Vice President, Government Affairs: 140841BR

08 Jan, 2021


Vice President, Government Affairs: 140841BR

Sentara Healthcare
Norfolk, VA

Award-winning: Sentara Healthcare is a Virginia and Northeastern North Carolina based not-for-profit integrated healthcare provider that has been in business for over 131 years. Offering more than 500 sites of care including 12 hospitals, long term care, assisting living, PACE, home health, hospice, medical transport, medical groups, imaging services, therapy, outpatient surgery centers, and an 858,000 member health plan.  The people of the communities that we serve have nominated Sentara “Employer of Choice” for over ten years.  U.S. News and World Report has recognized Sentara as having the Best Hospitals for 15+ years.  Sentara offers professional development and a continued employment philosophy!

When you join Sentara in a professional or management role, you become part of a progressive team of business leaders and operational experts. Our organization and our people are highly respected for the knowledge and innovation that we demonstrate each day. Working with us is an opportunity to have a positive influence on our growth and the communities we serve.

Sentara Healthcare prides itself on the diversity and inclusiveness of its close to an almost 30,000-member workforce. Diversity, inclusion, and belonging is a guiding principle of the organization to ensure its workforce reflects the communities it serves.


Sentara Healthcare is currently recruiting for a Vice President, Government Affairs for Sentara’s Health Plans.


The VP of Government Relations will develop and lead both internal and external strategic state and federal government relations initiatives to support the mission and strategic goals of Sentara Health Plans, comprised of Optima Health and Virginia Premier. This individual will also lead efforts regarding health policy, and he/she will educate government officials relative to Sentara Health Plans’ legislative priorities. This position partners with internal clinical, legal and operations leaders to help develop the health plan’s legislative and regulatory policy positions. The VP will support the overall function of Sentara’s Government and Community Relations department by assisting the departmental teams responsible for community development, communications and special system projects. This position reports to the Senior Vice President for Public Policy and Government Relations for Sentara Healthcare.


Education Level
Bachelor’s Level Degree
Required: Related – 3 yearsPreferred: None, unless noted in the “Other” section below
None, unless noted in the “Other” section below
Required:Preferred: None, unless noted in the “Other” section below
3 years experience in health policy and/or advocacy at a state or federal level, or 5 years experience working in public or regulatory affairs in hospital administrations or operations or in the health insurance industry. Must have superior writing and editing skills, strategic thinking capabilities, political sensibility, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to work independently. Will require lobbyist registration.
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Job posted: 2021-01-08