The Director Federal Relations reports to the Vice President of Public Affairs. This person serves as the university's liaison with federal agencies and the U.S. Congress. This position works independently to anticipate issues, respond to situations that emerge and promote a proactive agenda to build and maintain strategic relationships with federal agencies and Members of Congress. They must monitor, analyze and lobby on federal legislation which may affect the research, education, health care and community outreach missions. The Director serves as a key policy advisor to the University for issues such as federal health care, medical education and research. Additionally this role will advise the University about regulatory actions of interest and will proactively identify opportunities for OHSU to engage on federal issues. The Director, will be primarily responsible for federal relations but will function as part of a government and public affairs team and will implement special projects as assigned by the Vice President for Public Affairs.
Function/Duties of Position
Develop and implement federal engagement strategy for the University.
Develop and implement strategy for OHSU's federal agenda.
Monitor, report on, coordinate and draft response to Congress/federal agencies on issues of concern to the University.
Advise University officials on issues of significance to OHSU. Maintains and manages strong relationships with internal OHSU constituencies on government relations issues.
Plan and implement events and visits designed to build relationships between the University, Members of Congress and federal agency leaders and to showcase the University and its programs.
Plan and implement special projects at the direction of the Vice President Public Affairs.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
At least 7 years experience working in congressional and federal agency arenas.
Thorough knowledge of legislative and congressional process with emphasis in education, health care, economic development and/or budget and appropriations.
Proven track record of success in securing support for employer's agenda at the congressional, agency or legislative levels.
Demonstrated experience in lobbying in a bi-partisan environment preferred.
Must have experience working for or with Congress and federal agencies.
Deep knowledge of the federal government and federal government processes.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Must be well-organized, flexible and highly motivated.
Must be a team player, but able to work independently, using initiative and judgment.
OHSU is a non-partisan public corporation, and the ideal candidate must have the demonstrated ability to work in a non-partisan manner with a number of different constituencies.
Must be able to perform the essential functions of the position with or without accommodation.
minimum two-year commitment to OHSU.
Salary is dependent on qualifications and will comply with pay equity policies. (Minimum: $ 90,660, Midpoint: $ 113,324, Maximum: $ 135,989)
All are welcome
Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or firstname.lastname@example.org. As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.
As the state's only health and research university, OHSU brings together patient care, research, education of the next generation of health care providers and scientists and community service to improve the health and well-being of all Oregonians.The university is a conduit for learning for more than 2,800 students, providing training to interns, residents and fellows in postgraduate medical and research. It is the only place in Oregon that grants doctoral degrees in medicine, dentistry and nursing. OHSU cares for more than 251,000 patients each year from around the region and takes a leadership role in contributing to solutions involving the health of the state and the nation, such as health care access and transparency, ethics and workforce shortage. Beyond providing critical health care services, quality education and cutting-edge research, OHSU also is a key economic and social force in the Northwest. With an annual operating budget of $2.06 billion and more than 14,000 employees, OHSU is Portland?s largest employer. Its size contributes to its ability to provide... many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in Oregon. For more information visit http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm