Regional Director, Government Affairs – Northeast Region

12 Sep, 2021

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Regional Director, Government Affairs – Northeast Region

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
Remote

Why LLS

How many people can answer the question, “What do you do for a living?” with the answer, “I help find cures for cancer.” At LLS, employees take our mission seriously. Whether you work in one of our chapters, are an accountant at the national office or a specialist in our Information Resource Center, you work each day on making our mission a reality: Cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of patients and their families. Join us and give new meaning to the word, “job.”

Overview

The individual serving in this position oversees the advancement of LLS’s state government affairs agenda across the Northeast Region in an effort to reduce barriers to care for blood cancer patients. This agenda includes, among other things, reductions in the cost burden that patients encounter when accessing cancer care and implementation and enforcement of patient protections established by the Affordable Care Act. To conduct this work, the Regional Director partners closely with other OPP colleagues, primarily members of OPP’s advocacy team.

Additional Position Information

Reports to: Executive Director, State Government Affairs Supervises: N/A*Ideal candidate will reside within the Northeast Region – Maine to Virginia

Responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the advancement of LLS’s policy agenda in the region, through engagement with legislators, regulatory bodies, governors’ administrations, and other state policy-makers
  • Develop state-specific government affairs strategies and work closely with colleagues on OPP’s advocacy team to implement and refine as needed
  • Develop key alliances with government affairs contacts at patient organizations, provider associations, and other allies, as appropriate throughout the region
  • Represent LLS government affairs in interactions with relevant industries in the region, including the pharmaceutical and insurance industries
  • Work closely with OPP’s advocacy team to help drive volunteer and staff engagement on policy priorities at both the state and federal levels, serving in particular as a source of policy expertise
  • Cultivate relationships with LLS’s chapter-based staff, with a particular focus on working in partnership with chapter executive directors
  • Monitor policy trends and other movements in the region relevant to LLS’s mission, recommending actions as appropriate
  • Maintain a strong understanding of LLS’s patient access programs and revenue-generating campaigns, to help promote the organization and its initiatives as needed
  • Perform other related duties as assigned

Qualifications

Education & Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably in a related field, e.g. health care, public policy, or government
  • Minimum of five years’ experience working in state level public or private sector lobbying or government affairs
  • Health care policy or lobbying experience required
  • Proven ability to access and influence policy decision-makers
  • Experience working across multiple functions within an organization to achieve goals with enterprise-level impact

Position Requirements:

  • Solid knowledge of healthcare policy issues and policy-making processes, particularly access to health coverage and the Affordable Care Act
  • An understanding of state and federal government processes and their inter-connections
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to work independently in a home office, thrive under pressure, and simultaneously advance multiple high-level tasks
  • Ability to travel extensively and work flexible hours

Physical Demands & Work Environment:

  • Approximately 35% travel, with significant time spent in key state capitols and at least semi-annual visits to the LLS Office of Public Policy in Washington, D.C.
  • Physical demands are minimal and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations
  • Work environment is representative and typical of similar jobs in comparable organizations

Disclaimer

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees, and are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of employees. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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Job posted: 2021-09-12