Manager, Legislative Affairs
ABOUT THE ORGANIZATION We’re a unique organization. We help patients who need financial assistance every day. We make a difference. We change lives. Our vision is to see the day when no person goes without medication due to an inability to pay. Until then, we exist so that patients don’t have to miss taking their medication because of cost.
Every TAF team member plays an important role in helping our organization support our patients. We strive to do this in the most efficient, compliant and compassionate manner possible.
EOE STATEMENT We are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
Summary of Position:
TAF’s mission is to provide underinsured people living with life-threatening, chronic, and rare diseases access to critical treatment through financial assistance, education and advocacy. The Manager, Legislative Affairs has the primary responsibility for working closely with the Senior Director of Advocacy to support the implementation of a strategy to educate beltway influencers, including key partners in Congress and the Administration about patient needs and patient assistance. The Manager, Legislative Affairs will support the Senior Director of Advocacy in their work to ensure TAF is empowered to best meet the needs of patients and patient organizations.
The Manager, Legislative Affairs will be responsible for monitoring and analyzing relevant activity in the House and Senate. They will also provide support for analyzing activity in the Administration, with a focus on HHS, CMS, FDA, NIH, CDC, the OIG and other relevant agencies. The manager will provide background and strategic analysis of federal and state legislative and policy issues to inform the activities and focus of the Senior Director of Advocacy. The Manager is responsible for analyzing policy proposals and developing briefing materials. A strong knowledge of the inner-workings of Congress and a passion for patients is critical.
As Manager, Legislative Affairs, responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Research and analyze legislative and policy opportunities to support patient access to clinical care, diagnostic testing, therapy and treatment at an out-of-pocket cost within reach, regardless of socioeconomic status;
Identify, document and monitor organizational policy and advocacy issues and objectives at the federal and state levels;
Track federal and state policy issues of concern and track the advancement of federal (and potentially state) bills through the legislative process;
Build and share legislative reports and related briefings with the Senior Director of Advocacy;
Collaborate with the Senior Director of Advocacy to develop position papers, proposals and model language;
Serve as a liaison with Congressional staff and an advocate for patients and patient assistance;
Engage externally to learn the unique needs of the key stakeholders to enable and inform the design of patient programs and new services;
Serve as an external champion for patient assistance:
Communicate policy and legislative priorities of TAF and its partners; and
Anticipate and develop responses to policymakers and other stakeholders;
Support the Assistance Fund’s mission, vision and values and represent it positively in both external and internal interactions; and
Perform other duties as assigned.
Potentially will need to register as a lobbyist.
Bachelor’s Degree required
At least 2-3 years’ work experience with the legislative branch
Experience in coalition-building and working collaboratively with external partners
Demonstrated ability to analyze public policy proposals, including the drafting of legislative language
Experience in and comfort communicating with policymakers and staff
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills
Ability to work independently and in a team environment
Ability to communicate complex information clearly in writing and in oral presentations to a range of audiences
Ability to use data in shaping policy messages
Attention to detail
Ability to think creatively and apply knowledge of the changing healthcare environment
Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multi-task, and work under shifting deadlines in a fast-paced environment
20-25% travel required
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Job posted: 2021-02-25