Employment Opportunities

IHA is committed to providing equal opportunities for all employees and applicants. As a federal contractor, we take affirmative action to employ and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Current Opportunities

Director, State and Federal Health Policy (Naperville or Springfield with remote work-from-home options)
The Illinois Health and Hospital Association seeks a Director, State and Federal Health Policy to lead the development of policy positions and support advocacy strategies, including but not limited to Medicaid and Medicare managed care, commercial payers, workforce challenges, hospital price transparency, Medicare reimbursement and other relevant issues impacting hospitals. This individual will analyze the impact of potential changes and effectively communicate IHA positions to IHA leadership, members, other interest groups and government officials. Represent IHA to outside stakeholder organizations and be a resource to members on assigned policy issues.

The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about helping Illinois hospitals ensure access to quality and affordable healthcare for all Illinoisans. This position will be involved with a variety of timely policy issues, including Medicare payment policy, and should possess the skills to analyze legislation, write comment letters, and communicate IHA positions to a variety of stakeholders. Individuals interested in collaborating on regulatory and legislative initiatives on issues including managed care policies, workforce issues, surprise billing, and Medicare payment are encouraged to apply.

Bachelor’s degree required, Masters preferred with at least seven years of policy or advocacy experience. Experience with regulatory and legislative processes required, with knowledge of government and commercial payers preferred. Ability to perform statutory and regulatory research. Ability to synthesize complex, technical regulations or legislative issues and communicate to a variety of audiences. Ability to work effectively independently and as part of a team. Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills including ability to present with confidence and poise to outside stakeholders. Detail-oriented with experience using Excel and Word. Periodic travel required. Weekly presence in an IHA office is required.

We offer a competitive salary with an excellent benefits package. Qualified candidates must apply online: Click here to apply.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other legally protected status.

Posted: 2/22/23

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