Associate Director, State Policy, Government Affairs & Policy

Location: Foster City, California US


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Job Description
Position Title: Associate Director, State Policy, Government Affairs & Policy

Location: Foster City, CA


The Associate Director of State Policy will facilitate the execution of state government affairs policy priorities. This person will work collaboratively with the State Government Affairs team to help the state team develop strategic positioning and messaging related to core policy competencies in the areas of drug pricing, price transparency, value, innovative payment models, reimbursement, coverage and key therapeutic area policies such as HIV, Liver Disease, Inflammation and Oncology. The position requires the integration of political, policy and government affairs expertise to develop and execute effective, proactive strategies.

Core Job Responsibilities

  • Partner with the SGA team to identify policy needs
  • Triage SGA policy needs within the policy team to ensure development of materials and strategies across therapeutic areas and cross-cutting issues
  • Attend SGA team meetings and develop strong relationships with the SGA team
  • Staff national trade association workgroups related to state government policy
  • Ensure a seamless flow of information between the SGA and Policy team and ensure development and delivery of state policy deliverables.

  • Excellent verbal, analytical, written and interpersonal communications skills.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills - demonstrated ability to independently manage multiple work streams, build/develop/execute through cross-functional teams consisting of a strong portfolio of skills and expertise, and timelines simultaneously.
  • Knowledge of government policies that impact the pharmaceutical industry, as well as knowledge of how governments make decisions and what types of input can help shape those decisions.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to changing requirements, resourcefulness and creativity, and an ability to work collaboratively in a fluid organizational environment.
  • Bachelor's degree in related field such as public affairs, health care policy, political science, public administration, public policy, economics, or related field required. Advance degree preferred.
  • 8-10 years of experience in communications, policy, government, government affairs, or public affairs. Experience in biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry, public health, or advocacy is preferred but not required.
  • Be willing and able to travel both domestically (25%)

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