This position reports to the Director for State Relations.This position will serve as a liaison for OHSU and state government. This position is responsible for a portfolio of OHSU's state government relations work including but not limited to higher education, research, and health care workforce development. This position will actively find opportunities for OHSU\u2019s faculty, staff and students to help inform public policy and to share with state government the ways in which OHSU is meeting its statewide missions.
In addition, this person will educate elected officials about OHSU\u2019s missions, help develop and analyze policy, develop and implement recommended strategies to support policy and public affairs goals, lobby elected officials, as well as work with internal (OHSU) and external stakeholders. This person will also monitor and engage in regulatory issues, be a representative of the university with external stakeholders, and coordinate events.
The position requires strong interpersonal skills and the ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with diverse stakeholders and elected officials. The Associate Director regularly interfaces with OHSU leadership, and excellent communication and leadership skills are necessary. The job responsibilities require flexibility, superb organizational skills and a strong commitment to responsiveness, general customer service and follow through. Substantial knowledge and policy analysis skills in Oregon policy including in the areas of higher education and health care workforce policy would be ideal. This position plans and implements special projects as assigned by the Director of State Relations.
Coordinates with Director on the development and the implementation of OHSU's legislative agenda and policy priorities in state government. Is responsible for activities that implement the priorities as well as monitoring legislation and policy proposals that may impact OHSU, lobbying legislators and other government officials.
Maintains a regular and sustainable communications between OHSU and policy makers and internal and external stakeholders that supports strategies to ensure understanding of recent developments at OHSU and the university's presence across the state.
Engages in relationship and coalition-building between OHSU and state government, and community partners. Attends meetings of these organizations in concert with OHSU Central Administration.
Works to understand OHSU\u2019s strengths and proactively seeks out opportunities for OHSU to provide information and leadership on policy issues related to its mission. Drafts legislative testimony, fact sheets and other materials and supports internal stakeholders when testifying, meeting with elected officials or state government. Plans and implements events and special projects as assigned by the Director.
Monitor and engage in state regulatory issues and rule making impacting OHSU or the delivery of its missions.
Maintain administrative functions for the state team including bill tracking and generating status reports.
As the state's only health and research university, OHSU brings together patient care, research, education of the next generation of health care providers and scientists and community service to improve the health and well-being of all Oregonians.The university is a conduit for learning for more than 2,800 students, providing training to interns, residents and fellows in postgraduate medical and research. It is the only place in Oregon that grants doctoral degrees in medicine, dentistry and nursing. OHSU cares for more than 251,000 patients each year from around the region and takes a leadership role in contributing to solutions involving the health of the state and the nation, such as health care access and transparency, ethics and workforce shortage. Beyond providing critical health care services, quality education and cutting-edge research, OHSU also is a key economic and social force in the Northwest. With an annual operating budget of $2.06 billion and more than 14,000 employees, OHSU is Portland?s largest employer. Its size contributes to its ability to provide... many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in Oregon. For more information visit http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm