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Government Relations Advocate – Healthcare (Lobbyist)

Job Description

The Government Relations Advocate – Healthcare for SEIU California State Council (SEIU California) is responsible for lobbying on legislative, budget and regulatory matters affecting SEIU Locals and members. The position will work closely with the SEIU Local Union leaders and staff on legislative, budget and administrative advocacy with an emphasis on a broad range of policy issues with an emphasis on healthcare-related topics.

Job Duties

  • Tracks and analyzes healthcare related policy proposals moving through the legislature, state budget, and state administrative (including regulatory) processes and recommends positions to SEIU Locals for consideration.
  • Coordinates with SEIU Locals and industry councils on policy priorities, positions, and lobbying strategy.
  • Advocates on behalf of SEIU approved positions with representatives of various state departments, agencies, elected officials, other unions and strategic partners to promote SEIU’s member interests.
  • Develops written material, including, but not limited to: correspondence, legislative testimony, talking points, research reports and policy memoranda, draft legislation and amendments, budget proposals, etc., for use internally and externally.
  • Testifies at legislative, budget and administrative hearings.
  • Represents SEIU interests in the implementation of health policies at the state level.
  • Communicates with SEIU Locals and members to keep them current on health policy matters.
  • Develops and assists with the coordination of SEIU campaigns.
  • Develops strategic relationships and represents SEIU at external events, including conferences, hearings, and meetings.
  • Occasional local or federal level advocacy on matters related to state-level health policy, in coordination with International and Local Unions and partners.
  • Works as part of the larger government relations team to achieve SEIU California’s goals in coordination with communications, field, political and research and policy teams as needed.
  • Maintains files and performs personal clerical duties.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Skills Required

  • Ability to analyze proposed legislative, budget and administrative proposals and recommend positions.
  • Understanding of state legislative, budget, and administrative processes.
  • Ability to work independently and as a member of a broader team with input from a broad and diverse membership.
  • Ability to handle multiple priority projects.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Passion for issues impacting low-wage workers and health policy.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced and dynamic political environment.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in political science, public administration, health policy or related field is preferred and a minimum of two years’ experience in policy analysis and/or lobbying; and experience with issue development in a political context.

Salary and Benefits

Competitive salary and excellent benefits are provided including comprehensive health insurance, defined benefit pension plan, and car allowance.

How to apply

Email a cover letter, resume and 3 references to jobs@seiucal.org by COB on January 15th.

 

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Government Relations Advocate (Lobbyist)

Job Description

The Gov’t Relations Advocate of SEIU CA is responsible for lobbying on legislative, budget and regulatory matters affecting SEIU Locals and members. The position will work closely with the SEIU Local Union leaders and staff on legislative, budget and regulatory advocacy.

Job Duties

  • Tracks and analyzes legislation, as well as takes positions on bills and budget proposals consistent with SEIU Public Sector Local and member positions.
  • Coordinates with SEIU Locals and industry councils on lobbying strategy and meets with representatives of departments, agencies, elected officials, other unions and strategic partners to promote SEIU’s member interests.
  • Testifies at legislative, budget and regulatory hearings.
  • Drafts legislation and or amendments, as necessary.
  • Communicates with SEIU Locals and members.
  • Tracks regulatory issues, as necessary at both the state and federal levels and identifies regulations of importance to SEIU members.
  • Attends meetings including internal meetings, as well as representing SEIU at external events, including conferences, hearings, and meetings.
  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level as required.

Skills Required

  • Analyzing and understanding legislative and budget proposals.
  • Analyzing strategic decision-making points and recommending solutions.
  • Writing clearly and effectively.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree in political science, public administration or related field is preferred and a minimum of two years in policy analysis and/or lobbying; and experience with issue development in political context.

Salary and Benefits

Competitive salary and excellent benefits are provided including comprehensive health insurance, defined benefit pension plan, and car allowance.

How to apply

Email a cover letter, resume and 3 references to jobs@seiucal.org by COB on January 15th.

 

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