Government Affairs Director, Federal Advocacy

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Employer
Cigna
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Jun 08, 2018
Closes
Jun 21, 2018
Function
Executive, Director
Hours
Full Time
Develop a federal lobbying advocacy strategy and lead in its implementation. Oversee a proactive federal advocacy program while providing leadership and oversight for three other Government Relations staff (two lobbyists and one PAC and Compliance Manager). Develop and execute strategies to favorably position Company and its core public policy objectives with critical governmental and non-governmental audiences. Represent Company before Congress and other stakeholder audiences on Companys public policy priorities, ie advance coalition building and strategic partnership development. Coordinate with head of public policy and subject matter experts in various internal departments, outside stakeholders, associations to determine when Company should engage in advocacy efforts. Formulate positions and strategies pertaining to pending legislative issues. Provide strategic counsel to the corporate leadership and senior management of the company as appropriate. Respond to inquiries on legislative issues from corporate management and businesses. Represent the company and advance its policy interests in relevant trade associations and advocacy groups. Oversee the growth of Company PAC and promote Company team member political engagement internally and externally through fundraisers. Oversee federal lobbying and overall FEC compliance matters. Monitor and provide timely and insightful reports on developments and trends specific to the Company's identified public policy priorities. Such issues could include a wide range of commercial insurance, specifically employer-sponsored insurance and the ACA and individual markets, pharmacy issues, Medicare Advantage and Part D, supplemental benefits and others. Establish and maintain a sophisticated network of political contacts in the healthcare arena, specifically with key Capitol Hill lawmakers and staff, think tanks, trade associations and others. Qualifications Bachelor's degree and at least ten 10 to 15 years experience in government and government affairs, formulating strategies pertaining to legislative issues and regulatory strategies, At least ten (10) years experience as a lobbyist. Proficiency in conducting subject matter and political intelligence research. Experience in identifying operational issues and recommending and implementing strategies to resolve problems. Experience establishing and maintaining relationships with individuals at all levels of the organization, in the business community, elected officials, and lobbyists. Intermediate level skill in Microsoft Office 2003 or later Word (for example creating and modifying text styles, numbering and sorting lists, working with sections and columns, formatting tables, and using templates and using diagrams and drawing tools), Excel (for example formatting text and borders of cells, working with workbooks and worksheets, using range names, referencing cells, sorting, and auto filtering) and PowerPoint (for example creating presentations, adding and removing slides, entering and formatting text, applying design templates, modifying masters, inserting graphics and objects, creating handouts).

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