Sunday, September 12, 2010

Coordinator, Federal Government Relations @ BIO

Biotechnology Industry Organization

1201 Maryland Avenue SW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20024


Position Title: Coordinator, Federal Government Relations
Department: Federal Government Relations
Reports to: VP, Federal Government Relations

Primary Purpose of the Position:

Assist the Federal Government Relations Department on BIO legislative priorities.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities:

The Federal Government Relations Coordinator will be responsible for the following:

1. Attend and Report on Congressional Hearings
2. Assist BIO Lobbyists with Congressional Meetings
3. Maintain Government Relations Committee listserv, and coordinate weekly GRC meeting
4. Assist BIO FGR Directors in compiling monthly expense reports
5. Assist BIO FGR Directors in their duties (research, writing projects, fly-in help, etc.)
6. Coordinate, Edit & Disseminate Weekly Federal Government Relations Status Report
7. Draft and Disseminate Congressional Week in Advance Calendar
8. Update and Assemble Congressional Lobby Packets
9. Prepare Annual Summary of the President’s Budget
10. Coordinate Member Company Signatures for BIO Letters to Congress
11. Coordinate Congressional Testimony for BIO Member Witnesses; Prepare Hearing Binders
12. Attend Annual Congressional Fly-in Meetings
13. Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge and Skills Required:

Highly detailed and organized
Superb communication skills, both oral and written
Excellent analytical skills
Superior organizational skills
Computer savvy; Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, database systems
Highly driven and results-oriented a must
Ability to work as part of a team

Education and Experience Required:

Bachelor's degree. Hill experience a plus.

Supervisory Authority:

No direct supervisory responsibility. However, you will be working with a Vice President, Directors, Managers, and Assistants as part of a team to achieve department goals.

Relationships Within BIO:

Will work closely with members of the policy and communications departments.

Relationships Outside BIO:

Will work with BIO member companies, especially Washington Representatives.

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