The Sacramento-based California Chiropractic Association (CCA) seeks an experienced, highly organized and detail-oriented governmental affairs director to oversee all aspects of association’s legislative and regulatory advocacy activities. The association provides legislative advocacy, education, clinical and practice resources, and member-only benefits to member doctors of chiropractic and affiliated persons. This take-charge and creative professional will build upon an existing and conduct an effective, on-going membership growth and retention strategy. This is an opportunity for a self-starting, results-driven professional to benefit directly from his or her efforts.
Statement of Position: This full-time position will coordinate and implement legislative and regulatory advocacy strategies in both promoting and protecting chiropractic profession; Coordinate the fundraising, contribution strategy, legal and accounting aspects of the association’s political action committees; identify and interview candidates for state elective office; assist with increasing the visibility, participation and effectiveness of member involvement with state legislators at the local level; write articles and a weekly newsletter on legislative, regulatory and political issues impacting the chiropractic profession; serve as liaison to various committees overseeing legislative, regulatory and political activities of the association. Some travel is required. Reports directly to the executive director.
• Identify, analyze, make position recommendations and track California legislation and regulatory proposals, as well as ballot measures, impacting the chiropractic profession. • Working with outside legislative advocacy firm, develop strategies and represent CCA before the state Legislature, governor’s office and state agencies the positions of the association. • Working with CCA PAC Board of Trustees and outside legislative advocacy firm, develop and implement fund-raising efforts and state elective office candidate contribution and ballot initiative strategies; develop annual PAC budget; complete state-required PAC reporting; attend candidate fund-raising events. Maintain working knowledge of relevant campaign finance laws and rules. • Serve as staff liaison to various CCA committees overseeing various legislative and regulatory issue areas. • Serve as staff liaison to CCA legislative key contact program to recruit, train and keep informed doctors of chiropractic in maintaining close relations with state lawmakers. • Cultivate and maintain relationships with state lawmakers and their staff, governor’s office, regulatory agencies and health care public policy stakeholder organizations. Coordinate development of issue-specific coalitions. • Identify emerging policy and political trends, maintain on-going knowledge of health care-related research, to foresee and make relevant recommendations on related opportunities or threats to the chiropractic profession. • Plan and arrange for speakers at annual CCA Legislative Conference. • Serve as CCA spokesperson with the press on legislative, regulatory and political matters. Speak as needed on legislative, regulatory and election matters at local CCA district events. • Write weekly newsletter and other articles reporting on CCA legislative and regulatory activities as well as political developments impacting CCA’s governmental affairs efforts. • Develop fact sheets for use by members as needed on new laws and regulations. • Regularly post to CCA Facebook and Twitter accounts information on health care issues of interest to the chiropractic profession. • Report to the CCA Board of Directors on CCA’s legislative, regulatory and political activities.
• Bachelor’s degree and three years or more experience in California state politics or governmental public policy positions with a proven track record of effective advocacy and stakeholder relationship building. • Excellent written, verbal and analytical skills – ability to formulate and articulate governmental affairs activities and positions clearly, succinctly and effectively. • Strong organizational skills with ability to focus on detail. • Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations relating to legislative advocacy. • Knowledge of applicable laws and regulations relating to campaign finance and fund-raising. • Strong interpersonal and collaborative decision-making skills. • Strong computer skills, including MicroSoft Office, database software, social networking sites. • Strong personal and professional integrity in representing before all audiences in any manner the association. • Holder of a valid driver’s license.
• Familiarity of health care public policy issues, laws and regulations desired. • Experience as a registered lobbyist, state elected official or state agency public policy-related staff member. • Existing relationships with state elected officials, governor’s office staff or health care-related state agency officials or other stakeholders. • Experience in political campaigns and/or political fund-raising. • Ability to manage issues in closely aligning CCA public policy positions with media and member messages
Compensation and benefits: Competitive salary DOE. Comprehensive employer-paid benefits, including medical, chiropractic, dental, vision, life insurance. 401 (k) program. Paid vacation and sick leave.