Director, Governmental Affairs

  • Healthcare Association of New York State
  • Rensselaer, NY, USA
  • Nov 28, 2018
Full time Government Affairs / Relations

Job Description

The Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS) is currently seeking a Director, Governmental Affairs. Reporting to the VP of Governmental Affairs, this position will be primarily responsible for managing and implementing state legislative and advocacy activities for the Government Affairs Division.

Key Responsibilities:

Actively participate in the development, coordination, and implementation of HANYS' state legislative and advocacy activities and assists in strategy formulation, including:

  • Represent HANYS and advocate on behalf of HANYS' members with both external and internal audiences, including at meetings with the Executive branch, NYS legislators, legislative staff, policy makers, and outside organizations, and at public hearings, meetings of advisory bodies and task forces, and other similar settings, as appropriate.
  • Evaluate and provide subject matter expertise on key issues, including the state budget and legislation of interest to the HANYS membership.
  • Coordinate the tracking and review of legislation with HANYS’ policy and legal staff.
  • Coordinate targeted advocacy with applicable policy divisions and work with HANYS' members and HANYS’ staff on grassroots advocacy, including constituency-based advocacy and HANYS' annual lobby day in Albany.
  • Participate and/or lead state policy development on specified issues.
  • Establish and maintain effective collaboration and working relationships with external organizations and allied associations to accomplish objectives.
  • Represent HANYS' state activities to the HANYS membership and respond to member inquiries and issues.

Develop and draft, as appropriate, member and legislative advocacy and policy communications, updates, and materials for dissemination to HANYS' membership, the Executive branch, the Legislature, legislative staff, and other policy makers and stakeholders.


  • Bachelor’s degree is required, with an advanced degree preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be substituted
  • A minimum of five years of related professional experience is required, including comprehensive knowledge of the NYS Legislature, the Executive branch, and an understanding of the political landscape in New York State
  • A solid understanding of healthcare policy and financing issues impacting healthcare providers and working knowledge in healthcare economics is preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills required, as well as proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Periodic travel within New York State required

We offer the opportunity to work for a Capital Region Top Employer* with competitive compensation and benefits package, including 401(k) Plan.

Equal Opportunity Employer – race, sex, veteran or disability status, gender identity, sexual orientation.

*As designated by the Times Union’s Top Workplaces program and employee survey since 2012



Healthcare Association of New York State