Director, State Government and Regional Affairs

26 Feb, 2019


Director, State Government and Regional Affairs

Washington, DC
Purpose of Position

To develop and implement AdvaMed’s state government relations program in assigned states by working with member company representatives, AdvaMed staff, and consultants to 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

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

Manages activities of retained lobbyists and other consultants

Responds to inquiries from state officials for information and assistance

Assists in administering AdvaMed’s 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 (KSAs)

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


Minimum Education Required: Bachelor’s degree, preferably in political science

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Minimum Experience Required: 3+ years’ experience in state government relations with a company or trade association; 6+ years lobbying experience

Job posted: 2019-02-26