Director – Government Affairs & Advocacy

04 Oct, 2021


Director – Government Affairs & Advocacy

Mom's Meals, a PurFoods Company
Ankeny, IA

Position SummaryThe Director of Government Affairs & Advocacy will develop and oversee multi-state and federal advocacy strategy, political engagement, policy and legislative positions and grassroots advocacy efforts in the advancement of Mom’s Meals objectives.

Position Responsibilities may include, but not limited to

  • Provide senior leadership with strategic advice on policy issues affecting the company and its products to inform business planning, including facilitating high-level meetings, between leadership and relevant government officials
  • Manage, coordinate, and ensure appropriate utilization of external advocacy efforts, including outside consultants
  • Author and edit policy papers, testimony, comments, and articles that will be released to elected leaders, thought leaders, and the public
  • Oversee legislative and regulatory tracking process including identifying, analyzing and tracking legislation and regulations impacting Mom’s Meals
  • Lead on various policy, advocacy, and/or campaign initiatives with partners as needed
  • Effectively organize the support and execution of grassroots efforts
  • Maintain highest personal levels of ethical conduct, confidentiality, and integrity

Required Skills & Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy, Political Science, or other related field
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in a legislative and advocating position
  • Experience interacting with Congressional offices, state legislators, federal and state administration officials to put together public policy initiatives
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple ongoing projects within in a deadline-driven environment
  • Skilled in analytical and critical thinking, counseling and problem solving
  • Experience and skill at building relationships, working on a team, and cultivating collaboration with a diverse group of people
  • A solid communicator who is conversant with the goals and strategies of Mom’s Meals
  • Ability to edit effectively and efficiently and ability to respond effectively when applicable
  • Must be a highly motivated, detail-oriented, self-starter with a well-developed work ethic and tremendous resourcefulness

Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Master’s Degree
  • Experience working on issues related to healthcare, including Medicare and Medicaid-related initiatives

Physical Requirements

  • Repetitive motions that include the wrists, hands and/or fingers
  • Sedentary work that primarily involves sitting, remaining in a stationary position for prolonged periods
  • Visual perception to perform job including peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

Company OverviewMom’s Meals, is a home-delivered meal service providing fully prepared, refrigerated meal solutions direct to homes nationwide for over 20 years. We provide seniors, patients recovering post-discharge and those managing a chronic condition with tailored nutrition solutions to manage their specific needs. If you are passionate about the well-being of others and have a strong sense of community, Mom’s Meals could be the place for you! We are a family operated business looking for fun, compassionate, and friendly people who want to make a difference in the lives of others.

EEOMom’s Meals complies with all applicable federal and state non-discrimination laws. All qualified applicants shall receive consideration for employment without regards to race, religion, national origin, ancestry, color, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation or military status.

Effective Date: September 15, 2021

Last Reviewed Date: September 1, 2020

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  • Identifiers, such as name, contact information, online identifiers and Social Security numbers and other government-issued ID numbers;
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Job posted: 2021-10-04