Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Vice President, Government Affairs AdvaMed

Vice President, Government Affairs

AdvaMed, the leading trade association representing manufacturers of
medical device technologies, is seeking a team player with excellent
presentation and interpersonal skills to fill the position of Vice
President, Government Affairs. This position will advance the
interests of the Association before Congress and policymakers in the
Executive Branch and will also develop and implement strategies to
advance the industry’s position. This position requires someone with
an established and sophisticated political contact network in the
healthcare arena, specifically with key Capitol Hill lawmakers and
staff, in both the Senate and the House.

The ideal candidate will be comfortable serving as a spokesperson for
the medical technology industry and respond to Congressional inquiries
and needs to create opportunities to improve Congressional
understanding of the industry. This person will have a drive to
increase AdvaMed’s visibility and presence in Congress, and in the
relevant executive agencies. This position will build coalitions and
review pending legislation and regulations that could impact member
companies and develop responding advocacy materials. In addition to
the above, the ideal candidate will have sound knowledge of the
legislative process, and excellent analytical abilities. Proven
ability to develop strategic plans for accomplishing legislative
priorities a must.

Candidates must have at least ten years of experience in Washington
as a government relations executive, a Congressional staffer or as a
senior public servant in a relevant government department or agency or
business. Relationships with Congressional Members and staff, as well
as senior personnel of key government agencies required. Bachelor’s
degree required, though preference will be given to candidates with an
advanced degree in a relevant discipline, such as a Juris Doctorate,
Masters of Business Administration, or Masters of Public
Administration. www.advamed.org

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