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Manager, State Government Affairs

Posted on Apr 6, 2021 by CRISPR Therapeutics AG

Cambridge, MA 02138
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The Manager, State Government Affairs will work with the Associate Director of Government Affairs to develop and implement strategies to advance CRISPR Therapeutics' business objectives and address identified opportunities at the state government level. This role will report to the Associate Director of Government Affairs and will work closely with the Patient Advocacy, Commercial, and other cross-functional teams throughout the organization, as well as with contract consultants in priority states. The Manager's focus should include supporting the steps necessary to ensure that therapies developed by CRISPR are accessible through the various states' Medicaid programs as they come to market at a reasonable value to the company. This work will also include supporting the development of relationships with influential state-level leaders both in and out of state government. In addition to supporting the strategy for ID'd target states, the Manager will be responsible for substantive and strategic tracking and analysis as well as developing reports and content that supports government affairs the company's overall programs and objectives.


Support state government affairs activities with particular focus on Medicaid access and reimbursement
As appropriate, and in coordination with Government Affairs colleagues, represent the organization and its interests before local, state, or federal governmental agencies and policymakers
As appropriate, and in coordination with Government Affairs and Patient Advocacy, represent the organization before trade associations and other formal and/or informal coalitions to strengthen organization awareness and advance policy priorities
Perform legislative and regulatory analysis for a wide range of policy and political matters impacting the company specifically, and the biotech industry more generally, including the assessment of legislative and regulatory proposals
Collaborate across the organization to help translate the company's policy and program priorities into timely and effective advocacy materials to help shape policy
Support pre and post engagement with state agencies and other state governmental entities (Administrative, Legislative) to ensure patient access to the company's FDA-approved medicines and support pipeline development programs
Lead development of substantive, accurate, and compelling materials that clearly communicate complex legislative and regulatory issues with impact on the company and the patients we serve, to support external engagement and advocacy efforts
Develop timely reports and summaries of state-level actions and policy with direct impact to company and industry priorities and coordinate necessary meetings to update internal and external stakeholders
Manage and maintain Government Affairs consulting and contracted services agreements and invoices in coordination with Legal and Accounts Payable
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


BS/BA degree with 5+ years of relevant experience; advanced degree in life sciences, law, or public policy preferred
Understanding of state political and policy-making processes
Expertise in state 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
Ability to travel up to 50%

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