Government Relations and Contracting Director

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
The Government Relations & Contracting Director is responsible for developing, executing and providing day-to-day management of Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation's (HBFF) federal and state government public policy and contracting strategy. Develops strategy, executes state contracting tactics, establishes and maintains key relationships and serves as the organization's government liaison to identify federal and state business development strategies and tactics for the organization's Strategic Business Units (SBUs).
Plans and implements federal and state public policy and government contracting strategy for Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation (HBFF) to build, protect and strengthen the organization's position as the national leader in addiction education, prevention, treatment and recovery.
Develop and execute strategies and tactics at the federal and state level of government to advance public policy and business development initiatives for the organization that advocate for those suffering from addiction.
Devise, coordinate and implement relationship-building strategies to enhance federal, state and local government relations to produce strong legislative and agency relationships.
Identify lobbyists, networks and other organizations at the federal and state levels who can further the organizations' advocacy, public policy and business strategies.
Identify, network and build relationships with legislators and government agencies who are champions of treatment and treatment organizations.
Disseminate information to the leadership of HBFF and others to identify opportunities and confront challenges for the organization, and also to establish the organization as a repository for addiction and recovery-related information for those outside the organization.
Monitor the implementation, enforcement and utilization of insurance "parity" to ensure full impact of the law, advocate for robust implementation of the health care reform law to expand access to a full continuum of addiction treatment, and identify opportunities and monitor possible challenges presented to the treatment field by federal and state legislation.
Serve, as time allows, on other relevant state and local level stakeholder working groups (like the Minnesota Chamber's Health Policy Committee) and serve as a resource on policy matters to demonstrate the organization's thought leadership.
Required Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in political science, public health or related discipline. Masters Preferred.
Five + years of experience in identifying and securing federal and state government relationships and contracts government affairs, public affairs, legislative affairs, corporate communications, or related field helpful.
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
Preferred Qualifications:
Strong presentation skills and strong project management skills
Political science background

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