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Director of State & Federal Health Policy

Company: Volunteers of America
Location: Alexandria
Posted on: January 27, 2023

Job Description:

Overview "Go where ever we are needed and do whatever comes to mind." - Ballington & Maud Booth, Founders Volunteers of America (VOA) is a faith-based, nationwide nonprofit organization dedicated to helping those in need rebuild their lives and reach their full potential. The VOA network includes more than 16,000 full-time professionals empowering 1.5 million people annually through our 30 affiliates in 46 states. We provide hundreds of service programs, including those for seniors and people with disabilities, those experiencing homelessness, and those recovering from addiction. VOA is one of the nation's most comprehensive human services charities, offering programs for communities, individuals, and families. VOA is looking for a Director of State & Federal Health Policy. The person in this position will work closely with the VP of Public Policy, Director of Managed Medicaid Growth and Innovation and EVP of External Affairs to oversee the advancement of VOA state policy priorities around Medicare and Medicaid Services. This external facing position will provide support to local affiliates to increase state funding for health equity and improving outcomes and impact, strengthen relationships with networks and coalitions to grow and maintain credibility and reputation with external influencers at all levels, analyze relevance and implications of public policy documents and sign on letters from other organizations, share pertinent information with the affiliates on multiple platforms, respond to affiliate public policy requests, coordinate Hill visits, work with the Public Policy team in their role motivating staff program experts, CEO, affiliate staff and board members to engage and promote public policy initiatives that will support the VOA mission and other duties as needed. Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the advancement of VOA's health policy agenda through engagement with legislators, governors' administrations, and other state politicians
  • Engage with national partners to promote federal initiatives as well as state-focused solutions to health policy issues
  • Communicate VOA public policy priorities to key stakeholders through omni-channel methods
  • Position VOA as a leader in public policy among peer organizations, supporters and donors
  • Cultivate relationships with VOA affiliates, specifically in key target states, to work in partnership with affiliate leadership and policy staff
  • Develop affiliate capacity for state level engagement in health policy issues
  • Create state-specific government affairs strategies and work closely with affiliate leadership and policy teams to implement and refine as needed
  • Monitor policy trends relevant to VOA healthcare priorities, recommending actions as appropriate
  • Work with VP of Public Policy to establish an Affiliate Advocacy Collaborative Network. This position will manage state focused relationships for health care concerns and share best practices for engagement
  • Produce toolkits and a resource library for activity in target states and share for affiliate use as policy concerns impact other states
  • Represent VOA at federal health and healthcare focused coalitions including Partnership to Protect Coverage (PPC) and National Alliance to Impact the Social Determinants of Health (NASDOH) to promote health equity and improved community health Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Exemplary public speaking and presentation skills required
    • Confidence and professionalism to represent Volunteers of America and participate in external meetings
    • Ability to conduct research on CMS and regulatory policies that arise at the state level
    • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
    • Must be customer-oriented and have proven experience with relationship building
    • Must have organizational and project management skills
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Strong self-motivation; ability to meet tight deadlines; adaptability; ability to handle multiple assignments
    • Sound decision-making ability and judgment
    • Must be detail oriented and customer-focused
    • Ability to remain calm in a complex and fast-paced political environment
    • Ability to work flexible hours; ability to travel is required Qualifications: Physical Capabilities:
      • Lifting: Requires lifting materials up to 10 lbs.
      • Ability to stand or sit at a computer for prolonged periods Working Environment:
        • The work environment characteristics and physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Education and Experience:
          • A Bachelor's degree or equivalent is required
          • Three years experience working in a mission based, nonprofit human service organization
          • Three years experience in health policy, legislative affairs, or elected official office with a focus on Medicare and Medicaid programs Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities Employment with VOA is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, education and credentials, a criminal background check and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check if applicable. Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Senior Vice President of Human Resources.

Keywords: Volunteers of America, Alexandria , Director of State & Federal Health Policy, Healthcare , Alexandria, Virginia

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