Director, State Government & Regional Affairs

15 Sep, 2021

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Director, State Government & Regional Affairs

AdvaMed
Washington, DC

Position Title: Director, State Government & Regional Affairs

Department / Supervisor: Government Affairs (02) / Chief Advocacy Officer, Head of External Affairs

FLSA Status: Exempt

Purpose of Position

To develop and implement AdvaMeds state government relations program in assigned states by working with member company representatives, AdvaMed staff, and consultants to plan, develop, and implement advocacy strategies to influence policy issues. Serve as a liaison to regional groups, support area member retention and prospect recruiting, and promote regional events. Primary purpose (75%) of position is state advocacy, with additional duties related to supporting membership development, events, and revenue.

Essential Duties of Position

  • Identifies state legislative and regulatory initiatives which present threats, as well as opportunities, relating to medical technology access
  • Works to stop or amend legislation / regulations which threaten the industry and works to advance pass legislation that benefits the industry
  • For specific issues, communicates AdvaMed concerns to state policymakers, legislators, and staff by participating in meetings, submitting letters, and presenting testimony, as appropriate
  • Plans, prepares, and utilizes advocacy materials, including background papers, letters, testimony, and calls-to-action
  • Identifies and develops third-party allies to increase support for key initiatives
  • Develops and implements strategies to proactively educate key state legislators on the benefits of medical technology
  • Tracks state legislation through an online database, regular communication with members, and regular monitoring of state legislative and regulatory websites
  • Communicates to members on state device-related initiatives through legislative updates and regular work group calls
  • Maintains regular contact with member company representatives, regional groups, and key state government officials
  • Shares information with appropriate AdvaMed staff on potential precedent-setting state issues and keeps staff updated on developments
  • Supervises and manages activities of retained lobbyists and other consultants
  • Responds to inquiries from state officials for information and assistance
  • Assists in administering AdvaMeds NY PAC or other state PACs and manages political activities in assigned states
  • Maintains and builds contact with state and regional device, life science, investor, and relevant associations and groups
  • Acts as an ambassador for AdvaMed and assists with business development, new member recruiting, member retention, and promotion of AdvaMed Purchasing Group within assigned states
  • Helps arrange regional conferences and events for AdvaMed as well as sectors of the industry, including Digital, Diagnostics, and Accel
  • Travel Requirements: 30%, domestic.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of state- legislative and regulatory processes required, with preference given to those with knowledge of medical technology industry and ecosystem
  • Ability to develop strategic plans for accomplishing state legislative and regulatory priorities
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills
  • Exceptional ability to present to working groups and build trust and collaboration
  • Exceptional ability to analyze complex issues and develop public policy proposals
  • Ability to persuade others and build consensus with senior level government officials
  • Ability to handle and navigate conflict
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with state policymakers
  • Knowledge of electronic research methodologies
  • Excellent organizational and analytic skills
  • Proficient in the use of relevant Microsoft Office Suite software

Specifications

  • Minimum Education Required: Bachelors degree, preferably in political science
  • Minimum Experience Required: 6+ years lobbying experience; 3+ years experience in state government relations with a company or trade association

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Job posted: 2021-09-15