Advocate to legislators, legislative staff, state agencies and other stakeholders to advance IHA’s policy and legislative agenda. Serve as lead staff on select health policy issues, including drafting and analyzing legislation impacting hospitals and health systems. Assist in the formulation of policy positions for the Association. Prepare briefing memoranda and position papers. Present testimony before legislative committees. Deliver advocacy presentations and organize events for legislators, our members, the Governor, or other key leaders. Organize state advocacy day.
Outline of Responsibilities
Advocate to legislators, legislative staff, state agencies and other stakeholders to advance IHA’s policy and legislative agenda.
Serve as lead staff on select health policy issues, including drafting and analyzing legislation impacting hospitals and health systems.
Research and synthesize issues to inform IHA’s policy development.
Prepare briefing memoranda and position papers on legislative and regulatory matters that impact our members.
Review and assess administrative rules and regulations. Present testimony before legislative committees.
Collaborate with government relations, policy and communications teams to develop and implement strategies to shape sound health care policy and delivery optimum results.
Assist the Government Relations and Communications staff in management of bills, hearing notices and schedules.
Organize State Advocacy Days for member engagement with legislators and the Executive Branch.
Create and deliver advocacy presentations and legislative updates to member and external groups.
Assist in the planning and coordinating education and grassroots advocacy focused meetings with legislators and IHA.
Assist with the management and direction of contract lobbyists.
Assists Government Relations team regarding the IHA PAC.
Other duties as defined.
Bachelor’s degree, Master’s and/or JD preferred as well as 3-5 years’ experience in health care, government, or association sector. Proven critical thinking and analytical skills as well as written communication, oral, presentation skills. Proficiency with Microsoft Office products. Routine travel with overnight stays required
Equal Opportunity Employer – race, sex, veteran or disability status, gender identity, sexual orientation
The Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA), with offices in Chicago, Naperville,
Springfield, Brookfield, Wisconsin and Washington D.C., represents more than 200 hospitals
and health systems as they care for their patients and communities. Its members range from
major academic medical centers and teaching hospitals that train tomorrow’s doctors and
nurses, to community hospitals that transform advances in medicine and technology into better
lives for patients, to rural and critical access facilities that bring high-quality patient care to the
less populated regions of Illinois, to specialty institutions that care for patients in need of
behavioral health, long-term care, or rehabilitation services.
Since IHA was formed in 1923 (and combined with MCHC in January 2016 to form an
integrated, statewide organization), its mission has been to strengthen and unite hospitals and
make high-quality, affordable health care available to all Illinois residents at the right time and in
the right setting. To make this possible, IHA advocates for a redesigned health system and
sustainable funding -- including new models of healthcare delivery and payment -- that support
the Tr...iple Aim of healthcare.
IHA’s core role is to be the trusted voice, resource and partner for Illinois hospitals representing
their interests at the local, state and national levels to ensure sustainable resources, the highest
level of quality care and transformation of healthcare delivery. In addition to its advocacy and
policy work on behalf of its members, IHA provides innovative business and performance
solutions, services and tools, including patient care and quality improvement initiatives and
collaboratives, data analytics, purchasing and insurance services. IHA also provides a
comprehensive portfolio of educational programs for members on critical healthcare issues and
The President & CEO and a Board of Trustees of 23-28 members, direct IHA advocacy and
member priorities. Member forums for safety net hospitals, small and rural hospitals, behavioral
health, investor-owned hospitals, and volunteers, as well as councils and task forces, provide
members opportunities to participate in the Association’s policy development process.