Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Legislative Coordinator, Federal Policy and Government Relations at Merck

We are looking to fill a new position here in the Merck DC office. Its for a "Legislative Coordinator" to assist with lobbying, grassroots & PAC. If you know of any possible candidates please forward the link to them. I've also pasted the job description at the bottom.

However, the candidates themselves must complete an on-line application in order to be considered for the position. Thanks!

Directions for reviewing the position requirements & applying online:

1. Click on the link below;

2. Click on "Search/Apply Jobs"

3. Click on "Search Jobs"

4. Click on "Merck Job Database" under the "Experienced Opportunities"


5. Enter the Job Number "POL000107" and click search jobs  


Merck is a global health care leader with a diversified portfolio of prescription medicines, vaccines and consumer health products, as well as animal health products. Today, we are building a new kind of healthcare company - one that is ready to help create a healthier future for all of us.

Our ability to excel depends on the integrity, knowledge, imagination, skill, diversity and teamwork of people like you. To this end, we strive to create an environment of mutual respect, encouragement and teamwork. As part of our global team, you'll have the opportunity to collaborate with talented and dedicated colleagues while developing and expanding your career.

Responsible for coordinating lobbying and outreach activities for the Vice President, Senior Directors and Directors. Coordinator will track legislation, votes, and hearings as well as maintain outreach lists that facilitate effective communication with Congressional and Administration offices. Additionally, coordinator will provide general support for the Merck Employees' Political Action Committee and grassroots programs.

Primary activities include, but are not limited to, :

Tracking legislation, votes and hearings of importance to Merck and its customers Maintaining dynamic contact lists for key congressional and Administration officials and staff (includes the creation of targeted email lists) Assisting lobby staff with preparation of background materials necessary for effective advocacy efforts Tracking outreach efforts to identify trends and evaluate opportunities to disseminate helpful information to customers Working closely with lobby staff to identify additional opportunities, methodologies and tactics to improve efficiency of outreach efforts and coordination Assist lobby staff with strategic plan development and Global Public Policy & Corporate Responsibility scorecard initiatives Assist in the planning and logistics for the DC Office Legislative Briefing and employee "fly-ins"

Provide assistance on the PAC membership campaign and grassroots outreach as needed Attend and report on selected external meetings (e.g. health care conferences, congressional caucus events, trade association meetings)


Education Requirement: Bachelor's degree required


At least 2 years experience working with or on Capitol Hill including knowledge of congressional committee process


Ability to initiate and complete advanced internet searches Demonstrated work experience with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint Patience, attention to details, and ability to work collaboratively
Our employees are the key to our company's success. We demonstrate our commitment to our employees by offering a competitive and valuable rewards program. Merck's benefits are designed to support the wide range of goals, needs and lifestyles of our employees, and many of the people that matter the most in their lives.

To be considered for this position, please visit our career site at to create a profile and submit your resume for requisition # POL000107. Merck is an equal opportunity employer, M/F/D/V

- proudly embracing diversity in all of its manifestations.

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