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Public Affairs Specialist

Company: Salem Health
Location: Salem
Posted on: November 19, 2023

Job Description:

Location Site: Salem Hospital Main Campus Department: SH Govt & Community Relations Position Type: Full Time Start Time: 8:00 Pioneering healthcare since 1896, Salem Health is a top workplace offering market-leading pay where you can make a difference in the lives of those in the community where you live. Through incorporation of Lean driven principles, staff are able effect change in the organization to solve problems, and drive continuous improvement. As an employer of choice, we are devoted to assuring that we provide a safe, healthy, and patient-centric workplace, while keeping staff wellbeing and satisfaction top of mind. We invite you to learn more about our wonderful community: There's something about Salem, Oregon! Your Role With Us: Your ability to cultivate and maintain relationships while monitoring and analyzing proposed legislation will help you be successful in this complex role. Core Functions:

  • Develop and implement government relations strategies that promote the interests our Health System at the local, state and federal levels.
  • Build relationships with city, country, state and federal elected officials.
  • Research, write and edit internal and external messages for the key priorities and proprietary issues.
  • Educates and engages key elected officials in hospital-related events and activities. Total Rewards Offerings:
    Salem Health's comprehensive benefits package prioritizes your mental and physical health, financial stability, family obligations and professional growth.
    • Relocation assistance available for qualified candidates
    • Full comprehensive medical, dental, and vision plans
    • Basic and voluntary life insurance
    • Short and long-term disability
    • Live Well Wellness Program
    • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
    • 401(K) retirement plan with employer contributions.
    • Generous paid time off (PTO) accrual and holiday pay
    • Onsite fitness center with 24/7 badge access
    • Education assistance program
    • Public service loan forgiveness (PSLF) eligible employer
    • Food and drink discounts in the cafeteria.
    • Impressive discounts offered by Nike, Adidas, Carhartt and others. Background/Expertise:
      • Five (5) years of experience in policy, advocacy or communications, ideally related to health care issues.
      • Bachelor Degree OR right (8) years of related work experience; OR equivalent combination of education and experience where each year of educations equates to two (2) years of experience
      • Ability to work well with a wide range of people and entities.
      • Negotiation and facilitation skills - personal integrity and good judgment Salem Health Hospitals and Clinics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status or condition protected by law.
        Salem Health Hospitals and Clinics is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for applicants. If reasonable accommodation is needed to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and/or to receive other benefits and privileges of employment, please contact

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