Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) is the leading voice of Colorado’s hospital and health system community. Representing more than 100 hospitals and health systems throughout the state, CHA serves as a trusted, credible and reliable resource on health issues, hospital data and trends for its members, media, policymakers and the general public. Through CHA, Colorado’s hospitals and health systems work together in their shared commitment to improve health and health care in Colorado. For more information on CHA, visit

*This position can be structured as a regular full time role or a contract position with set duration


Position Summary:

The Manager, Regulatory Policy is responsible for staying well‐informed of current state and federal issues and developments affecting hospitals and health care. They will assist the CHA Policy and Advocacy Team in researching and analyzing complex health care policy issues – both legislative and regulatory – in order to advance CHA policy goals.


Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee day-to-day operation of the majority of the Association’s state regulatory portfolio, including developing Association policy positions, representing hospitals’ views through written and oral comments, ensuring necessary participation and input by hospital members, and acting as the liaison to state agencies regulating health care in Colorado (primarily HCPF, CDPHE, DORA, CDHS, CDLE)
  • With a primary focus on state regulatory activities, conduct in-depth, timely, and relevant policy analysis, develop policy and strategy recommendations consistent with member interests, and provide strategic policy guidance and advice to member hospitals
  • Build strong working relationships and coordinate with internal staff, CHA members, outside contractors, state officials, and other external partners to ensure strategic, effective, and consistent Association policy and strategy across multiple forums and issue areas
  • Oversee content development for the Association’s Monthly Regulatory Update newsletter and facilitate member call
  • Draft briefing memoranda, talking points, issue briefs, fact sheets, comment letters, PowerPoint presentations and other strategic communications consistent with the Association’s policy positions
  • Assist with scheduling, developing agendas, preparing and disseminating materials, taking notes, drafting meeting summaries, developing and updating work plans, and related administrative duties, as required
  • Support other key strategic areas of the Association, including but not limited to state legislative affairs, rural health and health care, financial policy, data, quality and patient safety, communications, education, and shared services
  • Engage in the Association’s federal advocacy work, including communicating with Colorado’s Congressional Delegation, coordinating member hill visits, and collaborating with the American Hospital Association and other national health care and business organizations to address pressing federal health policy issues


Other Duties:

  • As assigned


Knowledge and Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences, economics, public policy or political science, health care, business administration or related field
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in health care or related area of public policy (Colorado experience preferred)
  • Robust experience with public policy research, data analysis/interpretation and persuasive communications
  • Demonstrated creativity and out‐of‐the‐box thinking on policy issues
  • Exceptional written and oral communication
  • Professional and diplomatic demeanor
  • Highly organized (project management experience a plus)
  • Knowledge of the unique issues facing hospitals and the broader spectrum of health care delivery and payment systems (preferred)
  • Existing relationships with relevant state agencies strongly preferred


Skills and Competencies:

  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Demonstrated customer service orientation
  • Demonstrated organizational skills and positive attitude
  • Strong written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure and within short deadlines
  • Strong analytical problem-solving ability
  • Ability to function effectively in a dynamic work environment, independently managing multiple projects and demands to achieve quality results in a timely manner
  • Professional telephone and email etiquette, professional appearance and demeanor, able to interact with all levels within the organization
  • Self‐starter with a strong desire to learn
  • Maintains prompt and regular attendance
  • Computer proficiency including demonstrated ability to conduct effective web-based research, as well as proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook)


Physical Demands / Work Environment:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Working conditions are normal for a fast-paced office work environment
  • Presentation of technical material in group settings required occasionally
  • May require occasional evening work and overnight travel
  • Individuals may need to sit or stand as needed
  • Requires walking primarily on a level surface for periodic periods throughout the day
  • May include lifting up to 25 pounds for files on a regular basis. Proper lifting techniques required

Hiring salary range: $55,000 – $65,000 annually, benefits eligible

The hiring salary range represents an estimated starting salary. The actual salary may be more or less depending on the selected individual’s related experience, education, and/or skill level and does not represent the position’s full salary range.

NOTE:  This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with the job. The employee will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties requested by their supervisor. Nothing in this job description shall create or is intended to create, or shall be construed to constitute a contract of employment, express or implied. Employees are held accountable for all duties of this job.


At CHA, we strive for a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workplace where employees can feel valued as their authentic selves. We do this by offering and prioritizing:

  • Flexibility and work/life balance
  • Personal and professional development opportunities
  • Open and honest discussions about the company and its culture
  • An environment where each and every person can make an impact
  • Competitive salaries with outstanding employee benefits including 99% employer paid medical coverage, exceptional HSA and 401(k) contributions, paid time off and much more

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we make employment decisions based on the merit and qualifications of those who apply. CHA is committed to providing equal opportunities for all applicants and employees without regard to their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. 

We will make every effort to find a reasonable accommodation for any qualified applicant that chooses to disclose a physical or mental limitation/disability. If you believe you require accommodation for any stage of the hiring process, please let us know by calling 720-489-1630.

COVID-19 Safety:

Currently our employees are able to chose between remote or in person office work (with enhanced safety protocols). As COVID conditions improve, we will gradually transition back to a hybrid environment with a mix of in office and remote flexibility. Our office is conveniently located in the Denver Tech Center just off I-25 and Orchard, a 5-minute walk from the Orchard light rail station.

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