Government/Community Relations Director -Western Region

07 Feb, 2021


Government/Community Relations Director -Western Region

Inova Health Systems
Leesburg, VA

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About Inova

Job Description

Inova is Northern Virginia’s leading nonprofit healthcare provider, recognized in 2019 and 2020 by U.S. News & World Report, which named Inova Fairfax Hospital the #1 hospital in the Washington, DC region. Each of Inova’s five hospitals holds a 5-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), distinguishing Inova as the highest-rated large health system in the U.S., and the only system to have all hospitals receive five stars. All five Inova hospitals were awarded ‘A’ grades for the spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grades, recognizing Inova’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and providing safer healthcare. Inova Fairfax Medical Campus was named to the Fortune/IBM Watson Health 100 Top Hospitals list, ranking in the top 10 nationwide among Major Teaching Hospitals. Our mission is to provide world-class healthcare – every time, every touch – to each person in every community we have the privilege to serve. Inova’s 18,000 team members serve more than 2 million individuals annually through an integrated network of hospitals, primary and specialty care practices, emergency and urgent care centers, outpatient services and destination institutes. Inova is home to Northern Virginia’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Its hospitals have a total of 1,936 licensed beds. More information and statistics about Inova can be found at .

Under the leadership of the Vice President, Government Relations, manage and achieve the organizations overall government and community goals of the Western Region (consisting of ILH communities) and provide support and recommendations on system wide positions to the Vice President, Government Relations, CEO Inova Loudoun Hospital. Manage and develop relationships with all relevant government and community stakeholders in the Western Region (ILH). Advocate on key system wide and Western Region policy positions and priorities before key elected, appointed and community stakeholders. Identify government and community affairs issues of importance as well as outreach opportunities within the Eastern Region impacting or requiring action on behalf of ILH and collaborate with appropriate internal audiences on strategies to ensure visibility in the community. Management of the Community Health Needs Assessment process and Community Benefit reporting for ILH.


  • 5+ years with progressively responsible position within a public affairs or public policy setting dealing with internal and external relationships.
  • Knowledge of the healthcare and health insurance industry.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in public policy, public affairs, health care, health policy or related disciplines
  • Ability to organize and present government affairs information in written and verbal formats
  • Internally motivated team player, ethical, and discreet
  • Ability to provide problem analysis and recommend verbal solutions


  • Master’s Degree

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Job posted: 2021-02-07