System SVP, Public Policy & Advocacy

Requisition ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Public Policy and Advocacy
Hours Per Pay Period
CommonSpirit Health National Offices
Standard Hours
Monday - Friday (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
Work Schedule
8 Hour


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S., from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services, CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources, CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities, advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable, and innovating how and where healing can happen, both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Job Summary / Purpose

The Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Advocacy promotes the mission, vision, values and strategic objectives of CommonSpirit Health through the development and integration of a comprehensive public policy program. This position leads all public policy efforts for CommonSpirit Health at both state and federal level. The SVP develops system-wide policy positions to promote consistent and impactful messaging across the ministry.  This position develops and manages a highly successful enterprise-wide public policy function including staff at the national, regional and market level.  The SVP provides education to board members, leadership, physicians, staff, the community and other CommonSpirit Health constituencies on the principles and goals underlying policy efforts. Represents CommonSpirit in a variety of public policy and corporate forums both internally and externally.

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  • Develops the strategic direction and oversees the implementation of a comprehensive public policy and advocacy prorgram.
  •  Leads the public policy efforts (legislative, regulatory and administrative) at the state and federal levels, including representing CommonSpirit Health to members of Congress, legislators and staff, public agencies, community groups, and media, etc.
  •  Identifies and prioritizes state and federal public policy strategies and issues for CommonSpirit Health working with state advocacy leaders; provides in-depth policy oversight and leadership in to key states in the ministry.
  •  Works to enhance CommonSpirit Health’s profile, position and influence with state, regional and national constituencies/entities.
  •  Provides leadership to executives and local ministry/hospital leaders in the development and implementation of action plans in support of CommonSpirit Health advocacy goals.
  •  Influences the policy positions of partner organizations including industry associations as well as national and community partners.
  •  Identifies for leadership the public policy implications of strategic plans, goals and objectives, program development and specific projects.
  • The job summary and responsibilities listed above are designed to indicate the general nature of the work performed within this job. They are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all job responsibilities required of employees assigned to this job. Employees may be required to perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of ten (10) years of experience in a related field.   Minimum of five (5) years of direct management experience. Experience at the Vice President level with senior management level responsibility in a health related organization.  Experience should include deep understanding of legislative and regulatory policy processes.
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in hospital, health care or business administration or related field required.
  • Key understanding of Medicare and Medicaid financing/reimbursement including an in-depth understanding of provider taxes. An understanding of the CA seismic retrofit requirements preferred.


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