Manager, Federal Government Affairs
Posted on Apr 5, 2021 by CRISPR Therapeutics AG
Reporting to the Vice President of Government Affairs, the manager of Federal Government Affairs will develop advocates within Congress and the administration who have an awareness of, and commitment to ending, the disparate impact Sickle Cell Disease has on African American communities across the country.
Key responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Educating members of Congress and their staff about CRISPR/Cas9 technology in general and specifically how our treatment has demonstrated the potential to effectively cure those with a severe diagnosis.
Engaging with third-party groups and trade associations who have shared interests including but not limited to BIO, ARM, CBCF, NMQF, IGT, among others.
Monitoring and analyzing federal government proposals and seeking to shape proposals to align with CRISPR Therapeutics' policy objectives.
Working cross-functionally as CRISPR brings these therapies to market in the next 18 - 24 months, including collaborating with our state government affairs and our internal commercial, regulatory and medical affairs teams on coverage, reimbursement and other policy issues and to strategically align the organization on policy goals with the federal government.
Develop and manage relationships with and outreach to Congress, the administration, and relevant external stakeholders.
Monitor, review, and analyze legislative and/or administrative actions that potentially have an impact upon the company to identify potential opportunities and threats.
Lead development of substantive, accurate, and compelling materials that clearly communicate complex legislative and regulatory issues with an impact on the company and the patients.
Manage and maintain lobbyist and PAC reporting.
Support strategic planning, direction, and goal setting for the company political action committee with specific emphasis on administrative and grassroots coordination.
Participate with industry associations and as necessary with other stakeholders and professional associations.
BS/BA degree with 5+ years of relevant experience
Recent congressional experience preferred
Understanding of federal political and policy-making processes
Expertise in federal government political, legislative, and regulatory operations
Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal)
Demonstrated ability to successfully lead and manage multiple projects
Demonstrated ability to interact with senior leadership in multiple forms of communication
Strong understanding of the dynamics of the pharmaceutical industry