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CVS Health

VP, Public Affairs - Healthcare (2118201BR)





Washington, Washington DC, United States

Job Description
The VP, Public Affairs leads the public affairs advocacy efforts for CVS Health, working at the intersection of government affairs, communications and marketing in a cross-functional role focused on our communication and overall reputation with public policymakers and the influencers around them. The VP, Public Affairs is a key collaborator who engages across every business unit on a wide range of public policy and social issues and is a part of Government Affairs senior leadership team.

Key Responsibilities and Duties
• Provides effective messaging and strategic advice in support of Government Affairs advocacy efforts.
• Leads the public affairs efforts on key state and federal advocacy campaigns including coordinating on messaging with lobbying teams, internal communications partners and outside consultants.
• Manages the development and implementation of messaging, including working with the Policy team on research projects, stake holder group engagement, employee advocacy, and other efforts in support of state and federal legislative advocacy.
• Regularly interacts with corporate communications and provides the Government Affairs team with information and messaging on key company announcements and activities
• Coordinates the communications strategy of trade associations and coalitions on behalf of the company
• Manages and creates internal communications about government affairs activity to educate colleagues across the company
• Coordinates government affairs input into key communications activity
• Oversees strategic reputational messaging and advertising to support Government Affairs objectives
• Manages key executive public presentations on public policy issues

Work from home (flexible) + Travel based on business needs

Required Qualifications
• 12+ years of public affairs experience, with a rich understanding of how to leverage public affairs to move an advocacy agenda
• Must be a team player who can work under pressure and in fast-moving situations
• Deep familiarity and experience with the Federal and state legislative processes and understanding of the surrounding political environment
• Demonstrated ability to grasp complex policy issues and translate them into compelling written, visual and verbal communications)
• Experience managing political campaigns and/or issue coalitions helpful
• Experience with staffing senior executives or elected officials
• Experience with ad creation, media buying, and public opinion research a plus

COVID Requirements

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
CVS Health requires certain colleagues to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (including any booster shots if required), where allowable under the law, unless they are approved for a reasonable accommodation based on disability, medical condition, religious belief, or other legally recognized reasons that prevents them from being vaccinated.

You are required to have received at least one COVID-19 shot prior to your first day of employment and to provide proof of your vaccination status or apply for a reasonable accommodation within the first 10 days of your employment. Please note that in some states and roles, you may be required to provide proof of full vaccination or an approved reasonable accommodation before you can begin to actively work.

Preferred Qualifications
• Advanced Degree
• Healthcare and insurance public policy issues
• Familiar with Pharmacy Benefit Management

• Bachelor's Degree

Business Overview
Bring your heart to CVS Health
Every one of us at CVS Health shares a single, clear purpose: Bringing our heart to every moment of your health. This purpose guides our commitment to deliver enhanced human-centric health care for a rapidly changing world. Anchored in our brand — with heart at its center — our purpose sends a personal message that how we deliver our services is just as important as what we deliver.

Our Heart At Work Behaviors™ support this purpose. We want everyone who works at CVS Health to feel empowered by the role they play in transforming our culture and accelerating our ability to innovate and deliver solutions to make health care more personal, convenient and affordable.
We strive to promote and sustain a culture of diversity, inclusion and belonging every day.
CVS Health is an affirmative action employer, and is an equal opportunity employer, as are the physician-owned businesses for which CVS Health provides management services. We do not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, promotion, or any other personnel action based on race, ethnicity, color, national origin, sex/gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.