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Manager, Policy & Advocacy
MassBio in Cambridge, Massachusetts
 
 
 
Date Posted 09/02/2021
Category
Nonprofit-Advocacy /Lobbying
Philanthropy-Administrative-Non-profit
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

MassBio is a not-for-profit organization founded in 1985. Our mission is to advance Massachusetts’ leadership in the life sciences to grow the industry, add value to the healthcare system, and improve patient lives. We represent the premier global life sciences and healthcare hub in the world, with 1,400+ members dedicated to preventing, treating, and curing diseases through transformative science and technology that brings value and hope to patients.

Our team is growing, and we are currently recruiting a Manager of Public Policy and Advocacy to organize, facilitate, and lead subject matter specific working groups and position specific roundtables. These groups are comprised of representatives of MassBio member companies that are convened in order to advance MassBio’s state and federal public policy advocacy objectives. The position will utilize these groups to develop action-oriented, research-based solutions to issues that are critical to the on-going competitiveness and sustainability of Massachusetts’ world-class life sciences ecosystem.

This position reports to the Senior Director of Government Affairs and Advocacy.

Responsibilities:

Subject Matter Specific Working Groups

  • Develop and prioritize list of potential working groups based on subject matter area, in conjunction with the senior leadership team, as informed by MassBio’s 2025 priorities and 2022 Board Goals
  • To include for consideration: Economic Development, Workforce Development, Transportation, DEI, Digital Health
  • Create annual and multi-year strategic plan for working groups, including staffing, scope, timelines, and deliverables with input from Senior leadership, and the Economic Development and Policy teams
  • Work with the Membership team and the Senior leadership team to identify potential members of each working group, along with additional methods to obtain participants
  • Manage all aspects of each working group from scheduling, meeting logistics, ideation, meeting notes and follow-up, timelines, and deliverables
  • Build opportunities for Working Groups to cross-pollinate with each other where appropriate, and with Roundtables where appropriate, to share insights, learnings, and experience
  • Provide on-going, actionable ideas for consideration to the Policy (state & federal) and Economic Development teams for inclusion as part of those teams strategies
  • Produce annual reports on each working groups objectives, actions, and results for internal and potential external use

Position Specific Roundtables

  • Develop and prioritize list of potential roundtables based on industry specific positions/titles, in conjunction with the senior leadership team, as informed by MassBio’s 2025 priorities and 2022 Board Goals
  • To include for consideration: General Counsel, CFO, HR, Regulatory, SEF (safety, environment, and facilities)
  • Create annual and multi-year strategic plan for roundtables, including staffing, scope, timelines, and deliverables with input from Senior leadership and Membership teams
  • Manage all aspects of each working group from scheduling, meeting logistics, ideation, meeting notes and follow-up, timelines, and deliverables
  • Build opportunities for Roundtables to cross-pollinate with each other where appropriate, and with Working Groups where appropriate, to share insights, learnings, and experience
  • Produce annual reports on each working groups objectives, actions, and results for internal and potential external use

Economic Development

  • Manage the organization’s BioReady® initiative, including regular assessments of municipalities on-going position in the rankings
  • Grow the visibility and buy-in into MassBio’s BioReady initiative by municipalities across the state
  • Produce materials, collateral, data, and reports about BioReady communities in support of the organization’s economic development objectives

Content Development

  • Provide content ideas for MassBio Forum events based on the learnings from Working Groups and Roundtables
  • Give input to Communications team about content ideas for MassBio blog and other channels based on the learnings from Working Groups and Roundtables

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university is required; government, policy or related degree preferred
  • 4+ years relevant experience at minimum; direct experience in the life sciences strongly preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to work across multiple disciplines to achieve strategic goals
  • Demonstrated track record managing complex projects and proven ability to lead talented professionals to get results
  • Demonstrated success in public policy and government relations
  • Demonstrated ability to draft concise written pieces on complex topics
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to work independently, manage multiple priorities, shift priorities when necessary, and meet deadlines

At MassBio, our team strives every day to provide support and services to our full range of members in order to give them and the Massachusetts life sciences ecosystem the best chance to succeed and bring new, breakthrough cures and therapies to patients around the world. As the type and number of our members grow, we are constantly shifting and expanding our services and offerings to best fit our membership. We value team members who bring diversity, new ideas, and an urge to make our organization and our industry better.

We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package with an opportunity to advance. For consideration, please submit a resume and cover letter.

Job Type: Full-time

Benefits:

  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Disability insurance
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off

Schedule:

  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Cambridge, MA 02139: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

Experience:

  • Public speaking: 1 year (Preferred)

Work Location:

  • One location

Work Remotely:

  • No
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