Providence is calling a Program Manager, State Advocacy, Alaska, Texas, New Mexico to Providence Health & Services, based in Renton WA -or- Ankorage, AK.
We are seeking a Program Manager, State Advocacy, Alaska, Texas, New Mexico to be responsible for advancement of state legislative and regulatory advocacy function including: research and policy analysis, implementation, and communications with internal/external audiences on priority Providence St. Joseph Health issues that relate to health operations in Alaska, Texas and New Mexico.
In this position you will have the following responsibilities:
Monitors major initiatives of state regulatory and enforcement agencies in Alaska, Texas and New Mexico. Also monitors legislative policy agendas, the governors' policy agenda, executive branch initiatives, and provides counsel and information to operations leaders and others where appropriate.
Conducts research and policy analysis, implementation, and communication with internal/external audiences on priority policy issues that relate to health system operations.
Serves as the lead Providence St. Joseph Health contact with certain state agencies on health/financial policy issues; develops relationships with key executive branch officials.
Reviews, analyzes, and identifies relevant operational issues that would occur as a result of legislative and regulatory pronouncements and activities of agencies and advisory bodies.
Establishes and nurtures a strong focus on health care policy and advocacy services at the local level including work with local community boards and staff. This position is accountable for building and supporting the local infrastructure used to achieve PSJH public policy objectives.
Understands and supports the mission, values, and goals of the PSJH and ensures that position papers, advocacy efforts, and related regulatory affairs efforts are compatible with the core values of the organization.
Drafts position statements, media materials, newsletter articles, and collateral pieces; for use in region and system-wide internal and external strategic communications on health and social policy issues that inform public opinion about health care, PSJH, and public policy issues.
Performs duties related to the day-to-day advancement of the PSJH government affairs agenda including: preparation of issue briefs, testimony, and action plans that include tactics to successfully pursue objectives in the legislative and rule-making processes; monitoring other health policy issues that may arise; representing PSJH on committees and task forces as appropriate; communicating with Providence PSJH leaders about issues through written and verbal presentations; and involving leaders in the formal policy process including the filing of comments on all rules with a material impact on the organization.
Coordinates with strategy officers to aid in evaluating the implications of state legislative and regulatory requirements on business planning decisions.
Membership on PSJH committees where public policy/advocacy advice or representation is needed.
Supports the advancement of government affairs advocacy efforts across the health system.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Required qualifications for this position include:
Equivalent of a Bachelor's degree in Public Policy, Law, Political Science, Business, Communications, Government, or Health Administration.
4 years of work experience in legislative or regulatory activities, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Demonstrated program management, communication, analytical, creative conceptual thinking, and writing skills are required.
Demonstrated competency in research, writing, public speaking, and personal computer and software applications.
Knowledge of local, state and federal governmental legislative and regulatory processes and government relations
Demonstrated analytical, creative conceptual thinking, research, presentation and writing skills.
Ability to participate in a team effort to accomplish tasks and goals, meet deadlines, handle sensitive information and adapt to shifting workload.
Demonstrated independent and complex problem solving skills.
Proficient in MS Office suite products.
Excellent communication skills, both orally and written.
Proactively identifies ways to enhance or improve programs, processes and systems.
Demonstrated skills in working collaboratively, courteously and tactfully with difficult situations and/or people to identify issues and solve problems.
Exercises discretion, sensitivity, tact and respect for confidentiality at all times.
The position requires a willingness to participate in a team effort to "do what it takes to get the job done" to meet deadlines, handle sensitive information and adapt to shifting workloads.
Preferred qualifications for this position include:
Experience in the state of Alaska, Texas, New Mexico
About the department you will serve.
Providence Strategic and Management Services provides a variety of functional and system support services for all eight regions of Providence Health & Services from Alaska to California. We are focused on supporting our Mission by delivering a robust foundation of services and sharing of specialized expertise.
We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details
As people of Providence, we reveal God's love for all, especially the poor and vulnerable, through our compassionate service.
Providence Health & Services is the third largest not-for-profit health system in the United States. Providence employs more than 82,000 caregivers (employees) across a five-state area; AK, WA, MT, OR, and CA. Our facilities include 34 hospitals, 600 physician clinics, senior services, supportive housing and other health and educational services. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.
Job Category: Project & Program Management - Non-Clinical