New job Policy & Government Relations Coordinator in Washington

Policy & Government Relations Coordinator

Company : Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
Salary : $70,990 - $91,374 a year
Location : Washington

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Job Summary

Are you a leader with experience building broad support for a policy agenda? Are you passionate about equity and social justice and promoting policies that address the social, economic, and environmental causes of health? Are you experienced in providing policy support and technical assistance to partner organizations, agencies and jurisdictions? If so, we are seeking a Regular, Full-time (1.0 FTE) Health Promotion Coordinator III- Policy & Government Relations Coordinator to work in the Office of the Director.

TPCHD and Metro Parks Tacoma have formally partnered to jointly invest in this position to advance policies that improve health in the areas with greatest need.

This position will perform strategic outreach and engagement to advance the Department's mission and goals and implement its policy agenda. In collaboration with Metro Parks, partner organizations, agencies, and jurisdictions, the position will help implement a Health in All Policies approach to decision-making across Pierce County. The position will represent the Department to local, state and federal officials and organizations. Work location will vary between TPCHD and Metro Parks.

Some of what you'll do:

  • Develop strategic relationships and partnerships with decision makers across sectors - government, non-profits, and business –to implement and advance policies that protect and improve community health in areas with the greatest need.
  • Communicate strategic policy priorities to local and state elected officials and stakeholders.
  • Serve as the Department's primary point of contact for other government agencies and government-relations personnel.
  • Monitor, assess and respond to local, state, regional, and national political developments, trends, initiatives, ballot measures, and elections that may impact health.
  • Conduct research, develop policy analysis, and recommendations to advance policy priorities.
  • Develop policy briefs, presentations, and reports.
  • Represent the Department on committees, advisory panels, work groups and in public hearings.
  • Promote and coordinate Health in All Policies adoption among partner organizations, agencies, and jurisdictions.
  • Provide guidance, tools, and technical assistance to the Department, Metro Parks, and partner organizations, agencies, and jurisdictions to implement and evaluate a Health in All Policies approach to making decisions.
  • Lead development and implementation of a local policy agenda.
  • Provide leadership and coordination of policy work across the Department, Metro Parks Tacoma, and partners.
  • Lead efforts to evaluate the effectiveness of Departments, Metro Parks Tacoma, and partners local policy agenda.

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What you bring to the table
  • Knowledge of marketing and communications principles and presentation techniques for culturally diverse audiences.
  • Knowledge of strategies and methods necessary to facilitate, negotiate and implement high level policy development related to health promotion.
  • Knowledge of evidence-based policy, systems and environmental change strategies.
  • Knowledge of effective health promotion education principles, practices and methods.
  • Knowledge of and skill in supervising, leading, coaching and mentoring teams of professional and technical staff.
  • Knowledge of budgeting and accounting principles.
  • Skill in researching, analyzing, recording, and assessing data, i.e., statistical data, health literature, marketing & educational strategies, grant applications, budgets, etc.
  • Skill in organizing work activities to meet established objectives.
  • Skill in communicating effectively in writing and orally to individuals and groups to present information, collaborate, facilitate and negotiate strategies to accomplish work goals.
  • Ability to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with a diverse population of community members, media personnel, businesses, schools, community-based agencies, organizations and departmental staff.
  • Technical skills to develop policy analysis, briefs, and reports.
  • Advanced knowledge of policy development and implementation best practices.
  • Advanced knowledge of government operation and decision making.
  • Ability to build strong alliances and attempts to find common ground with a wide range of stakeholders; engages in cross-functional activities and collaborates across boundaries.
  • Ability to persuade others and build consensus through a process of give and take; gains cooperation from others to obtain information and accomplish goals; facilitates win/win situations.
  • Ability to identify and analyze problems, weighing the relevance and accuracy of information; generates and evaluates alternative solutions before making a recommendation.
  • Ability to develop and promote diversity, inclusiveness, and equity; Display respect and humility for cultural differences; Understand and anticipate the impact of decisions on diverse workforce and community.
  • Ability to help others to fulfill their potential by providing advice, encouragement, and the necessary resources based on one's own knowledge and experience.

Who should apply

Master's degree and four years of relevant experience in community health, environmental, education, or other relevant field, or equivalent combination of education and experience to perform the essential functions of work.

The work you do might require you to participate in the Title XIX Medicaid Claiming Program.

Required Certifications and Licensure

  • Possession of a valid driver's license and an acceptable driver's abstract prior to employment.

Working Conditions & Physical Requirements

Work Setting:

  • Work is performed almost exclusively indoors in an office environment. Exposure to hazards is limited to those commonly found in government office environments.
  • The potential for dealing with dissatisfied or angry customers exists, requiring skills in conflict resolution.
  • Your office will be set up to provide personal safety, including social distancing, screening, sanitation, disinfection, and masks.
Physical Demands:
  • Work may involve occasional physical demands such as lifting and carrying 25 - 50 lbs
Tools and Equipment:
  • Duties require the use of standard office furniture and equipment (e.g., desk, filing cabinet, computer, printer, telephone, fax machine, copy machine, etc.)
  • Local and regional travel may be required to complete work with partner organizations, agencies, and jurisdictions.
  • Assigned work location may vary between Metro Parks Tacoma and TPCHD.
  • Driving a vehicle requiring a license.

When public health responds to an emergency you may be assigned duties that are outside your regular job description. This may involve responding at any time, including nights and weekends, with possible deployment to locations other than the department.

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