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Director of Government Affairs

General Summary:

CCHA is looking for a lobbyist to join our team.  This position reports directly to the President and CEO and requires a working knowledge of health policy issues and the state and federal legislative process.  With minimal supervision, the Director of Government Affairs provides leadership on state and federal legislative, administrative and regulatory issues related to children’s hospitals and pediatric health care.  Duties include:


  • Monitoring, analyzing, recommending policy, and advocating on legislative, regulatory and policy issues affecting California’s children’s hospitals. 
  • Providing technical assistance to our members regarding the impacts of state and federal legislative and administrative actions and proposed actions on the operations of the association’s member hospitals.  
  • Supporting the President and CEO in developing policy positions related to pediatric healthcare and setting the organization’s advocacy strategy.
  • Preparing advocacy materials as needed and planning the association’s annual state legislative advocacy day.
  • Preparing lobbying reports compliant with state and federal law.  


The incumbent will be expected to work closely with the government relations executives in the association’s member hospitals and collaborate effectively with external stakeholders who advocate on behalf of children. This position is based in Sacramento, California and requires travel to the association’s member hospitals, to state and national conferences, and to Washington, D.C.


This position statement describes the general nature and level of work required but is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of all activities, duties, and responsibilities of the position.  The incumbent may be asked to perform other duties as required.





Bachelor’s Degree with emphasis in government, political science, public policy, health policy or a related field.



  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in the public sector, not-for-profit, government affairs or advocacy organization, with an emphasis on health issues.
  • A familiarity with the state legislative process, health policy, Medi-Cal and state health financing issues.
  • Credibility and good relationships with the state legislature and staff.
  • Experience in working collaboratively and innovatively on complex issues.



  • Excellent analytical and communication skills.
  • Ability to translate technical information into clear, concise narrative.
  • Ability to work effectively with multiple tasks, projects and priorities.
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment and to act independently and proactively.
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others.


CCHA offers a competitive compensation package with benefits that include a matching 401K and medical, dental, vision, and life insurance.  Salary DOQ.

To Apply:

Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to