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Providence Director Government Affairs in Beaverton, Oregon


Providence St. Joseph Health is calling a Director, Government Affairs to our location in Beaverton, OR.

We are seeking a Director of Government Affairs who will be responsible for managing state and federal regulatory and legislative advocacy for Providence Health Plan and its affiliated managed care companies within the holding system (collectively, the "Health Plan"). The position is responsible for developing and overseeing systems, structures, and staff to support the success of PHP's government affairs activities, including alignment of those activities with Providence St. Joseph Health ("PSJH") advocacy strategy. This includes working with Health Plan executive leadership to develop of policy principles and positions on proposed and pending laws and rules, and the development of affirmative advocacy strategies in support of Health Plan business objectives. The Gov't Affairs Director represents the Health Plan and PSJH externally with legislators, regulators, competitors, clients, and the community at large in formal and informal settings such as advisory committees, workgroups, negotiation sessions, trade association meetings, and client meetings. The work of the Gov't Affairs Manager directly influences the Health Plan's legal and regulatory obligations as well as its financial obligations.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Working with Health Plan executive leadership and PSJH Population Health leadership to develop advocacy positions and strategy.

  • Representing PHP in external meetings and workgroups convened by legislators and regulators.

  • Working with PSJH Government Affairs Department and PSJH Population Health leadership to develop policy alignment between PHP and PSJH, including with respect to legislative lobbying.

  • Representing the Health Plan on boards and workgroups of external associations and membership organizations on matters of legislative and regulatory advocacy.

  • Ensuring coordination and standardization in advocacy program activities, including reporting, tracking, planning, analysis, scheduling, action alerts, and executive advocacy.

  • Drafting PHP comments for state and federal notice-and comment rule-making.

  • Synthesizing state and federal policy proposals and market intelligence for input to PHP leadership.

  • Assisting in the development of written communication pieces, including bulletins, newsletter articles, presentations and other materials for dissemination across the organization explaining advocacy issues of importance.

  • Recruiting and train staff to support of the foregoing functions.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Government, Healthcare Administration, Science, or related field.

  • 10 or more years work experience in the healthcare industry in the areas of regulatory compliance, auditing, fraud and abuse, risk management, litigation support or government relations.

  • 5 years managed care and health insurance experience.

  • 5 years management experience.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • J.D. or Master's Degree or equivalent education/experience.

About Providence in Oregon

As the largest healthcare system and largest private employer in Oregon, Providence offers exceptional work environments and unparalleled career opportunities.

Providence Health Plan and Providence Health Assurance are not-for-profit health care service contractors that administer health coverage for more than 600,000 members through Medicare Advantage, Medicaid, Individual, commercial group, and self-funded plans in Oregon and Washington. Our plans are offered in response to each community’s unique needs, and have received national recognition for quality, customer satisfaction and loyalty, health care integration, disease management and wellness campaigns.

Providence is consistently ranked among the top 100 companies to work for in Oregon. It is also home to two of our award-winning Magnet medical centers. Providence hospitals and clinics are located in numerous areas, ranging from the Columbia Gorge to the wine country to sunny southern Oregon to charming coastal communities to the urban setting of Portland. If you want a vibrant lifestyle while working with a team highly committed to the art of healing, choose from our many options in Oregon.

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As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence is a comprehensive not-for-profit network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services continuing a more than 100-year tradition of serving the poor and vulnerable. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Non-Clinical Director/Executive

Location: Oregon-Beaverton

Req ID: 279398