Program Manager, Government Affairs and Communications

13 Sep, 2022


Program Manager, Government Affairs and Communications

Colorado Medical Society
Remote (CO)

POSITION: Program Manager, Government Affairs and Communications

ORGANIZATION: Founded in 1871, Colorado Medical Society (CMS) is the largest organization of physicians in Colorado. CMS champions health care issues that improve patient care, promote physician professional satisfaction, and create healthier communities in Colorado.

Colorado Medical Society does not discriminate against any individuals based on race, ethnicity, color, gender, age, national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, or physical ability, or any other identity protected by applicable federal, state, or local law, ordinance, or regulation. As part of our commitment to a more diverse and inclusive workforce, we encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply; all will be considered and those selected will be given appropriate training and resources to succeed.


Program Manager, Government Affairs and Communications, is an integral member of the government affairs and communications teams at CMS, managing key programs and projects to achieve advocacy priorities and bringing these programs as well as other CMS projects to life through creative communications that connect, persuade, educate, and inform. The Program Manager works within a matrixed structure with functional reporting to the Chief Strategy Officer and project reporting to the Director of Communications.

The Program Manager, like all CMS employees, has the option to work from a remote office or the physical CMS office located in the Lowry area of northeast Denver. Candidates must live in Colorado and will be expected to attend some internal and external meetings in person in the Denver area and around the state, with a budget for travel expenses.


  • Collaborate with the chief strategy officer and the rest of the CMS policy and advocacy team to help execute strategies to achieve legislative and regulatory advocacy priorities.
  • Actively work with the director of communications to achieve communications priorities.
  • Craft compelling and informative communications that feature physician and patient stories and priorities, including fact sheets, testimony, action alerts, policy briefs, Colorado Medicine magazine articles, newsletter articles, social media posts, and other membership engagement materials.
  • Participate in meetings of the Colorado Medicine editorial board and assist in the development and implementation of the marketing calendar.
  • Track relevant bills during the legislative session as they work their way through the process, monitoring amendments and hearing schedules, and coordinating physician testimony. Similarly work the regulatory process, tracking existing and needed comments and changes to existing and proposed regulations. Manage action alert system (VoterVoice), build and maintain grassroots and grasstops networks of physicians statewide, and devise other ways to engage physician members in advocacy and other CMS activities.
  • Provide staff support for the Council on Legislation, Colorado Medical Political Action Committee (COMPAC), and other committees as assigned, scheduling meetings, taking minutes, coordinating with staff and physician leadership on agenda development and outcomes processing.
  • Manage fundraising efforts for COMPAC, the CMS Small Donor Committee and other special initiatives to help drive campaign election activity in compliance with the Colorado Secretary of State rules.
  • Plan and execute special events like end-of-session reception, COMPAC annual meeting, component society programs, and other membership meetings.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.


Knowledge and Experience: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience preferred. Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and advancing health equity. We value lived experience. Proficiency in Microsoft Office. Solid project management and writing experience necessary. Public policy and or advocacy experience is a plus. Fundraising, public relations, and meeting planning experience helpful.Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite, basic graphic design, and photography helpful.

Skills and Abilities: This position requires strong communication (both written and verbal storytelling) and project management skills, the ability to work collaboratively within and across departments, a detail-oriented mindset with a knack for organizing adaptive work, willingness to take initiative and comfortable working in a sometimes fast-paced environment with competing demands, and the ability to build/maintain relationships.

COMPENSATION: Salary range $50,000 – $60,000, negotiable, and commensurate with experience. Full-time benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance, life and long-term disability insurance, flexible medical/dependent care program, 401(k) program, and generous paid leave.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $50,000.00 – $60,000.00 per year

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Job posted: 2022-09-13