Director Public Affairs & Government Relations
Director Public Affairs & Government Relations Seattle, WA This position supports Cambia's cause and strategies through the proactive application of policy, political, legislative and regulatory strategies. Ensures that issues related to proposed or enacted laws, regulations or other government directives are appropriately monitored, communicated and known across the company. General Functions and Outcomes Subject matter expert on state [or federal] policy and political activity. Develops and maintains strong relationships with legislators and is a liaison between Cambia and the legislature. Strong knowledge of state [and federal] regulatory processes and procedures. Maintains relationships with key regulators to advance Cambia's business and policy objectives. Develops and successfully implements Cambia's proactive legislative strategy designed to advance Cambia's business and policy objectives. Develops and maintains appropriate lines of communication with regulators and works to educate them on key health care issues and policies. Works in partnership with the Public and Regulatory Affairs Specialist to ensure the effectiveness of Cambia in their market to develop and strengthen Cambia's reputation and presence as a high quality health care innovator. Secures key relationships and actively develops opportunities to accomplish this. Works in collaboration with more broad Cambia teams to execute on positioning campaigns and strategies. Coordinates and assists in the implementation of federal regulatory policies and procedures at the state level. Develops and implements Cambia's proactive outreach strategy to key elected officials and other influences Oversees political giving and develops comprehensive giving strategies in coordination with the Vice President State Affairs. Responsible for analysis of new and existing statutes and regulations to determine operational impacts to Regence health insurance products. Acts as a liaison between Cambia and state government to provide appropriate access and input on public policy, legislative and regulatory issues. Keeps corporate strategies in the forefront for legislative consideration. Monitors and intervenes as necessary in state rule-making activities to support development of consistent rules and regulations across Regence states that align with corporate strategic objectives. Minimum Requirements Demonstrated knowledge of the state legislative and political processes. Proven experience working within or lobbying legislative bodies. Demonstrated knowledge of regulatory processes. Knowledge of regulatory rules, guidelines, enforcement and administration. Experience working on political campaigns or as a health policy consultant or strategist; ideally in a leadership role. Deep understanding of Political Action Committees (PACs) and campaign finance regulations. Ability to develop coalitions with key partners to advance business objectives. Proven experience working in or around strategic communications or public relations with a strong sense of political and media strategy. Ability to think strategically while implementing and executing on initiatives and appropriately influencing outcomes. Strong written and verbal communication skills including presentation and public speaking. Ability to analyze proposed legislation and or regulations to determine impacts on the business. Experience drafting rules and amendments to regulations and legislation. Critically analyze and evaluate policy proposals and partner with internal groups to drive discussion and develop strategies and approaches. Normally to be proficient in the competencies listed above Director of Public Affairs and Government Relations would have a Bachelor's Degree in Business, Political Science, Communications or related field and 8 - 10 years of experience in public policy or political affairs, regulatory affairs, public relations or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Master's Degree preferred.