The Gov’t Affairs Specialist shall be responsible for completing various projects as well as conducting daily administrative functions for the Government Affairs Office. Projects for the Government Affairs Office include, but are not limited to, the Government Affairs Weekly Update, various presentations, health policy issue briefs, the New York State Bill Tracker, constituent services, as well as supporting the connections with our national and state associations, America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP), Alliance of Community Health Plans (ACHP) and New York State Health Plan Association (NYHPA). At times, the Gov’t Affairs Specialist may be called upon to present material in the absence of the VP.
In addition to projects, the Gov’t Affairs Specialist will perform administrative functions for the Government Affairs Office including, arranging weekly meetings for the Government Affairs Office, preparing materials for those meetings; arranging legislative visits either to IHA or to legislative offices; tracking and monitoring assignments made to members of the Government Affairs Office and making follow up calls to ensure deadlines are met and coordination has taken place; maintain a system of filing, both electronic and paper files for the office; provide general administrative support to include answer telephone, purchasing supplies, formatting documents, putting briefing material together and filling out travel and expense forms, along with other secretarial support as needed.
- High School diploma of GED required; Associates degree preferred.
- Three (3) years of administrative experience with strong focus on time management and organizational skills.
- Working knowledge of legislative process in both Albany and Washington required.
- Experience working with social media.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- PC and Window skills including Word and Excel; Experience in developing and designing PowerPoint presentations required.
- Proven examples of displaying the IH values: Passionate, Caring, Respectful, Trustworthy, Collaborative and Accountable.
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