Manager, Government Relations

26 Mar, 2019


Manager, Government Relations

Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association
Arlington, VA

The Manager, Government Relations will identify, analyze, and respond to access and

reimbursement issues that affect the plasma protein industry.  The individual will work

to advocate with legislative and regulatory entities, primarily Federal (Congress, HHS, and CMS)  and State (legislatures, state Medicaid officials) as necessary. The manager will

perform all functions  necessary  to  positively  impact  policymakers  and  stakeholders

through  direct advocacy, grassroots, and targeted campaigns.

The Manager, Government Relations will plan and participate in Congressional Hill Days, draft association position papers and issues briefs in cooperation with North American team

members, as well as assisting with association communications vehicles.



•   Minimum: Four-year college degree in either science, communications or health policy.


•   At least five years’ experience in congressional or state government policy or advocacy,

preferably in healthcare and reimbursement issue areas

Skills & Abilities

•   Entrepreneurial approach to work

•   Strong interpersonal and organizational skills

•   Effective oral communication

•   Strong research and writing capability

•   Team player

•   Proven ability to work on multiple projects with tight timelines

Major Tasks:

•   Develop positive relationships with Congressional staff and Members advocating for access to

plasma protein therapies

•   Become thoroughly familiar with the substance and strategy regarding all PPTA’s health policy

priorities. Use this knowledge to assist the Senior Director, Government Relations, with developing

advocacy strategies on reimbursement issues.

•   Positively impact reimbursement proposals that will advance consumer access to and choice of

life-saving medicines.

•   Work closely with the Senior Director, Government Relations, and other PPTA staff to build a

“team approach” to achieving the objectives of the Association.

Send resume and cover letter to:    Cathy Izzi, Senior Director, Human Resources

Job posted: 2019-03-26