Policy Manager – Government Affairs

08 Jan, 2021


Policy Manager – Government Affairs

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital
Chicago, IL


The Policy Manager is responsible for managing the analysis, development, promotion and implementation of policy and system change strategies in support of the medical center public policy goals. The Policy Manager will work with the Senior Vice President and Chief of External Affairs and the Senior Director of Government Relations


1. Track, compile input from subject matter experts and draft positions on proposed legislation and regulations
2. Draft comments and testimony on proposed legislation and regulations for Lurie Children’s as appropriate.
3. Prepare fact sheets, state and federal updates , presentations, and other resources to support the hospital’s public policy goals.
4. Manage the implementation of grassroots initiatives including oversight of the Department’s grassroots technology platform.
5. Serve as liaison between the hospital and government bodies and committees as needed, including facilitation or staff support as required.
6. Serve as an liaison with external partners (including but not limited to health care associations, children�s hospitals and child advocacy groups) in their advocacy efforts as appropriate.
7. Assist with planning and executing strategies for establishing and cultivating positive relationships between the hospital and city, county, state and federal elected and appointed officials.
8. Interact effectively with Lurie Children’s staff and stakeholders, policymakers and collaborating institutions.
9. Assist with the convening and staffing of internal and external committees including but not limited to the weekly Government Relations strategy call, Medicaid Managed Care Strategy Committee and its subcommittees the Neonatal Levels of Care Coalition and the Opioid Initative Committee.
10. Staff the Public Policy Committee of the CMMC Board. Maintains meeting minutes.
11. Assume other responsibilities as assigned.


1. Bachelor�s degree required, master’s degree in a social policy-related field or public healthrelated educational background preferred.
2. Minimum of three years experience with progressive project leadership; direct policy or advocacy experience is essential, experience in Illinois and Chicago is preferred
3. Demonstrated ability to work well with complex policy issues.
4. Ability to communicate clearly with policymaker and lay audiences about data and research.
5. Commitment to evidence-based policy, data-driven policy processes.
6. Strong analytical, interpersonal, and oral and written communication skills required.
7. Strong working knowledge and skills in Microsoft computer software applications and database technologies.
8. Ability to take initiative and work independently.
9. Organizational skills: Experience independently planning and managing projects; ability to establish priorities and react promptly to a large variety of requests and needs, sometimes on short notice.
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Job posted: 2021-01-08