Hospital Director of Government and Community Relations
A fantastic opportunity for Director of Government and Community Relations is now available with a growing non-profit Medical Center located in one of the most progressive areas with easy access to the ocean, wine country, and nature in Northern California.
The Director of Government and Community Relations will be responsible for all aspects of Hospital’s government relations and a significant portion of the hospital’s engagement with the community, including supervision of the Community Relations Specialist. Responsibilities include legislative analysis, development of a public policy agenda and strategy, direct lobbying, and representing the hospital with regional and statewide hospital organizations, government entities and advocacy groups.
The Director of Government and Community Relations will be responsible for the development and maintenance of the Government & Community Relations annual plans and budget, the development of hospital policy with respect to government relations, and directs the work of staff on government and community relations projects and events. The Director of Government and Community Relations works with the CEO, Board of Directors, and key executives to build and implement a proactive government and community relations effort which is aligned with enterprise strategic plans.
The Director of Government and Community Relations educates internal and external audiences, including the Board of Directors and management staff, about key public policy issues. The Director of Government and Community Relations develops and maintains relationships and regular communication with a significant network of elected officials at the city, county, state and federal level, and with government oversight organizations such as the Local Area Formation Commission (LAFCO).
The Director of Government and Community Relations ensures that positive relationships are established and maintained with key influencers in the community, including business advocacy groups, civic leadership programs, healthcare and social service providers, service clubs and others with significant civic influence in the cities served by the hospital.
The Director of Government and Community Relations hires, supervises and evaluates the work of the Community Relations Specialist. The Director of Government and Community Relations engages in joint planning and evaluation of community initiatives, sponsorships and communications with the Director of Community Benefit and the Director of Marketing and Communications.
The ideal Director of Government and Community Relations should have Master’s degree in political science or healthcare administration with at least eight years of experience in government relations with direct management of relationships with elected and other government officials at the city, county, state and federal level; experience developing a public policy agenda and advocating on healthcare issues.
The 300 plus bed hospital provides patient-centered, economical health services with a special concern for the sick poor and their families. It operates an acute care hospital and two community-based health clinics to provide quality care in the area. Join the team now!
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Job posted: 2020-04-22