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Tribal Liaison

  • Job Family: Public Affairs
  • Type: Full time
  • Date Posted:
  • Req #: JR37050


  • WA, Seattle
  • New Mexico, New Mexico
  • Texas, Texas
  • Arizona, Arizona
  • Wyoming, Wyoming
  • North Dakota, North Dakota
  • Utah, Utah
  • Oregon, Oregon
  • Montana, Montana
  • South Dakota, South Dakota
  • California, California
  • Idaho, Idaho



Location: Seattle, WA (field position with up to 50% travel) - will consider candidates out of state but MUST reside in Seattle by date of hire. Relocation assistance will be considered.

How you will make an impact:

The Tribal Liaison is responsible for: interfacing with Tribal Leaders and Indian Health Care Providers; building and maintaining strategic relations, alliances and coalitions; monitoring Amerigroup’s compliance with Washington State Medicaid contractual requirements related to Indian Health Care Providers and American Indian/Alaska Native Medicaid enrollees; developing and implementing strategic initiatives related to AI/AN health care; and health plan education on AI/AN cultural respect and sensitivity.

Primary duties may include, but are not limited to:

Relationship Development and Management—35%

  • Developing and Managing Amerigroup’s relationship with HCA Tribal Affairs Administration; and
  • Cultivate and manage relationships with Tribal Leaders and partner with Provider Experience to Indian Health Care Providers, which could include escalating issues internally and partnering to resolve problems with the providers.

Regulatory and State Contract Management—55%

  • Collaborating with Compliance to track contract compliance risks related to Indian Health Care Providers and AI/AN members/enrollees.
  • Working cross-departmentally to resolve contract compliance risks related to Indian Health Care Providers and AI/AN members/enrollees.
  • Attends Tribal Consultations as requested by individual Tribal units, at the request of a state agency/department, and per State contract requirements.
  • Leading development of responses to state audit reviews, when applicable.
  • Reviews and revises the AI/AN Cultural Respect and Sensitivity education program - per preference of the individual, leads and/or assists in the delivery of annual trainings for local and enterprise staff assigned to Washington.
  • Collaborates with Medical Director and Service Coordination staff to address the needs of American Indian/ Alaska Native members with complex issues.
  • Provides guidance to departments across the health plan on improving policies and procedures and contractually required programs, including, but not limited to, the Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement program, and clinical care transitions and care coordination efforts related to our AI/AN members/enrollees.

Other Duties as Assigned—10%

  • Other requirements and tasks may be necessary, especially within state contract requirements.

Minimum Requirements:

  • BA/BS in Business Administration, Marketing, Communication, Political Science or related field.
  • 5 years' experience in an administrative, Tribal, leadership, social work, or community service role, to include Tribal 638 or Indian Health facilities/community health services; or combination of education and experience which would provide an equivalent background.​

Preferred Skills, Capabilities, and Experiences:

  • Master's degree in Business Administration, Marketing, Communication, or relevant field, preferred.
  • Provider relations experience, preferred.

Please be advised that Elevance Health only accepts resumes from agencies that have a signed agreement with Elevance Health. Accordingly, Elevance Health is not obligated to pay referral fees to any agency that is not a party to an agreement with Elevance Health. Thus, any unsolicited resumes, including those submitted to hiring managers, are deemed to be the property of Elevance Health.

Be part of an Extraordinary Team

Elevance Health is a health company dedicated to improving lives and communities – and making healthcare simpler. Previously known as Anthem, Inc., we have evolved into a company focused on whole health and updated our name to better reflect the direction the company is heading.

We are looking for leaders at all levels of the organization who are passionate about making an impact on our members and the communities we serve. You will thrive in a complex and collaborative environment where you take action and ownership to solve problems and lead change. Do you want to be part of a larger purpose and an evolving, high-performance culture that empowers you to make an impact?

We offer a range of market-competitive total rewards that include merit increases, paid holidays, Paid Time Off, and incentive bonus programs (unless covered by a collective bargaining agreement), medical, dental, vision, short and long term disability benefits, 401(k) +match, stock purchase plan, life insurance, wellness programs and financial education resources, to name a few.

The health of our associates and communities is a top priority for Elevance Health. We require all new candidates to become vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not vaccinated, your offer will be rescinded unless you provide – and Elevance Health approves – a valid religious or medical explanation as to why you are not able to get vaccinated that Elevance Health is able to reasonably accommodate. Elevance Health will also follow all relevant federal, state and local laws.

Elevance Health has been named as a Fortune Great Place To Work in 2021, is ranked as one of the 2021 World’s Most Admired Companies among health insurers by Fortune magazine, and a Top 20 Fortune 500 Companies on Diversity and Inclusion. To learn more about our company and apply, please visit us at Elevance Health is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, genetic information, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status or condition protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Applicants who require accommodation to participate in the job application process may contact for assistance.

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