Director, Government Affairs
|The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), a national organization representing approximately 3,000 local health departments (LHDs) nationwide, has an immediate opening for a Full-time Director of Government Affairs.
The Director, Government Affairs is responsible for organizing and managing significant functions of the NACCHO Government Affairs team, including the supervision of professional and/or support staff.
This is a highly responsible position working under the direction of the Chief, Government and Public Affairs, with an overall goal of achieving results in advancing NACCHO’s legislative and policy priorities. The position requires a skill set for both informing the team’s strategy as well as overseeing the day-to-day operations of the team (including budget development and oversight), engaging with Congress and federal policy makers, and working in coalition with other stakeholder organizations to advance shared goals.
The Director has advanced knowledge and experience in the area of Government Affairs, with a proven track record of building relationships with policy makers and getting results. The Director has a critical role in achieving NACCHO’s strategic objective of serving as the voice for local health departments. The position requires frequent collaboration with fellow NACCHO staff, Congressional staff, federal and other governmental officials, partner organizations, local public health agencies and, as requested by NACCHO’s Executive Director and/or Chief, Government and Public Affairs, with members of the NACCHO Board of Directors.
This role requires sound judgment, attention to detail, an ability to prioritize, political acumen, strong writing skills, and the ability to find creative solutions to complex policy problems.
The Director is considered a career level professional who works with minimal supervision. The Director directs, manages the activities of, and mentors other staff and intern(s).
COMPETENCIES AND EXPECTATIONS:
POSITION SPECIFIC DUTIES:
The Director of Government Affairs provides leadership in engaging, serving, and advancing the interests of local health departments through strategic advocacy, partnerships, and engagement of NACCHO membership.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Occasionally required to sit; Occasionally required to walk; Occasionally required to reach with hands and arms; Occasionally required to talk or hear; Occasionally required to bend, lift or climb stairs; Occasionally required to lift light weights (less than 25 pounds).
HIRING SALARY RANGE: $95,200 – $115,000
SELECTION PROCESS: We only accept applications that follow the electronic process. No phone calls please. This position is subject to background screening. Qualified applicants should send a cover letter with salary requirements, resume, one writing sample, and one statistical coding sample (i.e. Stata.do file or similar) to: PN- 68 Director of Government Affairs.
NACCHO offers generous benefits plan including but not limited to 13 days of sick leave annual leave allowable accumulation up to 225 hours, and paid vacation leave, as well as other types of leave. NACCHO benefits include a generous health, dental, and vision plan, 5 percent of base salary contribution to 403(b) plan, (not a matching contribution); paid short and long term disability plan and paid term life insurance.
At NACCHO, our commitment to equal employment opportunity and affirmative action seeks to ensure a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. We respect and value work force diversity among all employees and all those with whom we do business.
Job posted: 2021-06-08