Nationwide Children's Hospital

  • Administrative Director of Government Relations

    Posted Date 4 weeks ago(4 weeks ago)
    Requisition ID
  • Overview

    Full Time, Benefits Eligible

    Administrative Director of Government Relations:   Reporting to the Executive Vice President, and Chief Financial and Administrative Officer, the Administrative Director of Government Relations, provides executive leadership for the external and government relations strategies of NCH. The position oversees advocacy and public policy strategy; works with key community stakeholders to align NCH external relations agenda with that of the Central Ohio business community; is the point of contact for local, state and federal government entities including legislative and administrative branches of government; cultivates relationships to facilitate NCH's international agenda and leads NCH's efforts to secure program grants from federal, state and local entities. The Administrative Director of Government Relations manages contractual relationships with independent advocacy and consulting firms working on behalf of NCH. The primary responsibilities include working with internal and external stakeholders to establish priorities, strategies and implementation of NCH's external affairs agenda. This position is the organization's external representative in positioning NCH on key policy issues and will lead the efforts to communicate, educate and advocate on public policy and administrative rules and regulations that could impact NCH. The position also provides routine updates to the executive senior leadership team on public policy impact and community engagement strategies and accomplishments.





    Why Nationwide Children's Hospital?

    The moment you walk through our doors, you can feel it. When you meet one of our patient families, you believe it. And when you talk with anyone who works here, you want to be part of it, too. Welcome to Nationwide Children’s Hospital, where Passion Meets Purpose.

    Here, Everyone Matters. We’re 12,000 strong. And it takes every single one of us to improve the lives of the kids we care for, and the kids from around the world we’ll never even meet. Kids who are living healthier, fuller lives because of the knowledge we share. We know it takes a Collaborative Culture to deliver on our promise to provide the very best, innovative care and to foster new discoveries, made possible by the most groundbreaking research. Anywhere.

    Ask anyone with a Nationwide Children’s badge what they do for a living. They’ll tell you it’s More Than a Job. It’s a calling. It’s a chance to use and grow your talent to make an impact that truly matters. Because here, we exist simply to help children everywhere.

    Nationwide Children’s Hospital. A Place to Be Proud.




    1. Cultivates and nurtures meaningful and sustainable high-level partnerships with community stakeholders, and government officials at local, state and federal levels of government. Positioning and advancing        NCH's business, community and mission-oriented goals and strategic objectives.

    2. Functions as the federal and state lobbyist for NCH and travels to DC frequently to support the federal agenda of the institution.

    3. Staffs senior leadership in their positions with the Children's Hospital Association. Serves as the primary point of contact and institutional liaison with Children's Hospital Association, The Ohio Children's           Hospital Association and the Ohio Hospital Association.

    4. Manages contract lobbyist at the state and federal level as well as an internal GR team.

    5. Works with international business development to develop relationships at the embassy level to facilitate international patient referrals and partnership opportunities with other countries.

    6. Develops and implements communication plan on GR activities. Works with NCH marketing department to position the institution and senior leadership within the larger community.

    7. Leads the effort to identify and secure program grants from federal, state or local entities.

    8. Maintains a high degree of knowledge of services, programs, and policies which relate to NCH, child health care issues and the public policy environment.




    1. Bachelor's Degree required, Masters preferred.

    2. At least 15 years of experience in public policy, advocacy, external relations and grant submissions, with healthcare public policy experience preferred.

    3. Strong written and oral communications skills

    4. Experience and general knowledge of medical science and the health care industry.

    5. Willingness to travel frequently

    6. Strong background in working with diverse management and employee groups within a large institution

    7. Strong personal initiative and dedication to the mission of NCH.




    Typing on computer constantly (67-100%)

    Using phone frequently (34-66%) Sitting Frequently (34-66%)

    Standing Occasionally (0-33%)

    Lifting Occasionally (0-33%)

    Walking Frequently (34-66%)


    The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the individual so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct, and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.


    EOE M/F/Disability/Vet


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