Regional Director of State Government Relations Job at Findhelp, A Public Benefit Corporation, Austin, TX

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  • Findhelp, A Public Benefit Corporation
  • Austin, TX

Job Description

We're changing the way people connect to social care.

At findhelp, we've built a comprehensive platform of products and services that make it easy for you to connect people to resources, follow them on their journey, and track your impact in a fast and reliable way. Our industry-leading social care network includes more than half a million local, state, and national programs that serve every ZIP Code in the country, from rural areas to major metropolitan centers.

Findhelp is headquartered in Austin, Texas and has been enabling healthcare, government, education, and other organizations to connect people with the social care resources that serve them, with privacy and security, since 2010.

As a mission driven organization, we are focused on creating a positive impact by connecting people in need to the programs that serve them with dignity and ease. Powered by our proprietary technology that enables people to find the resources available in their area, we have helped millions of Seekers find food, health, housing and employment programs.

As a Regional Director, you'll play a key role in planning and executing a comprehensive, proactive government affairs strategy that advances findhelp's mission and goals with local, regional, state, and federal executives, elected officials and other key decision makers. In your day-to-day you'll collaborate with internal teams and findhelp's contracted lobbyists to build relationships with policymakers, learn how social care referral can add value for their constituents and establish findhelp as a thought leader.

Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Develop and manage findhelp strategy for strengthening relationships with elected officials and government agencies and increasing their understanding of and support for findhelps mission and work.
  • Establish and manage market development strategy and plan that includes outreach to government agencies in states.
  • Identify priority legislative and government relations issues.
  • Function as point of contact for state legislators, executive branch decision-makers, local elected/appointed officials, and other key decision makers.
  • Establish and maintain partnerships with key decision makers across findhelp to ensure alignment with business priorities and challenges.
  • Assist with hiring and supervising of contract lobbyists and consultants ensuring contract deliverables are being met.

Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's Degree required; with a concentration in Political Science, Government, Public Policy preferred. Advanced degree preferred.
  • 8 or more years of diversified government relations leadership, planning, communication, organization, and people management experience.
  • Experience working with senior executives, government affairs directors, and policymakers.
  • An entrepreneurial orientation and a commitment to grow the overall organization.
  • Technology industry experience, operational legislative or government service-related experience are a plus.
  • Able to thrive in ambiguity.
  • Decisive, take chances, and push through when others are ambivalent or hesitant.
  • You collaborate with others to define the answers, instead of waiting for answers to give you the details.
  • Understand the interplay between politics and policy.
  • Can relate well to state agency officials, their priorities and how findhelp's technology can benefit their use case.
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$120,000 - $180,000 a year

We value being together

We believe being together enables stronger relationships, collaboration, and culture.

This position is in office and candidates must be located in Austin, Texas

Perks at findhelp

•401k & stock options

•Free food and onsite gym at our Austin HQ

•Paid parental leave

•Competitive PTO & 10 paid holidays

•Health, dental, and vision insurance

•Pet-friendly office with attached dog park at our Austin HQ

•24/7 access to telemedicine and counseling

•Book Purchasing Program

We're building a diverse, inclusive team

You're welcome here. We want everyone to be able to easily connect to the help they need, and we want our teams to reflect and represent our communities. It is our policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote individuals, as well as administer any and all Company policies, without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, family or marital status, gender identity or expression, language, national origin or ancestry, physical and mental ability, political affiliation, race, religion, creed, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, veteran status, or any other protected class, in accordance with applicable laws. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities.

Here are some of the ways we support our staff:

•Culture Committee

•Leadership Development Training

•Paid Volunteering Time

Job Tags

Holiday work, Contract work, Local area,

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