Government Relations Manager

Join us at Central California Alliance for Health (the Alliance), where you will be part of a culture that is respectful, diverse, professional and fun, and where you are empowered to do your best work. As a regional non-profit health plan, we serve over 377,000 members in Santa Cruz, Monterey and Merced counties.

The Alliance works in partnership with our contracted providers to promote prevention, early detection and effective treatment, and improve access to quality health care for those we serve. This results in the delivery of innovative community-based health care services, better medical outcomes and cost savings.

We are 500-ish employees who are all working towards our vision of Healthy People, Healthy Communities by living out our values of Equity, Integrity, Improvement and Collaboration in the pursuit of our mission of accessible, quality health care guided by local innovation.

We have an opportunity to join the Alliance as the Government Relations Manager leading the Government Relations Department. We are filling one position, in any Alliance office: Merced, Salinas or Scotts Valley.

Reporting to the Government Relations Director, you will:
• Manage the Government Relations function, including the development of statutory, contractual and regulatory filings
• Manage, supervise, mentor and train assigned staff
• Maintain relationships with external entities, such as regulatory agencies and trade associations
• Track, monitor and analyzes legislation

To read the full position description, and list of requirements please visit our website
Knowledge of:
o State and federal legislative and regulatory processes
o Principles and practices of health care planning and administration
o Healthcare regulatory policies
o Compliance and quality improvement practices
Ability to:
o Train, mentor, supervise, and evaluate the work of staff, promote an atmosphere of teamwork and cooperation, and motivate staff to achieve goals and objectives
o Organize and prioritize the work of others, delegate effectively, and follow up on work assignments
o Interpret and apply complex principles, policies, terms and procedures
o Act as a technical resource and explain regulations, processes, and programs related to area of assignment
o Effectively, clearly and independently document, summarize and resolve complex issues
o Analyze and interpret legal, regulatory and contractual language, policies, procedures, guidelines, and legislative and regulatory directives
Education and Experience:
o Bachelor’s degree in Business or Public Administration, Health Care Administration, Public Policy or a related field
o A minimum of six years of experience related to regulatory compliance in the healthcare industry or in government relations which included some lead or supervisory responsibility (a Master’s degree may substitute for two years of the required experience); or an equivalent combination of education and experience may be qualifying

• While this position is connected to one of our Alliance offices, we are in a fully telecommute work environment right now due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The interview and on-boarding process for this position will be completed remotely
• This position may require onsite presence when our offices re-open, which will be no sooner than May 4, 2022. Onsite presence will most likely be on a part-time basis, but is dependent on business needs

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement: This position requires staff to be fully vaccinated and boosted upon their start date as a condition of employment. Proof of vaccination must be submitted at time of hire. Fully vaccinated is defined as receipt of the second dose in a 2-dose series (ex: Pfizer & Moderna vaccines) OR receipt of a single-dose vaccine (ex: Johnson & Johnson); AND receipt of the booster (if eligible); AND a 2-week period having passed since the administration of the last vaccine dose.

At this time the Alliance does not provide any type of sponsorship. Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time, ongoing basis without current or future needs for any type of employer supported or provided sponsorship.

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