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State Policy Advisor
Researches and analyzes emerging policy issues and advocates on state or local level issues. Develops and implements strategic responses to policy changes through the development and use of advocacy tools and by seeking internal alignment on key initiatives.
Research and analyze emerging public policy, regulatory, and legislative issues to determine implications for VSP
Develop internal and external advocacy tools such as “one-pagers”, background documents, and talking points based on the input and feedback of stakeholders
Partner with corporate communications/marketing teams to ensure Government Affairs messaging is consistent with VSP’s externally facing, or client-facing marketing messages and business priorities
Develop effective working relationships with key internal stakeholders including key members of the executive and senior leadership teams and the legal and compliance organizations
Work with Government Affairs and Legal leadership, as well as key internal stakeholders to drive internal consensus on important legislative and regulatory issues affecting VSP Vision
Organize and participate in outreach to state and local lawmakers including facility tours and industry events
Typically has the following skills or abilities:
3-5 years of policy, legal, and/or community advocacy experience
Masters or Juris Doctorate degree preferred
Ability to manage complex projects
Experience engaging with stakeholders and navigating political relationships to drive policy agendas; a team player
Ability to move quickly and navigate multiple projects over short and long-time horizons
Intuitive understanding of the intersection between policy and business strategy/outcomes
Solid organizational skills, detail-oriented, and able to think quickly in a fast-paced environment
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Excellent judgment regarding strategic policy priorities, taking into consideration the political and communications landscape
Compensation range for the role is listed below. Applicable salary ranges may differ across markets. Actual pay will be determined based on experience and other job-related factors permitted by law. As a part of the compensation package, this role may include eligible bonuses, equity and commissions. For more information regarding VSP Vision benefits, please click here.
VSP Vision is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or protected veteran status. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
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Job posted: 2022-10-26