Centene Corporation Director, External Relations in Tallahassee, Florida

ProfessionalPosition Purpose: Oversee and manage the community relations and engagement functions and external relations of the health plan in accordance with Centene, the health plan, government and contractual guidelines.

  • Develop strategic relationships with state legislative policymakers and healthcare advocates to enhance the health plan and Centene‚Äôs role as a partner with the state and to assist in shaping public policy initiatives

  • Collaborate with state agencies to facilitate the development of community partnerships and assist in the translation of partnerships into operational strategies

  • Establish and maintain strategic partnerships with community and provider organizations and communicate the health plan vision and goals to support the development of the highest possible community and provider partnerships

  • Develop and organize opportunities with partners, including members, providers, and the community, to promote the health plan through various events

  • Advise on issues and risks that impact program priorities and negatively impact members or providers based upon knowledge gained from community partnerships

  • Receive and respond to inquiries from stakeholders, including legislators and community advocates

Education/Experience: Bachelor's degree in Public Policy, Government Affairs, Business Administration or equivalent experience. 7+ years of government relations or community relations experience in an insurance, healthcare or managed care environment. Experience with state legislature, federal and state, Medicaid laws and regulations and experience working with community based organizations and advocacy groups. Previous management experience including responsibilities for hiring, training, assigning work and managing performance of staff.

Preferred Experience: 3+ years of litigation experience, Managed care experience preferred. Knowledge of Medicare and/or Medicaid insurance, state insurance and HMO regulations preferred. Experience with government contract law or health law a plus.

Preferred License: State Bar and currently in good standing.

Centene is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity, and values the ways in which we are different. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other characteristic protected by applicable law.

TITLE: Director, External Relations

LOCATION: Tallahassee, Florida

REQNUMBER: 1110836

COMPANY: Marketing & Communications

POSITION TYPE: Professional