Government Relations Director - Strategic Partnerships, Coalition Management And Grassroots

Anthem, Inc. Nashville , TN 37201

Posted 2 months ago



SHIFT: Day Job

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Your Talent. Our Vision. At Anthem, Inc., it's a powerful combination, and the foundation upon which we're creating greater access to care for our members, greater value for our customers, and greater health for our communities. Join us and together we will drive the future of health care.

This is an exceptional opportunity to do innovative work that means more to you and those we serve at one of America's leading health care companies and a Fortune Top 50 Company.

Please Note: ALL candidates must submit a cover letter in addition to a resume for this position to be considered.

Location: Prefer Washington, DC, but candidates can work remotely from any location with travel expectations.

The Government Relations Director is responsible for effective oversight and engagement with trade association and third-party led coalitions and advocacy campaigns to advance Anthem, Inc.'s public policy priorities. Partner with Grassroots Manager to maintain and develop enterprise-wide advocacy programs that deliver customized advocacy solutions to address public policy threats and opportunities at the federal and state levels. Will collaborate with internal stakeholders, business units and other internal functional areas, as needed and defined by the Vice President of Federal and External Affairs.

Primary duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide oversight of Anthem's investments in, and managing day-to-day interaction with, trade association and other third-party led coalitions and campaigns to support the Company's public policy priorities.

  • Partner with grassroots manager to support business objectives by creating and managing grassroots assets and capabilities, including managing external consultants.

  • Develop significant content for effective and motivating advocacy communications (e.g., websites, newsletters, emails, etc.) for internal and external audiences, and concise, data-driven internal reporting and tracking.

  • Partner with internal stakeholders (state and federal government relations, corporate communications, public policy and issues management, external affairs, and company business units) to develop and implement advocacy strategies and objectives via coalitions and campaigns.

  • Collaborate with internal and external subject matter experts to develop deep knowledge of Anthem's public policy priorities and the potential implications to the Company.

  • Interpret polling/survey data to develop strategic advocacy activities that support the Company's public policy priorities.

  • Build and maintain a system for tracking the impact of grassroots initiatives and value of trade association and third-party coalitions and campaigns toward achieving business objectives.

  • Coordinate and facilitate internal and external stakeholder meetings, in-person or via teleconference.

  • Identify opportunities to deepen relationships or build coalitions that align support for the Company's business development objectives.

  • Enhance existing capabilities by meeting with vendors to ensure the Company's leveraging resources effectively.


The health of our associates and communities is a top priority for Anthem. We require all new candidates to become vaccinated against Covid-19. All offers of employment are conditioned on completion of a background check, including COVID-19 vaccination verification. If you are not vaccinated, your offer will be rescinded unless you provide - and Anthem approves - a valid religious or medical explanation as to why you are not able to get vaccinated that Anthem is able to reasonably accommodate. Anthem will also follow all relevant federal, state and local laws.

Minimum Requirements:

Requires a BA/BS in a related field; 8 years of legislative, regulatory, political, public affairs or industry experience; or any combination of education and experience, which would provide an equivalent background.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated experience in managing political campaigns; performing issue advocacy; coalition management.

  • Excellent written, oral, presentation and interpersonal communication skills with the proven ability to negotiate expectations between multiple parties.

  • Experience developing and managing strategic advocacy activities that achieve desired outcomes.

  • Extensive experience writing and developing effective and motivating content for advocacy activities.

  • Experience interacting confidently with senior internal and external stakeholders, while being adept and comfortable with influencing decision-making.

  • Experience relating to healthcare policy and business.

  • Mastery of Microsoft Office products, most notably Teams, Excel and PowerPoint.

We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few.

Anthem, Inc. has been named as a Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For, is ranked as one of the 2020 World's Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine, and a 2020 America's Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at An Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran. Anthem promotes the delivery of services in a culturally competent manner and considers cultural competency when evaluating applicants for all Anthem positions.

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Government Relations Director - Strategic Partnerships, Coalition Management And Grassroots

Anthem, Inc.