• Director, Government Affairs

    Job Locations US-CO-Westminster | US
    Posted Date 3 months ago(3 months ago)
    Job ID
    2018-1362
    # of Openings
    1
    Category
    Public Relations
  • Overview

    JOB SUMMARY

    Under the direction of the Senior Vice President of MDGuidelines, the Director, Government Affairs leads state-level government relations functions of MDGuidelines for ReedGroup. In consultation with the various intercompany business groups, the Director plans and executes a comprehensive, proactive government affairs strategy that advances MDGuidelines with elected state officials and trade associations.

     

    DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERICS

    The Director, Government Affairs serves as ReedGroup’s principal liaison to elected state officials at all levels and their staff, trade associations.

     

    Who We Are: ReedGroup, headquartered in Westminster, CO, is a dynamic, fast growing organization that employs nearly 2,000 people at 11 locations globally. We are the top provider in the Absence Management industry and provide our services to major companies including a substantial number of Fortune 100 companies.  We are committed to improving health and productivity outcomes while controlling costs - it is at the core of our comprehensive solutions which are designed to return people to their active lifestyles and allow businesses to thrive.  

     

    Our Vision: Healthy and Productive People. Thriving Businesses. 

     

    Our Mission: ReedGroup connects the ecosystem of the health, work and life with …

    • The best service experience for clients and employees.
    • Trusted content and experience.
    • Strong partnerships across healthcare and insurance.
    • Innovative technology to drive simplicity.
    • Comprehensive data to create meaningful insights.

    Responsibilities

    TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

    • In collaboration with the Senior Vice President of MDGuidelines, Vice President of Marketing, Director of Editorial Research and Development, and other Reed Group staff, develops and manages company strategy for strengthening relationships with elected state officials to increase their understanding of MDGuidelines content and tools throughout the US.
    • Raise the visibility of ReedGroup in a positive manner by assisting with the establishment of and nurturing of a network of officials in State agencies responsible for researching and coordinating the adoption of treatment, disability duration, and pharmaceutical prescription standards.
    • Keeping abreast of political developments and identifying key stakeholders in the decision-making process in State government.
    • Contacts state officials at all levels, their staff, trade associations, think tanks and other interest groups and influencers to persuade them to support legislation adopting MDGuidelines content standards.
    • Gather intelligence on the evolving direction of relevant policy thinking and communicate it internally within ReedGroup.
    • Works with ReedGroup leadership to identify priority legislative and government relations issues for the Company.
    • Communicates and advocates MDGuidelines methodologies, development, and outcomes to state elected officials and staff.
    • Monitors legislation and policy activities, updates and advises ReedGroup leadership and staff about relevant policy proposals and actions, and works with ReedGroup staff to analyze potential business impact. Communicates with the MDGuidelines team to inform them of relevant government activities.
    • Coordinates government relations strategy with other relevant stakeholders, including trade association members, state associations, trade publications, and government relations staff from other agencies and industry.
    • Develops a wide range of materials in support of the Company’s government relations agenda, such as talking points, legislative summaries, factsheets, testimony, reports, and letters.
    • Plans and implements events and other activities to support ReedGroup’s government relations goals, such as lunch and learn meetings, town hall meetings, etc.
    • Provides assistance to ReedGroup staff on government relations issues and questions
    • Other related duties as assigned.

     

    Qualifications

    Education:  Bachelor’s Degree Political Science or Public Policy required; Master’s Degree in Political Science or Public Policy preferred.

     

    Experience:  Minimum of 5 years working in or with state legislatures and/or workers’ compensation boards.   

     

    Skills

    • Ability to develop and maintain relationships with public officials and their staffs;
    • Ability to communicate effectively with all levels of management, boards of directors, and staff as well as external individuals and groups;
    • Ability to analyze and interpret legislation and policy documents;
    • Adept at legislative advocacy, negotiation and persuasion;
    • Ability to communicate complex concepts through oral and written mediums;
    • Ability to prepare a variety of written communications such as reports, testimony, and factsheets;
    • Strong planning and organizational skills;
    • Ability to manage and coordinate special projects;
    • Ability to develop and implement 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;
    • Ability to work independently, as well as with teams;
    • Ability to work with people from diverse academic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds;
    • Ability to utilize computer technology for communication, data gathering and reporting activities

     

    Work environment and physical requirements:

    Work is generally performed in an office environment with frequent interruptions and irregularities in the work schedule. Frequent interstate travel is required (50%).

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