The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CF Foundation) and its employees embrace their commitment to its core values. These core values are the pillars on which the CF Foundation stand and will continue to sustain us as we move forward.
- Keep sight of what really matters: Our decisions are based on what is best for people with cystic fibrosis and their families.
- Aspire for excellence in all we do: We take pride in our work. We are committed to continuous learning and improvement.
- Stronger together: We collaborate and work together so that we can learn more and achieve more.
- Innovate with courage: We embrace challenges. We reach beyond boundaries in pursuit of our vision.
- Care about our people: We deeply care about each other and all who support our shared mission. We listen with respect. We support one another.
- The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – the world’s leader in the search for a cure for cystic fibrosis, and one of the most innovative and successful organizations of its kind – is seeking a Clinical Research Community Engagement Specialist.
We are a nonprofit, donor-supported organization that has raised and invested billions of dollars to help develop cystic fibrosis therapies that have changed the lives of people with this disease. Nearly every CF medicine available today was made possible because of Foundation support.
This position leads the Foundation’s policy agenda that supports efforts to find a cure for CF through research and drug discovery and development initiatives. The role will develop and implement the Foundation’s policy agenda to support cystic fibrosis research, and drug discovery & development at the federal level, including legislative and regulatory policy. This will include ongoing review and evaluation of our policy priorities, position development, and processes for analysis and CFF engagement, and advance its execution. This role will direct efforts to enhance federal support for cystic fibrosis research, streamline and improve drug discovery, and development and regulatory review.
This position will work closely with members of the Coverage & Access Policy Team to develop an integrated policy agenda, and with the federal government affairs team to implement it. The role will also work with the Foundation’s Research Affairs Department, the Communications Department.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Lead the process to develop and maintain a formal posture for CF Foundation federal public policy on issues, including, but not limited to, medical research, drug development and review policies, and general legislation impacting health care and biopharmaceutical industry.
- Serve as internal thought leader on legislative matters and strategic decision-making.
- Identifies and oversees proactive initiatives to advance CF research, and drug discovery and development.
- Collaborate with Foundation’s Research and Therapeutics Development teams to strengthen CF Foundation’s relationships with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and other agencies as applicable.
- Direct policy department work to monitor and conduct analysis of relevant legislative and regulatory policies in the area of medical research, and drug discovery, development and review.
- Direct development of legislative language, regulatory comments and issue campaign materials, including fact sheets, talking points and issue briefs in relevant areas.
- Direct creation of research policy and legislative information to website and other communication vehicles, such as national newsletters, board communications and annual report.
- Direct develop of the Foundation’s federal public testimony, position papers, and correspondence and work with media on policy-related stories, as required.
- Available for speaking opportunities.
- Perform general administrative tasks.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
- Previous experience in legislative or regulatory affairs, preferably in health policy in Congress, the Executive Branch or in a policy analysis role with a health care organization.
- Minimum 8 years experience, 10 years preferred. A graduate or law degree would be desirable.
- Demonstrated knowledge of legislative and political processes.
- Knowledge of general federal health policy laws, and research, food and drug regulations.
- Ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
- Excellent oral and written communications and negotiation skills.
- Proven ability to interact productively with senior management and members of Congress and Administration.
- Some travel may be required.
The CF Foundation is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. We strive to recruit and maintain a diverse workforce. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, physical or mental disability, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, sex, marital status, genetic information or testing, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran or any characteristic protected by law.
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