Vice President, Government Relations

20 Sep, 2021


Vice President, Government Relations

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta, GA


The Vice President, Government Relations provides leadership and direction for the Government Relations office. They coordinate all legislative, regulatory, and lobbying activities for Children’s. The Vice President, Government Relations works as a liaison with the State and Federal government leaders. This role proactively supports the efforts that ensure delivery of safe patient care and services and promotes a safe environment at Children’s.


The Vice President, Government Relations reports to the Chief Operating Officer and at times works closely with Children’s Chief Financial Officer and Chief Executive Officer, as well as administrative and clinical leaders.


  1. Directs all legislative, regulatory, and lobbying activities for Children’s.
  2. Works as a liaison with State and Federal government leaders as well as with Georgia Hospital Association.
  3. Serves as liaison with the System Board’s Public Affairs Committee to ensure appropriate issues are monitored at a local, state, and national level.
  4. Assists with the planning and development of all Certificate of Need projects.
  5. Monitors and guides the work of advocates representing the diverse interests of the System in a non-partisan way.
  6. Participates in the development, planning, marketing, implementation and evaluation of new programs and services through the strategic and operational business planning process.
  7. Develops and monitors annual operating budget and goals.
  8. Ensures compliance with internal policies and procedures within all responsible areas, including all regulatory agency requirements and standards affecting the operations of the facility.
  9. Sets expectations, develops plans, and manages processes to assess, improve, and maintain the integrity of our advocacy process.
  10. Collaborates effectively with Finance and Managed Care teams on issues impacting all forms of reimbursement.
  11. Represents Children’s in a credible, effective manner among friends to Children’s, affiliates, trustees, and corporations
  12. Demonstrates self-confidence, transparency, sincerity, clarity, and sensitivity in spoken and written communications
  13. Builds and maintains positive working relationships with physicians, leaders, and other key constituents in support of Children’s goals
  14. Supports the CEO and Children’s executives in political initiatives and the development of strategic relationships


  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in a legislative and advocating position
  • Skilled in analytical and critical thinking, counseling and problem solving.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and excellent writing skills.
  •  A solid communicator who is conversant with the goals and strategies of Children’s.
  • Demonstrated effective business acumen and good judgment.


  • Bachelor’s degree in business administration, finance, or related curriculum.


  • Expert knowledge of Medicaid policy.
  • Working knowledge of Federal and State governing processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to build relationships and make connections with individuals at all levels.
  • Strong executive presence and communication skills with experience as organization spokesperson.
  • Ability to operate effectively in a fast-paced environment with high expectations to produce results.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and an aptitude for conflict resolution. An ability to find “win/win” solutions that benefit multiple constituencies.
  • Expert level problem-solving, strategic planning, and financial analysis ability. Ability to lead and manage a team, with a focus on developing, engaging, and retaining team members.



  • Represents Children’s professionally in a variety of settings and behave ethically at all times.
  • Demonstrates poise and self-control, establishes credibility, deals diplomatically with conflict, and instills a sense of trust and confidence in others.
  • Demonstrates a high level of drive, balanced with an equal amount of self-discipline. A predisposition for action while simultaneously demonstrating Children’s values.
  • Clear and compelling communication. Presents clear information to stakeholders to enable educated decision-making given the complex legal environment of the healthcare system. Uses expert written and verbal communication skills to provide clear instruction to staff in order to achieve the desired outcome.
  • A role model of personal and professional integrity.


  • Master’s degree in Business Administration or Juris Doctor degree is preferred.


  • No professional certifications required


Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.

Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.


About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

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Address:  1575 Northeast Expressway, Bldg 1, Atlanta, GA  30329
Function:  Leadership/Management – Executive

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Job posted: 2021-09-20