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System SVP Government Relations

Dignity Health Rancho Cordova, California
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The posted compensation range of $134.54 - $188.34 /hour is a reasonable estimate that extends from the lowest to the highest pay CommonSpirit in good faith believes it might pay for this particular job, based on the circumstances at the time of posting. CommonSpirit may ultimately pay more or less than the posted range as permitted by law.

Requisition ID 2024-362243 Employment Type Full Time Department Administration Hours/Pay Period 80 Shift Day Weekly Schedule Monday - Friday Remote Yes Category Executive
Overview

CommonSpirit Health is a nonprofit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. It was created in February 2019 by Catholic Health Initiatives and Dignity Health. With its national office in Chicago and a team of over 150,000 employees and 25,000 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, CommonSpirit operates more than 2,000 care sites from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen -- both inside our hospitals and out in the community.

The Senior Vice President of Government Relations promotes the mission, vision, values and strategic objectives of CommonSpirit Health through the development and integration of a comprehensive government relations program. This
position leads all government relations efforts for CommonSpirit Health at both state and federal level. The SVP manages the team of state advocacy leaders and is a key business partner to the Regional Presidents. The SVP develops
system-wide policy positions to promote consistent and impactful messaging across the ministry. This position leads the matrixed business relationship with Market Presidents and the engagement with local, state and federal elected officials. The SVP provides education to board members, leadership, physicians, staff, the community and other CommonSpirit Health constituencies on the principles and goals underlying policy efforts, and represents CommonSpirit in a variety of government and corporate forums both internally and externally.


Responsibilities
  • Develops and oversees the implementation of the long-range strategic direction and the biennial CommonSpirit Health advocacy priorities in collaboration with the Board of Stewardship Trustees, System and Regional Leadership.
  • Directly leads the centralized team of State Advocacy Leaders that report to the position; accountable for state-level policy positions and overseeing implementation of individual state strategies across all states in the footprint of the Ministry.
  • Key business partner to Region Presidents ultimately accountable for service level KPIs and state-level government relations and policy strategies.
  • Oversee 36 market presidents’ matrixed advocacy responsibilities; trains market presidents on implementing advocacy strategic plans that align with system priorities.
  • Directly leads system-wide government relations efforts (legislative, regulatory and administrative) at the state and federal levels, including representing CommonSpirit Health to members of Congress, legislators and staff, public agencies, community groups, and media, etc.
  • Identifies, reviews and contracts with outside lobbying firms as appropriate to deliver Regional KPIs; ensures compliance with all state and federal lobbying reporting requirements.
  • Provides oversight of advocacy and lobbying activities to protect the organizations not for profit status; provides regular training to ensure compliance with applicable lobbying laws to care sites, markets, regional and national leadership.

  • Ultimate accountability for developing resources, materials, and training that empower system and ministry leaders to be successful advocates.

  • Identifies and prioritizes state and federal public policy strategies and issues for CommonSpirit Health working with state advocacy leaders; provides in-depth policy oversight and leadership across all states in the ministry.

  • Works to enhance CommonSpirit Health’s profile, position and influence with state, regional and national constituencies/entities.

  • Influences the policy positions of partner organizations including industry associations as well as national and community partners.

  • Identifies for leadership the policy implications of strategic plans, goals and objectives, program development and specific projects.

While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that may include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid time off, tuition assistance, adoption assistance, and more! Unless directed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement, applications for this position will be considered on a rolling basis. CommonSpirit Health cannot anticipate the date by which a successful candidate may be identified.

Benefits include Medical, Dental, Vision, Paid Time Off, Holidays, Retirement Program, Disability Plans, Tuition Reimbursement, Adoption Assistance, Employee Assistance Program (EAP), Discount Programs, Life Insurance Plans, Worker Compensation, Dress for Your Day Policy, Voluntary Benefits. Position is eligible for incentive pay based on company performance. 

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Qualifications

Required Education & Experience:

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in a related field.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of direct management experience of a large, dispersed and/or remote team.
  • Senior management level responsibility in a health related organization. Experience should include deep understanding of legislative and regulatory policy processes.
  • Master’s degree in hospital, healthcare or business administration or related field required.

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While you’re busy impacting the healthcare industry, we’ll take care of you with benefits that may include health/dental/vision, FSA, matching retirement plans, paid time off, tuition assistance, adoption assistance, and more!

Unless directed by a Collective Bargaining Agreement, applications for this position will be considered on a rolling basis. CommonSpirit Health cannot anticipate the date by which a successful candidate may be identified.

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