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Government Affairs Director

Overview
The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is the world's leading organization singularly dedicated to combating addiction to alcohol and drugs with a full continuum of services.
Over the course of a year, we:
Serve over 15,000 patients annually through treatment centers in Minnesota, California, Illinois, Oregon, New York, and Florida
Educate over 600 professionals through our accredited Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies, Professionals in Residence program and Summer Institute for Medical Students.
Provide publishing books and materials for over 32,000 publishing customers
Provide prevention services to over 50,000 students across the United States and the world
One of our key strategic objectives is people - our employees are essential in the process of propelling our organization forward to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead. Are you ready to excel in these challenges and opportunities? Do you possess the qualities below? Join Our Team!
What are we looking for?
Individuals with a Client, Customer, and/or Stakeholder Focus
Results-oriented attitude
Interpersonal Skills and Teamwork
Courage and Commitment
Adaptability and Learning Agility
What do we offer?
Competitive Benefits (health, dental, vision, etc)
Paid Time-Off
Training Opportunities
Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match
Tuition Reimbursement
Free on-site gym (Center City, Plymouth & Rancho Mirage)
Diverse individuals encouraged to apply.Equal Opportunity Employer: Minorities, Women, Veterans, Disabilities
Responsibilities
As the Government Affairs Director you will:
Develop, execute and provide day-to-day management of Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's (HBFF) public policy strategy
Develop public policy strategy for HBFF
Execute federal and state public policy tactics
Establish and maintains key relationships at the federal and state level and
Serve as the organization's government liaison to drive public policy initiatives and support business development strategies and tactics for the organization's Strategic Business Units (SBUs).
Qualifications
Required
Bachelor's degree in political science, public health or related discipline.
Five + years of experience in government affairs, public affairs, legislative affairs, corporate communications, or related field.
Strong written and verbal communications skills
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently
Knowledge of Twelve Step philosophy and addiction recovery
Knowledge of desktop publishing, web content development and production and social media content development and mechanisms
Demonstrated commitment to continuing education in the social media field
Preferred
Strong presentation skills and strong project management skills
Political science background



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