Tuesday, December 18, 2012

VP of Government Relations -- Healthcare Information and Management Systems

Vice President, Government Relations - Arlington The Vice President for Government Relations leads the Society’s public policy and government affairs initiatives. Internally, the incumbent translates guidance from the Board of Directors into an overarching policy strategy, determines goals to achieve said strategy, and translates the Society’s strategic goals into cross-functionally coordinated organizational plans. Externally, the incumbent positions HIMSS as a key, impactful leader on public policy and governmental affairs initiatives that are relevant to the Society’s vision, mission and goals. Finally, the incumbent serves as the Senior Executive within the HIMSS DC-area office. Leads the Government Relations department that is responsible for achieving HIMSS’s strategic goals in the realm of public policy. Includes strategic management of the Government Relations department and the DC-area Office. Department includes three areas: Federal Affairs, Congressional Affairs, and Institute for e-Health Policy. Has primary budget, revenue and expense accountability for the $1.8+ million Government Relations department. Crafts recommended public policy guidance to achieve HIMSS’s long-term strategic goals while sustaining an appropriate balance with annual tactics. Influences and represents HIMSS with high-level government officials, political leaders, influential organizations and other relevant thought leaders to realize HIMSS’s cause in the public policy arena, ensure world-class support of stakeholders, and to identify new opportunities, monitor, analyze, and synthesize all constituencies’ needs. Ensures HIMSS is recognized as the most credible, relevant, and impactful non-governmental voice on health IT public policy and government initiatives. Gains consensus of the HIMSS community on issues of public policy. Ensures Government Relations’ activities are timed and positioned with other functional areas within HIMSS to gain leverage, provide a cohesive voice, and ensure a smooth intersection of programs. Integrates and oversees operations of Federal Affairs, Congressional Affairs, and the Institute for e-Health Policy through subordinate management to achieve HIMSS goals. Provides high-level input to executive management on what is - and is not - feasible relative to operationalizing strategy through public policy initiatives and advocacy tools for our members. Applies world-class interpersonal skills for critical, strategically-impactful interaction with stakeholders both externally and internally. The successful candidate will have a Master’s Degree or equivalent experience in a public policy area. A minimum of 10 years of related experience working on health-related public policy issues with the Executive and/or Legislative branches of the U.S. Government in the. Similar state level experience desired. A minimum of 5 years of experience focused on public policy issues pertaining to health IT at the federal and/or state level. A minimum of five (5) or more years of successful supervisory experience. Outstanding analytical and leadership skills with ability to achieve results in a complex virtual environment. Superlative written and verbal communication and presentation skills. Effective listener. Ability to articulate HIMSS positions in an impactful and persuasive manner to senior decision makers and industry leaders. Outstanding interpersonal skills. Strong personal integrity. Customer focused with assertive, self-confident personality. Superior planning and organizational skills, both strategic and tactical. Ability to build long-term collaborative relationships to benefit strategic goals of HIMSS. If you or anyone you know is interested in this position, please send your resume and salary requirements to 106063-CJB-0@himss.hrmdirect.com

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