The Senior Government & Business Relations Consultant is charged with managing the government relations strategy for the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine (KPSOM) focused on specific policy issues with the goal of influencing local, state and federal policy makers. This position reports to the Senior Vice President for Administration and Finance and is responsible for identifying, developing and cultivating government, industry, business and corporate relations to build and sustain broad-based support for the School. This includes establishing and managing the schools relationship with organizations and other organized business and civic interests to identify opportunities for KPSOM to influence policy and regulation, cultivate business and industry collaboration, create convenings for community education on policy issues, broaden the network of school support and support opportunities within the curriculum for policy and advocacy. This position works with the various KPs Government Relations, Marketing and Communications, and Public Affairs offices as well as with personnel from other School and KP departments. Scan for emerging issues and manage government relations strategies to influence policy makers and accrediting bodies at the local, state, and federal levels. Develop strategies to address areas of public concern that have an impact on the business goals of the school and the community.
Assesses the organizational decisions and identify sensitive areas of public concern and impact. Identifies the operational impact on other public and private agency policies.
Develops and manages government relations strategy as approved by Leadership; identifies policy and regulatory issues that impact the Schools operations or further the schools mission.
Creates and manages a coordinated legislative tracking mechanism; facilitates key stakeholder meetings.
Acts as a resource and thought partner to the school community to identify and connect policy advocates, government agencies and elected officials to enhance student learning opportunities.
Partners with Program Office, local and state legislative offices and other divisions on to establish a federal and state key contact database and develop internal system for activating key contact and constituent networks.
Develops and manages relationships with local government officials (both elected and non-elected), local boards and commissions
Assists members of the legislature, executive branch, congressional, and local government with staff and constituent concerns relating to the Kaiser Permanente Bernard J. Tyson School of Medicine.
Provides policy support for state government relations activities and provides advocacy support as necessary and directed.
Develops and maintains strong internal relationships through active participation with internal Community Benefit, Regulatory Affairs, Community Relations, Strategic Planning, National Facilities Services, Marketing, Sales & Business Development, regional and Program Office, Permanente, and other internal stakeholders.
Analyzes, interprets and develops solutions for complex policy issues which impact education, health, community, government and Kaiser Permanente. Communicates issues to key staff and stakeholders.
Works with KP National and regional government relations and community relations departments to help assure a coordinated national government and community relations program across the area, regional and state.
Builds partnerships with community groups; business groups; and local government officials/staffs, including state, city, county, district and special district offices.
Develops collateral materials, and training programs and implements issue and project specific programs and materials including communication plans, strategies and collateral materials. Manages projects including developing work plan and producing deliverables and coordinates with other stakeholders.
Minimum five (5) years in community development, public affairs, government relations, policy analysis, and/or corporate affairs.
Bachelors degree in business, public health, public relations/communications, or related field.
The Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine will offer more than a conventional medical education. It will provide students with the unique opportunity to be taught by the physicians of Kaiser Permanente as part of one of the nation’s highest-performing health care organizations. You’ll find support from your colleagues, who exemplify our commitment to champion equity, inclusion, and diversity in all aspects of our work. You’ll be a role model of professional excellence, integrity, and personal well-being for our medical students. Our school is located in sunny Pasadena, California.Our employees receive competitive compensation, benefits, and opportunities for professional development, growth and enrichment.