Position Description

Government Relations Director
Department Administration
Location Corpus Christi, Texas
# of Openings 1
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General Purpose of Job:

Under the direction of the CEO leads the government relations functions of Driscoll Health System. In consultation with Hospital and Health Plan administrators and executives, plans and executes a comprehensive government affairs strategy that advances the Health Systems mission and goals with local, regional, state, and federal elected officials.

Education and/or Experience:

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) in political science, public affairs public relations, communications or related field or four to ten years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Five years of progressively responsible, professional experience in government relations required.

       Knowledge of:

•      Local, state, and federal legislative and executive processes;

•      Public affairs principles and practices;

•      Project management and planning principles and practices

Demonstrated Skills in:

•      Developing and maintaining relationships with public officials and their staffs;

•      Communicating effectively with all levels of management, boards of directors, and staff as well as external individuals and groups;

•      Analyzing and interpreting legislation and policy documents;

•      Legislative advocacy, negotiation and persuasion;

•      Communicating complex concepts through oral and written mediums;

•      Preparing a variety of written communications such as reports, testimony, and factsheets;

•      Planning and organization;

•      Managing and coordinating special projects;

•      Developing and implementing strategic plans as well as responding to short-term objectives;

•      Attention to detail and strong follow-through;

•      Critical and strategic thinking;

•      Event planning and management;

•      Working independently, as well as with teams;

•      Working with people from diverse academic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds;

•      Utilizing computer technology for communication, data gathering and reporting activities

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