Reports To: Vice President, State Government Affairs
Coordinate BIO state government affairs activities in the Eastern region of the United States, which includes the states of AL, FL, GA, TN, SC, NC, VA, MD, WV, PA, NJ, DE, NY, CT, RI, MA, NH, VT, ME.
Serve as the BIO point of contact for state affiliates; acting as the principal contact for member company state government affairs representatives; coordinating regional activities with patient and other advocacy organizations.
Monitor and respond to all healthcare-related legislative issues affecting the biotechnology industry at the state level, with a secondary focus on agriculture; bio-industrial; and economic development issue as needed.
Assume national responsibility for certain healthcare-related legislative issues
Manage contract lobbyists and consultants retained by BIO within the Eastern region.
Submit oral and written testimony and actively lobby state policy makers in response to state legislation in the Eastern region.
Provide support to BIO Communications in responding to media inquiries relating to state issues.
Develop and maintain relationships with key public officials, including governors, key administration officials and state legislative leaders.
Maintain an effective, versatile grassroots network/coalitions to improve legislative response to both state issues.
Work with various departments within BIO to develop policy positions on health-related issues in the Eastern region.
Coordinate meetings and calls for state CSBA affiliates and member company representatives in the regional as well as assist with affiliate needs at the BIO International Convention.
Report on timely basis to supervisor and principals of BIO’s state government relations committees.
As directed, participate in regional and national state government affairs organizations.
Comfort level with leadership roles representing the industry
Work effectively with groups across the political spectrum
Superb communication skills, both written and interpersonal
Excellent analytical skills
Knowledge of state legislative processes
Highly driven and results-oriented
Critical to work as part of a team
Undergraduate degree required from a four-year institution.
Relevant areas of study preferred.
Minimum 7 years legislative/issues management experience, including minimum 5 years interacting with state governments. Travel up to 45%.
Experience with multiple states preferred.
We offer a competitive benefits package. Send resume, cover letter, and salary requirements to:
Biotechnology Innovation Organization Human Resources Department 1201 Maryland Avenue, SW Suite 900 Washington, DC 20024 Phone: 202.962.9200 Fax: 202.488.6308 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a remote position (based either in the DMV, PA or NJ).
Additional Salary Information: Salary based on experience