Regional Director, Rocky Mountain Region
Under the direction of the Vice President, State Affairs, the Regional Director is responsible for advancing AHIP’s legislative, and regulatory agenda in assigned northwestern states (AK, CO, ID, MT, ND, NM, SD, and WY).
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions in accordance with ADA.
- Interprets AHIP policy in determining positions on specific state legislation and regulations.
- Appears and advocates for AHIP interests before legislative, regulatory and other bodies as necessary and appropriate, including the presentation and drafting of oral and written testimony.
- Engages state policymakers, including Governors, legislators, insurance departments, Medicaid departments and health agencies concerning rulings and policies, interpretations of insurance laws and regulations, and any other agency proposals or actions relating to health insurance.
- Engages and coordinates with industry state coalitions and state trade associations.
- Establishes and maintains strong, positive working relationships with legislators, regulators and other state policymakers and their staffs.
- Directs the day-to-day activity of retained counsel in assigned states.
- Coordinates advocacy activities with all allied stakeholder groups in assigned states, including member companies, coalitions, business and consumer groups and others as appropriate.
- Communicates with members regularly through AHIP State Strategy Committees and/or all other appropriate means on activities of concern to the industry.
- Assists with the preparation of agendas and supporting material, and provides staff support for AHIP committees and workgroups as assigned and leads discussions as appropriate.
- Represents AHIP to other state and national organizations as assigned.
- Performs other duties and special projects as assigned.
- As assigned, supervises staff relative to special projects.
- Directs the work of retained counsel in assigned states.
- Working knowledge of state legislative and regulatory processes and the political dynamics and their impact on policy.
- Working knowledge of health policy issues at the state level.
- Understanding of influence structures within trade associations and other advocacy organizations.
- Ability to gain trust and earn the respect of AHIP members.
- Adapts well to fast-paced, dynamic environment and priorities.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Excellent project management skills
- Strong interpersonal skills.
Required Education and Experience:
- Bachelor’s Degree or comparable experience in relevant field. Masters preferred.
- Preference will be given to candidates with experience and familiarity with the mountain region.
- 8+ years of legislative, regulatory, political, and public affairs experience.
- 5+ years of experience in the healthcare industry.
- 5 years of experience with trade associations.
Able to telecommute from home office.
- This position is expected to travel 25% and may require overnight domestic stays.
- Able to travel within the assigned states and to AHIP headquarters located in Washington DC as needed.
Compensation Range: $123,000- $132,000 (For Colorado)
AHIP will make reasonable accommodations in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.
AHIP is an Equal Opportunity.
Candidates can apply at the link below
Job posted: 2021-09-27