The Texas Nurses Association is seeking a Director of Government Affairs & General Counsel to lead the government affairs initiatives of the association and provide legal guidance to the CEO and leadership team. This position provides guidance on general and specific legal matters affecting TNA and its related entities, and serves as an expert on specific laws related to nursing, as well as oversees TNA’s participation in legislative and regulatory activities through its government affairs program, and in elections through the Texas Nurse PAC.
Provides guidance on general legal matters and specific laws affecting TNA and related entities.
Advises the CEO about TNA’s organization and structure.
Drafts and reviews agreements, contracts, position statements and other documents.
Drafts, negotiates and lobbies for TNA-initiated legislation.
Identifies, analyzes, prepares comments on, and monitors other proposed legislation and regulations affecting TNA, nurses and nursing.
Serves on agency advisory committees, drafts TNA comments on proposed regulations, and testifies before agencies and legislative committees.
Directs the activities of TNA’s external lobbyists and coordinates the legislative grassroots network.
Provides staff support to committees and coalitions as required.
Juris Doctorate degree
Currently licensed to practice law in Texas
Five years legal practice experience
Experience with the legislative process
Ability to apply information technology to support the work of the association
Skills in interpersonal communication and relationships, group facilitation, collaboration and conflict resolution
Experience in health law, association law, drafting legislation and lobbying preferred
The Texas Nurses Association (TNA) is a state-wide membership-based association of RNs, and is the largest professional nursing association in Texas. TNA actively participates in supporting nursing practice in all areas, and constantly monitors and responds to developments that could impact nursing practice.