Senior Policy Advisor, Government Relations

15 Nov, 2021

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Senior Policy Advisor, Government Relations

Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA)
Seattle, WA

Overview

The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA), located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children’s. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.

 

The Senior Policy Advisor, Government Relations will research, plan, and assist in the development of legislative and regulatory initiatives of interest to the SCCA to increase local, state, and national support of our mission. Key functional areas of responsibility include analysis of local, state, and federal legislative and regulatory proposals related to relevant public policy issues. The Senior Policy Advisor will be a full-time member of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Government & Community Relations team and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center Vice President Government & Community Relations will direct the employee’s work.

Responsibilities

  • Continually monitor the local, state, and federal landscape for legislative and regulatory opportunities and threats.
  • Analyze potential impacts of local, state, and federal legislative and regulatory proposals related to relevant public policy issues.
  • Assist in setting the public policy and advocacy agenda for SCCA, working collaboratively with SCCA leadership and departmental employed and contract staff.
  • Draft reports, statements, memoranda, position papers, regulatory comment letters and other written materials on relevant public policy issues.
  • Draft statements and talking points for SCCA leadership on relevant public policy issues.
  • Develop strategies that both influence regulatory policy and legislation and take advantage of opportunities that will enhance the image and reputation of SCCA among key policy makers and opinion leaders.
  • Establish, develop, maintain, and enhance strong and trusted external relationships with individuals and organizations necessary to accomplish SCCA’s short and long-term public affairs goals, including:
    • Local, state, and federal elected officials and agency leadership, policy makers and key staff.
    • Peer government, community, and external relations leaders within the Fred Hutch/University of Washington Cancer Consortium, and with key for-profit and not-for profit organizations.
    • Other hospitals, cancer centers and cancer center organizations.
  • Provide strategic counsel to third parties on policy issues of concern to SCCA and participate as a leader in key coalitions and organizations where critical to advance SCCA’s public policy agenda.
  • Serve as a spokesperson, represent SCCA leadership, and speak credibly, accurately, and authoritatively on behalf of SCCA leadership in briefings, at hearings, in strategy sessions with legislative allies, and in all other settings as needed.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree; advance degree preferred.
  • 8+ years specific experience in general hospital issues including hospital operations; healthcare financing; health professions staffing, scope and licensing; Medicare and Medicaid payment policies; public health; public appropriations; and federal research policies preferred.
  • Specific experience in general hospital issues including hospital operations; healthcare financing; health professions staffing, scope and licensing; Medicare and Medicaid payment policies; public health; public appropriations; and federal research policies preferred.
  • Politically savvy, proactive leader with established, positive relationships at the local and state level, in Washington State; experience with federal and state policymaking, legislative and regulatory matters strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated interest in health equity and in serving diverse communities.

SCCA has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, and there are no exceptions for any employee who is patient-facing and/or requires access to SCCA facilities.

Exceptions exist only for employees whose positions are fully remote, with no required access to campus. As a condition of employment, newly hired employees requiring access to campus must provide proof of vaccination before their first day of employment.

Our Commitment to Diversity

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans. If due to a disability you need assistance/and or a reasonable accommodation during the application or recruiting process, please send a request to our Employee Services Center at hrops@fredhutch.org or by calling 206-667-4700.
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Job posted: 2021-11-15