This position will be based in the Washington, D.C. office, with an expectation for 20% travel to Mayo Clinic sites across the country.
The Director is responsible for leading Mayo Clinic's federal policy and government relations activity in Washington, DC and advises leaders on development and implementation of the organization's public policy priorities and positions. Essential functions include:
Monitoring and evaluating federal legislation and regulatory issues to assess impact and opportunity for Mayo Clinic and our patients
Proactively crafting policy and education campaigns to inform elected officials, staff, regulators and policy thought leaders on Mayo Clinic's unique value and priorities
Representing Mayo Clinic and our patients with policymakers and relevant internal leaders to understand emerging issues and developing policy solutions to address identified priorities
Contributing to and coordinating Mayo Clinic's assessment of policy proposals and responses to formal and informal comment and feedback opportunities
Growing and maintaining a network of policy and advocacy relationships to pursue new issues and proposals in Mayo Clinic's priority focus areas
Representing Mayo Clinic with federal, third party trade associations and think tanks, including advocating for policy positions and partnerships, building consensus with peers and coordinating response to pending policy issues
Supporting and assisting Mayo Clinic leaders, clinicians, staff and patients with federal advocacy and thought leadership opportunities and activities
Coordinating with policy and government engagement peers and public affairs department colleagues to best represent Mayo Clinic and articulate our value within health care and beyond
Managing and overseeing staff as needed, providing professional growth opportunities as appropriate
Managing external consultants and partners to ensure effective strategy and coordination
License or certification Basic qualifications:
Bachelor's degree required in political science, government relations or a related field. Master's degree, or commitment to obtain in a defined timeframe, stronglypreferred.
Minimum of eight years experience in a policy, government relations or a related field is required.
Knowledge of the federal legislative process, regulatory process and health care policy is expected. Specific experience in public program operations and reimbursement, payment transformation, health care quality and performance measurement, laboratory regulation and payment, federal research and public health and FDA regulation preferred.
Candidate should be capable of developing and executing a proactive and strategic presence with federal policymakers and influencers.
Candidate should possess excellent oral and written communication skills that are effective in communication to a diverse set of audiences.
Candidate should have the ability to understand complex policy proposals and regulations and be able to effectively communicate the impact and considerations related to those proposals clearly with internal and external leaders.
Candidate should demonstrate effective relationship building and advocacy skills, including experience successfully leading both policy campaigns and thought leadership activities
Candidate must have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain good working relationships with Mayo Clinic team members, legislators, regulators and government staff.
Candidate should be team-oriented with a sense of humor, self-awareness and the ability to succeed in a fast-moving environment.
Additional opportunities for professional development and growth are anticipated.
Candidate will be expected to spend up to 20% of his or her time traveling to Mayo Clinic sites across the country.
Exemption status Exempt
Benefits eligible Yes
Hours / Pay period null
Site description Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.
Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).
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