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Category: Professional
Facility: Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland
Department: Government Relations
Schedule: Full Time
Shift: Day Shift
Hours: 40 hours/week
FTE: 1.00000
Job Details: Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science
5 Years of Experience Required

Position Summary:
Responsible for tracking policy advocacy at the federal, state,county, and local government relations level. Tracks and analyzes legislation and policies, advises about potential strategic institutional and/or peer group policy initiatives including opportunities for grassroots advocacy efforts.  Develops and maintains strongly positive relationships with neighbors and community leaders. Advises senior leadership on key legislation and policies that affect Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland.

Position Requirements:
Required Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Economics, Communications or related field. Preferred Graduate degree in Public Policy, Government Relations, Public Health, or Health Care Admin.
Experience: 5 years experience public policy within healthcare and/or government relations. At least 2 years experience with legislative process at local, state or federal level. Experience in government role strongly preferred.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities: 3-5 years experience providing policy research and analysis as a lobbyist, political campaign staff or employed as staff to governmental official. Proven communications skills with large and small audiences.  Proven experience in government relations, public policy, media relations, public relations and community affairs. Excellent oral presentation and writing skills, particularly in pursuasively explaining complex issues. Experience in building consensus and partnerships. Experience with event planning for both large and small projects. Able to travel occasionally as required. Knowledge of health payer programs and health policy. Experience in creating sophisticated presentations with Word, Excel and Powerpoint applications. Proven ability to develop and guide statistical and complex data analysis. Able to work independently. Experience in crisis management communications. Knowledge, sensitivity, and demonstrated experience in the social determinants of health care access and outcomes and in legislative remedies for improving health access and health outcome issues for vulnerable populations. Knowledge in health care financing. Key contact for neighbor issues resolution.

Physical Requirements:
Sit: Up to 8 hours/day
Stand/Walk: 3-6 hours
Bend/Stoop: Up to 3 hours
Reach: Up to 3 hours
Rep Use of UE/Grasp: Up to 8 hrs
Lift/Push/Pull: 15 lbs
This job requires the ability to hear alarms clients and/or instruction. The ability to see accurately from 20 inches to 20-ft. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function of this position.

UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.

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