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Director-Government Relations

Company: Mercy
Location: Fort Smith
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Were a Little Different Our mission is clear. We bring to life a healing ministry through our compassionate care and exceptional service. At Mercy, we believe in careers that match the unique gifts of unique individuals careers that not only make the most of your skills and talents, but also your heart. Join us and discover why Modern Healthcare Magazine named us in its Top 100 Places to Work.Overview: The Director of Government Relations is a contract position based in Little Rock, AR. The position develops in partnership with Advocacy Team members a variety of substantive policy matters affecting healthcare in the U.S. These policies are derived from Catholic Social Teaching and reflect the dignity and welfare of those we serve with particular concern for underserved communities and those who are economically poor. Public Policy efforts are designed to leverage the influence of Mercy to shape critical federal and state healthcare policies to help improve the equitable allocation and distribution of healthcare resources mindful of the needs of the most vulnerable persons. Through the mobilization of collective advocacy efforts across the Ministry to include development of public policy, realization of government grants and appropriations, and cultivation of external relationships, Mercy will be in a position to effectively guide policy change and position the Ministry to more thoroughly respond to the communities we serve.Qualifications:

  • Education: Bachelors Degree
  • Licensure: Registered Lobbyist Preferred.
  • Experience: Prefer Five years experience in healthcare, and extensive experience in working with healthcare leaders and community partners.Other:
    • Demonstrated leadership, analytical skills, public speaking, confidence in communicating with a variety of individuals, as well as success in fostering strategic partnerships, are essential. A balance of assertiveness and diplomacy is critical, as is the ability to collaborate with a team of professionals. Experience managing both small and large projects, detail oriented with excellent organizational skills and effective written and interpersonal skills are Familiarity and ease of use with MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook). Poise while working in a time-sensitive, deadline-driven, results-oriented environment necessary. Ability to travel.
    • This position is expected to advance the strategic mission and goals of Mercy, the Government Relations team, to work with internal, external, government, private, and public partners; and to increase the breadth, reach, and visibility of Mercy among constituents in local, state, regional, and national arenas. This position will regularly interface with Mercy leaders and co-workers, policymakers and policy-influencers at many levels, Mercy board members and volunteers, and other constituents and stakeholders concerned with healthcare and the issues facing this country. This position requires policy research and analysis, development of recommendations, creating and disseminating position statements, development of educational materials, and support of Mercy Leaders in communicating the messages. This position will collaborate with fellow members of the Government Relations and Advocacy team and key leaders across Mercy to establish processes and procedures for realizing federal financing through grants and appropriations.We Offer Great Benefits:Day-one comprehensive health, vision and dental coverage, PTO, tuition reimbursement and employer-matched retirement funds are just a few of the great benefits offered to eligible co-workers, including those working 48 hours or more per pay period!Were bringing to life a healing ministry through compassionate care.At Mercy, our supportive community will be behind you every step of your day, especially the tough ones. You will have opportunities to pioneer new models of care and transform the health care experience through advanced technology and innovative procedures. Were expanding to help our communities grow. Join us and be a part of it all.What Makes You a Good Match for Mercy? Compassion and professionalism go hand-in-hand with us. Having a positive outlook and a strong sense of advocacy is in perfect step with our mission and vision. Were also collaborative and unafraid to do a little extra to deliver excellent care thats just part of our commitment. If that sounds like a good fit for you, we encourage you to apply. Mercy has determined this is a safety-sensitive position. The ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner is an essential function of this job.

Keywords: Mercy, Fort Smith , Director-Government Relations, Executive , Fort Smith, Arkansas

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