Leader of Public, Government & Community Affairs

24 Aug, 2023


Leader of Public, Government & Community Affairs

SCAN Group
Washington, D.C.

About SCAN


SCAN Group is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to tackling the most pressing issues facing older adults in the United States. SCAN Group is the sole corporate member of SCAN Health Plan, one of the nation’s leading not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans, serving more than 270,000 members in California, Arizona, and Nevada. SCAN has been a mission-driven organization dedicated to keeping seniors healthy and independent for more than 40 years and is known throughout the healthcare industry and nationally as a leading expert in senior healthcare. SCAN employees are a group of talented, passionate professionals who are committed to supporting older adults on their aging journey, while also innovating healthcare for seniors everywhere. Employees are provided in-depth training and access to state-of-the-art tools necessary to do their jobs, as well as development and growth opportunities. SCAN takes great pride in recognizing our team members as experts in their fields and rewarding them for their efforts. If you are interested in becoming part of an organization that is innovating senior healthcare visit www.thescangroup.orgwww.scanhealthplan.com, or follow us on LinkedInFacebook; and Twitter.


The Job

Principally responsible for the development and management of strategies to inform and influence public policy at the federal, state and local levels on issues and in areas of interest to SCAN Group and its affiliates, and to advise SCAN Group on regulatory and legislative matters that may affect it.

Represents the organization’s position on regulation and/or legislative affairs to elected representatives and their staff, as well as to officials and staff in regulatory and other agencies. This role requires an in-depth understanding of how organization capabilities interrelate across the function or segment.

Identifies and assists in pursuit of business development opportunities emanating from public agency efforts to address government sponsored health programs with new approaches (e.g., CMS Innovation Center).


You Will

Researches, monitors, analyzes, and strategically influences regulation and legislation at federal, state and local levels that may have an impact on SCAN Group and its affiliates to determine need for action and recommend action to be taken.

Partners with SCAN’s cross functional teams to produce proactive and reactive input and commentary to regulatory and legislative proposals of interest to SCAN.

Works to advance SCAN’s strategic interests through proactive identification and pursuit of opportunities within government-sponsored healthcare programs at the federal, state, and local levels including, but not limited to, state expansions and innovation programs.

Directs, oversees and manages the work of SCAN’s Government Affairs consultants supporting SCAN’s Government Relations interests.

Develops and implements a communication program to keep the SCAN Group and its affiliates informed on governmental issues relevant to SCAN’s interests.

Responsible for creating and maintaining a variety of written materials to help advance policy goals. Drafts position papers and regulatory/legislative language that advance the interests of SCAN Group and its affiliates.

Develops and maintains key relationships in Washington, DC as well as other key states where SCAN is expanding.  Serves as SCAN’s point of contact with members of Congress, staff members and/or Administration officials.

Achieves financial objectives by developing and maintaining an annual budget for the PG&A department.

Accomplishes staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching and counseling employees; initiating and enforcing systems, policies, and procedures.

Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein as assigned


Your Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree preferred.
  • 10 + years of experience as an advocate, lobbyist, public policy leader or related government affairs position.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the impact of legislation and public policy upon SCAN Group and its affiliates.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain relationships at the federal and state level political, legislative, and regulatory necessary to achieve goals.
  • The ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing with diverse audiences.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects at once, keeping track of details while maintaining focus on the big picture.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Demonstrated team leadership skills.


What’s in it for you?

  • Base pay range starts at $225,000.00 to $300,000.00 annually
  • Work Mode: Mostly Onsite (Washington DC Office)
  • An annual employee bonus program
  • Robust Wellness Program
  • Generous paid-time-off (PTO)
  • 11 paid holidays per year, plus 1 additional floating holiday
  • Excellent 401(k) Retirement Saving Plan with employer match
  • Robust employee recognition program
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • An opportunity to become part of a team that makes a difference to our members and our community every day!



We’re always looking for talented people to join our team!  Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply now!


At SCAN we believe that it is our business to improve the state of our world. Each of us has a responsibility to drive Equality in our communities and workplaces. We are committed to creating a workforce that reflects our community through inclusive programs and initiatives such as equal pay, employee resource groups, inclusive benefits, and more.


SCAN is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action workplace. Individuals seeking employment will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, age, marital status, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by law. A background check is required. #LI-JA1

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Job posted: 2023-08-24