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Deputy Executive Director of External and Government Relations at MetroPlus Health Plan

Deputy Executive Director of External and Government Relations

MetroPlus Health Plan New York, NY Full Time

About NYC Health + Hospitals

MetroPlus Health Plan provides the highest quality healthcare services to residents of Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island through a comprehensive list of products, including, but not limited to, New York State Medicaid Managed Care, Medicare, Child Health Plus, Exchange, Partnership in Care, MetroPlus Gold, Essential Plan, etc. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of NYC Health + Hospitals, the largest public health system in the United States, MetroPlus’ network includes over 27,000 primary care providers, specialists and participating clinics. For more than 30 years, MetroPlus has been committed to building strong relationships with its members and providers to enable New Yorkers to live their healthiest life. 

Salary commensurate with education and experience. 

Applicants residing in or around Albany, preferred but not required. 

Position Overview

The Deputy Executive Director of External and Government Relations will develop relationships with local and state elected officials, and other external stakeholders to advance the mission of MetroPlusHealth. This position will advance MetroPlusHealth’s mission in alignment with the mission, vision, and values of our NYC Health and Hospitals affiliates. The Deputy Executive Director of External and Governments will be responsible for analyzing and proposing legislation, meeting with elected officials about the priorities of MetroPlusHealth and NYC Health and Hospitals, and preparing MetroPlusHealth leadership staff to participate in state, city, and federal legislative hearings. In doing so, the Deputy Executive Director of External and Government Relations will advocate on issues that affect the ability of MetroplusHealth to carry out their mission of providing public health insurance to low income eligible and underserved populations and providing access to quality healthcare services.

Job Description

  • Serve as MetroPlus’ primary liaison to elected officials at the City and State level, government agencies and policy organizations.
  • Develop and implement strategies for advancing M+’s and H+H's goals through local, state, and federal legislation—both proactively and in response to inquiries.
  • Identify and capitalize on opportunities to shape legislation or regulations to advance M+’s mission.
  • Monitor federal, state and local governments for legislative initiative affecting the MetroPlusHealth’s programs and services.
  • Propose and develop appropriate strategy for response to legislation to influence and advance interest of M+ and H+H.
  • Represent the agency’s position as a member of national and state industry and intergovernmental groups, as requested by the Commissioner.
  • Establish and build communications and working relationships with members of Congress, other officials, and advocates at the federal, state, local levels.
  • Conduct regular briefings for legislators and their staff on issues of importance to the agency.
  • Advise agency personnel on all legislative matters governing the area of concern.
  • Manage relationships with advocacy groups; ensure that that advocacy, community, and provider groups have clear, timely information about MetroPlusHealth’s work and intergovernmental/interagency efforts as appropriate.
  • Draft testimony and prepare with agency senior leadership for hearings before city, state, and federal legislative bodies.
  • Correspond with elected officials on policy, program and constituent matters.
  • Partner and develop a relationship with the Mayor’s Office of Legislative Affairs in order to advance M+ legislative agenda.
  • Develop and provide support for communication strategies to promote new initiatives with a positive impact.
  • Represent the corporation at public hearings, legislative visits and briefings, and any forums convened to protect New York’s public health insurance programs from cuts that affect outreach, enrollment, eligibility and benefits.
  • Provide policy guidance and develop written materials on the corporation’s position on facilitated enrollment in order to share information and provide feedback to policy makers.
  • With input from Executive Staff, draft and execute MetroPlus’ legislative initiatives and advocacy strategies.
  • Work with finance staff to develop financial and program impact statements related to budget issues.
  • Provide reports on specific topics of concern and/or issues under consideration.
  • Work closely with H+H Intergovernmental staff to assure information and strategy is coordinated.
  • Measure and report effectiveness of communication efforts
  • Assess pending legislation and provide guidance on its implications for MetroPlus.
  • Perform special assignments and other duties as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s Degree required (Master’s Degree preferred) in Public Policy or Public Administration
  • Minimum of 10 years of legislative, policy and regulatory experience in a major governmental agency or the office of a state, local or federal legislator required.
  • Healthcare industry experience preferred.
  • Extensive experience and understanding of state, federal and local public policy and legislative process
  • Ability to accurately identify, analyze, and communicate legislative, regulatory and policy issues
  • Ability to identify and build strategic relationships with key government leaders, policy makers, industry and community leaders and other stakeholders.
  • Outstanding public speaking and engagement skills
  • Experience in formulating policies, developing strategies and recommendations on issues and/or legislation.
  • Capable of working independently with minimal supervision.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word and Excel.

Professional Competencies

  • Proven leadership skills, including ability to think and plan strategically
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Strong project management skills
  • Interpersonal skills, with a demonstrated record doing high-level legislative strategy
  • Ability to collaborate under varying degrees of supervision
  • Self-directed

Recommended Skills

  • Public Speaking
  • Leadership
  • Public Administration
  • Communication Strategies
  • Lobbying
  • Finance
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