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Government Affairs Manager

Category: Senior Staff
Foundation/Organization: Missouri Foundation for Health
Location: St. Louis, MO
Date Posted: 08/30/2017

Under the direction of the Director of Health Policy, the Government Affairs Manager is responsible for activities related to government outreach and shares responsibility and accountability for implementing the Foundation’s strategies for addressing health issues prioritized by the Board of Directors. This individual will serve as the Foundation’s principal liaison with Missouri federal, state, and local elected officials by acting as a conduit of information and research related to MFH through activities and by building relationships with elected officials and organizations.



  • Active in legislative affairs. Responsible for communication and interaction in Jefferson City and in-district with administration, departments, and state legislators
  • Represents the Foundation, along with the Director of Health Policy, as the point of contact for the state capitol
  • Works with contracted partners to plan and implement trainings and workshops for health advocates, legislators and their staff, and state department officials
  • Builds local government relationships, keeps them active, and reports on them


  • Prepares and disseminates basic materials to assist organizations and individuals in better understanding MFH and the health issues relevant to Missouri
  • Serves as internal liaison regarding state legislature and local policy work

Other Duties

  • Performs general Foundation support activities and carries out special projects as required
  • Adheres to the Foundation’s core and staff values


  • Master’s degree in an appropriate discipline or profession preferred
  • Minimum of five years professional experience in government and community affairs, preferably health related
  • Strong verbal, consulting, and interpersonal skills
  • Experience in a political and/or regulatory environment preferred
  • Experience working with community agencies to create strong relationships with individual organizations and groups of organizations and facilitating collaboration among constituents
  • Comfortable working in a team environment
  • Ability to analyze, think critically, organize, and prioritize work to meet deadlines
  • Self-starter possessing the ability to handle multiple assignments independently
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment, initiative, and tact in dealing with management, supervisors, staff, and the general public
  • A professional manner and appearance
  • Willingness to travel up to 15-25 percent of the time


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