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Current Position Openings: Director of Government Relations

Overview:

This position directs ArMA’s policies involving local, state, and federal government affairs. They are responsible for managing an effective government relations program. maintaining and nurturing the relationships with government, associated authorities and all committees, and legislatively representing and protecting the organization’s interests. The Government Relations Director assists in the creation of organizational strategies, policies, and plans in the advocacy arena. They monitor legislative and regulatory activities and advance ArMA’s advocacy strategic priorities. This position reports to the EVP and is exempt. 

Responsibilities:

  • Execute a comprehensive public policy program.
  • Maintain communications with Arizona Congressional Delegation in Arizona and DC, as needed.
  • Policy development in conjunction with ArMA committees and physician members.
  • Close coordination of efforts with contract lobbyist.
  • Primary liaison with health care partners (county medical association, specialty societies, hospitals, public health partners, national medical organizations, AMA Advocacy Resource center, Scope of Practice Partnership, AMPAC, among others)
  • Staff ArMA’s Legislative Committee and PAC.
  • Direct and oversee ArMPAC activities including: administration, reporting, working with AMPAC, fundraising, endorsements, all election activities, candidate relationships, etc.
  • Oversee ArMA’s Doctor of the Day program,
  • Oversee annual Legislative Reception.
  • Responsible for coordinating and preparation of annual legislative report.
  • Responsible for overseeing preparation and submission of all required reports and filings – lobbying and PAC.
  • Interface with other designated organizations in which ArMA participates (Health-E Connection, Arizona Chamber of Commerce, Arizona Department of Health Services, AHCCCS, Arizona Partnership for Immunization, Public Health Association).
  • Participate in ArMA House of Delegates.
  • Develop annual advocacy budget and policy / procedures to support the advocacy infrastructure.
  • In coordination with contract lobbyist, represent ArMA in the public forum in all areas of health care policy.
  • Coordinate with the director of communications to support ArMA communications and grassroots efforts regarding policy and advocacy objectives.
  • Support ArMA and EVP in other duties as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Requires minimum of a bachelor’s degree.
  • At least 5 years’ experience, preferably in the Arizona healthcare environment.
  • Familiarity with the Arizona Legislative and regulatory process.
  • Experience in policy, advocacy and lobbying.
  • Solid communications skills including public speaking and writing.
  • Leadership skills with some management experience.

Competitive salary based upon experience

To Apply for Position

Send cover letter with salary requirements and resume to Libby McDannell: lmcdannell@azmed.org