Assistant Director, Government Relations

Employer
PPTA
Location
Annapolis MD/Washington D.C.
Posted
Jan 26, 2017
Closes
Mar 27, 2017
Function
Other
Hours
Full Time

Assistant Director, Government Relations

Plasma Protein Therapeutics Association (PPTA), a biopharmaceutical trade association, seeks an individual to assist in the advancement of patient access to plasma protein therapies by evaluating, analyzing, quantifying and responding to federal issues impacting Medicare reimbursement methodologies that impact industry, and advocate for industry positions with policymakers (Congress, CMS, HHS).  The Assistant Director will, in part develop strong bipartisan relationships elected officials, Congressional staff, and agency officials; attend and reporting on Congressional hearings and other policy briefings; develop advocacy materials; conduct regular outreach to patient groups; identify and monitor federal legislation, regulations and trends impacting our members; contribute to policy development; draft comments to CMS; assist in annual Fly-In event; contribute to association publications. The individual will be expected to work in a matrix with the Association’s health policy team to advance patient access to plasma protein therapies.

A qualified candidate will have health care policy background, Capitol Hill experience, five years’ experience in health care (Medicare) reimbursement policy.  A BA or BS is required, graduate degree strongly preferred.  A successful candidate will possess strong interpersonal and coalition building skills, strong research and writing capability and effective oral communication skills. Excellent benefits.  Send resume and salary requirements to:

Cathy Izzi, cizzi@pptaglobal.org, Human Resources/PPTA