Manager, State Government Affairs

  • Healthcare Distribution Alliance
  • Arlington, VA, United States
  • Apr 05, 2017
Full time Government Affairs / Relations

Job Description

General Description: Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA), representing the nation’s primary pharmaceutical distributors, seeks a full-time manager to research, analyze, monitor and report on state legislative and regulatory activities for full-service healthcare distributors. This position will assist in research pertaining to position statements, legislative testimony, regulatory comments, and coordination of state grassroots efforts.

Job Responsibilities include:

  • Identify and analyze state legislative/regulatory initiatives that are of interest to HDA membership and other pertinent stakeholders (e.g., manufacturers, pharmacies). Provide recommendations as to priority of state initiatives.
  • Attend/monitor legislative and regulatory oversight hearings and provide detailed summary analysis of discussions regarding HDA issues of interest. 
  • Regularly assist with direct lobbying efforts and support such activities as necessary.
  • Oversee HDA state government affairs grassroots outreach efforts.
  • Work with VP SGA to draft new, update existing and expand upon HDA background documents and position statements.
  • Maintain and regularly update SGA information to HDA website on a timely basis and ensure information is current and a benefit to HDA membership.
  • Regularly draft articles for HDA Weekly Digest on priority issues of interest.
  • Assist the VP with the management of the SGA Committee and any pertinent workgroups/taskforces. Work with Sr. Administrator to ensure the regular scheduling of conference calls, timely dissemination of meeting agendas, draft minutes and maintenance of committee and workgroup rosters.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree required preferably in political science, public policy or related field.
  • Two to four years legislative/regulatory or industry specific experience.
  • Prior analysis of state legislation and regulations experience preferred.
  • Ability to conduct individual research and analyze complex issues.
  • Very strong written and verbal communications skills.
  • Understanding of healthcare and/or pharmaceutical/pharmacy issues strongly preferred.
  • Some travel required (at time with very short notice).


How to Apply:

HDA is metro accessible (2 blocks from the Ballston Metro) and offers excellent benefits in a collaborative work environment. First impressions matter in our hiring process, so please email a cover letter highlighting your qualifications for this position and salary requirements, along with your resume, to HDA has been named one of the Best Places to Work in Virginia by Virginia Business Magazine for the last seven years. Learn more on our website.