Director, Government Relations

WellSpan Health

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General Summary:
Under the general supervision of the Vice President and Government Relations Officer, the Government Relations Director helps implement and evaluate government relations and legislative affairs strategies across all systems of care and System-wide functions. Works to establish and maintain positive relationships with elected officials at the state, county, and municipal level. Serves as a government relations liaison; identifies and helps pursue sources of government funding; regularly communicates the goals, priorities, accomplishments, and challenges of WellSpan Health and its operating entities; and enhances the profile of WellSpan Health among elected and administrative officials.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Works with the Vice President and Government Relations Officer to identify priorities and determine strategy and appropriate roles for WellSpan in matters of public policy and advocacy.

Regularly scans internal and external environment and proactively identifies policy issues and opportunities that would impact the system’s reputation and strategic objectives.

Enhances WellSpan’s profile among elected and administrative officials by regularly engaging and maintaining positive relationships with elected officials at the state, county, and municipal levels.

Manages WellSpan’s Chamber memberships, ensures active participations and facilitates information sharing between the Chambers and WellSpan leaders.

Educates internal audience on legislative issues at the federal, state, county, and municipal level. Facilitates both in-person and webinar discussions on related policy topics.

Develops a range of high-quality written materials, including policy reports and organizational comments and statements for the record responding to county, state, and federal policy issues.

Works to enhance WellSpan’s profile among elected and administrative officials; identifies opportunities for funding at the state and federal level and for WellSpan representation on committees, taskforces and initiatives that align with system priorities.

Helps maintain an advocacy network within WellSpan.

Maintains confidentiality and professionalism and represents WellSpan positively in all interactions; advances diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives at WellSpan Health.

The following are common expectations:

Enhances professional growth and development through educational programs, workshops, and current literature.

Provides outstanding service to all customers; ability to work well autonomously and as a member of a highly collaborative team; and practices fiscal responsibility through improvement and innovation.

Possesses excellent analytical, organizational, research and time management skills.


Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree

Minimum Experience: 5-8 years in a government affairs role, preferably with an elected official or health-focused committee at the state or national level or in a large, complex non-profit organization

Min Field Of Expertise: Political Science, Public Administration, Public Relations, Communications

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