The Vice President of State Legislative Relations is responsible for serving KHA members through policy, advocacy and leadership. The position oversees state legislative efforts to ensure proper implementation and understanding of KHA’s member needs. This position supports the mission and values of the association.
Leads KHA legislative advocacy strategies and initiatives on the state level
Monitors and tracks relevant health care legislation and legislative activity in the Kansas Legislature
Prepares and presents legislative testimony to legislative committees
Develops and maintains relationships with members of the legislature, legislative staff and other state agency officials
Provides leadership and collaboration with hospital government relations executives
Coordinates legislative efforts with state contract lobbyists, when applicable
Prepares articles for the KHA membership via Current Report and Capitol Comments
Coordinates legislative meetings with elected officials and KHA members in the district and Topeka
Researches and analyzes emerging state advocacy and health policy issues
Represents KHA members at local, state and national meetings
Provides a timely response to inquiries for information to KHA members, staff and elected officials
Represents and advocates on behalf of KHA in local and state venues on issues consistent with this position by monitoring, developing and communicating KHA policy
Provides assistance with the KHA grassroots advocacy strategies related to all levels of federal, state and regulatory initiatives
Provides direction to KHA Councils and committees, including the KHA Council on Policy and Advocacy and the Hospital Government Relations Officers
Provides input and assistance with the KHA-PAC program
Bachelors’ degree in healthcare, government or association related field is required
Five (5) years of work related experience is required; knowledge of the legislative process is preferred
Knowledge and previous work experience in health care is preferred
Ability to problem solve rationally and with common sense
Proficient math skills (basic math principles, computations and interpretation of graphs)
Software knowledge of programs utilized including Microsoft Suite products, Adobe products, video conferencing, and superior Excel skills are required
Knowledge of electronic scanners and general office equipment
Excellent time management and organizational skills
Internal Number: 2000-09-02
About Kansas Hospital Association
The Kansasas Hospital Association is a voluntary non-profit organization existing to provide leadership and services to Kansas hospitals. KHA is the lead organization in a group of companies and affiliates that provide a wide array of services to the hospitals of Kansas and the Midwest region.
KHA Vision: An organization of hospitals working together to improve access, quality and the affordability of health care for all Kansans.
KHA Mission: To be the voice and resource for community-based hospitals by meeting member needs for advocacy and service.