Senior Director, Government Relations (State)

03 Jan, 2019


Senior Director, Government Relations (State)

Little Rock, AR
Serve as the face of, and point of contact for the business unit in the state within which it operates, with state government personnel and agencies. This person advocates for the business unit on public policy issues, promotes and protects the interests, monitors proposed legislation and regulations to evaluate its impact and manages lobbying activities.Oversee and direct the health plan’s proactive government relations program
Develop, execute and lead strategies to favorably position the health plan and its core public policy objectives with critical government audiences
Provide senior strategic counsel to senior health plan leadership
Research and monitor legislative activities, regulatory activities, as well as print and media broadcast and help develop the company’s position
Analyze proposed legislative actions and determine the impact on the organization
Drive planning and drafting of white papers and presentation materials produced by local Centene BU for use locally – lead, oversee and prepare literature (hand-out materials) used for all local government relations
Represent CEO, as required, at trade groups, provider organizations, non-profits and community development organizations
Participate in business development activities and take the lead as required


Education: Bachelor’s degree in Health Policy, Public Policy or other related field and 7+ years of experience required
Centene is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, and values the ways in which we are different. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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Job posted: 2019-01-03