Associate, Government Relations and Public Affairs

28 Jan, 2021


Associate, Government Relations and Public Affairs

Sirona Strategies
Washington, DC

Associate, Government Relations and Public Affairs

Position Description

Sirona Strategies is a health care strategic consulting firm at the intersection of health care policy, politics and business. We counsel both large and small clients across the health care spectrum on regulatory, legislative and market dynamics that can be leveraged to best position them in a rapidly shifting environment. More information can be found at:

The Position

Sirona Strategies seeks a junior to mid-level health care policy analyst and advocate to join its team as Associate, Government Relations and Public Affairs. The analyst will provide support to Sirona Strategies staff across a number of focus areas, including health system transformation (payment and delivery reform); health information technology; Medicare payment policy; Medicaid and state-level health care activity; and various public health issues (e.g., prescription drug abuse, healthy aging, etc.).

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Serve as the lead analyst on all developments related to client interests (includes identifying and getting info to clients in a timely way, as well as analyzing impact on clients).
  • Assist with multi-pronged client advocacy strategies.
  • Spot issues that could impact execution of client strategy.
  • Prepare draft messaging and policy communications documents (e.g., talking points, blog posts, op-eds, press releases, one-pagers, summaries, etc.).
  • Review legislation, regulations, notice, announcements and other policy documents; analyze for impact on clients.
  • Monitor and prepare timely summaries of key policy events, including hearings, think tank meetings, MedPAC/MACPAC meetings, etc.
  • Assist with research projects, coordinating with other contractors and consultants as needed.
  • Assist in preparing materials for client meetings, including agendas, etc., for partner review.
  • Help plan and execute events.

· Assist in preparation of weekly summary of relevant state and federal health policy developments.

  • Continuous monitoring/flagging articles and developments of interest in real time for clients.

Basic Qualifications

· 3-5 years of health policy experience (state/federal) (preferred)

· Graduate-level degree in health policy or a related health care field is preferred.

· Substantive knowledge and understanding of basic health policy and payment issues, including Medicare, Medicaid and the Exchanges.

· Strong writing skills, including the ability to synthesize complex issues into key policy considerations and recommendations.

· Proven ability to effectively manage multiple projects simultaneously, including setting and meeting deadlines.

· Strong analytical skills and experience interpreting research for policy makers in a timely and effective manner.

· Proven ability to communicate effectively verbally, with special emphasis on communicating with policy-making audiences.

· Strong interpersonal skills including the skills necessary to effectively work with colleagues, partner organizations and a variety of high-ranking government officials.

· Ability and willingness to work independently and assume additional responsibilities.

  • Must be able to work under strict deadlines.
  • Must be flexible with regard to schedule, may require off hours work to meet aggressive deadlines.

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Job posted: 2021-01-28