• Government Affairs Director

    Job Location US-MN-Center City
    Full Time
    Mon - Fri
    Hours of Work
    8 am - 4:30 pm
  • Overview

    The Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation is the world's leading organization singularly dedicated to combating addiction to alcohol and drugs with a full continuum of services.


    Over the course of a year, we:

    • Serve over 15,000 patients annually through treatment centers in Minnesota, California, Illinois, Oregon, New York, and Florida
    • Educate over 600 professionals through our accredited Hazelden Graduate School of Addiction Studies, Professionals in Residence program and Summer Institute for Medical Students.
    • Provide publishing books and materials for over 32,000 publishing customers
    • Provide prevention services to over 50,000 students across the United States and the world

    One of our key strategic objectives is people - our employees are essential in the process of propelling our organization forward to meet the challenges and opportunities ahead. Are you ready to excel in these challenges and opportunities? Do you possess the qualities below? Join Our Team!


    What are we looking for?

    • Individuals with a Client, Customer, and/or Stakeholder Focus 
    • Results-oriented attitude
    • Interpersonal Skills and Teamwork
    • Courage and Commitment
    • Adaptability and Learning Agility

    What do we offer?

    • Competitive Benefits (health, dental, vision, etc)
    • Paid Time-Off
    • Training Opportunities
    • Retirement Savings Plan with Employer Match
    • Tuition Reimbursement
    • Free on-site gym (Center City, Plymouth & Rancho Mirage)

    Diverse individuals encouraged to apply.
    Equal Opportunity Employer:  Minorities, Women, Veterans, Disabilities


    As the Government Affairs Director you will:

    • Develop, execute and provide day-to-day management of Hazelden Betty Ford Foundation’s (HBFF) public policy strategy
    • Develop public policy strategy for HBFF
    • Execute federal and state public policy tactics
    • Establish and maintains key relationships at the federal and state level and
    • Serve as the organization’s government liaison to drive public policy initiatives and support business development strategies and tactics for the organization’s Strategic Business Units (SBUs).



    • Bachelor’s degree in political science, public health or related discipline.
    • Five + years of experience in government affairs, public affairs, legislative affairs, corporate communications, or related field.
    • Strong written and verbal communications skills
    • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently
    • Knowledge of Twelve Step philosophy and addiction recovery
    • Knowledge of desktop publishing, web content development and production and social media content development and mechanisms
    • Demonstrated commitment to continuing education in the social media field


    • Strong presentation skills and strong project management skills

    • Political science background


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