Employment Opportunities at IHA

The Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants. Each person is evaluated on the basis of individual skill and merit and without regard to the individual's race, color, creed or ancestry, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, transgender status, age, national origin, marital status, citizenship, physical and mental disability, criminal record, genetic information, predisposition or carrier status, status with respect to receiving public assistance, domestic violence victim status, a disabled, special, recently separated, active duty wartime, campaign badge, Armed Forces service medal veteran, or any other characteristics protected under applicable law. This policy governs all aspects of employment at IHA, including recruiting, hiring, assignments, training, promotions, compensation, employee benefits, employee discipline and discharge, and all other terms and conditions of employment. IHA will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. Consistent with its obligations as a federal contractor, IHA is committed to taking affirmative action to employ and advance in employment women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

Vice President and Deputy General Counsel

The Illinois Health and Hospital Association seeks a Vice President and Deputy General Counsel. This individual manages the operation of the Legal Department in order to provide legal advice to the staff, management and boards of the Illinois Health & Hospital Association and its related entities.

Provides legal advice, guidance, and representation to IHA and its related entities with respect to business, transactional, governance, regulatory, and compliance matters. Relevant areas of law include antitrust; contracts; information technology; healthcare data; HIPAA; employment; tax-exemption; federal, state and local lobbying; federal, state, and local campaign finance; government contracts and grants; group purchasing; insurance regulation; real and intellectual property; and non-profit and for-profit corporate organization and governance. Experience with issues related to collection and analysis of health data extremely helpful.

Appropriately licensed to practice in-house law in Illinois. Minimum of 8 years' experience, preferably advising trade associations or health care providers. Excellent speaking and writing skills, including the ability to clearly describe complex issues. Ability to think creatively and strategically. Effective leadership, facilitation, and interpersonal skills. Ability to handle multiple competing demands.

We offer a competitive salary with an excellent benefits package. Qualified candidates must apply online: Click here to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer - race, sex, veteran or disability status, gender identity, sexual orientation.

Posted: 2/19/16

Senior Vice President Government Relations

Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer, the Senior Vice President is responsible for leading IHA's advocacy agenda at the local, state, and federal levels by executing the association's advocacy strategy through engagement with IHA members, government staff, and local, state, and federal office holders. The SVP engineers the effective development of policy statements and a process for membership input; serves as the primary spokesperson with elected and appointed officials (including local, state, and federal elected officials) and relevant regulatory agencies; and interacts with hospital lobbyists to communicate association advocacy positions and encourage collaboration.

The appropriate candidate for this position will have previous government relations experience; familiarity with Illinois government office holders is critical, particularly with those who influence healthcare legislation and public policy. A healthcare background is preferred. A bachelor's degree is required, although a master's degree is preferred.

Interested and qualified candidates may contact Sharman McGurn at (312) 876-9800 or via e-mail at mquick@qlksearch.com.

Equal Opportunity Employer - race, sex, veteran or disability status, gender identity, sexual orientation.

Posted: 2/19/16