Director, Public Policy
We are looking for enthusiastic and talented individuals who thrive on challenge and change, and who want to make a difference through the delivery of results.
About the role:
To monitor, manage, and influence legislative and policy developments, as well as form constructive relations with other relevant stakeholders, where appropriate, to facilitate the company’s research and commercial development goals.
- Monitors and, where appropriate, influences state, national and international policy, legislation and regulations relevant to GW’s research and commercial activities
- Provides expert input and advice to GW and Greenwich’s colleagues in relation to relevant legislation and regulations for GW research and commercial plans
- Meets when necessary with representatives of domestic (federal and state) and international governmental agencies
- Works with public relations firms and lobbyists where necessary to achieve GW’s legislative goals
- Contributes to, and advises on, media relations and activities
- Conducts educational outreach to relevant groups and individuals concerning GW, its research, and its mission
- Develops and maintains positive relationships with various stakeholder groups and individual opinion leaders.
- Speaks at appropriate conferences and other venues
- Authors or contributes to articles, book chapters, white papers on topics relevant to GW and Greenwich
- Provides internal and external advice concerning various aspects of the US Controlled Substances Act, international treaties, and certain foreign laws governing controlled substances
- Assists Clinical Operations and research sites with state and federal regulatory requirements for securing Schedule I research registrations and licenses
- Juris Doctor (J.D.) degree or Bachelor’s degree in life science or related field of study preferred or equivalent combination of studies, qualifications and/or work experience
- At least three years’ experience with statutory and case law interpretation and constitutional analysis (preferred)
- At least three years’ experience drafting state and/or federal legislation (preferred)
- Knowledge of the laws and regulations governing cannabis and other controlled substances
- Working knowledge of MS Outlook, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
- Excellent attention to detail, good critical thinking skills, and the ability to evaluate processes and see areas for improvement, and recognize the need for occasional deviation from accepted practice
- Good interpersonal skills – including oral and written communication skills.
Job posted: 2020-01-20