, enabling us to ensure every patient receives the high-quality care they need and deserve.
The Deputy Director will perform duties in support of the clinical, educational, and research mission of UW Medicine by coordinating activities with colleagues across the organization, including those overseeing legal and business affairs, Dean’s Office leadership, partners in UW Medicine Finance, and staff from the University’s Office of External Relations, including those responsible for federal, state, regional, and local GOVERNMENT relations.
The Deputy Director’s primary responsibility will be working with state elected officials, legislative and executive branch professional staff, regulatory staff, and other interest groups on statutory and regulatory issues affecting UW Medicine’s clinical, research, and education/training programs. The Deputy Director will work in close coordination with the University’s Office of External Relations to achieve common goals.
The Deputy Director will work collaboratively with the Director to advance UW Medicine and the University’s institutional goals. In addition to their responsibility related to state issues, the Deputy Director will also support the Director in discrete tasks related to federal, regional, and local initiatives.
This position demands the ability to work and communicate from remote locations, especially during the 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 GOVERNMENT relations strategy. The position requires excellent organization, patience, flexibility, and the ability to balance several tasks across multiple timelines.
Three years’ experience in legislative and/or executive branch public policy work, community relations, and/or GOVERNMENTal relations.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
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Job posted: 2020-06-17