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Cerner Federal Affairs Strategist in North Kansas City, Missouri


Job Title:

Federal Affairs Strategist

Job Description:

As a Federal Affairs Strategist in Cerner Government Services you will create and drive political and legislative strategies to protect and further Cerner’s market position and business interests through policy and funding advocacy and stakeholder engagement. This role will allow you to build and maintain strategic relationships with federal government and policy stakeholders, including government officials, policymakers, industry associations and recognized thought leaders, to influence federal policies and legislation favorable to Cerner. You will educate and provide meaningful context to internal leadership and stakeholders on unique federal government processes including oversight, funding and policy making to inform business decisions. In scope for this role will be to collaborate with internal resources including program, operations, business development, communications, and compliance efforts to drive comprehensive approach as well as drive awareness and support on a variety of federal issues by conducting research and publishing briefs, fact sheets, opinion articles and other responses representing Cerner’s position. You will organize events and other initiatives to promote engagement and collaboration between policymakers and organizations with shared interests.

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Additional Information:

Applicants for U.S. based positions with Cerner Corporation must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Some Cerner positions may be obligated to comply with client-facing requirements and occupational health requests, including but not limited to, an immunization set, an annual flu shot, an annual TB screen, an updated background check, and/or an updated drug screen.

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Company Overview:

Cerner is a place where people are encouraged to innovate with confidence and focus on what is important – people’s health and the care they receive. We are transforming health care by developing tools and technologies that make it more efficient for care providers and patients to navigate the complexity of our health. From single offices to entire countries, Cerner solutions are licensed at more than 25,000 facilities in over 35 countries.

Cerner’s policy is to provide equal opportunity to all people without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, age, disability, pregnancy, genetic information, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other legally protected category. Cerner is proud to be a drug-free workplace.

EEO is the Law (English) at https://www.cerner.com/-/media/FF88D3155CB245EB98BA1DB8F934E3E5.ashx

E-Verify Participation (English) at https://www.cerner.com/-/media/88648CD9668E49FBA6EB9C11FAA1634F.ashx

Right to Work (English) at https://www.cerner.com/-/media/E1CD6BEF8082430E882E5CD9D5165A86.ashx

EEO is the Law (Spanish) at https://www.cerner.com/-/media/801186E054394473A0E1380768F3FE47.ashx

E-Verify Participation (Spanish) at https://www.cerner.com/-/media/88648CD9668E49FBA6EB9C11FAA1634F.ashx

Right to Work (Spanish) at https://www.cerner.com/-/media/96E03778704E4492B394F95521A0B7E8.ashx


United States


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent relevant work experience Political Science, Public Policy or related field, or equivalent relevant work experience

  • At least 2 years’ government relations politics or public policy work experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, Public Policy, Public Administration or Health Care Administration

  • Master’s Degree in Political Science, Public Policy, Public Administration or Health Care Administration

  • At least 1 year of Federal relations or federal policy work experience, including work experience on Capitol Hill


  • Willing to travel up 15% as needed

  • Must currently reside in or be willing to relocate to the Kansas City or District of Columbia area; preferred location is Kansas City



Relocation Assistance Available:



North Kansas City

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Job Family Group:

Corporate Operations