The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations (SDAHO) seeks a Vice President, State and Federal Relations, based in the Sioux Falls, SD. The position, reporting to the President/CEO, serves as a primary state/federal lobbyist for the association and is responsible for the coordination, execution, and communication of the state/federal public policy and advocacy programs on behalf of membership. It also provides leadership and oversight for the SDAHO Political Action Committee (PAC) and Healthcare, Education, Leadership Trust (HRET).
Primary duties involve monitoring, reviewing, and analyzing existing/proposed legislation/regulatory activities. Assists in developing/maintaining the state/federal priority legislative/regulatory agenda and development of “policy-positions”. Works closely with the council on public policy, system government affairs leaders, various state agencies/departments and national partners. Represents the association before state and federal governmental agencies, making frequent presentations to groups and organizations. The position is vitally important in fulfilling the association’s mission and vision and is a member of the SDAHO leadership team.
The successful candidate will possess a keen understanding of highly reliable performance; ability to lead and work in a collaborative team environment; effective communicate skills, both written/verbal, self-starter; responsive to a fast-paced, constantly changing environment; and knowledge/experience of health care operations for the full continuum of services, reimbursement, rules and regulations, governing board and medical staff functions.
Demonstrates a high level of aptitude and engagement in the legislative/regulatory process; skilled in lobbying techniques, including research and analysis, with proven results; gifted in the art of persuasion and effective messaging; proven leadership working in successful teams, involving building relationships, engagement, and self-management.
Competitive salary/benefit package. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and functional resume to: Scott A. Duke, President/CEO, SDAHO, 3708 W Brooks Pl, Sioux Falls, SD 57106. E-mail: Rhonda Christensen, Director of Operations; firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications missing components may not be considered.
Possesses a baccalaureate degree, masters or juris doctorate degree preferred, with five years of related experience required. Knowledge of post-acute, hospital and health system environment in South Dakota. Understanding of constitutional, codified, contract and tort law processes in South Dakota.
About SD Assoc of Healthcare Organizations
The South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations is the statewide professional/trade association representing and serving health care organizations across the state. The association is a not-for-profit organization representing a diverse range of membership, spanning various types of institutional ownership, geographic location, size and complexities of service. Members include hospitals, health care systems, nursing facilities, home health agencies, assisted living centers and hospice organizations.