State Government Affairs Manager

09 Oct, 2019


State Government Affairs Manager

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Durham, NC

Job Description

Monitor state and local legislative and regulatory activity; assess potential impact on Blue Cross NC operations, assist in developing corporate positions and responses, and represent Blue Cross NC to achieve corporate objectives.

  • Serve as lobbyist and point of entry representative for Blue Cross NC with the North Carolina executive, legislative and administrative branches, boards and commissions and external policy organizations.
  • Monitor and provide analysis and representation on state executive, legislative and regulatory activity to influence policy makers; promote and secure legislation and regulation; plan and execute strategies to ensure that legislation, regulation and state and local policies support Blue Cross NC goals and positions.
  • Develop and maintain relationships and alliances with elected and appointed officials and other external constituencies, organizations and stakeholders in order to achieve company goals and positions.
  • Serve as liaison for strategic outreach to company affiliations, business and third-party groups.
  • Work with and guide internal stakeholders to develop Blue Cross NC’s legislative agenda, develop corporate positions and strategies, devise a lobbying and communication strategy, develop talking points and prepare position papers, testimony and briefings.
  • Work closely with other organizations, including BCBSA, AHIP, NCCOIL, NCSL, ALEC, the NC Chamber, NFIB and other trade organizations and advocacy groups in order to achieve Blue Cross NC objectives.

Hiring Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 7 years of extensive experience working as a lobbyist or political consultant with State or Federal Government
  • Must have experience communicating an organization’s or legislator’s message through written and oral communications.

Hiring Preferences

  • Exceptional judgment and ability to function and multi-task under pressure
  • Ability to solve complex problems
  • Ability to work and communicate with people with various political, policy, geographical, and socio-economic backgrounds
  • Strong organizational, interpersonal, analytical and legislative/statutory research skills
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Good public speaking skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Self-starter and evidence of intellectual curiosity
  • Knowledge of state and federal elections and lobbying laws
  • Ability to work with all levels of management


About Us

Job posted: 2019-10-09