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Director of Government Affairs

Missouri Foundation for Health
Missouri, United States
$101,068.00 - $126,000.00
Closing date
Sep 24, 2022

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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.   



  • 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 and goals.  
  • 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 communities.
  • 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 Foundation goals. 
  • Oversee and manage the Foundation’s work with state and federal government affairs contractors.



Minimum levels of education and experience.

Education:  Master’s Degree in Public Health, Health Administration, or related field and/or or a Law Degree required.

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 Demands 

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. Louis

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