Skip to main content
a man and woman wearing face masks sitting at a table with a laptop

Director, Government Affairs



The Director of Government Affairs will support New York State (NYS) and Federal government relations activities and local government relationships. The Director will help lead and facilitate implementing NYS and Federal legislative and advocacy activities, and help to coordinate work with local governments. This includes working directly with the VP of Government Affairs and teams on planning and developing RRH’s policy positions. The role will be responsible for tracking and analyzing policy proposals as they pertain to the health system’s programs, activities, finances and operations; and developing and maintaining effective relationships on behalf of RRH.

In working closely with the VP of Governmental Affairs, the Director will also help lead coordination with internal RRH stakeholders throughout the health system, as well as external organizations such as community groups and trade associations to advance RRH’s purpose and goals. The position is based in Rochester, NY and will require some travel to Albany, NY and Washington, DC, and throughout the RRH footprint.

STATUS: Full time

LOCATION: Riedman Campus

DEPARTMENT: Government Affairs

SCHEDULE: Monday - Friday days


  • Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • A minimum 5 years of experience in health care, government, community relations, external affairs, or civic engagement


  • In coordination with the VP, directs the development, coordination, and implementation of RRH’s federal and state legislative agenda and advocacy strategy.
  • Serves as a representative of RRH with building and managing relationships with legislative and executive branch officials foster awareness and increase understanding of issues.
  • Helps lead the monitoring, analysis and reporting of legislative and regulatory activities.
  • Develops materials important to RRH including and not limited to memoranda, briefings and correspondence for both internal and external stakeholders.
  • Represents RRH with various levels of local government throughout the system’s footprint and assists with localized project coordination with internal partners.
  • Assists with the RRH organizational efforts in affiliation with trade organizations, associations, coalitions, local community groups, and other initiatives to accomplish organizational purpose.
  • In coordination with the VP, directs efforts to integrate state, federal and local advocacy.
  • Guides and helps facilitate the planning and organization of meetings with both external and internal stakeholders to pursue advocacy goals.
  • Performs other duties as assigned. ​

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: S - Sedentary Work - Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

PAY RANGE: $100,000.00 - $135,000.00

The listed base pay range is a good faith representation of current potential base pay for successful applicants. It may be modified in the future. Pay is determined by factors including experience, relevant qualifications, specialty, internal equity, location, and contracts.

Rochester Regional Health is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran
Blue 2

Explore our job opportunities

View jobs