Government Affairs Manager (Federal)

05 May, 2020


Government Affairs Manager (Federal)

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA

Manages the daily operations of the Government Affairs department. Independently manages numerous projects relating to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta’s government affairs initiatives. Researches, analyzes, and make decisions on various issues. Works closely with Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta leaders to promote positive reimbursement and regulatory outcomes. Communicates issues to public policy makers and achieves desired outcomes.

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • No professional certifications required
  • 4 years of experience in a legal, regulatory, and/or healthcare environment


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  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of specific federal and state healthcare laws and regulations
  • Demonstrated communication skills, both written and verbal, to ensure message is received and understood by the customer
  • Demonstrated computer skills in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated success in developing effective relationships with multiple individuals
  • Demonstrated multi-task capabilities, including organizing, prioritizing, working effectively under pressure, and operating autonomously with minimal supervision and direction
  • Demonstrated presentation skills
  1. Develops, manages, and implements strategy for specific legislative issues, including direct lobbying and presentations in legislative hearings and regulatory proceedings.
  2. Manages various projects involving complex issues with multiple parties throughout the organization and follows up as necessary.
  3. Identifies public policy issues, both regulatory and legislative, of import to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
  4. Conducts independent research and analysis of various compliance and regulatory issues.
  5. Researches, prepares advocacy material, and accesses public policy makers to impact issues of import to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
  6. Participates in internal or external committee or group, and/or accountable for significant community relationship.
  7. Manages the development of Certificate of Need applications to the state and ensures internal approval process and submission.
  8. Oversees internal customers needing assistance from Government Affairs and provides an internal clearinghouse to gather and prioritize matters.
  9. Effectively develops advocacy strategy to state/federal levels.
  10. Responsible for all aspects of managing and leading a team including: interviewing, hiring, training, developing, directing work and processes, managing performance, recognizing, and rewarding employees.
  11. Mentor team members to encourage personal and professional growth.
  12. Encourage ongoing skill development by providing opportunities for continued education.



Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.


Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

Ability to lift up to 15 lbs independently not to exceed 50 lbs without assistance
Bending/Stooping – Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing – Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking – Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting – Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling – Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting – Frequently (activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of time)
Standing – Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Walking – Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
No potential for exposure to blood and body fluids


About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 27 neighborhood locations and a total of 638 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 70 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for fourteen consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country. Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

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Job posted: 2020-05-05