Tracking Code 15008-091120 Job Description The Executive
Director of Public Affairs (Chief of Staff) is responsible for the
oversight and measurement of CalOptima’s communications,
legislative, community relations, and strategic development
programs. Under the general guidance of the Chief Executive Officer
(CEO), this incumbent will assist the CEO in carrying out
organizational goals, and will plan, develop and implement
strategies to effectively communicate and implement the CalOptima
mission with internal and external contacts including employees,
the public, members, government officials, and the media.
Directs departments as assigned, including the supervision of
professional and administrative personnel.
Plans, implements, and manages the Government Affairs program
Coordinates, develops, and measures the contribution and impact
of communications on behalf of the organization. These include
marketing and general communication activities as well as those
that may involve CalOptima’s Community Relations programs and
Regulatory Affairs program in concert with leadership of those
Directs internal and external CalOptima communications and
community relations as managed by department staff and other
CalOptima departments. These include the coordination of all
publications, presentations or speeches, templates for standard
CalOptima correspondence, and other communications of a highly
Oversees the Strategic Development Department, which coordinates
the development and implementation of the CalOptima Strategic Plan
and major new planning initiatives for the organization.
Supports the Clerk in responding to the Public Records Act and
other regulations pertaining to CalOptima activities with the
Oversees the development of all materials for CalOptima Board
Represents CalOptima at various community and governmental
Develops and administers annual budget for assigned
Performs special projects and other duties as assigned.
Required Skills Interact constructively with all CalOptima
providers and members.
Cooperate and interact successfully with all levels of
Work collaboratively and promote teamwork within assigned
departments as well as with other departments to achieve effective
message delivery, both internally and externally, through a variety
of communication tools.
Promote a positive public image within the community.
Encourage appreciation of cultural diversity and sensitivity
towards CalOptima’s target population.
Apply strong leadership skills with the ability to influence and
Quickly understand all major functions within the health plan
environment and address issues globally.
Communicate effectively, clearly, and concisely, both orally and
Utilize and access computer and appropriate software (e.g.
Microsoft Office; Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and job-specific
Required Experience Experience & Education:
Bachelor’s degree in Political Science or related field and/or
an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to
successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those
listed above, required. Master’s Degree is highly desirable.
7 years of increasingly responsible experience addressing public
policy, communication, and/or government relations issues.
4 years of health care industry experience, with 2 years at
management level is required.
2 years of supervisory experience is required.
The Brown Act and Public Records Act.
Principles and techniques of strategic planning, communications,
public affairs, community relations, and marketing.
Municipal, state, and federal government laws, legislation, and
policy formation processes.
Principles and practices of managed health care and health care
systems, e.g. Medi-Cal and Medicare.
Exceptional English composition, editing, spelling and
Job Location Orange, California, United States Position Type