Government & External Affairs Director – State
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At AmeriHealth Caritas, we’re passionate about helping people get care, stay well and build healthy communities. As one of the nation’s leaders in health care solutions, we offer our associates the opportunity to impact the lives of millions of people through our national footprint of products, services and award-winning programs. AmeriHealth Caritas is seeking talented, passionate individuals to join our team. Together we can build healthier communities. If you want to make a difference, we’d like to hear from you.
Headquartered in Philadelphia, AmeriHealth Caritas is a mission-driven organization with more than 30 years of experience. We deliver comprehensive, outcomes-driven care to those who need it most. We offer integrated managed care products, pharmaceutical benefit management and specialty pharmacy services, behavioral health services, and other administrative services. Discover more about us at www.amerihealthcaritas.com.
Under the general direction of the Vice President, Government and External Affairs and in collaboration with the Market President, the Government & External Affairs Director will serve as the primary government relations representative in assigned states/territories. This position will represent AmeriHealth Caritas by attending relevant meetings, events and hearings and will represent the Market President in his/her absence. The Government & External Affairs Director is required to be present for all pertinent legislative meetings and critical regulatory action in assigned states/territories.
This position will serve as the primary point of contact for state legislators, executive branch decision makers, local decision makers and other policy makers. Monitors legislative and regulatory issues of concern to AmeriHealth Caritas and apprises the Market President, Government Relations and Public Policy teams of emerging issues. Represents AmeriHealth Caritas before decision making bodies, including but not limited to providing testimony at public meetings, prepping other leadership, sponsors and staff, providing research to assist to in the support of positions on pending legislation and direct lobbying of key decision makers. Works with Government Relations, the Market President and consulting lobbyists to set legislative strategies and priorities. Provides weekly status summaries of all legislative activities during legislative session; monthly summaries during non-session months. Will establish relationships with leadership of key advisory and oversight committees and monitor activities of those committees.
Builds effective relationships with other AmeriHealth Caritas leadership to develop a thorough understanding of company operations, goals, and objectives. Coordinates with communication team members to develop materials for legislators to promote AmeriHealth Caritas state specific successes and activities and provide key talking point information. Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s Degree.
- Experience in lobbying at the state level.
- Strong knowledge of health industry, insurance, and/or managed care is preferred.
- Knowledge and understanding of the legislative processes for the assigned state(s).
- Effective verbal communication skills including conversing by telephone and conducting presentations to large and small groups.
- Effective written communication skills, including business writing, clear and concise narrative reports, evaluations and other narrative pieces.
- Ability to participate in meetings, work in a team environment and interact with all levels of staff and the public.
- Five plus years’ successful experience and demonstrated skill working with the assigned state legislature, public policy/government relations.
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Job posted: 2021-11-10