Cone Health, SW-Strategic DevelopmentCITY:
Exempt: Yes | FTE: 1.0 (40 hours/week) | Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:30am - 5pm | On Call: NOJOB SUMMARY:
Assist in the management of Cone Health's government relations, legislative activities, policy development, and advocacy with elected officials and government agencies at the local, state, and federal levels, with a focus on communications with internal and external stakeholders, growing Cone Health's grassroots advocacy network, and strengthening relationships between government officials and Cone Health leaders.
Major job functions include developing and managing a proactive communications program, building a grassroots advocacy network, facilitating meeting between government officials and Cone Health, monitoring relevant policy and regulatory developments, assisting in direct advocacy efforts, supporting the development of public policy priorities, traveling occasionally throughout North Carolina and to Washington, DC, manage personal and constituent issues from government officials, and assisting in voter registration and education. Please see the essential job functions area for more details.EDUCATION:
Bachelor's degree in government/politics, law, public administration, public policy, English, communications, or related field.
Alternatively, a bachelor's degree in a different area of study combined with a significant interest in government or politics. Such a "significant interest" could be demonstrated through work, whether paid or volunteer, in government, politics, public policy, campaigns, grassroots organization, or related. Please be sure to address in your cover letter.
Masters or professional degree in government/politics, law, public administration, public policy, English, communications, or related field.
Such a degree may be in progress at the time of application, provided the expected completion date is within six months of hiringEXPERIENCE:
1-2 years of relevant work in areas such as grassroots organization, political organizing, campaigns, government, or communications.
An advanced degree described in the "preferred education" section may substitute for required experience along with a significant interest in government, politics, and public policy. Preferably, such "significant interest" may be demonstrated through experience as described in the required education section as an alternative to relevant majors. Please be sure to address in your cover letter.
2-4 years of relevant work in areas such as grassroots organization, political organizing, campaigns, or government.
Experience in North Carolina politics or government
Experience in health care industry (to emphasize, preferred but not required)LICENSURE/CERTIFICATION/REGISTRY/LISTING:
Eligible within six months of hiring to register as a lobbyist in North Carolina.ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:Develop and manage a proactive communications program keep government officials and Cone Health staff well informed about Cone Health and its positions on critical issues. Draft messaging, talking points, presentations, and other materials. Prioritize the flow of information necessary to various parties through appropriate channels and ensure accuracy and consistency in messaging.
Continue the development and implementation of a grassroots advocacy network of Cone Health leadership and staff, as well as members of the communities Cone Health serves. Assist individual Cone Health leaders to foster personal relationships with elected officials and facilitate grasstops advocacy efforts.
Help identify opportunities for and then implement meetings/tours between Cone Health providers, leaders, and staff with government officials, thought leaders, and policy stakeholders. With support from administrative staff, manage invitations, communications, signage, logistics, schedules, refreshments, etc. for such events.
Monitor policy and regulatory developments at local, state, and federal levels. Identify developments of particular interest or concern to Cone Health, research the potential effect on the organization, and draft analyses interpreting the effect of relevant developments.
Assist the Director of Government Affairs in advocacy at local, state, and federal levels. Establish personal, credible relationships with government personnel, elected officials, and other individuals and organizations relevant to Cone Health's advocacy. Work with organizations such as the American Hospital Association and North Carolina Healthcare Association on broader advocacy initiatives.
Support the development of Cone Health's public policy priorities, federal and state policy agenda, and legislative advocacy strategy. Work with organizations such as the American Hospital Association and North Carolina Healthcare Association in the development of their policy agendas and priorities.
Travel occasionally throughout North Carolina, particularly to Raleigh and the areas served by Cone Health, as well as to other locations such as Washington, DC, including overnight trips. Expected travel includes quarterly trips to DC and occasional trips to Raleigh during the legislative session and for interim oversight committee meetings, particularly when the Director of Government Affairs is unable to attend such meetings.
Manage the research and resolution of personal or constituent issues brought to Cone Health by elected officials.
Assist in voter registration and education activities, including voter registration drives at Cone Health facilities.
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