Legislative Analyst – (2000005Z)

18 Aug, 2020


Legislative Analyst – (2000005Z)

Be the Match
Minneapolis, MN


Right now, people’s lives depend upon our performance. Our leaders have ownership of their areas, the autonomy to determine the best path, and the responsibility to ethically deliver excellent results.  Both team members and leaders exemplify our Be The Match Standards.



The Legislative Analyst will assist the Government Affairs Director in managing the National Marrow Donor Program (NMDP)/Be The Match’s government affairs and advocacy program. The Legislative Analyst will assist with strategy and will serve as both an internal and external advisor on Government Affairs matters to the organization and to all relevant functional areas. This role will involve work closely with the Policy Team on policy efforts at state and federal legislatures and governmental agencies.



Public Policy:

  • Analyzes various state and federal legislative and regulatory actions for relevance to our initiatives, tracks process through legislation cycle and report updates.
  • Responds to government affairs requests including writing policy papers, news articles, regulatory analyses, letters of support or opposition, or other communications.
  • Makes recommendations to Government Affairs Director regarding policy priorities and strategy on responding to legislation.
  • Serves as an alternate contact for Government Affairs Director with government and/or authorities regarding NMDP/Be The Match.
  • Assists government affairs team in implementing federal and state legislative and regulatory activity.
  • Assists in facilitating and participating in coalitions and presenting policies on state and federal issues.
  • Assists in developing campaigns around issues relevant to NMDP/Be The Match, utilizing direct action organizing (DAO) methodology.
  • Develops educational material for members on issues (fact sheets, talking points, etc.).
  • Drafts and disseminates information to key internal and external stakeholders on legislative priorities.
  • Assists in preparing written testimony for committee hearings, PPT and scripts for leadership on legislative issues.
  • Assists in managing a legislative tracking process; identifying, analyzing and tracking legislation and regulations in 50 states and the federal government that impact access to HCT.
  • Monitors legislation and coordinates with internal staff as necessary.
  • Monitors state legislative developments that may have an impact on NMDP or its network/stakeholders.
  • Drafts and edits government relations content for NMDP publications, Enews, and websites (legislative summaries, fact sheets, reports, letters, action alerts, etc).
  • Maintains detailed knowledge and awareness of policies and legislation concerning NMDP.


Project Management:

  • Completes special projects in a timely manner as assigned.
  • Mentors and coaches other staff as needed.
  • Supports department or organization initiatives as assigned.


Other Accountabilities:

  • Other duties as assigned.




Knowledge of:

  • Basic medical terminology and/or oncology, biology, biotechnology.
  • Efficient resource management and ability to coordinate multiple project components within quality, budget and timeline constraints.
  • Legislative processes and protocols; expertise in policy development and analyses.
  • Organization of federal and state government, resource planning and budget development and strategic planning.


Ability to:

  • Analyze and interpret complex legislation, rules, and regulations.
  • Organize facts and present information and figures in a clear, concise, and logical manner.
  • Clearly communicate, build relationships, and collaborate.
  • Work effectively in a complex cross-functional work environment characterized by matrixed team management and informal lines of authority.
  • Demonstrate superior influence and persuasion skills necessary to build stakeholder coalitions in advancing and defending NMDP’s policy agenda through stakeholders in the complex multi-stakeholder healthcare environment.
  • Exercise initiative and maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Be flexible to accommodate short-notice changes.
  • Travel up to 10% or more as needed.
  • Must exemplify our Be The Match Standards.


Education and/or Experience:

  • Master’s or JD required in business, political science, public affairs, public health, public policy, communications or other related field.
  • Four or more years of experience in Legislative Relations/Government Affairs or an association setting, with a deep understanding of the current United States health care policy and regulatory landscape, along with an established network of relationships with key agencies and stakeholder/advocacy groups.
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple competing priorities and complex issues with a diverse set of stakeholders.
  • Experience communicating complex issues with a diverse set of stakeholders.
  • Experience with development and oversight of grassroots and grasstops advocates and communication materials.
  • Excellent project management skills in planning and implementation of effective programs.

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Job posted: 2020-08-18