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Director – Federal Policy & Engagement (Washington, D.C.)

Washington, District of Columbia 20037
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time

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Working at Mayo Clinic is making a difference. It's providing the highest quality patient care by placing the needs of patients first. At Mayo Clinic, you'll discover a culture of teamwork, professionalism and mutual respect — and most importantly, a life-changing career.

This position is a senior federal role and leads the Washington, D.C. office for Mayo Clinic, with an expectation for 20% travel to Mayo Clinic sites across the country.

The Director is responsible for leading Mayo Clinic’s federal policy and government relations activity in Washington, DC and advises leaders on development and implementation of the organization’s public policy priorities and positions.

Essential functions include:

  • Monitoring and evaluating federal legislation and regulatory issues to assess impact and opportunity for Mayo Clinic and our patients
  • Proactively crafting policy and education campaigns to inform elected officials, staff, regulators and policy thought leaders on Mayo Clinic’s unique value and priorities
  • Representing Mayo Clinic and our patients with policymakers and relevant internal leaders to understand emerging issues and developing policy solutions to address identified priorities
  • Contributing to and coordinating Mayo Clinic’s assessment of policy proposals and responses to formal and informal comment and feedback opportunities
  • Growing and maintaining a network of policy and advocacy relationships to pursue new issues and proposals in Mayo Clinic’s priority focus areas
  • Representing Mayo Clinic with federal, third party trade associations and think tanks, including advocating for policy positions and partnerships, building consensus with peers and coordinating response to pending policy issues
  • Supporting and assisting Mayo Clinic leaders, clinicians, staff and patients with federal advocacy and thought leadership opportunities and activities
  • Coordinating with policy and government engagement peers and public affairs department colleagues to best represent Mayo Clinic and articulate our value within health care and beyond
  • Managing and overseeing staff as needed, providing professional growth opportunities as appropriate

Learn and grow among the best in your field at the nation’s top hospital (U.S.News & World Report, 2018-2019), ranked No. 1 in more specialties than any other care provider. At Mayo Clinic, you’ll use the power of collaboration to achieve the highest standards for medical care and health improvement, working in the largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world with over 60,000 employees. You’re invited to contribute to a unique environment that brings together the best in patient care, groundbreaking research and innovative medical education.

CLICK HERE to apply online and learn more about Mayo Clinic and the vast array of opportunities that await you.

©2019 Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. Post offer/pre-employment drug screening is required. Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).




  • Bachelor's degree required in political science, government relations or a related field. Master's degree, or commitment to obtain in a defined timeframe, strongly preferred.
  • Minimum of eight year’s experience in a policy, government relations or a related field is required.
Posted: 2019-05-22 Expires: 2019-06-21

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