Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Senior Director of Government Relations -- Safety Net Hospitals for Pharmaceutical Access Senior Director of Government Relations -- Safety Net Hospitals for Pharmaceutical Access - Washington, DC The position is responsible for directing relations with Congressional offices and the Administration and overseeing the work of SNHPA's legislative team and contract lobbyists. The Senior Director will work closely with member hospitals to keep them informed on federal legislative matters. The individual hired for this position will report to the Association's Chief Executive Officer/ President. Responsibilities Government Relations Develop, with senior executives, SNHPA's legislative agenda, strategy and proposals. Oversee and lead all outreach by SNHPA staff and contract lobbyists to Capitol Hill and the Administration. Responsible for ensuring that SNHPA has strong, ongoing, bipartisan relations with Congressional offices. Responsible for maintaining and cultivating relationships with the Administration, especially at HHS. Implement and coordinate legislative activities including participation in strategy meetings with staff and consultants; preparation of member alerts, Hill visit reports and sign-on letters; moderating Government Relations Committee conference calls; and coverage of Association meetings. Responsible for drafting and maintaining legislative information, including talking points, legislative updates, letters to elected officials, articles for SNHPA's electronic publications and updating relevant areas of SNHPA's website. Speak at conferences and other public forums. Oversee and supervise work of SNHPA's Policy and Advocacy Manager as well as Government Relations and intern. Oversee grassroots and grasstops efforts including mobilization of members on key legislation. Coordinate activities with allied organizations on legislative and policy initiatives. Oversee and lead Legislative Day events and all other member lobbying activities. Qualifications Candidates should have at least 10 years of experience on Capitol Hill and/or in government affairs at the federal level. A proven track record of legislative accomplishments related to health care is required. Strong writing and communications skills are a must. Experience at national trade association in a supervisory role, experience managing contract lobbyists, is a plus. Understanding of pharmaceutical policy, Medicare, Medicaid, and hospital issues is a must. Generous salary and benefits package.

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