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Government Relations Manager, Yakima, WA


Organization: Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic
Category: Manager
Location: Yakima, WA
Date Job Posted: April 29, 2021
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Government Relations Manager

Location: Yakima Valley Farm Workers Clinic, Yakima Administration
City: Yakima
Job Code: 8342

Job Brief

Responsible for developing and implementing all aspects of YVFWC government relations necessary to improve and protect its mission and goals. Yakima, WA

Employment duration: Full time
Exempt Status: Exempt
Offer Relocation?: Yes

We are looking for a Government Relations Manager to join our team. This position is based in Yakima, Washington, but requires frequent travel to a variety of locations including Olympia, Salem, Portland, YVFWC sites, as needed, and occasional travel to Washington D.C..

Yakima offers 300+ days of sunshine, affordable living and is only a 2-hour drive east of Seattle, across the beautiful Cascade Mountains. Relocation assistance is available.

What we’re looking for:

  • Someone who understands Washington, Oregon, and federal legislative timelines, procedural requirements and lobby rules.
  • Someone who is knowledgeable of the legislative life cycle through bill development, passage, adoption and rulemaking.
  • A leader with strong ability to research, analyze and develop public policy advocacy strategies, and collaborate with other stakeholders around topics of shared concerned.
  • Someone with strong communication skills (written and verbal), planning and time management skills, ability to work effectively with minimal supervision and sound professional judgement.
  • A professional who maintains confidentiality while working with various groups of people with strong and differing opinions.
  • A leader capable of maintaining effective partnerships with public and private sector partners.

What you’ll do:

  • Responsible for developing and implementing all aspects of YVFWC government relations necessary to improve and protect its mission and goals.

What we offer:

  • Rewarding work with competitive pay
  • Relocation assistance
  • Excellent benefits: Medical, Dental, Vision, Rx, 24/7 telemedicine, profit sharing, 403(b) retirement plan, generous paid time off; paid holidays, and more

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Political Science, Public Policy, Public Affairs, Public Health, Health Administration, or related field. Master’s degree in Political Science, Public Policy, Public Affairs, Public Health, Health Administration, or related field preferred.
  • 5 years of experience analyzing legislation, state budgets and public policy research. Experience in health care and health policy preferred.
  • Current Washington State Driver’s license and proof of automobile liability insurance coverage required.
  • Must be able to travel (up to 50% of the time, once Covid restrictions are lifted)

About YVFWC

We serve more than 181,000 patients across 25 medical clinics, 14 dental clinics, 10 pharmacies, and 64 program sites in two states. We are Level 3 Certified as a Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH). With integrated services including medical, dental, pharmacy, orthodontia, primary care nutritional counseling, autism screening, and primary care behavioral health, YVFWC’s patient-centered model of care offers patients the full spectrum of care and shelter assistance, energy assistance, weatherization, HIV and AIDS counseling and testing, home visits, and four mobile medical/dental clinics.

About the Location

Working at Farm Workers Clinic means living in the breathtaking Pacific Northwest. You will have the opportunity enjoy spectacular wilderness areas, scenic ocean beaches and crystal-clear lakes and rivers. Because of the Cascade mountain range, the Northwest has two distinct climates: The west side is lush and green. Eastern Washington is shielded from the rain-filled clouds by the high mountains; tend to be sunny and arid.

The two climates enable farms and orchards to produce a bounty of different fruits, berries and vegetables. And with 22 appellations, Washington and Oregon are celebrated for their world-class wines, with Tri-Cities commonly referred to as the "Heart of Washington Wine Country".

Beyond the beautiful climate and vegetation, living in Yakima means you will be within an easy drive to thriving metropolitan areas, offering fine shopping, theatres, museums and galleries.

Working at YVFWC

Working in our organization means being the passionate champion for those who have no voice. It means having the opportunity to work with underserved populations and with peers committed to the same work.

At Farm Workers Clinic:

  • We will consistently trust one another to work for the common good.
  • We will foster integrity by demonstrating ethical behavior and insisting on doing what we say we will do.
  • We will demonstrate transparency by being candid and truthful no matter the risk.
  • We will create partnerships to strengthen ourselves and our community.
  • We will fight for just treatment for all individuals.
  • We will let joy in.
  • We have the courage to be an agent of change and refuse anything short of excellence.

Our mission celebrates diversity. We are committed to equal opportunity employment.

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