Director, Federal Government Affairs

06 Dec, 2018

Jobs

Director, Federal Government Affairs

Illumina
Remote/Washington DC
The Director, Federal Government Affairs will be based in Washington DC and will report to the Vice President, Global Government Affairs and Public Policy. The successful candidate will be responsible for advocacy within Congress and the Administration including lobbying and health care policy work, related compliance/project management, and other duties as assigned.  Updating the organization on policy developments, a thorough understanding of the health care industry, and strong lobbying skills are mandatory.  The successful candidate will also be responsible for providing talking points and preparing research for executives in preparation for meetings, interviews, and other activities.   Excellent written and oral communication skills, as well as an outgoing personality, the ability to multi-task, and quick decision-making skills are also needed.  The successful candidate will be expected to evidence a history of working in a bipartisan manner with Majority and Minority party interests in Congress.
 
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred)
  • Lobbying and health care policy background (Hill, federal agency, or with corporate/trade association’s federal government affairs office).
  • 7+ years of experience in federal government affairs for a health care corporation or trade association, on Congressional staff, or in a relevant federal agency.
  • Proven ability to plan and execute a comprehensive, proactive federal government affairs strategy that advances the Company’s mission and goals with local, regional, state, and federal elected officials.
  • Skilled at monitoring federal legislation and policy activities, updating and advising on relevant policy proposals and actions, and working with executive staff to analyze potential impacts on the Company.
  • Strong relationships with staff from the key lawmaking committees in Congress and/or officials in the executive branch.
  • Working knowledge of the current U.S. health care environment, including how the Medicare/Medicaid programs operate.
  • Basic understanding of health care industry trends, especially in the life sciences.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cross-functionally with internal stakeholders in corporate headquarters, trade associations, and other parties as required.
  • Working knowledge of general U.S. government affairs compliance, including lobbying disclosure and LD-203 requirements and supportive processes.
  • Willingness to provide for wide-ranging initiatives, including but not limited to research projects, grassroots and other items in support of U.S. government affairs, as assigned.
  • Strong Executive presence, communication and influencing skills
  • Skilled writer and communicator that can vary levels of messaging based on audience.
  • Results-oriented, self-starter with demonstrated ability to distill complex issues into concise talking points, position papers, and slides; attention to detail; ability to multi-task; team player, with an ability to work independently in a fast-paced, demanding environment.
  • Natural leader and collaborator
 
Illumina believes that everyone has the ability to make an impact, and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at applications@illumina.com. To learn more, visit: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

Job posted: 2018-12-06