Resp & Qualifications
PURPOSE: The Director of Federal Affairs (“Director”) reports to the Vice President, Public Policy and will be responsible for helping develop federal Government Affairs strategy, communications and advocacy to support, promote and protect business objectives and policies of the company. At the Direction of the Vice President, Public Policy, the Director will communicate, advocate and reinforce CareFirst’s opinions and positions throughout the Executive, Legislative and Administrative branches of the federal government. The Director will support the development of a positive perception among regulators, legislators, and stakeholders of CareFirst’s mission and values and promote CareFirst as a public policy leader on healthcare issues nationally. The Director must have an excellent working knowledge of health policy issues facing the company, as well as the federal legislative, regulatory, and political landscape.
Under the direction of the Vice President, Public Policy, the essential duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Required: Bachelor’s degree in Government Affairs or related field. 7-10 years of related experience in government relations or public policy. Strong relationships with members of Congressional delegation and staff in CareFirst’s service area and on committees of key importance.
Preferred: Legal degree preferred. Public Affairs management experience and strong relationship with key federal administration officials. Knowledge of the healthcare industry, as well as knowledge of CareFirst’s history and operations preferred.
Department: Public Policy
Equal Employment Opportunity
CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield is an Equal Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of the Company to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
Hire Range Disclaimer
Actual salary will be based on relevant job experience and work history.
Where To Apply
Please visit our website to apply: www.carefirst.com/careers
Please apply before: 10/27/2019
Federal Disc/Physical Demand
Note: The incumbent is required to immediately disclose any debarment, exclusion, or other event that makes him/her ineligible to perform work directly or indirectly on Federal health care programs.
The associate is primarily seated while performing the duties of the position. Occasional walking or standing is required. The hands are regularly used to write, type, key and handle or feel small controls and objects. The associate must frequently talk and hear. Weights up to 25 pounds are occasionally lifted.
Sponsorship in US
Must be eligible to work in the U.S. without Sponsorship