DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSION
Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) is committed to advancing
diversity, equity, and inclusion, working along four key fronts:
- Within the CHA organization
- Within the CHA children’s hospital membership
- Within children’s hospitals and their communities via care delivery
- Within the policymaking environment in Washington, DC
With children’s hospitals we strive to ensure organizational cultures
where everyone feels valued and actively participates in the mission
of our organizations. Racism stands firmly in the way of improving
children’s health. We remain vigilant in our quest for a diverse and
inclusive community and in standing against racism and discrimination
wherever it exists.
Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) is committed to the health and
safety of our employees, vendors, and those we work with at and in
support of our nation’s children’s hospitals. Effective June 23, 2021,
CHA will require all new hires, regardless of position or location, to
be fully vaccinated. All new hires must have received two Pfizer or
Moderna vaccinations or one Johnson & Johnson vaccination, in
addition to completion of a two-week period after the final
vaccination, prior to the first day of employment at CHA.
Visa sponsorship is not available for this position
WHO WE ARE
CHA advances child health through innovation in the quality, cost,
and delivery of care. Representing 220 members, CHA is the voice of
our member hospitals nationally. These hospitals are essential
providers, setting the standard for the highest quality pediatric care
while training the next generation of pediatricians. With its members,
CHA champions policies that enable pediatric hospitals to better serve
children; leverages its position as the pediatric leader in data
analytics to facilitate national collaborative and research efforts to
improve performance; and spreads best practices to benefit the
children of our nation. CHA has offices in Lenexa, KS, and Washington, DC.
The Vice President, Federal Affairs is a senior-level registered
lobbyist position with responsibility for supporting children’s
hospitals’ missions of clinical care, education, research, and
advocacy on behalf of all children. Works closely with policy,
external affairs, and data analysis teams in order to advocate for
policy priorities, share intel and coordinate strategy. Responsible
for crafting and executing multi-disciplinary advocacy strategies on
behalf of children’s hospitals and the families they serve. Develops
and implements advocacy outreach strategies that leverage hospital
relationships, external lobbyists, and internal team.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
Participation in Strategic Direction
- Demonstrates comprehensive and up-to-date understanding of
organization’s strategic goals, and how the policy and political
environment impacts efforts to advance CHA’s public policy agenda
- Participates actively in the development and modification of
strategic plan based on knowledge of program area, member needs, and
broader policy environment
- Participates in organization wide activities designed to advance
strategic goals and objectives, e.g. high-impact teams (Web steering committee)
- Identifies and initiates opportunities for cross-department
collaboration and integration of products and services.
Manages Federal Affairs Issue Portfolio
- Directs the development and coordinates the implementation of
CHA’s federal affairs agenda, supporting overall CHA public policy priorities.
- Directs lobbying before Congress and represents CHA before
additional external audiences.
- Serves as a resource and spokesperson on children’s health care
policy, including Medicaid and CHIP, for policymakers, children’s
hospitals, external groups, media and internal staff.
- Ensures team has a solid foundation and expanding knowledge of key
policy issues including Medicaid, CHIP, private insurance issues,
CHGME, and 340b.
- Manages activities of outside legislative consultants
- Directs research, analysis and writing for testimony, legislation,
fact sheets, papers, letters, articles and other materials
supporting CHA public policy.
- Works with CHA staff to identify new issues for federal advocacy
and, in consultation with the vice president for public policy,
assumes direct lobbying responsibility for them as needed.
- Coordinates identification of federal policy implications for
state level advocacy with CHA Policy Analysis staff.
- Coordinates public policy activities across CHA to ensure
activities are complementary, to identify areas for productive
collaboration to support overall CHA goals.
- Ensures CHA compliance with federal lobbying rules and
regulations, including coordination with CHA finance staff to ensure
accuracy and completeness of CHA quarterly lobbying reports with
Congress, review of outside legislative consultants lobbying
reports, and semi-annual lobbyist disclosures
- Monitors changes in federal policy affecting lobbying while
supporting member hospitals in their responsibilities for compliance
with all federal lobbying rules and regulations.
Engages Children's Hospitals in Public Policy Activities
- Drives participation of hospital staff in CHA sponsored activities
to advance CHA’s public policy agenda including responding to
information requests, assisting in meetings and contacts with
congressional delegations, and joining in lobbying visits.
- Supports the Public Policy Committee and Government Relations
Subcommittee, and various ad hoc workgroups by presenting on public
policy priorities, current policy environment including preparing
background materials and presentations
- Collaborates with Public Affairs and other teams within CHA
regarding member communications including the development of talking
points, issue briefs, articles for weekly policy newsletter and web
content supporting CHA public policy.
- Directly involved in planning and preparing for CHA advocacy days
and other CHA educational meetings/conferences focused on public policy.
- Achieve, maintain, and develop positive relations with children’s
hospitals to enhance overall membership engagement with CHA,
including site visits, leadership presentations, and personal calls.
- Presents regularly at CHA meetings and conferences as well as to
leadership groups at member hospitals.
Managerial Duties and Responsibilities
- Leads direct reports with an understanding of how dynamics,
personalities and talents work together to build a strong team.
- Coaches, mentors and actively engages in professional development
of staff by providing or supporting opportunities to broaden and
- Exhibits integrity while building trust and rapport with staff to
encourage honest conversations, conflict resolution and the
appreciation of diversity. Fosters a spirit of teamwork and
collaboration that results in better work.
- Consciously demonstrates a workplace culture that is consistent
with CHA’s and emphasizes the mission, vision and values.
- Implements office procedures and protocols in accordance with
organizational policies and promotes compliance leading by example.
- Provides leadership by clearly communicating through all available
channels. Facilitates methods to help team members report progress
and evaluates results.
- Works with direct reports to establish clear and manageable
priorities and guides effective workload management.
- Empowers and challenges staff through effective delegation and
provides opportunities for growth, enabling greater ownership and
contributions to results while promoting accountability.