Director of Government Affairs Oklahoma State Medical Association – Oklahoma City
Responsible for coordinating, assisting in the development of, and implementing the legislative advocacy program for the Oklahoma State Medical Association (OSMA). Represents OSMA as it works with policymakers, stakeholders and the public to establish policies in support of the Association’s pro-medicine legislative agenda.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Maintain a working knowledge of issues and trends of interest to OSMA, its members and stakeholders. Monitor legislative and regulatory developments that will impact Oklahoma medical and osteopathic doctors and health care;
Represent the OSMA in discussions with policymakers, agencies and health stakeholders;
Perform legislative, policy and political research necessary to facilitate the OSMA’s advocacy efforts. Draft legislative communications, including policy memos, committee testimony, white papers, etc.;
Manage all OSMA grassroots advocacy communications, including action alerts on key legislation, updates to OSMA members, social media activities and articles for OSMA Journal;
Provide staff support for the OSMA Legislative Council and the Oklahoma Medical Political Action Committee (OMPAC). Provide staff support to OSMA leadership and contract lobbyists such as sending meeting notices, preparing and copying meeting materials, arranging for food, preparing minutes, and organizing Council and Committee documents and records. Also includes preparing reports for the OSMA Executive Committee, Board of Trustees or House of Delegates;
Maintain regular communications with representatives of the American Medical Association, county medical societies, PatientsFirst, specialty societies, and other entities on legislative issues;
Identify, create and manage partnerships and coalitions that will advance the OSMA’s strategic plan and legislative agenda;
Manage the OSMA’s Political Action Committee, including fundraising efforts, disbursement of funds to candidates and filing all required Ethics Commission reports;
Manage the planning and organization of Medicine Day, OMPAC fundraisers, and political functions, educational programs and activities sponsored by the OSMA and/or OMPAC;
Manage the “Doctor of the Day” program at the State Capitol, which entails recruiting, scheduling, communicating with the physician volunteers, legislators and other legislative staff regarding the program;
Prepare and manage budgets for legislative and political activities.
Participate as senior staff member with other OSMA Directors as management staff in planning meetings. Attends and participates in quarterly Board of Trustees, Executive Committee Meetings and other leadership meetings upon request;
Some travel is required with this position, which may include weekends;
Perform other duties as necessary.
· Bachelor's degree in public policy, political science or related field and five or more years of professional level policy experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience which provides knowledge, skills and abilities sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job;
The Oklahoma State Medical Association represents Oklahoma’s medical and osteopathic physicians as its state, non-profit professional association. It provides legislative and regulatory advocacy, professional development, practice resources and other benefits spanning all medical practice structures and specialties.