Job type full-time
Full job description
Unitedhealth group is a company that`s on the riseWe`re expanding in multiple directions, across borders and, most of all, in the way we thinkHere, innovation isn`t about another gadget, it`s about transforming the health care industryReady to make a difference? make yourself at home with us and start doing your life`s best work.(sm)
The vice president, external affairs will be responsible for working with colleagues across external affairs and the company to develop and implement strategies on the company’s declared state government advocacy, growth, relationship and reputational priorities and overall business advancement initiatives with key state policy makersThe individual will be the primary liaison in georgia between the enterprise and the state, including administration, legislators and their staffs, as well as agency officials and external stakeholders and other states as neededThe candidate will report to the regional vice president, external affairs.
If you are located in the state of georgia, you will have the flexibility to telecommute* as you take on some tough challenges.
Driving and contributing to effective advocacy efforts to advance the company’s state advocacy and growth opportunities
Facilitating business segment leaders’ relationships with key state and local elected officials
Actively engaging in lobbying activities and advocacy efforts with georgia’s state legislature and the executive branch
Developing, fostering, and strengthening relationships with key legislative members, legislative staff and key personnel in the administration and relevant executive branch agenciesInfluencing decision-makers in positions to impact priority legislative and regulatory outcomes
Establishing and maintaining engagement with influential third parties including the georgia association of health plans, industry partners, external coalitions, advocacy groups, thought leaders, and other stakeholders in a position to influence state outcomes
Anticipating, influencing, and monitoring legislative and regulatory initiatives that may impact the company as well as emerging state issues that impact the company`s reputation and business and developing and executing strategies to manage them
Directing the company’s state advocacy consultants on key advocacy, growth, and relationship development priorities
Proactively contributing to comprehensive strategic plans that leverage direct advocacy,policy and research, coalitions, third party engagement and public opinion to advance the company’s objectives through compelling advocacy at the state level.
Developing and contributing to a wide range of timely written deliverables with the highest standards of professionalism
Work closely with corporate affairs colleagues and in-market business segments to drive visibility on key company initiatives in the state
Building and managing relationships with internal business leaders and partnering with them on state advocacy and growth initiatives
Working closely with the company’s pac manager to develop and execute strategies to raise internal funds for the pac, and develop and execute a georgia pac distribution strategy
Responding to inquiries on state issues from senior leaders and keeping senior leaders informed protectively about priority ongoing developments and priority issues
Leverage new and existing relationships to identify and expand company opportunities across georgia and surrounding states
You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.
5+ years of progressive experience working in georgia with the state legislature, the executive branch, municipal government officials, government relations, public policy, advocacy and/or campaigns
Demonstrated knowledge of the state’s legislative and regulatory processes
Experience in the healthcare industry, with understanding of the health care legislative and regulatory environments
Meaningful existing relationships, credibility and influence with state policymakers in georgia; firm understanding of state legislative and executive processes and key players and ability to navigate and achieve results in assigned states
Political campaign experience
Full covid-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this roleUnitedhealth group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance
Unitedhealth group requires all new hires and employees to report their covid-19 vaccination status.
Careers at unitedhealth group We have modest goals: improve the lives of othersChange the landscape of health care foreverLeave the world a better place than we found itSuch aspirations tend to attract a certain type of personCrazy talentedCompassionateDrivenTo these select few, we offer the global reach, resources and can-do culture of a fortune 7 companyWe provide an environment where you`re empowered to be your bestWe encourage you to take risksAnd we offer a world of rewards and benefits for performanceWe believe the most important is the opportunity to do your life`s best work.(sm)
*all telecommuters will be required to adhere to unitedhealth group’s telecommuter policy.
Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: unitedhealth group is an equal employment opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Unitedhealth group is a drug-free workplaceCandidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.
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