Manager of Legislative / Government Affairs and Advocacy

13 Jan, 2021


Manager of Legislative / Government Affairs and Advocacy

Empower Pharmacy
Houston, TX

Job Description

Position Summary

The Manager of Legislative/Government Affairs and Advocacy provides leadership for public policy and advocacy work; serves as Empower Pharmacy’s legislative liaison and directs all legislative activities, providing guidance to senior leadership and internal subject matter expertise on legislative, advocacy and governmental policies and practices; builds relationships with elected officials at the local, state, and federal levels; monitors and analyzes policy; and organizes advocacy campaigns to protect and advance the rights of the pharmacy compounding industry.

Duties and Responsibilities

Public Policy Planning and Development

  • Provide leadership for the Empower’s public policy and advocacy work, working collaboratively with —and organizing, and mobilizing — Empower’s senior staff, industry partners, lobbying associations
  • Plan, develop, implement, and evaluate legislative strategies to advance Empower’s policy initiatives, including drafting legislation and policy documents, conducting research and basic data analysis, writing and presenting, and integrating cross-functional feedback
  • Implement the public policy agenda, develop strategies and negotiate solutions for policy issues that are important to Empower and the compounding industry as appropriate
  • Research, monitor, analyze and respond to federal, state and local issues that affect policies within the set agenda, including advising on “hot topics” or issues of concern
  • Draft testimony and position papers on state and federal policy issues when appropriate
  • Organize and engage members, stakeholders, and policy makers in public policy efforts on the policy agenda, constantly looking to build community
  • Create and manage systems to track information about key issues and policymakers

Public Policy & Communications

  • Collaborate with communications staff to manage and produce web content, electronic policy updates, legislative alerts, position statements and research reports for members and other key stakeholders
  • Educate legislators and other policymakers regarding the scope and impact of pharmacy compounding and policy issues affecting Empower’s ability to demonstrate success in improving patient access to appropriate medications
  • Organize and lead regular Policy Advisory Calls with Empower Leadership staff
  • Build and maintain relationships with partner organizations, coalitions, foundations and associations to advance policy goals
  • Build and maintain relationships with elected officials, their representatives and staff, as well as Governor’s Office and state agency staff
  • Respond to requests for information from leadership, policymakers and stakeholders
  • Work on special projects throughout the year
  • Represent the organization at events, which may include some travel throughout Texas

Knowledge and Skills

  • Knowledge DQSA and state compounding regulations
  • Experience with Salesforce and or equivalent data management systems
  • Experience with data analysis tools

Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • Minimum four (4) years of related experience in progressively more responsible and complex roles in public policy advocacy or equivalent experience in a related field
  • Ability to travel
  • Public speaking and presentation skills, as well as strong written communication skills
  • Proven planning and analytical skills to evaluate complex situations and recommend next steps/solutions
  • Strong computer skills, including proficiency in Microsoft Office


  • Health/Dental/Vision 
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) or Health Savings Accounts (HSA)  
  • 401(k) with company matching  
  • Paid Vacation (15 days) 
  • Paid Holidays (8 days) 

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Job posted: 2021-01-13