Public Affairs Manager - Government

Oregon, USA
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Job Description

You could be the one who changes everything for our 28 million members. Centene is transforming the health of our communities, one person at a time. As a diversified, national organization, you’ll have access to competitive benefits including a fresh perspective on workplace flexibility.

Position Purpose:

As a Government and Public Affairs Manager with our Trillium Community Health Plan, you will establish and maintain successful relationships with government officials, policymakers, agencies, business/trade groups, community-based organizations, members, and other key stakeholders to enhance the company's business interests by connecting with government officials.

IMPORTANT NOTE: This position is both a HYBRID (office/home) and FIELD-BASED position.

  • Primary office location: 13221 SW 68th Pkwy, Tigard, Oregon
  • Field-based areas: Tri-County Area - Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington County, Oregon
  • Travel: 1 -2 times per week (depends on health fair events, galas, etc.)
  • Current state driver's license in good standing required.

In this Government and Public Affairs Manager role, you will:

  • Under the direction and guidance of the Director, the Manager, will manage government relations activities including coordination of lobbying activities, managing inquiries and requests from elected officials and/or key interest groups, and shaping legislative strategies through issue advocacy and coalition-building
  • Serve as the company’s liaison to elected officials, policymakers, business and trade associations, and other key stakeholders
  • Establish and maintain strong governmental, political and community network within the company’s markets
  • Identify and advise senior leaders of key trends, regulatory interests and/or concerns that may impact the company’s market position
  • Analyze public policy positions and recommend and prepares appropriate positions aligned with the company’s business objectives
  • Prepare and present reports to senior leaders and business units
  • Represent the company’s interests in proceedings and/or external meetings

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Policy, Marketing/Communications, Public Health, Healthcare Administration, related field, or equivalent combination of skills, experience, and education that provides the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and ability required to perform the job.
  • 5+ years of experience in legislative, political and/or public policy arena, managed care or health related field. Experience working with elected officials, government, or business and/or trade associations preferred.
  • Experience working with the uninsured, under-insured and diverse populations preferred.

License/Certification: Current state’s driver license

IMPORTANT NOTE: This position is both a HYBRID (office/home) and FIELD-BASED position. Current state driver's license in good standing required. Primary office location: 13221 SW 68th Pkwy, Tigard, Oregon. Oregon field-based areas: Tri-County Area - Clackamas, Multnomah, and Washington County. Travel: 1 -2 times per week (depends on health fair events, galas, etc.).

Pay Range: $84,300.00 - $151,700.00 per year

Centene offers a comprehensive benefits package including: competitive pay, health insurance, 401K and stock purchase plans, tuition reimbursement, paid time off plus holidays, and a flexible approach to work with remote, hybrid, field or office work schedules. Actual pay will be adjusted based on an individual's skills, experience, education, and other job-related factors permitted by law. Total compensation may also include additional forms of incentives.

Centene is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, and values the ways in which we are different. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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