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Associate Director, Strategic Engagement

TITLE: Associate Director

DIVISION: Center for Strategic Engagement

REPORTS TO: Chief Strategy Officer

OFFICE LOCATION: Sacramento

EXEMPTION STATUS: Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY: The Associate Director will manage regulatory advocacy, including but not limited to issues related to medical practice and licensure. The associate director will also staff internal policy development processes related to the issue areas the position covers.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Monitor activities of the regulatory agencies assigned. 
  • Manage administrative advocacy for the assigned administrative/regulatory agencies, including identifying how administrative actions will impact medicine, developing and implementing advocacy campaigns, and collaborating with the other advocacy centers to ensure strategic alignment across centers and seeking input from physician members. Draft regulatory comments. Testify at public hearings. 
  • Remain current on the practice and policy landscape for the areas of focused assigned. This may include attendance at conferences, medical association meetings, or other activities that require travel.
  • Create and implement education campaigns for CMA’s members on laws/regulations that impact physicians or the practice of medicine in areas assigned.
  • Communicate relevant developments in state or local policy and governmental activity related to assigned issues areas to the other advocacy centers.
  • Staff workgroups and advisory committees to inform advocacy strategy or develop organizational policy. These activities need to be coordinated to accommodate physician schedules, which frequently requires evening meetings.
  • Coordinate activities of internal councils and committees that develop policy related to the assigned issue areas. Develop staff recommendations to the councils/committees on proposed policy.
  • Draft or contribute to reports and white papers.
  • Respond to inquiries and requests from policymakers, physician leaders, and other stakeholders.
  • Other duties as assigned.

CONTACTS
Public contact and contact with managers, department heads and non-managerial employees.

KNOWLEDGE/EXPERIENCE/EDUCATION

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Familiarity with health policy

  • Exceptional writing and analytical skills, including the ability to explain complicated issues in a concise, cogent, and impartial manner

  • Experience with legislative or regulatory policy development

  • Strong organizational and planning skills

  • Computer skill in Microsoft Office: Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Publisher, Internet Explorer, and Word.

  • Ability to travel and occasionally work evening and weekend events

  • Graduate degree (Preferred)

  • Prior involvement in justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion efforts (Preferred)

EQUIPMENT OPERATION
Position requires operation of normal office equipment, computer, printers, photocopier, fax machines, multi-line phone, mobile communications tools, team, and project management applications

(This job description reflects the general level and nature of the job. It is not intended to be all inclusive.)

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