Under the direct supervision of the Vice President of Health
Policy, the Director of Government Affairs builds and implements a
strategy for the Foundation’s engagement with policymakers, state
legislative leadership, the Governor’s office, state agency
officials, local officials, and Missouri’s congressional
delegation. The Director of Government Affairs serves as a key
advisor on the Foundation’s advocacy efforts, as well as
opportunities to use relationships with policymakers to forward the
Foundation’s mission and strategies.
ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES –
- Build and maintain trusted relationships with key policymakers
at the state, federal, and local (in consultation with Community
Liaisons) levels, such that MFH is a trusted source of information
and advisement on issues of importance to the Foundation’s mission
- Identify opportunities for MFH to be a resource to policymakers
and create a loop of information regarding happenings at the state
capital and how they relate to MFH strategies and target
- Participate as a thought partner and expert consultant on
Foundation’s cross-functional teams, identifying, developing, and
implementing strategies for government relations work to forward
- Oversee and manage the Foundation’s work with state and federal
government affairs contractors.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Minimum levels of education and experience.
Education: Master’s Degree in Public Health, Health
Administration, or related field and/or or a Law Degree
Experience: Six (6) or more years of relevant work
experience required. Deep understanding of key issues in health
policy (health care financing, Medicaid/Medicare, etc.) and
experience developing and managing complex, non-partisan policy and
government relations strategies.
Physical and Work Environment
The physical and work environment demands described here are
representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the responsibilities of this position.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with a
disability to perform the position responsibilities. Physical
demands, such as the ability to walk, sit, etc., are those of a
typical office environment.
MFH is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity and
strives for authentic inclusion. We seek to build a team that
reflects diversity of race, socioeconomic status, national origin,
color, disability, religion, gender, age, marital status, sexual
orientation, or gender identity, and encourage candidates of all
backgrounds to apply.
MFH is committed to salary equity, and compensation will be
determined based upon an independent assessment of qualifications
relative to the position’s responsibilities. Please visit our
website to read the Foundation’s
Salary range for the Director of Government Affairs starts from
101068 to 126000
Location: Jefferson City or Columbia area or St.
To apply please visit https://mffh.org/the-foundation/careers/