The System Director of Advocacy and Public Policy will work within the CHRISTUS Health Advocacy and Public Policy department to develop, direct and analyze issues on behalf of CHRISTUS Health. This position requires knowledge of health care issues and the ability to apply that knowledge to advocate on behalf of CHRISTUS Health. This position serves as the leader of the teams responsible for developing and implementing a strategic and comprehensive effort to advance CHRISTUS Health's state and federal policy and advocacy priorities while reporting to the Vice President of Advocacy and Public Policy. This position assists in identifying trends in public policy impacting CHRISTUS Health on both state and federal levels. Once such trends are identified, effective and efficient government relations and advocacy efforts are developed and implemented by the incumbent. The System Director of Advocacy and Public Policy will have oversight of state legislative affairs over certain Regions/Markets of CHRISTUS Health to include Louisiana, other states as assigned and some related federal advocacy for assigned regions.
This position includes representation of CHRISTUS Health before state legislatures, stakeholder groups, trade associations, and regulatory agencies to ensure the policies are in alignment with system direction. This position requires a management of State Consultants, Regional Advocacy Liaisons, Contract Associates and assigned related Trade Associations to ensure the fulfillment of the strategic plan and CHRISTUS vision. This position requires development of deliverables including session reports, regulatory comments, talking points, testimony, budget and policy forecasting, legislative priorities, and other necessary internal and external reports and communications. This position requires the ability to coalition build with like partners to further the advancement of policy initiatives.
Our Mission: WHY WE EXIST. To extend the healing ministry of Jesus Christ. Our Core Values: WHAT WE BELIEVE IN.DIGNITY Respect for the worth of every person, recognition and commitment to the value of diverse individuals and perspectives, and special concern for the poor and underserved. INTEGRITY Honesty, justice, and consistency in all relationships. EXCELLENCE High standards of service and per...formance. COMPASSION Service in a spirit of empathy, love, and concern. STEWARDSHIP Wise and just use of talents and resources in a collaborative manner.Our Vision: WHAT WE ARE STRIVING TO DO. CHRISTUS HEALTH, a Catholic health ministry, will be a leader, a partner and an advocate in the creation of innovative health and wellness solutions that improve the lives of individuals and communities so that all may experience God's healing presence and love. Our Name and Symbol:WHO WE ARE. CHRISTUS is Latin for "Christ," and proclaims publicly the core of our mission. OUR NAME choice also recognizes the heritage of our two congregational sponsors, the Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word in Houston and San Antonio. Jesus Christ is the Incarnate Word, the Word of God made flesh. It is, therefore, only fitting that it is in another form of His name that our health ministries are called together. OUR SYMBOL Reflects the healing ministry of Jesus Christ - a combination of a medical cross and a religious cross. The flowing banner on the cross is a common symbol of the risen Christ, while the royal purple signifies Christ. The flowing banner also conveys a sense of motion as we move forward into a new era of service to our communities.