Government Affairs Assistant

  • New York, NY
  • Apr 17, 2023
Full time Government Affairs / Relations

Job Description

Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA) is a trade association representing not-for-profit and public hospitals, health systems, and nursing homes in New York State, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Rhode Island.

Reporting to the Vice President, Government Affairs, the Government Affairs Assistant will be responsible for supporting the GNYHA government affairs team. Primary areas will be New York State (Assembly and Senate) and New York City (City Council).


  • Provide support during the New York State legislative session: tracking and analyzing legislation, communicating with GNYHA experts on legislation to determine positions, writing various publications (newsletter, position memos, slides, etc.), research policy issues affecting GNYHA members
  • Monitor legislative hearings, press conferences, and social media; report on any issues affecting GNYHA members (oral and/or written)
  • Plan monthly in-person meeting of hospital government affairs representatives
  • Attend virtual meetings with elected officials, health system representatives, and other stakeholders
  • Occasionally accompany staff at in-person meetings in New York City (e.g., City Council) and Albany (e.g., State Assembly and Senate). Travel optional but encouraged.
  • Assist in lobbying disclosure reporting process

Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required (including but not limited to politics, public health, communications, the sciences, law)
  • 0-2 years’ experience working in healthcare policy, government, public health, and/or a strong desire to work in these sectors
  • Strong writing, communication, and presentation skills; ability to confidently articulate ideas publicly
  • Ability to work independently; highly organized and strong attention to detail

Salary Range: $52,500 - $60,000


*Please submit a cover letter with your application.*


Work Schedule: A hybrid model with the expectation to work physically in our office Tuesdays and Wednesdays as mandatory in-office days with a third in-office day at your discretion, in conjunction with your supervisor and the business needs of your department. This schedule may be subject to change in GNYHA’s sole discretion.


Company Policy Regarding COVID-19 Vaccinations: GNYHA employees must be fully vaccinated as a condition of employment or be approved for a reasonable accommodation in accordance with applicable law. If hired, a copy of a COVID-19 vaccination card or an accommodation request must be provided to Human Resources.

Equal Opportunity Employer – Race, Sex, Veteran or Disability status, Gender Identity, Sexual Orientation

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