Sanford Health Vice President, Public Policy - Corporate in Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Job Title: Vice President, Public Policy | Corporate | Sioux Falls

City: Sioux Falls

State: South Dakota


Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift: 8 hr


Responsible for creating and advancing federal and state policy, and developing and implementing new strategies that support the growing advocacy portfolio that aligns with the overall mission, vision and values of Sanford Health. Develops Sanford Healths organizational strategy for policy, advocacy and policy-related programming in close collaboration with executive leadership. Leads the process to develop and maintain a formal posture for federal and state public policy plan. Collaborates with leadership and program staff to determine organizational advocacy and policy priorities. Serves as an internal thought leader on legislative matters and strategic decisions making. Leads the development of annual work planning, design, implementation, and reporting related to policy and advocacy activities. Develops working relationship with key leaders and policy makers, including but not limited to those in Congress, the Administration, trade associations, think tanks and related coalitions. Prepares policy analyses, recommendations, policy briefs, and assessments. Prepares and supervise the dissemination of policy briefs and policy communication materials to audiences at the national and state levels. Represent Sanford Health in Washington, DC as a strong voice for healthcare. Oversees an integrated public policy program that monitors and responds to current and emerging trends in US legislative and regulatory actions that affect healthcare policies. Oversees state legislative activities, communications with grassroots constituency and contribute legislative information to website and other communication vehicles, such as national newsletters and annual reports. Informs and supports decision makers within Sanford on legislative issues and interprets how changes in U.S. policy will affect Sanford. Supports outreach events to highlight initiatives, which may include public speaking. Interacts with Congress and federal agencies such as FDA, NIH, (etc.) to advance and promote healthcare policies. Complements the efforts of the Leadership team to establish robust communication among other organizations to ensure an informed and coordinated response to policies, and an increased engagement in advocacy.


Develops policies, strategies, processes and plans for communicating to diverse groups in a clear and professional manner. Influences high-impact, high-risk and highly complex situations. Influences public opinion toward the business and the industry through public appearances and media relations. Negotiates complex matters involving multiple parties. Prepares for business decisions with thorough briefings and consultations. Helps navigate the organization in a dynamic competitive landscape. Comments on recent developments in industry's regulatory environment.


Masters degree public health, public administration, public policy or related field required. At least eight years of experience working in advocacy and public policy. Experience working with the FDA, NIH, Congress (and other relevant agencies/departments).

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing.

Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve.

We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth.

We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases.

We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community,

across the region and around the world.

The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and communities.

We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.

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City: Sioux Falls

State: South Dakota

Job Function: Executive

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Req Number: req18925