Associate Director, Federal Affairs

19 Apr, 2022


Associate Director, Federal Affairs

Sarepta Therapeutics
Washington, D.C.

Reporting directly to the Executive Director, Government Affairs & Policy, the Associate Director, Federal Affairs will be responsible for assisting with developing, communicating, advocating, and executing Sarepta’s strategy at the federal level by engaging U.S. Congress, the Administration and working collaboratively with industry trade associations, coalitions, and other third-party partners.




Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Serve as a registered federal lobbyist and engages federal elected officials and their staff.
  • Assists in the development and drives implementation of Sarepta’s government affairs engagement plan to shape a positive policy environment for achieving Sarepta’s goals, as well as those to mitigate or prevent negative impacts
  • Monitor and assess the political climate related to rare disease and gene therapy policies to determine effects on the industry and Sarepta’s near- and long-term goals
  • Represents the Company’s interests through active participation on various trade association committees and coalitions.
  • Develop and maintain a network of contacts at the Federal legislative level and among other public opinion leaders to ensure Sarepta’s interests are reflected in important legislative environments, taking meetings independently as appropriate
  • Collaborate and coordinate across Sarepta and with its federal consultants in the development and execution of strategies and related activities
  • Draft memos, educational materials, and presentations detailing the impact of federal legislation and policy on the company’s business, as well as the Federal Government Affairs strategy
  • Educate internal stakeholders on federal legislative and administrative policy proposals that could impact Sarepta
  • Establish and manage federal political action committee, including development of solicitation, donation, and employee engagement strategies
  • Ensure Sarepta is compliant with lobbying disclosure rules
  • Required knowledge of a variety of issues will be necessary within scope of responsibility and may include, but are not limited to, Medicaid, federal appropriations, PDUFA, 21st Century Cures, newborn screening, pharmaceutical reimbursement, 340B Program policy, and other healthcare or corporate issues that impact the pharmaceutical industry

Education and Skills Requirement:

  • Minimum of 10 years current and relevant experience in federal government affairs/policy
  • Bachelor’s degree required in science, political science, government or public policy
  • Experience dealing with federal healthcare legislative, regulatory, policy, and political issues
  • Direct lobbying experience required
  • Demonstrated ability to build and sustain relationships with members and their staff of the legislature, administration and other government and non-government policy leaders
  • Knowledge of the federal government’s legislative and regulatory systems
  • Innovative thinker, strong communication (written and verbal) and presentation skills
  • A high level of energy and passion toward patients, science and good policy
  • Proven teamwork and collaboration skills, with a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with colleagues, industry trade associations, and influential policy organizations
  • Attention to detail and an ability to recognize issues in the context of higher-level policies and regulations
  • Self-initiating, well-organized and capable of managing multiple projects simultaneously and independently

Learn more here

Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Sarepta Therapeutics offers a competitive compensation and benefit package.

Sarepta Therapeutics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and participates in e-Verify.




Job posted: 2022-04-19