Government Relations Director in Philadelphia, PA at Public Health Management Corporation

Date Posted: 11/21/2020

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Job Description

The Government Relations Director is a centralized shared service role working with the Chief Legal Officer and the Chief Communications and Strategy Officer, reporting to the Chief Legal Officer.  This role contributes to the execution of the enterprise-wide strategy for strengthening relationships with elected officials and government  agencies and increasing their understanding of and support for the PHMC enterprise including all subsidiaries.

The position provides critical coordination and support to the PHMC Enterprise in a variety of ways, including but not limited to supporting established priorities, liaising across multiple channels, managing multiple and simultaneous projects, and serving as the main point of contact for outside lobbyists.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Under direction of leadership, implements government relations plans in support of PHMC, its subsidiaries and programs.
  • Communicates and advocates to advance PHMC priorities to local, regional, state and national elected officials and staff.
  • Monitors legislation and policy activities, updates and advises PHMC leadership and staff about relevant policy proposals and actions, and works with PHMC staff to analyze potential impacts on the PHMC Enterprise.
  • Communicates with the PHMC leadership to inform them of relevant government issues.
  • Convenes program and shared service leadership to develop and coordinate government relations priorities and agenda.
  • Coordinates government relations strategy with other relevant stakeholders.
  • Engages constituents inside and outside the PHMC Enterprise in support of PHMC’s government relations agenda.
  • Supports the Communications and Strategy team, including Community Relations efforts, with events and other activities to support the PHMC Enterprise government relations goals.
  • Provides technical assistance to PHMC leadership and staff on government relations issues.
  • Assists with the development and implementation of special projects.
  • Develops a wide range of materials in support of the PHMC’s government relations agenda, such as talking points, legislative summaries, fact-sheets, testimony, reports, and letters.
  • Participates in internal and external stakeholder meetings as required.
  • Positions in this classification may perform all or some of the responsibilities above and all positions perform other related duties as assigned.

Experience Required:

  • Five to seven years of progressively responsible, professional experience in government relations required.
  • Excellent project management abilities, with emphasis on executing multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills.
  • Experience in approaching work in partnership and support of others; relationship-driven, customer-focused and client-oriented.
  • Strong attention to detail with willingness to take initiative.


  • Outstanding written, verbal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience translating complex legislation information into understandable communications.
  • Ability to approach role with broad government relations  to meet the needs of the organization.
  • High degree of personal initiative, with an approach of introducing new ideas and a fresh perspective.
  • Ability to take direction and execute on plans.
  • Willingness to seek input, hear feedback.
  • Ability to work independently, providing relevant updates to leaders, communicating about anticipated challenges and roadblocks, problem-solving.
  • Willingness and aptitude to learn about PHMC programs and subsidiaries, communities served and public health arena.
  • High degree of attention to detail.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills, positive and professional disposition.

Education Requirement:

  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, public affairs, public relations, communications or related field.

Knowledge of:

  • Local Philadelphia, Local Pennsylvania , and federal legislative and executive processes;
  • Public affairs principles and practices;
  • Project management and planning principles and practices.