EXTERNAL AFFAIRS MANAGER

Job Description

Job ID: 1185419
Employment Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

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BJC HealthCare is one of the largest nonprofit health care organizations in the United States, delivering services to residents primarily in the greater St. Louis, southern Illinois and mid-Missouri regions. BJC serves patients and their families in urban, suburban and rural communities through its 15 hospitals and multiple community health locations. Services include inpatient and outpatient care, primary care, community health and wellness, workplace health, home health, community mental health, rehabilitation, long-term care and hospice.


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Role Purpose

Leads planning and implementation activities on behalf of the Government Relations department. Develops work plans, metrics and analysis to ensure BJC Public Policy positions are aligned with Corporate and/or Collaborative priorities. Works at a high level of independence and must be able to effectively anticipate, identify, strategize and manage problems that arise within these relationships. Provides substantive information to members of Congress and the BJC Executive Leadership team. Creates and manages communications tools such as the BJC Govt Relations website and legislative reports. Not only tracks reports but makes clear recommendations on strategy to accomplish legislative goals. Develops and maintains social networks to influence key legislative priorities.


Responsibilities

  • Develops and maintains productive working relationships within the organization and with external partners such as associations, coalitions, chambers, federal, state and local governments, elected officials and their staffs.
  • Creates and implements project teams as needed to reconcile external demands with internal goals and objectives.
  • Represents BJC Government Relations at external forums and provides internal analysis to promote solutions to challenging, sometimes conflicting, priorities.
  • Provides informational tools to educate, persuade and influence diverse audiences.

  • Minimum Requirements

     

    Degree

  • Master's Degree
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    Experience

  • 2-5 years

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    Preferred Requirements and Additional Job Information

     

    Experience

  • 5-10 years

  • Benefits Statement

    Note: not all benefits apply to all openings

    -  Comprehensive medical, dental, life insurance, and disability plan options
    -  Pension Plan*/403(b) Plan
    -  401(k) plan
    -  Tuition Assistance
    -  Health Care and Dependent Care Reimbursement Accounts
    -  On-Site Fitness Center (depending on location)
    -  Paid Time Off Program for vacation, holiday and sick time

    *Pension does not apply to Memorial Hospital, Memorial Hospital East, Memorial Medical Group, Alton Memorial or Parkland Health Center


    Legal Statement

    The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees in this position. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.

     

    Equal Opportunity Employer