Director, US Government Affairs
The United States Pharmacopeial
10h ago

Director, US Government Affairs

The professional in this role serves as USP’s key representative to Congress and develops, manages, and co-leads USP’s policy-

related engagements with US federal and state government agencies and officials. Central to this role is executing an engagement plan to connect USP with policy makers in Congress.

In addition, the role will help to build and lead the implementation of a coordinated plan to robustly engage with patient, practitioner, consumer and industry groups on public policy topics.

  • She / he will be a member of the USP US Public Policy and Regulatory Affairs Leadership team; work closely with peers leading the Public Policy, and Regulatory Engagement groups;
  • and serve as Lead of the USP Washington, DC office.

    This position will be based in USP’s downtown Washington, DC office, but participation in meetings at USP’s offices in Rockville, MD will be required.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    Advance public policy to improve medicine, dietary supplement, food and healthcare quality. Enhance awareness of USP and public quality standards as well as the impact of standards on public health.

    Build and execute a long-term engagement plan with members of Congress and staff that cultivate relationships and position USP to leverage its expertise as a thought leader in health policy discussions, including global health policy topics.

    Monitor, track and communicate to collaborators across USP on relevant policy developments. Be an expert on public policy topics related to medicine quality and access.

    Identify opportunities to integrate medicine, dietary supplement, food and healthcare quality and the role of public quality standards into relevant public policy and legislative discussions.

    Identify and help to mitigate public policy risk that negatively impacts quality and public health, and / or USP’s ability to develop public standards for quality.

    Represent USP to state-level lawmakers as required.

    Coordinate USP’s engagement with federal officials on public policy-related global health topics.

    Play an active role in key coalitions and advocacy groups to advance specific policy goals and actively seek opportunities to collaborate with stakeholders to advance USP’s quality agenda and public health priorities

    Basic Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree in relevant field. Advanced degree in law, public health or other relevant field preferred

    Minimum of seven (7) years of significant experience working in government affairs or public policy in a healthcare-related, life science industry or health policy organization.

    Significant advocacy and / or Capitol Hill experience required.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Demonstrated success in working in a matrixed organization, coordinating across functional areas and leading with limited authority.

    Familiarity with global public health issues preferred.

    Management of consultancy engagements.

    Demonstrated skills at building sustainable relationships with policy makers.

    Track record demonstrating commitment to public health.

    Excellent written and verbal communications skills.

    USP offers an impressive benefits package , including :

    Generous paid time off 13 paid holidays, 10 sick days and 15 vacation days per year to start

    An annual 401(k) contribution, beginning after 1 year of service, of 10% of pay (base and bonus) every pay period that vests immediately

    Comprehensive individual and family healthcare plans with affordable premiums and low annual deductibles ($250 / individual or $500 / family)

    The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is a scientific nonprofit organization that sets standards for the identity, strength, quality, and purity of medicines, food ingredients, and dietary supplements manufactured, distributed and consumed worldwide.

    USP’s drug standards are enforceable in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration, and these standards are used in more than 140 countries.

    Being a part of USP means belonging to a diverse culture made up of more than 1,000 talented professionals working together at five international locations.

    We share our expertise in science, IT, human resources, quality assurance, communications, administrative management, and more.

  • all to support an overall mission dedicated to making a difference by providing standards and programs that help improve the quality of medicines, dietary supplements, and foods worldwide.
  • USP is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOE) and affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class.

    We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.

    USP does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies and is not responsible for fees from recruiters or other agencies except under specific written agreement with USP.

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